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The BYU Cougars football team kicked off spring practices Monday. As always, intrigue and expectations are high for a new season.

In this video clip, BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall talks to reporters after the first practice. Mendenhall discusses his observations of the first day of spring camp, outlines the team's overall goals for the spring session, as well as those he sees as the early team leaders.

Projected starting quarterback Riley Nelson also shares his thoughts about the first day of practice. Check out his interview here.

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