May 13, 2019 9:51 am MDTHow Chris Burgess went from rejecting BYU (twice) to joining the Cougars' coaching staff Chris Burgess, who famously passed up BYU twice as a blue-chip player, has finally come to BYU, this time as an assistant coach after an 11-year professional career in which he played in eight countries for 17 different clubs.
Doug Robinson is a general columnist, sports columnist and feature writer for the Deseret News, where he has worked since 1978. He began his career as a sports writer. "Everything I am today I blame on Lee Benson," he says. Robinson grew up in an Air Force family, living in Europe and various regions of the U.S. He attended Utah State on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a degree in journalism. He has written lengthy profiles on many of Utah's most famous residents, including Hot Rod Hundley, Roma Downey, Kurt Bestor, Larry Miller, LaVell Edwards, Kyle Whittingham, Orrin Hatch, Jake Garn, Al Rounds, Jerry Sloan, SheDaisy, Ron Yengich, Rulon Gardener, Sheri Dew, President Gordon B. and Marjorie P. Hinckley. Robinson has won more than 100 local, regional and national writing awards. He is the author of "DRIVEN," the "autobiography" of Larry H. Miller. Robinson and his wife Lori have three children — Preston, Collin, Carly — and a black lab named Zoee. On the side, Robinson has coached high school athletic teams since 1990.
Apr 30, 2019 12:31 pm MDTDoug Robinson: NFL draft a risky venture for underclassmen on the bubble Of the record 144 underclassmen who gave up college eligibility to declare themselves available for the NFL draft, 49 of them went undrafted. The NCAA continues to deny them an opportunity to return to the college game, as basketball players do.
Apr 16, 2019 1:04 pm MDTDoug Robinson: Mark Pope was the easy choice at BYU, but he faces difficult task Eleven years after he dropped out of med school, Mark Pope becomes BYU's men's basketball coach. He'll need to buck the college trend and keep teams together for four years — and recruit nationally and internationally if he wants to succeed.
Apr 7, 2019 5:00 pm MDTDoug Robinson: Hooray, NFL just added another video review In a typical overreaction to the infamous Saints-Rams no-call, the NFL decides to review called and UNCALLED pass interference penalties, thus subjecting fans to even more down time and making pass coverage even more difficult.
Apr 3, 2019 1:27 pm MDTDoug Robinson: Why a new basketball-only conference would be a boon to BYU, Utah State Why not choose the best 12 teams from the West, not counting Pac-12 teams, and put them in a newly created league (call it the West 12 Conference), starting with Gonzaga, BYU and Utah State.
Mar 21, 2019 1:23 pm MDTDoug Robinson: It's been a long time coming, but the Utah State Aggies are back at last Utah State has been trying to recover since it was frozen out of the WAC in 1962 and now, finally, the football and basketball programs are making waves again, just as they were doing in the 1960s.
Mar 8, 2019 1:51 pm MST'Everything she's done is for those kids:' Meet the real hero behind BYU's Yoeli Childs Following a divorce, Kara Childs worked three jobs to support her sons, Yoeli (the BYU basketball player) and Masay, juggling her schedule so she could be a full-time mom. “We were the three musketeers, grinding and getting things done,” she says