CougarCast: BYU Sports Keith Shirts and Tosh Macintosh chat about BYU Sports.

November 14, 2017  

Keith and Tosh discuss what is a "show me" week for BYU Hoops. 

November 10, 2017  

Keith and Tosh discuss the 2017 BYU Hoops season. We know that the Cougars are without Eric Mika. Are they also going to be without Nick Emery? Also, can BYU avoid losing to the teams they are better than?

February 2, 2017  

Keith gives a in depth statistical look at the BYU vs. Gonzaga matchup.

January 24, 2017  

Keith and Tosh talk about Eric Mika, Nick Emery, Dave Rose's coaching, and the "hot seat."

January 10, 2017  

This week, the BYU Cougars basketball team take on San Francisco and San Diego. The Y looked overmatched against the nationally ranked Saint Mary's Gaels. What was the difference? Tosh and Keith give their insights into Dave Rose's decision making. Plus, has Elijah Bryant been put into an impossible possition?

January 4, 2017  

Keith and Tosh talk Gaels vs. Cougars and wonder if BYU is playing a style of ball that matches their strengths.

December 12, 2016  

After 10 games in the 2016-17 BYU Cougars basketball season, the Y is 7-3. It is the 5th straight season that BYU has opened at 7-3. In each of the last five seasons, BYU has firmly been on the bubble at season’s end. Is this campaign destined to hold the form of recent Cougar teams and result in a nervous watch on Selection Sunday? Or can Dave Rose’s young and talented squad find the consistency in performance and competitive energy to buck the trend?

In this episode:

  • The loss to Utah Valley is the defining game of the season at this point. (3:00)
  • Outside of Eric Mika, which newcomer has been the most impactful? (5:50)
  • Is this the latest in the season that Dave Rose has been without having a clear, defined approach about how his group can play winning basketball? (7:35)
  • Is BYU better equipped to play more half court offense than transition? (9:45)
  • The “Jimmer Effect” on the 2016-17 basketball team. (12:35)
  • Where the inexperience on this team is exhibited. (14:25)
  • BYU is destined to be on the bubble. (17:00)
  • BYU should have veterans, leadership and better role players on this team, but they have transferred. Players like Isaac Neilson, Frank Bartley, Jordan Chatman, and others would have helped the Y this season. (18:05)
  • Is BYU better equipped to play man-to-man defense or zone defense? (27:45)
  • BYU’s front court players look more comfortable than the guard line. (30:45)
  • What will BYU’s record be against St. Mary’s and Gonzaga this season? What will BYU’s record be against the other 7 WCC teams? (37:35)


November 9, 2016  

Keith and Tosh ask and try to answer the 22 biggest question for BYU basketball before the 2016-17 season.

February 26, 2016  

In this episode of CougarCast:

(1:00) Reasons why Saturday is a big game.
(6:52) Why you shouldn't feel confident because BYU won in Spokane
(10:23) Dave Rose's move to small ball
(17:42) Who's the best big man to play in the small ball lineups?
(19:57) What's going on with Jamal Aytes?
(23:36) The problem with small ball vs. Gonzaga
(30:50) WCC Player of the Year is on the line Saturday
(34:38) BYU Football reports that they saved $300,000 by busing to the Las Vegas Bowl
(43:45) Bronco Mendenhall cites football independence for his reason for leaving
(44:55) Mendenhall also cryptically said that his circumstances changed late in the 2015 season. Keith tells you what that change was.
December 1, 2015  

Keith discusses what he's learned about the BYU Basketball team over the first 5 games. Kyle Collinsworth breaks the NCAA record for career triple doubles (2:15). Nick Emery is so good and consistent and has a chance to break the most unbreakable record BYU Hoops record (3:10). The importance of engaged, high effort on defense (5:30). The good (defense!/rebounds) and bad (turnovers/passing) of Kyle Davis (6:55). Chase Fischer is BYU's litmus man (12:00). Dave Rose is still trying to calibrate his team in a way that wins games most efficiently (14:00). A look into the challenges BYU will face against the University of Utah (17:00). Go Cougars!


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