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

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)


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