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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>

BYU vs. Baylor Game Day: Insider look at the Bears   (08:25)10-16-2021
Baylor Play-by-Play voice John Morris joined Mitch Harper to preview today's game between BYU and Baylor on the banks of the Brazos in Waco. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://ksl...
Chaz Ah You on facing adversity + His favorite road venues   (24:52)10-14-2021
BYU linebacker Chaz Ah You joined Mitch Harper for his weekly conversation on Cougar Tracks. This week the guys discussed adversity. BYU lost to Boise State last week, how will the Cougs respond? They have a tough matchup this week against the Baylor Bears from the Big 12 Confe...
BYU-Baylor: Future rivalry? + Storylines heading into Saturday   (33:05)10-14-2021
BYU vs. Baylor have only met twice, but it has the potential to be a special series when BYU officially joins the Big 12 Conference in 2023.  Mitch Harper weighed in on the potential of the series. Also, key storylines in this Saturday's game between the No. 19 Cougars and Bear...
One-on-One with BYU VP Keith Vorkink discussing the Big 12 move   (23:26)10-13-2021
BYU Advancement Vice President Keith Vorkink was appointed into his role during the spring of 2020. He has seen an incredible shift in college athletics during his time, which now includes BYU's move to the Big 12 Conference. Vice President Vorkink sat down with Mitch Harper to...
Final takeaways from BYU's loss to Boise State + Aisea Moa commitment   (30:04)10-11-2021
BYU squandered an opportunity to be in the Playoff conversation with the loss to Boise State. Now BYU looks to bounce back after the setback. What went wrong in the loss to Boise State? Mitch Harper breaks it down. Also, the Cougars are doing damage on the recruiting trail with...
Chaz Ah You discusses the family culture within the BYU football program   (29:01)10-7-2021
BYU football defensive back/linebacker Chaz Ah You joins Mitch Harper every week on the Cougar Tracks Podcast to discuss football, life, and everything in between. The two discussed BYU's win over Utah State, the family culture in the BYU football program, some of Chaz's favorit...
BYU QB situation heading into Boise State + Big 12 expansion   (28:00)10-6-2021
The big storyline for BYU football heading into their game against Boise State is the quarterback situation. Who is going to play, Jaren Hall, Baylor Romney, or Jacob Conover? Then Mitch gets into the future of Big 12 expansion. Should the league add programs like Boise State to...
BYU takes down Utah State in Logan; CSS Reaction Show   (26:17)10-2-2021
Mitch Harper and Cougar Sports Saturday producer Dallen Graff were in Logan for BYU's 34-20 win over the Utah State Aggies. The two share what they saw and what they expect going forward for this BYU team. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.c...
BYU vs. Utah State Preview with CBS Sports' Jenny Dell   (10:53)10-1-2021
CBS Sports sideline reporter Jenny Dell joined Mitch Harper on Cougar Tracks to preview tonight's game between BYU and Utah State. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-track...
Chaz Ah You Shares Why Addressing His Mental Health Helps Him Find Peace   (39:39)9-30-2021
BYU defensive back/linebacker Chaz Ah You joined Mitch Harper for his weekly interview to discuss the position change to linebacker and the upcoming game against Utah State. Ah You and Mitch Harper also get into Mental Health. The month of October is a mental health awareness mo...
BYU Football Recruiting + Hoops practice + Battle for the Old Wagon Wheel   (25:28)9-30-2021
Mitch Harper has a loaded edition of Cougar Tracks for your listening pleasure. From BYU/Notre Dame game in 2022, eyeball emojis, basketball practice, and Friday night's BYU/Utah State game. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/c...
Reaction to BYU football taking down USF; CSS breakdown   (32:06)9-26-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte from Cougar Sports Saturday break down BYU's 35-27 victory over USF. 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...
Chaz Ah You Gives Pro Tips On How To Handle The Recruiting Process   (30:20)9-24-2021
BYU defensive back Chaz Ah You was a four-star recruit coming out of Timpview High School. He had offers from all of the top programs around the country. Ah You caught up with Mitch Harper in his weekly appearance on Cougar Tracks to give insight to young athletes and their pare...
The only man who played for both BYU and USF during his football career   (18:03)9-23-2021
Former BYU wide receiver RJ Anderson played for the Cougars from 1995-97 and then transferred to play at USF in their early years as a I-AA team. Anderson hopped on Cougar Tracks to reflect on his days at BYU, but also discuss his son, Maguire, who is part of the BYU football pr...
Insider look at USF + Why were the Bulls left out of Big 12 expansion?   (15:32)9-22-2021
In this episode of Cougar Tracks, Mitch Harper gives you an insider look at the USF Bulls with Chris Torello from Spectrum Sports and Bay News 9 in Florida. Torello breaks down this 2021 USF team and also discusses Big 12 expansion. Why was USF not considered more? Subscribe to ...
Is it time for BYU football fans to start dreaming big in 2021?   (25:36)9-21-2021
BYU football is off to a 3-0 start and No. 15 ranking in the AP Top 25 poll. What's the potential for this team going forward and is it time for Cougar fans to start dreaming big? Mitch Harper breaks it all down plus he gives insight into Keenan Pili's season-ending injury and w...
BYU Football takes down No. 19 Arizona State; Mitch Harper & Matt Baiamonte react   (36:45)9-19-2021
Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to No. 23 BYU taking down No. 19 Arizona State 27-17 in Provo. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/...
Chaz Ah You on being "shapeless," reaction to Big 12 invite   (32:32)9-16-2021
Each week on the Cougar Tracks Podcast, BYU defensive back Chaz Ah You joins the show to co-host with Mitch Harper. Ah You and Harper discuss a variety of things this week from the win over Utah, BYU's Big 12 invite, and an inspirational quote that caught Chaz's eye from Bruce L...
USC targeting Kalani Sitake? + Breaking down BYU vs. Arizona State   (31:24)9-16-2021
BYU football returns this week for a Top 25 matchup between No. 23 BYU hosting No. 19 Arizona State. Mitch Harper shares his thoughts on the matchup and the need to be focused for BYU against the Sun Devils. Also, is USC going to target Kalani Sitake in their coaching search? ...
Final takeaways, observations from BYU's memorable win over Utah   (27:44)9-14-2021
What a weekend for BYU fans. A Big 12 invite and then a win over the Utes. Mitch Harper shares his final takeaways from the game and discusses some highlights and notable players from the 26-17 win. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/p...
Mitch Harper & Matt Baiamonte recap BYU's win over Utah   (27:01)9-12-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte from Cougar Sports Saturday recap the memorable BYU win over Utah on Saturday night. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/podc...
🚨 BYU TO THE BIG 12 🚨   (29:23)9-11-2021
The wait is over Cougar fans, BYU has arrived. BYU is in the Big 12 Conference. Mitch Harper shared his reactions on the big news from Provo after the press conference. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971...
Chaz Ah You Opens Up On His Path To BYU + Preview Of Utah Game   (38:23)9-9-2021
BYU defensive back Chaz Ah You has signed on to join the Cougar Tracks Podcast for a weekly interview throughout the 2021 college football season. This is the first installment of a weekly series as Mitch Harper chats with the talented BYU safety. Growing up in the game of foot...
What Big 12 Membership Could Mean For BYU Athletics   (29:18)9-8-2021
As the build-up towards Friday's reported vote among Big 12 presidents, Mitch Harper explores what Big 12 membership would mean for BYU athletics. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https...
Final takeaways and reaction from BYU's win over Arizona   (33:54)9-6-2021
Closing the book on BYU's 24-16 win over the Arizona Wildcats. Mitch Harper shares his takeaways and you can listen to Kalani Sitake share his reaction from the game. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609...
Recapping BYU's win over Arizona on the field at Allegiant Stadium   (05:34)9-6-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte recapped BYU's 24-16 win over the Arizona Wildcats in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/pod...
BYU to apply for membership into the Big 12, vote could come next week   (16:32)9-3-2021
BYU and Big 12 Conference talks are moving at warp speed. According to a report from Sports Illustrated, BYU, Houston, Cincinnati, and UCF will apply for membership into the Big 12 next and a vote could take place next week as well. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple...
Brett McMurphy breaks down BYU-Big 12 expansion talks   (20:18)9-3-2021
The Big 12 Conference expansion talks continue to fire up. Brett McMurphy from The Action Network reported that BYU could be invited this month to the Big 12.  McMurphy joined Cougar Tracks to discuss the BYU/Big 12 talks and what the next steps are going to be. Subscribe to t...
CSS: Big 12 talks continue to escalate + Setting the stage for BYU vs. Arizona   (27:39)9-3-2021
This is a podcast from the Cougar Sports Saturday feed. You can subscribe to Cougar Sports Saturday here: https://kslsports.com/category/podcast_results/?sid=2003&n=Cougar%20Sports%20Saturday%20(BYU) BYU Insider Mitch Harper and Cougar Sports Saturday producer Dallen Graff get y...
BYU vs. Arizona: Catching up with ESPN sideline reporter Stormy Buonantony   (13:23)9-2-2021
On the sidelines for BYU vs. Arizona will be ESPN's Stormy Buonantony. Stormy was on the sidelines for five BYU games last season. She shares her thoughts on BYU in 2021 and her favorite memories from covering the Cougars last season. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! App...
BYU vs. Arizona: Insider look at the Wildcats   (13:37)9-2-2021
The countdown to BYU vs. Arizona rolls on. To get an insider look at the Wildcats, Mitch Harper welcomed in Michael Lev from the Arizona Daily Star. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: htt...
Details on Allegiant Stadium parking, fan experience heading into BYU/Arizona game   (13:00)9-1-2021
The BYU vs. Arizona game in Las Vegas is set to create a record for the highest-attend college sporting event in the history of the state of Nevada. A lot of people are going to be coming into town for the catfight between the Cougars and Wildcats. Allegiant Stadium just recent...
Kalani Sitake signs new contract extension with BYU Football   (15:21)9-1-2021
BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake landed a new contract extension that will keep him leading the Cougars through the 2025 season. Why did BYU announce this move now? That and a bunch of other questions are answered in the Cougar Tracks Podcast. Subscribe to the Cougar Track...
BYU Football Season Predictions + Depth Chart Tidbits   (35:39)9-1-2021
The 2021 BYU football season is finally here. Game week is upon us. BYU and Arizona in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium. Cougar Tracks host Mitch Harper shares some predictions he has for the upcoming 2021 BYU season along with insider insight into the Cougars depth chart. Subscr...
Big 12 'Seriously Discussing BYU'; Expansion Talks Are Heating Up   (31:33)8-27-2021
With reports surfacing that the Big 12 Conference is "seriously discussing BYU," conference realignment is heating up once again. The question though, if the Big 12 came calling, should BYU want the Big 12? Mitch Harper weighs in with his thoughts. Subscribe to the Cougar Track...
Jaren Hall is QB1 + Modern Day Quarterback Factory at BYU?   (28:10)8-26-2021
Jaren Hall is your starting quarterback in week one against the Arizona Wildcats. Cougar Tracks host Mitch Harper breaks it all down. Is Hall the right answer? What happens next with Baylor Romney and Jacob Conover? Also, is BYU ready to launch a new QB factory under Kalani Sit...
BYU QB battle made progress in deciding a winner after day one of Camp Kalani   (28:49)8-6-2021
BYU Football fall camp opened up, or as I like to call it, Camp Kalani. The quarterback battle was a significant storyline entering camp. Mitch Harper shares his takeaways and observations from the first day of Camp Kalani. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https:/...
BYU Football Fall Camp Preview + Starting Lineup Predictions   (31:28)8-5-2021
Fall camp "Camp Kalani" is here for the BYU football program. The 2021 season is here. Mitch Harper gets you ready for Camp Kalani with storylines he's watching plus starting lineup projections now that we're one month away from kicking the season off against Arizona. Subscribe...
Big 12 Insider weighs in on the future of the league and where BYU fits   (34:00)7-27-2021
Conference realignment talks are in full swing as Texas and Oklahoma officially told the Big 12 they would not be renewing their Grant of Rights. What's the next move for the Big 12 Conference? Pete Mundo the Owner of Heartland College Sports joined me to discuss the future of ...
Conference Realignment is back again + Why is BYU adding more quarterbacks?   (28:45)7-22-2021
The Conference Realignment season is back. With Texas and Oklahoma reportedly looking at the SEC, it could send college sports into another frenzy of conference realignment. Where does BYU fit in all of this? Mitch Harper breaks down BYU's options and looks at the national land...
Seneca Knight explains why he is transferring to BYU from LSU   (19:28)7-19-2021
LSU/San Jose State transfer Seneca Knight announced that he is committing to the BYU basketball program. Knight caught up with KSL Sports' Mitch Harper to discuss the decision to play for BYU, and his life in basketball thus far. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: h...
BYU Football Unveils New Locker Room + Notre Dame Series Chatter   (24:16)6-23-2021
The BYU football program unveiled a new locker room for its players at the Student-Athlete Building.  Why does this matter and what's the importance behind it? Also, there's some chatter on the BYU-Notre Dame series. What would benefit both programs? Finally, the SCOTUS ruled...
Kalani Sitake joins the show to preview the 2021 BYU Football season   (21:52)6-23-2021
BYU head coach Kalani Sitake joins the program to preview the 2021 BYU football 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=2035&n=Couga...
BYU Media Day 2021 Recap: Personnel Notes + Examining Independence   (29:25)6-18-2021
BYU Football Media Day 2021 is in the books and it was an eventful one. Mitch Harper was on location at Media Day and shared his takeaways from the football event, while also giving the dish on some personnel nuggets and reexamining Independence. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks P...
Recapping BYU's big NFL draft weekend + Top 10 prospects for 2022   (36:56)5-3-2021
Led by Zach Wilson going No. 2 overall to the New York Jets, the 2021 NFL draft was a big weekend for the BYU football program. The Cougars ended up with five players being selected overall, tied with Clemson, Texas, USC, and UCF.  Mitch Harper breaks down the BYU players sele...
Why Zach Wilson will be the No. 1 QB in 2021 NFL draft class   (16:38)5-1-2021
Pro Football Network feature writer Crissy Froyd joined Mitch Harper to discuss New York Jets QB Zach Wilson and her piece on Wilson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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...