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<p>Cougar Tracks gives you a daily insider look into BYU athletics. KSL personality Mitch Harper hosts the show, bringing you everything from the latest happenings in the Cougar football and men's basketball programs, to the dish on the recruiting trail. Cougar Tracks is your go-to podcast for the best daily BYU conversation.</p>

Takeaways from BYU's loss to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament + Mark Pope's postgame comments   (33:14)3-21-2021
BYU basketball falls to UCLA in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, 73-62. The loss ends BYU's season with a 20-7 record. Mitch Harper shares his takeaways from the game and also you can hear everything Mark Pope had to say in the postgame press conference. Subscribe t...
BYU head coach Mark Pope previews NCAA game against UCLA + discusses viral moments   (12:01)3-20-2021
BYU head basketball coach Mark Pope joined Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss the Cougars first round matchup against UCLA and the viral moments at the team hotel. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id11469...
BYU in NCAA Tournament: History of Hinkle Fieldhouse with mascot Butler Blue IV   (10:53)3-17-2021
BYU Basketball will be playing in a College Basketball Cathedral on Saturday night, Hinkle Fieldhouse. Who better to discuss the history of Hinkle Fieldhouse with than Butler Blue IV, the mascot of the Butler Bulldogs? Check out Mitch's interview with Butler Blue IV and learn a...
Checking in from Indianapolis, home to the 2021 NCAA Tournament   (24:09)3-17-2021
Mitch Harper arrived at the 2021 NCAA Tournament for KSLsports.com. He gives an update on the scene in Indianapolis, downtown life, hotels, and a trip to St. Elmo's Steakhouse. Also, BYU coach Mark Pope has an opportunity to be an even hotter commodity in coaching circles. Could...
Reacting to BYU Basketball being back in the NCAA Tournament   (36:21)3-15-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte hopped on the Cougar Tracks Podcast to break down BYU basketball's 6-seed and the potential matchup with either Michigan State or UCLA. Also, what this season meant to BYU and how they got to the big dance and what this means for BYU basketball an...
🚨 BYU Football Lands Commitments From Puka, Samson Nacua 🚨   (24:41)3-9-2021
BYU Football landed a pair of big commitments in Puka Nacua and Samson Nacua. Puka is transferring to BYU from Washington and Samson is moving to the Cougars from rival Utah. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id11...
BYU at the WCC Tournament: Preview with Cody Fueger   (14:49)3-8-2021
BYU basketball assistant coach Cody Fueger previews the West Coast Conference Tournament with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/cat...
BYU Football Has New Alternate Helmets; One-on-One with BYU Equipment's Billy Nixon   (26:03)3-1-2021
BYU Football has new alternate helmets. BYU Equipment's Billy Nixon joined the Cougar Tracks Podcast to discuss how the royal blue and navy blue helmets came to be and what they mean for the program. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/p...
BYU basketball delivers another memorable senior night   (28:09)2-28-2021
BYU Basketball delivers another memorable senior night after the Cougars defeat the Saint Mary's Gaels at home to close out the 2020-21 regular season. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte look ahead to the WCC Tournament and March Madness for the Cougars. Subscribe to the Cougar Tr...
Is this year's BYU basketball team better than last year? + Football uniform talk   (30:24)2-22-2021
BYU basketball put together one of its best weekends last week in wins over Pacific and LMU. Now the Cougars have their sights set on the NCAA Tournament. Are they better than last year's squad? Also, BYU football uniforms, what can we expect from BYU threads in 2021? Subscrib...
BYU Football OC Aaron Roderick previews the QB battle entering spring   (24:06)2-18-2021
BYU football offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick joined Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte on KSL NewsRadio/KSLsports.com to preview spring ball, the upcoming QB battle, and his new role as offensive coordinator of the BYU offense. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: h...
Should BYU Basketball Opt-Out of WCC Tournament?   (26:21)2-17-2021
What should BYU do regarding the WCC Tournament in 2021 amidst a pandemic? The Cougars are viewed as a lock to make it into the NCAA Tournament with their strong resume. What will they do? Mitch Harper explores that question. Also, Mitch looks at the latest BYU football schedul...
Who is Atiki Ally Atiki? BYU Basketball's newest commit has endless potential   (22:51)2-16-2021
Atiki Ally Atiki, a High School Senior in Canada, originally from Tanzania committed to BYU on Monday. How did the Cougars land the 6-foot-11 prospect and what's his story? To discuss that, Mitch Harper welcomed in Brandon Goble from JUCO Advocate and VerbalCommits.com to discu...
BYU Football head coach Kalani Sitake previews 2021 spring football   (34:53)2-15-2021
BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake previews the 2021 spring season with Mitch Harper here on the Cougar Tracks podcast. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/categor...
What can BYU do to close the gap against Gonzaga?   (31:25)2-9-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte recapped BYU's 82-71 loss to No. 1 Gonzaga at the Marriott Center. The guys broke down the game and also discuss what it will take for BYU to close the gap against Gonzaga. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.co...
BYU Football Signing Day 2021 Recap + Kevin Clune Officially Hired   (43:16)2-5-2021
In the least eventful Signing Day ever, BYU football completed the 2021 recruiting cycle announcing the returning previous signees and signees from the December Signing Period. Mitch Harper breaks down each player and shares who he thinks will be the immediate impact players in ...
EA Sports College Football Video Game Wishlist   (26:53)2-5-2021
Mitch Harper is hyped for the new EA Sports College Football Video Game. He dedicated an entire podcast to what he hopes to see from the game when it is released in 2-3 years. Photo courtesy of @EASPORTSCollege Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.ap...
One-on-One with BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe   (27:44)1-11-2021
2020 will always be a memorable year for BYU football fans, but especially athletic director Tom Holmoe. The BYU AD joined Mitch Harper for a 1-on-1 interview on KSL Sports to discuss the past football season, what it took to bring the schedule together, and the future for BYU f...
BYU vs. No. 1 Gonzaga: What makes this Zags team special?   (17:14)1-6-2021
BYU vs. No. 1 Gonzaga is now on the schedule after the WCC modified the schedule to bring together the marquee matchup in the league. KREM2 Sports Director Brenna Greene covers the Zags inside and out, and she gave us the dish on what makes this year's Gonzaga team special. Sub...
BYU OC Aaron Roderick discusses his new promotion   (23:08)1-6-2021
BYU offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick spoke with the media on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 about his new promotion as OC. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/categor...
Jeff Grimes takes Baylor OC job; who replaces him at BYU?   (27:58)1-4-2021
After three years as the BYU Football offensive coordinator, Jeff Grimes is now headed back to Texas to be the OC for the Baylor Bears. Mitch Harper breaks down the move and also discusses potential candidates that BYU could pursue the opening on Kalani Sitake's staff. Photo co...
Zach Wilson is headed to the NFL + New Year's Resolutions for BYU Football & Basketball   (40:23)1-4-2021
Happy New Year's! BYU football in 2021 will look a lot different without Zach Wilson, Dax Milne, and Brady Christensen. Those three BYU standouts opted to declare for the NFL Draft. Breaking down their decisions. Also, what is the best fit for Zach Wilson in the NFL? Sizing up ...
Reaction to BYU dominating UCF in the Boca Raton Bowl   (18:49)12-23-2020
BYU crushed UCF in the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl. BYU Insider Mitch Harper shared his reactions to the game from Boca Raton and what this means for the Cougars going forward. One thing is for sure, the 2020 BYU football team produced a special year of Cougar Football. Photo courtesy...
Gearing up for BYU/UCF + College Football Playoff needs to be fixed   (30:42)12-21-2020
Mitch Harper is heading to Florida for the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl. Listen to Mitch share some of his thoughts on the matchup between the Cougars and the Knights. Also, the College Football Playoff final rankings are out. No love for the little guy. Is BYU the only Non-Power progra...
Bowl Season Director Nick Carparelli explains how BYU/UCF came together + Do bowls still matter?   (16:30)12-21-2020
Bowl Season Executive Director Nick Carparelli joined Mitch Harper to discuss the "Bowl Season" name, his role with the bowls, and what his organization does. Also, he explains how the BYU/UCF game was put together and do bowl games still matter? BONUS: Nick discusses 2010 real...
Jim McMahon Shares Memories Of Miracle Bowl On 40th Anniversary   (12:48)12-20-2020
Former BYU QB Jim McMahon joined Mitch Harper on Cougar Sports Saturday to discuss his memories of his win over SMU in the 1980 Holiday Bowl. Commonly known as "The Miracle Bowl" by BYU fans. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/c...
Nathan Hoke follows in Super Bowl Champion father's footsteps by signing with BYU   (13:30)12-16-2020
Nathan Hoke out of North Allegheny High School in Wexford, Pennsylvania signed with BYU on Wednesday. The son to former BYU great Chris Hoke, Nathan, is a hard-hitting linebacker that always had his eyes on BYU. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.ap...
Weston Jones turned down Power Five programs to sign with BYU   (15:51)12-16-2020
BYU offensive line prospect Weston Jones joined Mitch Harper to discuss why he signed with BYU and what his recruitment has been like amidst the pandemic. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Pla...
Provo RB Dallin Havea committed to BYU because of Kalani Sitake's loyalty   (10:23)12-16-2020
Provo High running back Dallin Havea signed with BYU football on Wednesday. He discussed why he signed with the Cougars and his plans going forward before enrolling at BYU. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146...
Bentley Redden has the brains and athleticism to succeed at BYU   (10:47)12-16-2020
San Clemente High School athlete Bentley Redden signed with BYU on National Signing Day. He discussed why he chose the Cougars and what led to this moment. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Pl...
Raider Damuni stayed committed to BYU from 8th grade to Signing Day   (16:17)12-16-2020
Timpview High School defensive back Raider Damuni joined Mitch Harper to discuss why he signed with the BYU Cougars. Photo courtesy of Deseret News Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: htt...
Kyson Hall continues the Hall Family tradition of going to BYU   (13:11)12-16-2020
Maple Mountain High School wide receiver Kyson Hall joined Mitch Harper to discuss why he signed with BYU. Photo courtesy of the Deseret News. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://...
John Henry Daley shared why he turned down Stanford to play for BYU   (15:17)12-16-2020
Lone Peak High edge rusher John Henry Daley announced his commitment to BYU earlier this week. The heralded recruit picked BYU over the likes of Stanford, Washington State, UNLV, Colorado State, and others. Why did he pick the Cougars? He explained. Also, Daley discussed his s...
Logan Fano explains why he is signing with BYU Football   (14:36)12-15-2020
Timpview DE/OLB prospect Logan Fano joined Mitch Harper to discuss why he is signing with the BYU football program. Picture courtesy of Deseret News Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: ht...
BYU players, coaches excited to face UCF in the Boca Raton Bowl   (33:30)12-14-2020
BYU football will face off against UCF in the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl in Florida. Mitch Harper gives reactions to the game and also shares his thoughts on how this game came to be. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/i...
BYU takes down SDSU on Senior Night + Craziest finish in College Football   (21:48)12-13-2020
Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down BYU's 28-14 victory over San Diego State and also discuss the wildest finish in college football. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971...
Getting to know BYU football commit Isaiah Glasker   (11:40)12-11-2020
The countdown to BYU football Signing Day is underway. A recent commit to the class of 2021 recruiting class is Bingham High School athlete Isaiah Glasker. Glasker caught up with Mitch Harper to discuss his recruitment and why he chose the Cougars. Photo: Steve Griffin, Deseret ...
Zach Wilson: Should he stay at BYU or go to the NFL?   (34:26)12-10-2020
BYU quarterback Zach Wilson announced that he will not opt-out of a bowl game and that he will make a decision on his NFL future after the season. What should Wilson do? Mitch Harper looked at the potential pros & cons of Wilson's decision. Also, BYU hoops had a setback agains...
Where BYU Football goes from here after losing to Coastal Carolina   (31:48)12-8-2020
BYU football suffered a tough setback against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers by a score of 22-17. The first loss of the season takes away New Year's Six opportunities and big bowl games.  Reaction to the game and how BYU football moves forward after falling to the Chants. ...
ESPN's Heather Dinich lays out BYU's Playoff/NY6 path if they win at Coastal Carolina   (12:17)12-5-2020
ESPN's College Football Playoff reporter/insider Heather Dinich joined Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte on Cougar Sports Saturday to preview the game against Coastal Carolina and layout what the game would do for the Cougars Playoff and New Year's Six chances. Subscribe to the Co...
BYU vs. Coastal Carolina; CSS crew shares their reactions   (25:46)12-3-2020
Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte reacted to news that BYU will travel to South Carolina to face the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google...
BYU wants that Coastal Carolina smoke 👀👀   (27:01)12-3-2020
BYU has always stated they want to be mobile and flexible with their schedule. They are doing this week with a potential game against Coastal Carolina on Dec. 5 with College GameDay on location in Conway, South Carolina. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://po...
Reaction to College Football Playoff ranking BYU at No. 14   (35:17)11-25-2020
Reaction to BYU appearing at No. 14 in the first College Football Playoff Top 25. The Washington slander worked and BYU now has to fight to find a way to get in the New Year's Six. Also, Healthy Mind Matters is an effort to promote the importance of Mental Health and to break t...
Should BYU schedule Cincinnati? + North Alabama Preview   (25:33)11-20-2020
Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview BYU's game against North Alabama (1 p.m., KSL NewsRadio) discussing the top storylines for the game. The two also look at whether or not BYU should schedule Cincinnati? Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! ...
Pac-12 creates scheduling opportunity that could benefit BYU   (29:12)11-18-2020
Could we see BYU take on Utah this season? The Pac-12 conference is reportedly moving down a path towards allowing their league members to be able to play non-conference games if they need a game in a hurry. Sizing up the Pros and Cons for BYU to potentially play Utah, if that o...
Healthy Mind Matters: BYU legend Marc Wilson discusses the importance of Mental Health   (06:05)11-18-2020
Editor's Note: In the month of November, KSL properties are addressing mental health through a campaign called "Healthy Mind Matters." Former BYU quarterback Marc Wilson joined Mitch Harper to discuss the stigma around Mental Health and the importance of taking care of your ment...
One-on-One with BYU QB, Heisman Hopeful Zach WIlson   (16:02)11-16-2020
Mitch Harper caught up with BYU QB Zach Wilson. Discussing his Heisman chances, the NFL Draft hype, his passions, and the goals he has for the 2020 BYU Football team. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609...
BYU Football Doesn't Care About Your Hype   (29:26)11-13-2020
BYU football is one of the hottest teams in the country at 8-0 and No. 8 in the AP and Coaches Top 25 polls. Everyone is buzzing about the Cougars from Kirk Herbstreit to Ty Detmer. But the players and coaches, especially Zach Wilson, are trying to focus on the task at hand. Li...
Breaking down the BYU Basketball Non-Conference schedule   (19:44)11-13-2020
The schedule is finally out! Breaking down BYU's non-conference schedule for the 2020-21 season. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/podcast_results/?sid=203...
Possibilities for BYU football to add another game + latest with Cougar Hoops schedule   (36:00)11-11-2020
Settle in for a jampacked episode of the Cougar Tracks Podcast. Mitch Harper breaks down the possibilities that are out there for BYU to pick up another football game on its 2020 schedule. Zach Wilson for Heisman continues to heat up. What do we know about the BYU basketball sc...
Robbie Bosco discusses BYU QB Zach Wilson's legacy after win over Boise State   (12:45)11-8-2020
BYU legend and National Champion Robbie Bosco joined Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte on Cougar Sports Saturday (KSL NewsRadio, Noon-3 pm) to discuss BYU's 51-17 victory over Boise State and the play of Zach Wilson. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts...
Reaction to BYU throttling Boise State and passing the Blue Turf test   (29:37)11-7-2020
No. 9 BYU made a statement on Friday night defeating No. 21 Boise State 51-17. Cougar Tracks host Mitch Harper was in Boise for all of the action. He shared his takeaways from the game and shared reaction from BYU's huge victory to move the Cougars to 8-0 on the season. Photo c...
BYU/Boise State Game Day: BYU legend Marc Wilson shares his NFL comparison for Zach Wilson   (29:42)11-6-2020
Gameday for BYU and Boise State is here! In this episode of the podcast, listen to former BYU great Marc Wilson share who Zach Wilson reminds him of. Also, Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin shares his thoughts on playing BYU during a pandemic. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks P...
Score Predictions & Preview For No. 9 BYU vs. No. 21 Boise State   (47:45)11-6-2020
The Cougar Sports Saturday crew previews No. 9 BYU vs. No. 21 Boise State. Will BYU pull off the biggest win of the Kalani Sitake era? How will this Top 25 showdown play out and what are the storylines to watch? Mitch Harper, Matt Baiamonte, and producer Dallen Graff break it d...
BYU/Boise State preview with Broncos Insider B.J. Rains   (17:06)11-4-2020
Let's get to know the foe, Boise State edition. Today Mitch welcomes in Boise State beat writer for The Idaho Press, B.J. Rains. Rains breaks down the Broncos heading into the big showdown Friday night between BYU and Boise State. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple:...
Sizing up BYU's CFB Playoff chances with the creator of ESPN's Playoff Predictor   (13:21)11-3-2020
Could BYU make it to the College Football Playoff in 2020? It's possible. To get an idea of what it will take for the Cougars to make it to the Playoff, ESPN's Paul Sabin, creator of the "Allstate Playoff Predictor," joined the show to size up the opportunities BYU has to make i...
BYU vs. Boise State: Biggest Game For Cougars Since 1984?   (27:25)11-3-2020
The stage is set for No. 9 BYU and No. 21 Boise State. Both teams enter Friday night's showdown undefeated. BYU is 7-0, while Boise State is 2-0.  Could this be the biggest game since BYU's 1984 National Championship? Everything is on the line for the Cougars when they take the...
Postgame Recap: Reaction to BYU's 41-10 victory over WKU   (23:37)11-1-2020
The Cougar Sports Saturday crew recapped BYU's 41-10 victory over WKU from LaVell Edwards Stadium. BYU moves to 7-0 for the first time since 2001. The Cougars rolled up a 35-3 lead in the first half and then coasted in the second half. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! A...
Jernaro Gilford explains why BYU can play man defense this season   (11:15)10-31-2020
BYU cornerbacks coach Jernaro Gilford joined Mitch Harper on Cougar Tracks to discuss the cornerback room and why this year's group is able to Cover Zero man defense. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609...
BYU/WKU GameDay: Breaking down Zach Wilson's Heisman chances with PFF   (18:42)10-31-2020
PFF's Anthony Treash joined Mitch Harper on Cougar Sports Saturday to discuss the chances of Zach Wilson winning the Heisman Trophy in 2020. Treash explains all the advanced stats and numbers of PFF and how Wilson is reminding some of what Joe Burrow did last year at LSU. Subsc...
One-on-One with BYU TE Coach Steve Clark   (09:18)10-30-2020
BYU tight end coach Steve Clark joined Mitch Harper on Cougar Tracks to discuss how he feels the TE room has progressed since the devastating injury to Matt Bushman in the preseason. What makes this offense so efficient and special in 2020? Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcas...
How did WKU fans react to Big Red/Cosmo drama? Insider look at the Hilltoppers   (13:35)10-30-2020
Tyler Eaton is a host of Red Towel Radio on ESPN 102.7 FM. He joined the Cougar Tracks Podcast to preview BYU vs. Western Kentucky and give the latest dish on the Hilltoppers who come into Provo with a 2-4 record. We also discussed the Mascot National Championship drama from thi...
Cosmo vs. Big Red: Former NFL TE Ben Hartsock sizes up the mascots   (10:36)10-29-2020
Western Kentucky's Big Red will be on location for BYU vs. WKU! This is not a drill. Remember the SiriusXM Mascot National Championship this past April when all of us were begging for some kind of sports? The two iconic mascots met in the National Title with Cosmo coming away vi...
Will BYU add any more football games? + Kalani Sitake's program is loaded with depth   (27:46)10-29-2020
BYU football is riding high as one of the hottest teams in the country right now. With a 6-0 record, will the Cougars possibly add any more games to the 2020 schedule? Mitch Harper discussed that, including an interesting idea proposed by an ESPN talent. Kalani Sitake has built ...
Getting to know BYU nose tackle Caden Haws   (12:21)10-23-2020
Redshirt freshman Caden Haws made the switch from offensive line to defensive line this season. He explained his path to BYU and why he made the switch over to the defensive line. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks...
It's time to put BYU in College Football Playoff conversation after win at Houston   (36:28)10-20-2020
The win at Houston was impressive for BYU. Mitch Harper was on location in Houston and he shared his experiences in Texas along with takeaways from the 43-26 BYU victory. The victory now should send BYU squarely into the Playoff conversation. How can they get into the mix? Mitch...
BYU/Houston Preview and Score Prediction from H-Town   (22:38)10-16-2020
Mitch arrived in Houston and shares his preview and prediction for BYU's game against the Houston Cougars in Texas. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/podca...
BYU vs. Houston Preview with Voice of the Coogs Kevin Eschenfelder   (17:01)10-15-2020
Houston Play-by-Play voice Kevin Eschenfelder joined Mitch Harper on the Cougar Tracks Podcast to preview BYU vs. Houston. An All-Cougar matchup that should be a good one on Friday night. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/couga...
BYU-Houston game is huge stage for Independent Cougars   (32:15)10-13-2020
BYU and Houston get ready for a game that poses a huge opportunity for the Cougars in blue. Also, how did this game end up in Houston instead of Provo? Finally, scheduling updates for football and basketball. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.app...
Reaction and takeaways from BYU's win over UTSA   (29:38)10-12-2020
BYU defeats UTSA 27-20. The game didn't go according to plan, but a win is a win for a BYU team that hasn't been 4-0 in six years. Reaction and takeaways from the game courtesy of Mitch Harper plus the Cougars moved up in the National Rankings despite the underwhelming showing a...
Is Zach Wilson the 2020 version of Joe Burrow? One-on-One with ESPN's Anish Shroff   (10:56)10-9-2020
ESPN play-by-play voice Anish Shroff will be on the call for Saturday's game between BYU and UTSA on ESPN2. Shroff tweeted that Wilson could be the 2020 version of Joe Burrow. He explained those comments and previewed the matchup between BYU and the Roadrunners. Subscribe to th...
UTSA Week: One-on-One with BYU OL "Freak" Chandon Herring   (06:50)10-8-2020
Mitch Harper goes one-on-one with starting BYU offensive lineman Chandon Herring leading up to the Cougars game against UTSA. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/cate...
Five reasons why this is BYU's best team during the Independence era   (41:06)10-8-2020
BYU football is off to a fast start to open the 2020 season. What has caused this level of play from the Cougars? Mitch Harper shared five reasons why this is the best BYU of the Independence era and how it got here. Also, Mitch catches up with Greg Luca from the San Antonio Ex...
BYU is ready for the Name, Image, & Likeness era   (12:40)10-6-2020
BYU Athletics New Media Director Stuart Call joined Mitch Harper to discuss Name, Image, & Likeness and the Cougars' new Name, Image, & Likeness partnership with Opendorse. Why does NIL matter and what does this partnership do for BYU athletics? Stu explains. Subscribe to the C...
The nation is loving BYU Football + Recapping LA Tech performance   (25:38)10-5-2020
The national pundits and talking heads are loving BYU football right now. Why is that? Mitch Harper discusses. Also, LA Tech game recap as BYU moves to 3-0 for the first time since 2014. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/couga...
Instant reaction from BYU's win over LA Tech with Alex Kirry   (06:24)10-3-2020
No. 22 BYU rolls through LA Tech by a score of 45-14 in Provo. Zach Wilson was flawless and this BYU team might just be one of the best teams in the nation. KSL's Mitch Harper and Alex Kirry share their reactions from the game in a quick instant reaction podcast from LaVell Edwa...
BYU AD Tom Holmoe discusses football schedule in latest roundtable   (37:52)10-2-2020
BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe spoke with the media on Friday, October 2nd to discuss the 2020 football schedule that added Boise State and San Diego State. Also, was BYU considered for a conference-only setup with the Pac-12 or Big 12? What's the relationship with the Mountai...
Three & Out: Key stats, players, and bold predictions for BYU's game against LA Tech   (19:50)10-2-2020
The Cougar Sports Saturday crew featuring Mitch Harper, Matt Baiamaonte, and producer Dallen Graff got together for a segment they call 3 & Out on their weekly Saturday show. For No. 22 BYU's game against LA Tech the guys give you key stats, players, and bold predictions that yo...
ESPN's Stormy Buonantony previews BYU-LA Tech matchup   (11:30)10-1-2020
ESPN sideline reporter Stormy Buonantony joined Mitch Harper on Cougar Tracks to preview BYU vs. LA Tech. Stormy was on the sideline for the Cougars victory against Troy last week and she'll have a second look at nationally-ranked BYU this weekend. Along with working at ESPN, B...
Zach Wilson for Heisman? + Dancing has taken over the BYU football program   (35:39)9-30-2020
Zach Wilson has appeared on a way-too-early Heisman list. Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde to be exact. Is that warranted? Mitch Harper weighed in on Wilson's season to this point of the year. Early look at LA Tech, TV ratings for the Troy game, and dancing has taken over the BYU ...
BYU is legit: Reacting to the Cougars dominant win over Troy   (28:31)9-28-2020
BYU rolled to a big win over the Troy Trojans on Saturday night in front of a nationally-televised audience. The stage is set for BYU to run the table and go undefeated. BYU Insider Mitch Harper shared his commentary from the game and a recap of experiencing a BYU game at an em...
Pros & Cons of Pac-12, MWC football returning for BYU   (38:32)9-26-2020
A lot of ground to cover in this edition of the Cougar Tracks Podcast. The Pac-12, MWC, MAC, everyone is returning to play football this fall. How does it impact BYU? What are the pros and cons of these returns for the Cougars? Also, the countdown to kickoff between BYU and Troy...
Troy OC Ryan Pugh reflects on how his experience at BYU shaped his coaching career   (17:52)9-24-2020
One of the big storylines coming into Saturday's game between No. 18 BYU and the Troy Trojans is Troy OC Ryan Pugh. Pugh was BYU's offensive line coach two years ago when Jeff Grimes hired his staff. He helped laid the foundation for BYU's offensive line play according to Grimes...
Reaction to no fans at BYU games + Zach Wilson's reveal with COVID-19   (31:07)9-23-2020
No fans will be allowed in the stands at LaVell Edwards Stadium when BYU hosts Troy and Louisiana Tech.  Mitch Harper shares his reaction to the news and also discusses Zach Wilson revealing he had a case of COVID-19 this past summer. Also, a BYU basketball scheduling update i...
One-on-One with BYU basketball assistant Chris Burgess   (22:27)9-17-2020
BYU Basketball assistant coach Chris Burgess joined Mitch Harper to discuss the upcoming hoops season and how the off-season has gone amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Picture courtesy of Deseret News Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/pod...
Timpview's Jake Wahlin explains why he committed to BYU Basketball   (05:42)9-15-2020
6-foot-8 guard out of Timpview High School Jake Wahlin spoke with Mitch Harper on Tuesday to discuss his decision to commit to the BYU basketball program and what made BYU the right spot for him. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podca...
BYU postpones trip to Army + La Tech added to schedule   (30:20)9-15-2020
BYU will not be making a trip to the banks of the Hudson River to play the Army Black Knights. The postponement comes courtesy of COVID-19. How did this happen? Kalani Sitake weighed in. Also, the spread of COVID-19 on BYU's campus and the challenges that come with trying to ha...
Reaction to BYU crushing Navy on Labor Day night + Experience covering CFB during pandemic   (24:43)9-8-2020
What a performance from the BYU Cougars. BYU rolled to a 55-3 victory over the Navy Midshipmen in Annapolis on Monday night led by a complete effort from all three phases of the team. Along with reaction to the game, Mitch shared his experience covering the game on location, the...
Gameday Preview and Predictions for BYU vs. Navy from Annapolis   (20:19)9-7-2020
From Annapolis, Maryland, it's BYU versus Navy on Labor Day night. Mitch Harper will be on location for the Cougars 2020 season opener against the Midshipmen. Mitch shares his predictions and previews the matchup that could be an instant classic this evening at the U.S. Naval Ac...
BYU vs. Navy Preview with Midshipmen Head Coach Ken Niumatalolo   (10:47)9-6-2020
Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo breaks down the BYU-Navy matchup and what this game potentially means to America moving forward amidst this COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Getty Images Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/co...
BYU vs. Navy: On the ground in Annapolis for the season opener   (29:20)9-5-2020
Mitch Harper arrived in Annapolis on Friday night. On this episode of the Cougar Tracks Podcast, Mitch shared his initial impressions of the lay of the land and home to the U.S. Naval Academy and also the excitement that's building for this Labor Day night matchup. Subscribe to ...
Matt Bushman out for entire 2020 season + breaking down BYU's depth chart   (34:12)9-2-2020
BYU senior tight end Matt Bushman is out for the entire 2020 season after suffering a non-contact injury in practice this week. What does it mean for the BYU football program and what's next for the all-time great Cougar TE? Also, breaking down BYU football's depth chart heading...
How BYU's Equipment Team Plans To Keep Safe Environment At Navy   (18:59)8-31-2020
BYU Football Equipment Manager Billy Nixon joined Mitch Harper on the Cougar Tracks Podcast to discuss the equipment teams upcoming travel plans for the trip to Navy. Also, discussing how COVID-19 has impacted the way they operate. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple:...
One-on-One with BYU center James Empey   (11:15)8-31-2020
It's game week and Mitch Harper sits down with BYU center James Empey to get ready for the 2020 football season. Photo courtesy of BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Pla...
One-on-One with BYU WR Neil Pau'u on his return back to the field   (08:30)8-31-2020
BYU wide receiver sits down with Cougar Tracks host Mitch Harper discussing the upcoming season. Photo courtesy of BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsp...
BYU Completes Final Fall Camp Scrimmage + What's Left For Schedule?   (33:12)8-21-2020
BYU completed the final fall camp scrimmage of Camp Kalani 2020. What have we learned from the scrimmage as preparation for Navy starts to begin? Reports are coming in hot surrounding BYU football's 2020 schedule. The pieces are coming together, but what's left? Finally, two BY...
BYU adds Army + Predictions for rest of 2020 schedule   (19:56)8-18-2020
Another week and another new addition to the 2020 BYU football schedule. The Cougars have added the Army West Point Black Knights to the schedule on Sept. 19th.  Predicting and forecasting the rest of BYU's football schedule in 2020. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Ap...
BYU adds series with Troy + What's the outlook for WCC hoops?   (31:02)8-14-2020
Some programs are canceling games, BYU is moving forward and adding matchups. The Cougars added another game to the 2020 schedule by landing a series with the Troy Trojans from the Sun Belt Conference. Also, what's going to happen WCC hoops this winter? Could Mark Pope's BYU pro...
Reaction to Big Ten & Pac-12 calling it quits + BYU scheduling options   (34:15)8-13-2020
The Big Ten and Pac-12 called it quits on fall football. Mitch Harper shared his reaction to that news and what it means for BYU and other Power 5's moving forward. Also, scheduling options now for BYU with the Big 12 filling its schedule. The latest on NCAA eligibility amid the...
BYU loses three more games as CFB season is on the brink   (31:15)8-11-2020
Whew, what a day in college football. No, it wasn't the kind where you sat on your couch from 7 am-midnight on a glorious Saturday of college football, It was the kind where drama and rumors and politics dominated the sport. With reports swirling that the Big Ten and Pac-12 coul...