Billy Donovan on Jimmer

The former star at Providence, Billy Donovan, is 359-146 in his career and in his 15th year at Florida. Here is his take on Jimmer Fredette during Florida’s presser in New Orleans today: Q. Does Jimmer remind you anything of you when you were at Providence? COACH DONOVAN: He’s a lot better than I was, I’ll tell you that. He is — I think the one comparison between … Continue reading»

BYU did a little punting of the Terriers

When my wife reads this I’ll be in trouble. But what led to this did get response from one reader I can relate to. Has anyone ever kicked one of those little dogs when they come yapping at your feet. Just pushed them away? Well, my wife is an animal lover supreme. Not the PETA type, but she has stickers in the windows of our vehicles and on … Continue reading»

Rick Pitino talks about Jimmer

Louisville coach Rick Pitino found himself answering Jimmer Fredette questions Thursday at the podium during his media time. Here’s the exchange with a reporter: Q. There’s Jimmer-mania this week in Denver. Since you shut him out his freshman year, he’s come out. Have you peeked in on his game from where you were?COACH PITINO: When did I shut him out? Q. Freshman year, didn’t he not score in … Continue reading»

What will Brandon Doman bring as BYU OC?

So, what kind of offense will Brandon Doman create for the Cougars in 2011? Well, as spring develops, we will get a better understanding of the concepts he will emphasize. He has made it clear he wants to keep defenses guessing. He loves the passing game and he wants to be less predictable while keeping execution high. We do know BYU quarterbacks have done a lot of work … Continue reading»

Steve Alford has high praise for Jimmer

In his own right, former Indiana guard Steve Alford has made his own mark on college basketball both as a player and coach. This is Alford’s take on Jimmer Fredette at the interview table after the BYU senior broke a ton of records in his 52-point performance in the Cougars’ semifinal MWC tournament win over New Mexico Friday night. This is how the Q and A developed: Q. … Continue reading»

Danny Ainge radio interview candid on honor code

Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge goes open and personal about BYU’s honor code on a radio station in Boston. He talks about his older brother Doug getting dismissed from BYU for smoking pot and his conversation with him over whether he should follow him to Provo. He speaks candidly about his experience as a Mormon, being a teammate and even quotes scriptures. It’s a good listen if you … Continue reading»

Here's running news of BYU's official recruit signings

Manoa PikulaLinebacker6-1, 235South Jordan, UtahBingham HS Ranked No. 16 among state prospects by … ranked as the No. 8 fullback in the nation by … No. 31 Midlands prospect by SuperPrep Magazine … 5A All-State First Team in 2010 by Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune … Region 3 Defensive MVP … selected to play in the U.S. Under-19 National Team … helped Bingham win the … Continue reading»

BYU-SDSU: Can't remember atmosphere like that one

It’s been a long time since the Marriott Center held the kind of energy witnessed Wednesday night in BYU’s win over SDSU. I started watching games in the Marriott Center when it opened and there are a few games (St. Joseph’s, Utah-BYU, Notre Dame, Wake Forest) that had a lot of electricity and noise. None of them matched what I saw Wednesday. The editor just asked me to … Continue reading»

Heaps: How many tries?

The promotion gig is an interesting deal for the sports marketing folks at BYU. Take the recent fame of Jimmer Fredette and mix it with the New Mexico Bowl offensive MVP and his talent for throwing a football. You can see the Youtube video here. So, how many throws did Heaps need to make this shot? Well, at first, they hat Heaps up a little higher and he … Continue reading»

Navy coach could be a candidate/hire in BYU's football staff

This is the week coaches bump into one another at the convention in Dallas. It’s a time of rumors, reports of sitings, interviews, offers, counter offers and new hires. It is no secret Bronco Mendenhall is reshuffling his cards on his offensive staff after elevating Brandon Doman to offensive coordinator while keeping his title as QB coach. He is looking to increase energy and chemistry on staff. Mendenhall … Continue reading»