College Football

BYU Cougars (9-4)

Sat. 9/3 Sat. 9/10 Sat. 9/17 Sat. 9/24 Sat. 10/8
@ Ari
@ Utah
vs. UCLA

New BYU coaching staff pleased despite time constraints

PROVO, Utah (AP) BYU's greatest accomplishment on signing day may have been holding on to players previously committed to former coach Bronco Mendenhall. Kalani Sitake was hired in late December and his staff was still being put together last week.

"The commitment to the school speaks a lot about their character," Sitake said. "A lot of these guys committed way before we even came along. Being able to rely on the players on the team to have those relationships with them, and also the coaches we had on staff at the time. It's a huge compliment to those young men. It was a challenge, obviously. That with trying to hire a staff and get everything organized. That was difficult. We're asking a lot of the coaches to wear many hats. I have great guys that work nonstop."

BYU's staff is full of coaches new to their positions. The young, energetic group should connect well in recruiting, but the inexperience showed when first-time collegiate offensive coordinator Ty Detmer began to talk about a walk-on by name. Sitake interrupted him and whispered in his ear that NCAA rules prohibited them from talking about walk-ons at the time.

Passing Yards: T. Mangum3377
Passing TDs: T. Mangum23
Rushing Yards: A. Brown709
Rushing TDs: A. Brown11
Receiving Yards: M. Mathews737
Receiving TDs: M. Mathews11
Interceptions: K. Nacua6
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Arizona TBA
9/10 at 17 Utah TBA
9/17 vs. UCLA TBA
9/24 at West Virginia TBA
10/8 at 6 Michigan State TBA
10/14 vs. Mississippi State TBA
10/22 at Boise State TBA
11/5 at Cincinnati TBA
11/12 vs. Southern Utah TBA
11/19 vs. Massachusetts TBA
11/26 vs. Utah State TBA
Independents (FBS)
  Conference Overall
8 Notre Dame -- 10-3
Brigham Young -- 9-4
Army -- 2-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5522 (41)
Passing Yards: 3854 (19)
Rushing Yards: 1668 (98)
Points per game: 33.7 (35)
Yards per game: 424.8 (43)
Touchdowns: 54 (30)
Field Goals: 14 (68)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4494 (26)
Passing Yards: 2630 (36)
Rushing Yards: 1864 (29)
Points per game: 22.8 (30)
Yards per game: 345.7 (22)
Touchdowns: 34 (30)
Field Goals: 11 (22)
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