As part of his wrap up of a crazy weekend of college football, Stewart Mandel of Fox Sports wrote about four games to look forward to in Week 2.
After listing the match-ups between Penn State vs. Pittsburgh and Arkansas at TCU, he talks about the rivalry game between BYU and Utah, saying, "I honestly believe this has become the sport’s nastiest rivalry outside of Alabama-Auburn, fueled in large part by the Utes’ move up to the Pac-12 while the Cougars cross their fingers waiting on the Big 12."
Quin Snyder ranked as top candidate to win coach of the year
Jared Johnson of Today's Fastbreak ranked the NBA coach of the year candidates for 2016-17, and Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder lands at the top of the list.
After talking about Snyders' previous two seasons with the Jazz, Johnson writes, "In his tenure, Snyder has unlocked the potential of (Rudy) Gobert, (Derrick) Favors and Gordon Hayward (none of whom looked like the cornerstones of an upper-echelon team two years ago) and found excellent use for most of the roster’s complementary players. Expect him to do the same with offseason additions George Hill, Joe Johnson and Boris Diaw."
Former BYU quarterback Steve Sarkisian hired by Alabama
Alex Scarborough of ESPN discusses the Alabama hiring of former BYU quarterback and USC head coach Steve Sarkisian as an analyst.
Talking about his role with the Crimson Tide, Scarborough writes, "As an analyst, Sarkisian can watch film of games and practice and provide input on the overall direction of the team, including the game plan. He is, however, not allowed to have a hands-on coaching role, interacting with players on the football field."