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A Century of Cougar Football

Few collegiate football programs have a history as fabled as BYU’s. The Cougars squared off in their first official football game – with brutal rules and no protective gear – on October 7th, 1922. They were obliterated.  Fast forward 100 years, and BYU is set to enter the Big 12 Conference. Thanks to the legendary coaching of LaVell Edwards, the iconic athleticism of Jim McMahon, Robbie Bosco and hundreds more, and the ethics and sportsmanship inspired by LDS culture, BYU football is poised for new levels of greatness.  Hear the trials and traditions of BYU football from the icons themselves on A Century of Cougar Football, coming soon from KSL Podcasts. Follow us now on your favorite podcast app and on kslsports.com.
November 10, 2022

The Beyond

BYU adopts the radical idea to go independent, and chases the dream of entering the Big 12 Conference. Kalani Sitake assumes leadership and steers the Cougars through a pandemic a...   (24:48)
November 4, 2022

The New Generation

LaVell Edwards coached his last game in 2001. In the decade following his retirement, the Cougars saw triumph, scandal, and a curse. Coaches Gary Crowton and Bronco Mendenhall try...   (20:25)
October 28, 2022

The Quarterback Factory

In 1972, Coach LaVell Edwards inherited a mediocre team and transformed his players into champions. His vision to pass the ball instead of run it changed the game forever. The qua...   (24:45)
October 21, 2022

The Legend

LaVell Edwards was no ordinary football coach. He was soft spoken, humorous and humane, and a man of deep faith. As a coach and as a man, he was a saint. His legacy to treat the g...   (24:28)
October 14, 2022

The Origins

On October 7th, 1922, BYU played its first official football game. The rules were brutal, there was no protective equipment, and the field was covered in rocks. The Cougars were d...   (24:56)
October 14, 2022

The Special Sauce

This year is special in BYU football history because it’s the Cougars’ 100-year anniversary. It’s been a century of big wins and heartbreaking losses. But along the way, the...   (22:53)
October 7, 2022

Introducing - A Century of Cougar Football

100 years ago, BYU played its first ever football game and it was a huge loss. But from those humble beginnings with lots of injures and no pads or helmets rose a program of natio...   (03:13)