Brandon Gurney
Brandon Gurney covers recruiting, high school sports, and BYU athletics for the Deseret News. Previously, he worked with scout.com for eight years, covering BYU, with an emphasis on recruit coverage. He joined the Deseret News full-time in the summer of 2011.

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For Cal, it's all about becoming bowl eligible. For BYU, it's a chance to keep momentum into the Miami Beach Bowl while validating itself against a Power 5 conference opponent.
BYU travels to take on Cal this Saturday in the final regular season game of the year for both teams.
The task is a difficult one, but improved play in the secondary, and a resurgent pass rush, has players confident going against Cal's prolific offensive attack.
For senior offensive lineman De'Ondre Wesley, getting through the first months at BYU was a huge challenge but ultimately proved rewarding.
Paul Lasike's transition from rugby to football has been difficult at times, but ultimately rewarding as it draws to a close.
Former Utah State Aggie Bobby Wagner returned from injury to help Seattle to a critical 19-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Balancing football with mission service for the LDS Church can be a tricky prospect for both BYU players and coaches.
Corner Canyon offensive lineman Branden Bowen took an official trip to Ohio State over the weekend and decided to commit to the Buckeyes as a result.
Savannah State coach Earnest Wilson has always admired BYU football and legendary coach LaVell Edwards from afar, and was grateful to take in the history up close for the first time.
Time after time Bingham's defense stood tall in the game's most crucial situations to secure a second-straight 5A state title.