BYU Football Notes: Recruiting Class of 2012 highlights past and future
The offseason has officially begun for the BYU football program and the first step will be February’s upcoming signing day. Jared Lloyd of the Provo Daily Herald reflects on the 2012 recruiting class which included stars like Jamaal Williams, Tanner Mangum, and Butch Pau’u among many others. Some of those players wrapped up their career last night, but many will be included in the future of the program.
Cougars honor legacy of Elsie Mahe and Hayes Tate in bowl game
The BYU Football program honored Elsie Mahe and Hayes Tate by wearing decals on the team helmet. Elsie is the daughter of BYU running back coach Reno Mahe and Hayes is the son of former Utah safety Steve State. The Mahe family also ran out a pink BYU flag with Elsie’s name on it in her honor.
We love you Elsie and Hayes! pic.twitter.com/qvAwO8qM11
— Jasen (@Jasen_AhYou) December 22, 2016
— Jack Damuni (@JackDamuni) December 22, 2016
Cougars were close to joining Power 5 conference
BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe joined Mighty 1090 in San Diego prior to Wednesday’s bowl game. During the conversation, he revealed that the Cougars were “very close” to joining a power five conference but didn’t specify any further. In talking about the future he said, “In order to make that happen, we just really have to improve,” Holmoe said. “Even though I think we have a strong national brand, we have to win bowl games.”
The Cougars did just that on Wednesday, beating the Wyoming Cowboys 24-21. The Cougars finished the season 9-4 in the first season under Head Coach Kalani Sitake