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BYU Football Fall Camp Countdown: Tight End Preview

BYU tight end Moroni Laulu-Pututau poses for a photo at the school's indoor practice facility in Provo on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

PROVO, Utah – The countdown to BYU football fall camp rolls on with the Cougar Tracks podcast.

Every day on the podcast a different position is sized up as the Cougars prepare for the 2019 football season.

In today’s position preview, I took a look at the BYU tight end group.  It’s crazy to think that when Steve Clark took over as tight ends coach in 2016, he was switching linebackers who had never played tight end to join his position group.  Now he has a room that boasts one of the best tight ends in the country this season in Matt Bushman.

Bushman was BYU’s leading receiver a season ago hauling in 29 receptions for 511 yards and two touchdowns.

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Show notes for this episode of the Cougar Tracks Podcast.

(2:42):  Elijah Bryant’s big performance in the Summer League with the Milwaukee Bucks.

(5:22):  Interview with Greece Basketball insider George Zakkas discussing Jimmer signing with Panathinaikos.

(21:28):  Countdown to BYU Football Fall Camp:  Tight End Position Preview

(23:40):  Matt Bushman heads into his junior season ready to become one of the best tight ends in college football.

(26:02):  What should we expect from Moroni Laulu-Pututau in 2019?

(28:45):  Personnel losses at tight end

(29:01):  Backups to Bushman and Laulu-Pututau:  Hank Tuipulotu and Darius McFarland

(33:00):  Returning Missionaries at Tight End joining the program this fall.

(35:56):  2019 signee addition Carter Wheat

(37:06):  No new updates on Joe Tukuafu

Listen to the entire episode and preview of the tight ends position on the Cougar Tracks podcast below.

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Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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