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BYU Football Fall Camp Countdown: Outside Linebacker Preview

Linebacker Zayne Anderson poses for a photo at BYU's indoor practice facility in Provo on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Anderson is ready for a second chance at his senior season. 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.

The next position preview we’re looking at is the outside linebacker position.  BYU lost a lot of personnel at linebacker from last season but they bring back their top two outside linebackers in Zayne Anderson and Isaiah Kaufusi.  Could Anderson and Kaufusi form the best tandem BYU has had at outside linebacker in the independence era?

Show notes for this episode of the Cougar Tracks Podcast.

(4:32):  Zach Wilson named to the Maxwell Award Watch List.

(6:30):  Other notables on the Maxwell Award Watch List.

(7:45):  Big 12 expansion isn’t happening anytime soon.  Bob Bowlsby discussed how conference expansion is not on the horizon for the Big 12 conference.

(11:20):  BYU’s chances of getting in a Power Five league in the future.

(15:10):  The future of TV rights and contracts in the college landscape is murky at best.

(17:08):  Big 12 Now heads to ESPN+, what does this news mean for BYU and their negotiations with ESPN in the next football deal?

(19:22):  Countdown to BYU Football Fall Camp:  Outside Linebackers Preview

(20:44):  BYU has produced their best players in the independence era at outside linebacker.

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(21:46):  BYU’s starters at outside linebacker:  Zayne Anderson and Isaiah Kaufusi.  What’s the potential for these two players?  Could they be future NFL draft picks?

(26:09):  Reserves:  Chaz Ah You, Payton Wilgar, Matthew Criddle, and Keenan Pili.

(29:58):  Others:  Drew Jensen and A.J. Lolohea.

(32:54):  Returning Missionaries:  Preston Lewis and Ben Bywater

(34:35):  Walk-on: Kade Pupunu

Listen to the entire episode and preview of the outside linebacker 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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