Compiled by Jeff Call
Jeff Call has been a sportswriter for the Deseret News since 1997. He is the BYU beat writer and has been covering Cougar sports since 1993, when he served as sports editor at the Daily Universe. Call has written several books, including "Mormonville," "Rolling With the Tide," and "Cougarmania." He and his wife, CherRon, have six sons and live in Cedar Hills.

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For BYU, being an independent football program means standing alone. The Cougars aren’t part of the so-called Power 5, or the Group of 5. For BYU, independence means blazing trails, and, sometimes, that&#...
BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall is taking advantage of as many resources as possible to help his football program — including bringing aboard a man who holds the title of “mental strength coach.”
Deseret News BYU beat writer Jeff Call shares his observations and insight as BYU prepares to face UConn on Friday.
BYU feels much more confident heading into the second season of Robert Anae's go-fast, go-hard offense.
BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall says he feels "re-engergized" entering his 10th season in charge of the Cougars' program.
While junior quarterback Taysom Hill is the face of the BYU football program, his legs, and his arm, are expected to play a big role in determining how successful the Cougars are in 2014.
BYU will depart two days before its season opener against UConn instead of just one day in hopes of being more acclimated to the East Coast.
Finally, it’s game week. BYU has made the transition from the drudgery of fall camp to game preparation as it has begun in earnest to get ready for its season-opener at Connecticut.
In the moments after BYU’s 31-16 loss to Washington in the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco last December, coach Bronco Mendenhall tersely identified his team’s glaring miscues.
BYU should find out within the next week what action the NCAA will take in the wake of an internal investigation about possible NCAA violations, Cougar athletic director Tom Holmoe said Wednesday.