LaVell Edwards http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ LaVell Edwards en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:01 MST Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:50:26 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss BYU, Michigan State agree to home-and-home series starting in 2016 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620040/BYU-Michigan-State-agree-to-home-and-home-series-starting-in-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620040/BYU-Michigan-State-agree-to-home-and-home-series-starting-in-2016.html BYU’s future football schedules added another impressive opponent Wednesday. The Cougars have agreed to a home-and-home... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:39:08 MST Dick Harmon: Does the BYU-LSU game validate BYU's football program? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619335/Does-the-BYU-LSU-game-validate-BYUs-football-program.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619335/Does-the-BYU-LSU-game-validate-BYUs-football-program.html For a team that has yet to receive an invitation to play in a so-called Power-5 conference, could games with Missouri and LSU... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 17:05:00 MST Peavler: Breaking down the BYU offense entering the offseason http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618841/Peavler-Breaking-down-the-BYU-offense-entering-the-offseason.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618841/Peavler-Breaking-down-the-BYU-offense-entering-the-offseason.html 2014 may have been a disappointment, but the BYU offense improved in every way despite losing Taysom Hill and Jamaal Williams... Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:25:00 MST Ranking the biggest bowl games in BYU history http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618304/Ranking-the-biggest-bowl-games-in-BYU-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618304/Ranking-the-biggest-bowl-games-in-BYU-history.html A look through the history of the Cougars' bowl appearances to decide the biggest games in school history. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:00:00 MST BYU, Memphis defensive schemes are mirror images http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618174/BYU-Memphis-defensive-schemes-are-mirror-images.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618174/BYU-Memphis-defensive-schemes-are-mirror-images.html Although BYU and Memphis have never met in football, there is a level of familiarity between the two programs. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:03:12 MST BYU football: Cougars in talks with Wagner College for 2015 game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617915/BYU-football-Cougars-in-talks-with-Wagner-College-for-2015-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617915/BYU-football-Cougars-in-talks-with-Wagner-College-for-2015-game.html BYU is in talks with Wagner College for a game to be played next season at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:20:00 MST BYU defensive back transferring to Utah State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617901/BYU-defensive-back-transferring-to-Utah-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617901/BYU-defensive-back-transferring-to-Utah-State.html Dallin Leavitt makes the announcement on Twitter. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:20:00 MST BYU has big edge in bowl experience over Memphis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617536/BYU-has-big-edge-in-bowl-experience-over-Memphis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617536/BYU-has-big-edge-in-bowl-experience-over-Memphis.html While Memphis hasn’t been to a bowl game since 2008, BYU has played in 10 consecutive bowl games. The Tigers (9-3) and... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:45:00 MST Miracle Bowl: When things look hopeless, take a risk and run like you have nothing to lose http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617223/Miracle-Bowl-When-things-look-hopeless-take-a-risk-and-run-like-you-have-nothing-to-lose.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617223/Miracle-Bowl-When-things-look-hopeless-take-a-risk-and-run-like-you-have-nothing-to-lose.html Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:15:00 MST Brad Rock: BYU needs bowl win worst of Beehive State teams http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617159/Brad-Rock-BYU-needs-bowl-win-worst-of-Beehive-State-teams.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617159/Brad-Rock-BYU-needs-bowl-win-worst-of-Beehive-State-teams.html USU, Utah and BYU all have reasons to win in the postseason, but for the Cougars it will define their year. Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:41:07 MST 1980 Miracle Bowl: Sizing up the enemy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617157/1980-Miracle-Bowl-Sizing-up-the-enemy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617157/1980-Miracle-Bowl-Sizing-up-the-enemy.html Sat, 06 Dec 2014 09:30:00 MST BYU football: BYU vs. Cal at a glance http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616621/BYU-football-BYU-vs-Cal-at-a-glance.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616621/BYU-football-BYU-vs-Cal-at-a-glance.html BYU travels to take on Cal this Saturday in the final regular season game of the year for both teams. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:05:00 MST BYU senior Paul Lasike thriving in new role as primary ball carrier http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616461/BYU-senior-Paul-Lasike-thriving-in-new-role-as-primary-ball-carrier.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616461/BYU-senior-Paul-Lasike-thriving-in-new-role-as-primary-ball-carrier.html Paul Lasike's transition from rugby to football has been difficult at times, but ultimately rewarding as it draws to a close. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:05:00 MST BYU looking for strong finish in intriguing regular-season finale at Cal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616273/BYU-looking-for-strong-finish-in-intriguing-regular-season-finale-at-Cal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616273/BYU-looking-for-strong-finish-in-intriguing-regular-season-finale-at-Cal.html Clinging to a modest three-game winning streak, including last Saturday’s 64-0 rout of Savannah State, BYU is looking... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:55:00 MST Sunday morning quarterback: Stars and stats from the BYU win over Savannah State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616258/Sunday-morning-quarterback-Stars-and-stats-from-the-BYU-win-over-Savannah-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616258/Sunday-morning-quarterback-Stars-and-stats-from-the-BYU-win-over-Savannah-State.html A look at how the Cougars fared and who played well in the win over Savannah State, plus a look ahead to the Cal Golden Bears Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:35:01 MST Despite the loss, Savannah State coach grateful for BYU experience http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616216/Despite-the-loss-Savannah-State-coach-grateful-for-BYU-experience.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616216/Despite-the-loss-Savannah-State-coach-grateful-for-BYU-experience.html Savannah State coach Earnest Wilson has always admired BYU football and legendary coach LaVell Edwards from afar, and was... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:35:20 MST Makings of a high score: Looking back at BYU's top scoring games in the Bronco Mendenhall era http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616243/Makings-of-a-high-score-Looking-back-at-BYUs-top-scoring-games-in-the-Bronco-Mendenhall-era.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616243/Makings-of-a-high-score-Looking-back-at-BYUs-top-scoring-games-in-the-Bronco-Mendenhall-era.html Here's a look at the numbers behind each of the Cougars' top 10 scoring games in the Bronco Mendenhall era. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:55:00 MST BYU football report card: Cougars score A's & B's as they empty the bench http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616210/BYU-football-report-card-Cougars-score-As--Bs-as-they-empty-the-bench.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616210/BYU-football-report-card-Cougars-score-As--Bs-as-they-empty-the-bench.html On senior day at Lavell Edwards Stadium, the Cougars came out with the blowout victory. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:59:16 MST BYU prepares for final tune-up; focus is on honoring seniors http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616162/BYU-prepares-for-final-tune-up-focus-is-on-honoring-seniors.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616162/BYU-prepares-for-final-tune-up-focus-is-on-honoring-seniors.html Taking on a winless FCS opponent in the home finale — on Senior Day — isn’t the ideal situation for BYU. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:46:38 MST BYU-Savannah State gameday primer: Cougars host Tigers on senior day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616158/BYU-Savannah-State-gameday-primer-Cougars-host-Tigers-on-senior-day.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616158/BYU-Savannah-State-gameday-primer-Cougars-host-Tigers-on-senior-day.html The Cougars are looking to send their 26 seniors out with a win in their final game at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:20:00 MST BYU Management Society honors LDS slugger http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616044/BYU-Management-Society-honors-LDS-slugger.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616044/BYU-Management-Society-honors-LDS-slugger.html Dale Murphy, legendary LDS pro baseball player, is honored by BYU's Management Society. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:25:59 MST For BYU, it's not about opponent — it's about the seniors, improvement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616102/For-BYU-its-not-about-opponent-2-its-about-the-seniors-improvement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616102/For-BYU-its-not-about-opponent-2-its-about-the-seniors-improvement.html Taking on a winless FCS opponent in the home finale — on Senior Day — isn’t the ideal situation for BYU.... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:00 MST 3 seniors grateful for opportunity to play 1 season for BYU http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616065/3-seniors-grateful-for-opportunity-to-play-1-season-for-BYU.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616065/3-seniors-grateful-for-opportunity-to-play-1-season-for-BYU.html Receivers Jordan Leslie and Keanu Nelson and safety Harvey Jackson took advantage of an NCAA rule that allows athletes that... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:04:05 MST Dick Harmon: Hard-hitting safety Craig Bills makes a comeback as his BYU career winds down http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615964/Hard-hitting-safety-Craig-Bills-makes-a-comeback-as-his-BYU-career-winds-down.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615964/Hard-hitting-safety-Craig-Bills-makes-a-comeback-as-his-BYU-career-winds-down.html BYU's defensive quarterback, safety Craig Bills, explains how tough it is to battle through an injury and make a comeback.... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:05:00 MST Freshman Trey Dye coming along gradually in BYU offense http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615884/Freshman-Trey-Dye-coming-along-gradually-in-BYU-offense.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615884/Freshman-Trey-Dye-coming-along-gradually-in-BYU-offense.html Dye has been coming along gradually in BYU’s offense and patiently waiting for a chance to contribute. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:40:00 MST Brad Rock: Former player provides wide-angle look at BYU's best bowl moment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615871/Brad-Rock-Former-player-provides-wide-angle-look-at-BYUs-best-bowl-moment.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615871/Brad-Rock-Former-player-provides-wide-angle-look-at-BYUs-best-bowl-moment.html Utah author and former Cougar receiver looks back at 1980 Holiday Bowl and the final seconds that changed the course of the... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:35:00 MST Bronson Kaufusi thriving in his new role after incurring some initial struggles http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615791/Bronson-Kaufusi-thriving-in-his-new-role-after-incurring-some-initial-struggles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615791/Bronson-Kaufusi-thriving-in-his-new-role-after-incurring-some-initial-struggles.html BYU's Bronson Kaufusi is coming off his best game of the year last week against UNLV after coaches made some adjustments with... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:47:11 MST BYU's senior class exemplifies resiliency through 'unique' challenges, Mendenhall says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615782/BYUs-senior-class-exemplifies-resiliency-through-unique-challenges-Mendenhall-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615782/BYUs-senior-class-exemplifies-resiliency-through-unique-challenges-Mendenhall-says.html During his BYU football career, Michael Alisa has seen, and experienced, a little bit of everything. He started out as a... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:45:00 MST Looking behind, ahead at BYU's, Utah's and Utah State' schedule http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615708/Looking-behind-ahead-at-BYUs-Utahs-and-Utah-State-schedule.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615708/Looking-behind-ahead-at-BYUs-Utahs-and-Utah-State-schedule.html A look at how BYU's opponents fared over the weekend. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:50:00 MST BYU to welcome FCS team Savannah State for home finale http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615710/BYU-to-welcome-FCS-team-Savannah-State-for-home-finale.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615710/BYU-to-welcome-FCS-team-Savannah-State-for-home-finale.html Now that BYU is bowl-eligible after a 42-23 win over UNLV last Saturday, the Cougars turn their attention to Senior Day,... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:30:00 MST BYU football report card: Stewart and the BYU offense leads the Cougars to victory over UNLV http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615699/BYU-football-report-card-Stewart-and-the-BYU-offense-leads-the-Cougars-to-victory-over-UNLV.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615699/BYU-football-report-card-Stewart-and-the-BYU-offense-leads-the-Cougars-to-victory-over-UNLV.html Quarterback Christian Stewart led the Cougars to the 42-23 victory with three touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:57:05 MST BYU notebook: Cougars' defense gives up big plays but keeps UNLV in check http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615691/BYU-notebook-Cougars-defense-gives-up-big-plays-but-keeps-UNLV-in-check.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615691/BYU-notebook-Cougars-defense-gives-up-big-plays-but-keeps-UNLV-in-check.html After going through a stretch that saw BYU allow 30-plus points in five consecutive contests, it held Middle Tennessee to... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:15:00 MST Video: The scene before BYU's victory over UNLV http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615687/Video-The-scene-before-BYUs-victory-over-UNLV.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615687/Video-The-scene-before-BYUs-victory-over-UNLV.html Go behind the scenes with DesNews Sports’ one-man camera crew to take in the pregame scene as Christian Stewart tries... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:30:00 MST Dick Harmon: Every player on BYU's roster will continue bowl tradition of 10 straight http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615686/Every-player-on-BYUs-roster-will-continue-bowl-tradition-of-10-straight.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615686/Every-player-on-BYUs-roster-will-continue-bowl-tradition-of-10-straight.html The season has been a disappointment and filled with injuries and losses, but with a win over UNLV Saturday, the Cougars... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:15:00 MST BYU gets bowl-eligible with 42-23 win over UNLV on cold night in Provo http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615657/BYU-gets-bowl-eligible-with-42-23-win-over-UNLV-on-cold-night-in-Provo.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615657/BYU-gets-bowl-eligible-with-42-23-win-over-UNLV-on-cold-night-in-Provo.html Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:40:00 MST BYU-UNLV game day primer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615541/BYU-UNLV-game-day-primer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615541/BYU-UNLV-game-day-primer.html The Cougars return home to face former Mountain West Conference foe UNLV. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:30:00 MST BYU football: Christian Stewart has settled in as Cougars' starting quarterback http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615553/BYU-football-Christian-Stewart-has-settled-in-as-Cougars-starting-quarterback.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615553/BYU-football-Christian-Stewart-has-settled-in-as-Cougars-starting-quarterback.html BYU senior quarterback Christian Stewart inherited a difficult situation more than a month ago, having to replace dark-horse... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:03:30 MST Guest commentary: Epic Scott Arellano punt evokes memories of great BYU performances http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615519/Guest-commentary-Epic-Scott-Arellano-punt-evokes-memories-of-great-BYU-performances.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615519/Guest-commentary-Epic-Scott-Arellano-punt-evokes-memories-of-great-BYU-performances.html The 81-yard punt uncorked by BYU's Scott Arellano against the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State was of epic proportions,... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:20:00 MST BYU to play Missouri of SEC next season and face Tigers in Provo in 2020 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615416/BYU-to-play-Missouri-of-SEC-next-season-and-face-Tigers-in-Provo-in-2020.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615416/BYU-to-play-Missouri-of-SEC-next-season-and-face-Tigers-in-Provo-in-2020.html BYU and Missouri, a member of the SEC, announced that they have agreed to a two-game series beginning with a neutral site... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:05:00 MST BYU's Arellano, punter and father of 2, took long road to live his dream http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615359/BYUs-Arellano-punter-and-father-of-2-took-long-road-to-live-his-dream.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615359/BYUs-Arellano-punter-and-father-of-2-took-long-road-to-live-his-dream.html While BYU senior punter Scott Arellano enjoyed etching his name atop the school record books with an 81-yard punt against... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:20:00 MST Reeling Cougars 'starving for some redemption' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613565/Reeling-Cougars-starving-for-some-redemption.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613565/Reeling-Cougars-starving-for-some-redemption.html After suffering a 42-35 setback to Nevada at home last Saturday, the Cougars returned to practice Monday “tired”... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:55:00 MDT BYU defense working hard to catch up to the offense http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613583/BYU-defense-working-hard-to-catch-up-to-the-offense.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613583/BYU-defense-working-hard-to-catch-up-to-the-offense.html Youth and inexperience have beset the BYU defense this season, with coaches working hard to rectify those contributing factors. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:05:00 MDT Dick Harmon: Even more urgency needed as Cougars prepare to play at Boise State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613570/Even-more-urgency-needed-as-Cougars-prepare-to-play-at-Boise-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613570/Even-more-urgency-needed-as-Cougars-prepare-to-play-at-Boise-State.html Bronco Mendenhall says his team's issues are correctable if execution issues are rectified. Question is, will BYU return... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:00:00 MDT Mired in 3-game losing streak, BYU preparing for visit to Boise State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613494/Mired-in-3-game-losing-streak-BYU-preparing-for-visit-to-Boise-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613494/Mired-in-3-game-losing-streak-BYU-preparing-for-visit-to-Boise-State.html To avoid another four-game losing streak, BYU will need to defeat Boise State Friday night in Idaho. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:20:00 MDT BYU football report card: Turnovers costly against Wolf Pack http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613484/BYU-football-report-card-Turnovers-costly-against-Wolf-Pack.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613484/BYU-football-report-card-Turnovers-costly-against-Wolf-Pack.html With BYU ahead 28-13 at the half, the Cougars were primed to take control and win the homecoming game, but the second half... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:05:00 MDT Sunday morning quarterback: Stars and stats from the BYU loss to Nevada http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613483/Sunday-morning-quarterback-Stars-and-stats-from-the-BYU-loss-to-Nevada.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613483/Sunday-morning-quarterback-Stars-and-stats-from-the-BYU-loss-to-Nevada.html A look at how the Cougars performed in the loss to the Wolf Pack, including the most productive players. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:30:00 MDT Dick Harmon: BYU amasses yards but flutters in the end in loss to Nevada http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613480/BYU-amasses-yards-but-flutters-in-the-end-in-loss-to-Nevada.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613480/BYU-amasses-yards-but-flutters-in-the-end-in-loss-to-Nevada.html BYU blew a 28-13 halftime lead against Nevada Saturday night, sputtering in the second half in a replica of a loss last week... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:10:00 MDT BYU football notebook: Ankle injuries galore for Cougars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613464/BYU-football-notebook-Ankle-injuries-galore-for-Cougars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613464/BYU-football-notebook-Ankle-injuries-galore-for-Cougars.html In BYU’s 28-23 victory last year at Nevada, quarterback Taysom Hill rushed for 154 yards and running back Jamaal... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:35:00 MDT Nevada rallies to beat BYU, 42-35 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613454/Nevada-rallies-to-beat-BYU-42-35.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613454/Nevada-rallies-to-beat-BYU-42-35.html Early in the third quarter Saturday night, BYU led Nevada by 15 points and was driving in Wolf Pack territory, appearing... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:55:00 MDT FBS football coaches vote BYU most worthy of inclusion into a power conference in ESPN poll http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613438/FBS-football-coaches-vote-BYU-most-worthy-of-inclusion-into-a-power-conference-in-ESPN-poll.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613438/FBS-football-coaches-vote-BYU-most-worthy-of-inclusion-into-a-power-conference-in-ESPN-poll.html ESPN's Brett McMurphy asked head football coaches in the FBS which team outside of a power conference was most deserving of a... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:40:00 MDT