Shaking up the offensive line

After one game, Coach Tujague and Coach Anae have shaken up the offensive line as BYU prepares to host Texas at LaVell Edwards Stadium this Saturday. In order for the "go fast, go hard" offense to take effect, the offensive line has to become a more solidified and cohesive unit.
September 4, 2013

Vaitai becoming valuable at guard

Junior Manaaki Vaitai has been a steady and constant feature on the offensive line throughout spring camp. At 6 feet 3 inches and 307 pounds, Vaitai is one of the faster offensive linemen and it shows in his performances. As Coach Weber continues to work his players throughout the depth chart, the question of whether Vaitai will be starting or not will ultimately come down to him.
March 26, 2012

Cougar Conversations: Manaaki Vaitai

Although 6-foot-3-inch, 300-pound Texas First-Team All-State selection Manaaki Vaitai is redshirting his freshman year, the big lineman has learned quite a bit about playing offensive line.
October 30, 2007

Vaitai Makes The Switch

While BYU coaches have moved o-linemen around for greater depth, Coach Weber has been doing some tinkering of his own. Today, an up-and-coming offensive guard found out that he has been moved to another position.
August 20, 2007

Vaitai Ready to Sign his LOI

Despite a very successful senior year that drew attention from BCS conference programs, Manaaki Vaitai's commitment to BYU has not wavered since chosing the Cougars last spring. If anything, Vaitai's determination to play for the boys in blue was strengthened by their outstanding 2006 season. caught up with the Vaitai to discuss his plans for immediate and distant future.
January 21, 2007

Cougar Commits React to BYU Win

Prior to securing a bowl bid, a conference championship, and a national ranking, BYU's coaching staff went out and locked up verbal commitments from every in-state football prospect at the top of their recruiting list. Following a last-second Cougar win over archrival Utah, BYU's commits are more excited than ever to be coming to Provo.
November 27, 2006

Vaitai Still True Blue

Cougar fans first became familiar with Trinity High School when BYU recruited Ofa Mohetau, the #1 O-line recruit in the nation, from the Euless, Texas powerhouse. Things did not turn our well for the Cougars with Mohetau, but BYU faithful hope that another talented Trinity lineman will fare better in Provo.
September 11, 2006

Checking in with Vaitai

Manaaki Vaitai could not have had a better junior season. His Trinity High School football team won the state championship in the largest classification in Texas, and he subsequently received and accepted a scholarship offer from his favorite college team. caught up with the monster lineman as he finished a well earned vacation to Utah.
July 4, 2006