Many BYU fans watched the NFL draft thinking that several BYU seniors should be taken. Those fans were unpleasantly surprised when wide receiver Todd Watkins was BYU's only draft pick. Since the close of the draft on Sunday, however, things have picked up for BYU free agents.
May 1, 2006
This year BYU's defensive line has the returning talent to disrupt the success of opposing offenses. With the success and experience of Daniel Marquardt at the defensive tackle position, BYU coaches have moved former nose guard Vince Feula to the outside at defensive end.
August 23, 2005
BYU senior nose tackle Vince Feula has had a solid spring practice so far. Already one of the strongest players on the team, Feula used a high energy approach on-the-field aided by his intense off-the-field training to solidify his place in the rotation on the defensive line.
April 1, 2005
BYU defensive coordinator <b>Bronco Mendenhall</b> focused Monday afternoon's closed practice on three fumble recovery, interception and lateral movement drills – which the first, second and third team units progressively took turns at. Meanwhile, the offense concentrated on route-running and other drills.
August 23, 2004
"To tell you the truth, BYU was almost too late. If they (coaches) didn't make it in tonight, Vince was ready to give the thumbs up to Utah tomorrow or Wednesday."
The clock read 4:21 last Thursday afternoon in Long Beach (Calif.) and BYU's No. 1 defensive tackle recruit just got home from school tired and hungry. After summarizing his options on the phone, he said he had to decide within 39 minutes – by 5 p.m. Pacific time – whether to commit to BYU or possibly lose a proffered scholarship offer.
BYU's No. 1 junior college defensive tackle recruit, who now lists the Cougars as his favorite, may not have enough transferable academic units to qualify for admission to the Provo school, <b>TotalBlueSports.com</b> has learned.
January 16, 2004