Jim McMahon

A general authority, a Music City Miracle and more: 15 tidbits about Utah ties to the NFL playoffs

Former BYU quarterback Gifford Nielsen made his first NFL playoff start in 1979 after going 1-0 as a starter. It's also been 15 years since Kevin Dyson played a... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2015


Best and worst of college football 2014

The best and worst — and other dubious honors — for the 2014 college football season .... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014


Miracle Bowl: “I’m going to throw it in the end zone, so somebody better catch it"

The most unlikely option in the "Save the Game" play was for the tight end to actually out-jump the crowd of defenders and catch the ball. That was simply too... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014


Brad Rock: Former player provides wide-angle look at BYU's best bowl moment

Utah author and former Cougar receiver looks back at 1980 Holiday Bowl and the final seconds that changed the course of the program. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014


Guest commentary: Epic Scott Arellano punt evokes memories of great BYU performances

The 81-yard punt uncorked by BYU's Scott Arellano against the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State was of epic proportions, both in length and in game impact. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014


Gifford Nielsen knows how BYU quarterback Taysom Hill feels

Gifford Nielsen, who was on the sideline when Taysom Hill was injured, immediately saw parallels with his own experience as a Heisman candidate in 1977. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014


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