Matt Gade, Deseret News
Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Craig Bills (20) celebrates an interception in the second half against Boise State during a game at Lavell Edwards Stadium on Friday, October 25, 2013.

— Is BYU 'the cleanest homeless man in college football'?

"Geography, oddball conference histories, and the completely cracked incentive structures of the sport have turned BYU into an even stranger outlier than they might already be, a perfectly fine animal no one wants to touch for too long, or at too close a distance," writes Spencer Hall. "They can stay the night, maybe even set a few dates on a steady basis here and there, but in the end they're still one of college football's last true independents — maybe the last true independent. That's been their choice, for the most part, but that it's one of their few options at this point speaks to the difficulty of making any sense of how things actually work in America's finest unpaid volunteer sport."

— Quarterback Trent Hosick, a transfer from Missouri, will enroll at BYU next January. Why did he choose the Cougars?

— Here's an evaluation of the Detroit Lions' draft, which included the second-round selection of Kyle Van Noy.

— It's never too early to look at BYU's draft prospects for 2015.