Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Francis Bernard (13) laughs during practice in Provo on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

In Episode 291 of the Deseret News Rise & Shout Podcast, Matt and Adam preview Portland State and predict the entire season. They also break down what Francis Bernard’s departure may mean for the BYU defense. But first up, SB Nation’s Matt Brown tells Adam about his expectations for BYU and who he thinks the college football playoff contenders are.

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