LaVell Edwards http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ LaVell Edwards en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Sat, 27 Dec 2014 20:14:42 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 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 BYU, Nevada both struggling in pass defense http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613407/BYU-Nevada-both-struggling-in-pass-defense.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613407/BYU-Nevada-both-struggling-in-pass-defense.html Saturday's contest between BYU and Nevada could be an old-fashioned aerial shootout at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:00:00 MDT BYU football: 5 questions with a Nevada insider http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613270/BYU-football-5-questions-with-a-Nevada-insider.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613270/BYU-football-5-questions-with-a-Nevada-insider.html We caught up with Nevada football reporter Chris Murray to ask him five questions about BYU's opponent this Saturday. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:40:00 MDT BYU looking to overcome special teams miscues http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613136/BYU-looking-to-overcome-special-teams-miscues.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613136/BYU-looking-to-overcome-special-teams-miscues.html The Cougars are hoping to shore up special teams issues, which cost the squad last week against Central Florida. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:50:00 MDT Guest commentary: Jim McMahon's karma descends upon Arizona State and Baylor quarterbacks http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613000/Guest-commentary-Jim-McMahons-karma-descends-upon-Arizona-State-and-Baylor-quarterbacks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613000/Guest-commentary-Jim-McMahons-karma-descends-upon-Arizona-State-and-Baylor-quarterbacks.html As the picture-perfect early October evening unfolded in LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU football legend Jim McMahon received... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:00:00 MDT Photo gallery: McMahon's night viewed from the sideline http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612599/Photo-gallery-McMahons-night-viewed-from-the-sideline.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612599/Photo-gallery-McMahons-night-viewed-from-the-sideline.html Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:30:00 MDT Utah State savors historic Old Wagon Wheel win over BYU, sets sites on Mountain West title http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612435/Utah-State-savors-historic-Old-Wagon-Wheel-win-over-BYU-sets-sites-on-Mountain-West-title.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612435/Utah-State-savors-historic-Old-Wagon-Wheel-win-over-BYU-sets-sites-on-Mountain-West-title.html While LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo has not been kind to Utah State, the Aggies found plenty to celebrate by knocking off... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 19:10:00 MDT Saturday morning quarterback: Stars and stats from the BYU loss to Utah State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612399/Saturday-morning-quarterback-Stars-and-stats-from-the-BYU-loss-to-Utah-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612399/Saturday-morning-quarterback-Stars-and-stats-from-the-BYU-loss-to-Utah-State.html A look at who performed well in the BYU loss to the Utah State Aggies on Friday night. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:12:59 MDT Dick Harmon: Jim McMahon graciously accepts high honors from BYU administrators http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612389/Jim-McMahon-graciously-accepts-high-honors-from-BYU-administrators.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612389/Jim-McMahon-graciously-accepts-high-honors-from-BYU-administrators.html It took decades, but BYU and Jim McMahon made it official Friday. He is in the school's Hall of Fame and his jersey is retired. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:05:00 MDT Inside the Numbers: Halftime at USU vs BYU http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612386/Inside-the-Numbers-Halftime-at-USU-vs-BYU.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612386/Inside-the-Numbers-Halftime-at-USU-vs-BYU.html Take a peek inside the numbers as Utah State University leads BYU 28-14 at halftime at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo late... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:00:00 MDT Video: McMahon, Holmoe discuss significance of No. 9 jersey retirement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612383/Video-McMahon-Holmoe-discuss-significance-of-No-9-jersey-retirement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612383/Video-McMahon-Holmoe-discuss-significance-of-No-9-jersey-retirement.html Jim McMahon's No. 9 jersey went on permanent display at LaVell Edwards Stadium Friday night, but make no mistake, this honor... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:15:00 MDT BYU notebook: Players, coaches happy about Jim McMahon's jersey retirement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612380/BYU-notebook-Players-coaches-happy-about-Jim-McMahons-jersey-retirement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612380/BYU-notebook-Players-coaches-happy-about-Jim-McMahons-jersey-retirement.html BYU retired the No. 9 jersey of legendary quarterback Jim McMahon Friday night at halftime of the game against Utah State,... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 20:25:00 MDT College football pre-game roundup: BYU-Utah State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660584/College-football-pre-game-roundup-BYU-Utah-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660584/College-football-pre-game-roundup-BYU-Utah-State.html BYU and Utah State square off Friday night in the only in-state FBS matchup of the season. Here's a recap of everything... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:00:00 MDT Sports BLT: BYU players deliver pizza to ROC fans camping outside LaVell Edwards Stadium http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612304/Sports-BLT-BYU-players-deliver-pizza-to-ROC-fans-camping-outside-LaVell-Edwards-Stadium.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612304/Sports-BLT-BYU-players-deliver-pizza-to-ROC-fans-camping-outside-LaVell-Edwards-Stadium.html Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:30:00 MDT Five All-Americans, including McMahon, inducted into BYU Athletic Hall of Fame http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612288/Five-All-Americans-including-McMahon-inducted-into-BYU-Athletic-Hall-of-Fame.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612288/Five-All-Americans-including-McMahon-inducted-into-BYU-Athletic-Hall-of-Fame.html Sporting a suit coat bedecked with bright flowers, an earring and his trademark sunglasses, former BYU quarterback Jim... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:40:00 MDT Hill and the return of McMahon, royal blue highlight USU's visit to No. 18 BYU http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612226/Hill-and-the-return-of-McMahon-royal-blue-highlight-USUs-visit-to-No-18-BYU.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612226/Hill-and-the-return-of-McMahon-royal-blue-highlight-USUs-visit-to-No-18-BYU.html It has all the trappings of a memorable night at LaVell Edwards Stadium. No. 18 BYU will be sporting its throwback royal blue... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:30:00 MDT The legacy of Jim McMahon at BYU: Ranking his 10 greatest games as a Cougar http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612198/The-legacy-of-Jim-McMahon-at-BYU-Ranking-his-10-greatest-games-as-a-Cougar.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612198/The-legacy-of-Jim-McMahon-at-BYU-Ranking-his-10-greatest-games-as-a-Cougar.html A look back at the 10-best game performances from legendary signal caller Jim McMahon during his time at BYU. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:50:00 MDT Guest commentary: Cougar scoring blasts highlight season http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612163/Guest-commentary-Cougar-scoring-blasts-highlight-season.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612163/Guest-commentary-Cougar-scoring-blasts-highlight-season.html The four-game Cougar football season has been unusually productive, with an emphasis on the unusual. In the first three... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:45:00 MDT No. 18 BYU expecting 'difficult, volatile' game against Utah State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612181/No-18-BYU-expecting-difficult-volatile-game-against-Utah-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612181/No-18-BYU-expecting-difficult-volatile-game-against-Utah-State.html BYU’s last two home games, against Houston and Virginia, turned out to be dogfights. Will that trend continue Friday... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:30:00 MDT UTA extending service to BYU-USU football game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612151/UTA-extending-service-to-BYU-USU-football-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612151/UTA-extending-service-to-BYU-USU-football-game.html After a debacle that left many fans stranded following a recent BYU football game, the Utah Transit Authority is extending... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:10:00 MDT Peavler: Is Utah State BYU's biggest rivalry matchup in 2014? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612147/Peavler-Is-Utah-State-BYUs-biggest-rivalry-matchup-in-2014.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612147/Peavler-Is-Utah-State-BYUs-biggest-rivalry-matchup-in-2014.html As BYU prepares to play Utah State on Friday, here's an interesting question to consider: With Utah off the schedule, is this... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:40:00 MDT Doug Robinson: Making sense of retired jerseys and hall induction http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612075/Making-sense-of-retired-jerseys-and-hall-induction.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612075/Making-sense-of-retired-jerseys-and-hall-induction.html Jim McMahon gets his jersey retired on Friday night, 33 years after he threw his last pass for BYU, but what about the others... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:40:00 MDT Honoring a legend: BYU star quarterback Jim McMahon provided Cougars with plenty of memories http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612110/Honoring-a-legend-BYU-star-quarterback-Jim-McMahon-provided-Cougars-with-plenty-of-memories.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612110/Honoring-a-legend-BYU-star-quarterback-Jim-McMahon-provided-Cougars-with-plenty-of-memories.html BYU quarterback Jim McMahon will have his jersey retired three decades after starring for the Cougars. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:15:00 MDT Deseret News Sports Report Podcast: Talking Cougars vs. Aggies, Utes heading to L.A. and Jazz Media Day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660469/Deseret-News-Sports-Report-Podcast-Talking-Cougars-vs-Aggies-Utes-heading-to-LA-and-Jazz-Media.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660469/Deseret-News-Sports-Report-Podcast-Talking-Cougars-vs-Aggies-Utes-heading-to-LA-and-Jazz-Media.html DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Brandon Judd discuss a plethora of topics, including the Utah Utes and BYU... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:45:00 MDT BYU players endured tougher-than-usual practices during bye week http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612041/BYU-players-endured-tougher-than-usual-practices-during-bye-week.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612041/BYU-players-endured-tougher-than-usual-practices-during-bye-week.html Improved depth and competition on both sides of the football allowed coaches to run tougher practice sessions during the... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:55:00 MDT For BYU, Utah State is 'featured in-state game' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612018/For-BYU-Utah-State-is-featured-in-state-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612018/For-BYU-Utah-State-is-featured-in-state-game.html Because the BYU-Utah game is on hiatus for two years, the closest thing the Cougars have to a rivalry game takes place Friday... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:30:00 MDT Carrie Underwood shares her Christian faith in new song http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612007/Carrie-Underwood-shares-her-Christian-faith-in-new-song.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612007/Carrie-Underwood-shares-her-Christian-faith-in-new-song.html It has been nearly 10 years since Carrie Underwood won "American Idol" but her newest song proves that fame has not managed... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:15:00 MDT Report: BYU, South Florida schedule home-and-home series http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611997/Report-BYU-South-Florida-schedule-home-and-home-series.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611997/Report-BYU-South-Florida-schedule-home-and-home-series.html According to an ESPN report BYU has schedules a home-and-home series with South Florida. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:35:00 MDT No. 18 BYU preparing for two Utah State quarterbacks http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611954/No-18-BYU-preparing-for-two-Utah-State-quarterbacks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611954/No-18-BYU-preparing-for-two-Utah-State-quarterbacks.html BYU’s defense expects Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton to be back on the field this week, but it is preparing for two... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:10:00 MDT BYU football notebook: Mitchell Juergens emerges as contributor on offense http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611895/BYU-football-notebook-Mitchell-Juergens-emerges-as-contributor-on-offense.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611895/BYU-football-notebook-Mitchell-Juergens-emerges-as-contributor-on-offense.html To many observers, the emergence of wide receiver Mitchell Juergens has been a pleasant surprise. But Juergens isn’t... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:25:00 MDT BYU making the most of its bye week http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611857/BYU-making-the-most-of-its-bye-week.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611857/BYU-making-the-most-of-its-bye-week.html For BYU players, a bye week means healing up, getting some rest, catching up on schoolwork, and watching other teams play... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:23:41 MDT Former BYU QB Hall can avoid prosecution by participating in drug treatment program http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611700/Former-BYU-QB-Hall-can-avoid-prosecution-by-participating-in-drug-treatment-program.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611700/Former-BYU-QB-Hall-can-avoid-prosecution-by-participating-in-drug-treatment-program.html The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona has offered former BYU quarterback Max Hall an option to avoid... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:09:32 MDT BYU football podcast: Jeff Call talks Taysom, special teams and penalty issues http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611684/BYU-football-podcast-Jeff-Call-talks-Taysom-special-teams-and-penalty-issues.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611684/BYU-football-podcast-Jeff-Call-talks-Taysom-special-teams-and-penalty-issues.html Deseret News beat writer Jeff Call breaks down BYU during the bye week. This week, Call shares his insight into the Cougars'... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:40:00 MDT BYU to work on long ball during bye week http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611670/BYU-to-work-on-long-ball-during-bye-week.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611670/BYU-to-work-on-long-ball-during-bye-week.html The long ball worked both for and against the Cougars last Saturday, with coaches hoping to bring about necessary... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:10:00 MDT Dick Harmon: Revisiting the college seasons of 4 QBs who left BYU http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611668/Revisiting-the-college-seasons-of-4-QBs-who-left-BYU.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611668/Revisiting-the-college-seasons-of-4-QBs-who-left-BYU.html Jake Heaps, Alex Kuresa, Billy Green and Ammon Olsen all left BYU for greener pastures in their quarterbacking careers.... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:25:00 MDT BYU football: Cougars announce 4-game series with UMass http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611627/BYU-football-Cougars-announce-4-game-series-with-UMass.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611627/BYU-football-Cougars-announce-4-game-series-with-UMass.html BYU announced a four-game series with Massachusetts beginning in 2016. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:50:00 MDT BYU supports Virginia kicker whose dad suffered heart attack during game at LaVell Edwards Stadium http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611533/BYU-supports-Virginia-kicker-whose-dad-suffered-heart-attack-during-game-at-LaVell-Edwards-Stadium.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611533/BYU-supports-Virginia-kicker-whose-dad-suffered-heart-attack-during-game-at-LaVell-Edwards-Stadium.html In the fourth quarter of Virginia’s 41-33 loss to BYU Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Cavalier placekicker Ian Frye... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:30:47 MDT BYU off to rare 4-0 start, but how will Cougars finish? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611597/BYU-off-to-rare-4-0-start-but-how-will-Cougars-finish.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611597/BYU-off-to-rare-4-0-start-but-how-will-Cougars-finish.html In the 90 years of BYU’s football history, the Cougars have opened a season 4-0 just eight times. This is one of those... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:40:00 MDT Deseret News Sports Report Podcast http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611575/Deseret-News-Sports-Report-Podcast.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611575/Deseret-News-Sports-Report-Podcast.html The Deseret News is pleased to introduce the first edition of the Deseret News Sports Report Podcast. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:45:00 MDT Heisman Trophy tracker, week 4: Ranking the top 20 candidates http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611455/Heisman-Trophy-tracker-week-4-Ranking-the-top-20-candidates.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611455/Heisman-Trophy-tracker-week-4-Ranking-the-top-20-candidates.html Ranking the best candidates for the Heisman Trophy to this point in the season. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:45:00 MDT BYU football: No rest for BYU defense during bye week http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611536/BYU-football-No-rest-for-BYU-defense-during-bye-week.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611536/BYU-football-No-rest-for-BYU-defense-during-bye-week.html BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell says the Cougars' defense must improve as the season continues. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:25:00 MDT