Cougar Conversations

Cougar tight end Vic So'oto, linebacker Bryan Kehl and running back Harvey Unga give their thoughts on facing New Mexico in these quick audio clips. Also, defensive nose guard Eathyn Manumaleuna talks about how things have changed for him as a true freshman football player.

The Lobo's possess weapons at just about every position on the offensive side of the ball. The big three would be running back Rodney Ferguson and wide receivers Travis Brown and Marcus Smith. Linebacker Bryan Kehl gives BYU fans a quick break down of the Lobo offense that his defensive unit will face in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kehl Audio

New Mexico has lost some key defensive players from last year's team, such as safety/linebacker hybrid player Quincy Black, who at one time lead the MWC with a career-high 94 tackles, and was ranked 20th nationally with 9.4 per game. Despite such, new defensive coordinator Osia Lewis, who coached with both Mendenhall and Rocky Long at Oregon State, will have the Lobo 3-3-5 defense ready. However, the last time BYU faced the 3-3-5 defense, Max Hall threw for 537 yards and four touchdowns. Tight end Vic So'oto and running back Harvey Unga give their brief thoughts about the Lobo defense.

So'oto Audio

Unga Audio

Player Progress Report: Eathyn Manumaleuna

True freshman defensive linemen sensation Eathyn Manumaleuna has come a long way since his starting days as a lineman at Timpview High School. The big 6-foot-2-inch, 280-pound nose guard was thrown into the fire from day one after sophomore Russell Tialavea went down with a season-ending injury. Manumaleuna talks about how things have changed for him in such a short period of time.

Manumaleuna Audio

Paying Tribute To Jason Long

With the passing of former BYU recruit and diehard Cougar fan Jason Long, Coach Mendenhall and his staff honored Jason by giving his family his official BYU game day football jersey on Tuesday.

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