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

September 20, 2017  

Tosh and Keith discuss the terrible and disasterous start the 2017 season. They answer a listeners email. Then dive into a strong evaluation about the new coaching staff. In particular, the remainder of 2017 gives a chance for Cougar fans to learn a ton about Kalani Sitake and his staff.

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September 13, 2017  

Tosh and Keith are finally back in the same room together podcasting!

This week, they discuss the struggle to beat the Utes, and the struggle to move the football.

Then they look at the matchup against the talented and tough #10 Wisconsin Badgers.

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September 7, 2017  

A podcast spanning around the world! 

First, Keith discusses the LSU loss and the BYU offensive issues. The Cougars can remedy a lot of their problems if they can start to confuse the opposing defenses.

Second, Tosh breaks down the Utah players to watch. Then outline the keys to a BYU victory over their rival.

Last, Keith discusses the problem of fans potentially negatively affecting the Cougars.

Go Cougars!

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August 25, 2017  

The 2017 BYU Football season is set to kickoff against the Portland State Vikings!

This week, Keith's Dad, Dr. Steven Shirts, joins his son in discussing what to expect in the opening game of the season. What are reasonable expectations for the Cougars performance on Saturday? 

Also, they play are round of BYU Football Trivia. The question: 12 BYU Quarterbacks have started in a Bowl Game victory. Name them.

Tosh was unable to be on this week's podcast as he was injured in a 4-wheeler accident. He is fine and recovering. but I'm sure could use your good thoughts and well wishes. Tweet at Tosh (@LehighRoller) to wish him well. 

Go Cougars!

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August 16, 2017  

Tosh and Keith break down the oncoming week-by-week journey the Cougars will take during 2017. They make their predictions on the wins and losses. Finally, they discuss the perennial "problem" of being an 8 or 9-win program.

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August 9, 2017  

CougarCast is back from their summer hiatus!

Catch up with Tosh and Keith as they discuss the upcoming BYU Football season. In particular, what specific BYU Football thing they’ve talked themselves into the most. For Keith, it is Tanner Mangum. For Tosh, it is the rise of a dominant offensive line.

In this episode:

  • The offseason for BYU Cougars Football is also suspension season. So far, all is quiet. (2:14)
  • Keith is “All-In on Tanner Mangum.” (3:25)
  • Where does Tanner Mangum need to improve the most this season? (7:00)
  • Besides Mangum, which skill position players are you most confident in? (9:05)
  • BYU Tight End Matt Bushman (10:45)
  • BYU Wide Receiver Jonah Trinnaman (13:30)
  • Tosh feels that BYU’s offensive line is going to be the “difference maker” in 2017. (21:00)
  • Ty Detmer’s plan for the offensive line. (26:30)
  • BYU Kicker Rhett Almond and Punter Johnny Linehan (28:00)
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February 1, 2017  

Tosh and Keith report on how BYU's 2017 recruiting class shaped up.

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January 6, 2017  

Tosh was lucky enough to be neighbors with LaVell Edwards. He shares his memories about his friend. Keith marvels over the unlikely rise of major college football at BYU. Thank you to LaVell Edwards!

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December 20, 2016  

In this episode:

  • What’s at stake during the 2016 Poinsettia Bowl? (1:30)
  • Does winning the bowl game actually impact recruiting? (3:34)
  • Where would a victory over Wyoming rank among BYU wins this season? (5:45)
  • Wyoming’s big wins this season. (7:30)
  • Which BYU loss stands out the most to you this season? (8:25)
  • Wyoming’s All-American running back Brian Hill provides a big challenge for the Cougars 9th ranked rush defense. (9:30)
  • Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen will eclipse 3,000 yards this season during the bowl game while targeting wide receiver Tanner Gentry. (10:25)
  • Wyoming is not a complete football team. (11:35)
  • BYU’s offense has been the weak unit for the Cougars, Wyoming’s defense has been the weak unit for the Cowboys. Who can cover up their weakness better? (13:00)
  • Strength vs. Strength. Wyoming Cowboys Offense vs. BYU Cougars Defense (16:10)
  • How much will special teams come into play? (19:25)
  • Will Aleva Hifo ever be a #1 receiver? His 5.3 yards per reception mark the 2nd lowest total of any wide receiver in the NCAA. (24:00)
  • Ten for Tosh! (29:55)
  • Keith’s game and score predictions (43:20)
  • Tosh’s game and score predictions (43:38)
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November 15, 2016  

This Saturday, the 6-4 BYU Cougars take on the 2-8 Massachusetts Minutemen. It will be a showcase of a classic stable of college football — an independent vs. independent clash on the gridiron.

Tosh and Keith discuss what to watch out for when the men of Provo will be challenged by the men of Amherst.

In this episode:

  • Watching position battles for the 2017 season. (5:50)
  • BYU CB Michael Davis has quietly moved down the BYU depth chart. He is now tied with Dayan Lake on the 2-deep. (6:48)
  • BYU’s margin of victory only matters if you are making bets in Vegas. (9:00)
  • Ten for Tosh! (12:45)
  • Tosh’s game and score predictions, and thing he’s hoping to witness on Saturday. (23:55)
  • Keith’s game and score predictions, and what he’s hoping for. (25:50)
  • Follow Tosh on Twitter.
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