Cougar Cuts and Quotes: June 29th, 2015

News and Notes:

Criddle: “The Cavs could use someone who could spot up threes. I think that Tyler will come in and do a great job.”

Criddle: “Eric Takenaka is the guy that coaches down there are talking about.”

Criddle: “I think that Jonah Trinnaman could be a bigger recruit than Eric Takenaka.”

Dickson: “There’s not a ton of pressure on Jonah to come in and contribute.”

How We See It:

Twestion: What impact will having a GA who is specifically ST (Kyle Visciglia) have for BYU’s football team?

Dickson: “As far as special teams are involved, I don’t think it’s a huge move. But I think more than anything it brings extra eyes on the special teams.”

Criddle: “Kyle has always specialized in ST play. Anytime that Frank Wintrich brings someone new in, I trust in the decision he’s made.”

Criddle: “Look at Boston College back in 2005 where BYU lost on missed FG’s. TCU where BYU loses on a botched snap. The Fight Hunger Bowl where Washington takes it to the house because BYU can’t stay in their lanes.”

Criddle: “I think it’s a big deal because Kelly Poppinga doesn’t have to split his time between OLB and ST.”

Jimmy Rex Top 3 Stories:

Rex: “Our number one property is $175,000 right here in Ivory Ridge where they’re normally listed for $220,000. The owner wants out and it’ll hit the market tomorrow.”

Criddle: “I think the story about Jake Heaps should still be a story because we should continue to root for him even though he wasn’t as successful as we’d like at BYU.”

Criddle: “The article villainizes his parents and I don’t think they were the biggest problem.”

Dickson: “I think Jake was handled poorly. He came in and had to play right away. I think that the face that he left is because he was never accepted as a leader in BYU.”

Rex: “He could be gone in the next 6 months and completely forgotten like Ben Olson way.”

Rex: “I feel like his parents were very involved, but I don’t think it was every malicious.”

Rex: “He got thrown into a situation where the team struggled and it wasn’t a great support system when he wasn’t ready and it kind of blew up pretty fast.”

Dickson: “Riley was a great leader, but he didn’t have the same ability that Jake had.”

Rex: “O’neill basically was kicked off of the team because he went and took Jake’s equipment down in TX and put it in the coaches office and said he didn’t deserve it.”

Criddle: “No matter how you slice it, Jake has been successful because he has been able to land with an NFL team.”

Criddle: “I’ve seen parents that were just as involved.”

Criddle: “Jake was thrown into that position because the coaching staff didn’t offer scholarships in two years (’08 and ’09).”

Criddle: “They should’ve never been in that situation. But Jake Heaps broke records his freshman year and I think it’s because Coach Anae made it stable for him.”

Rex: “Number two is Quincy Lewis’ old house. It’s being listed at 289,000, built about 10 years ago.”

Criddle: “What BYU fan doesn’t want this house? The value comes from living just in Quincy’s home.”

Dickson: “Tyler is going to have to show other parts of his game adequately because he needs to show he can rebound and D up.”

Rex: “We have a duplex up in Sugarhouse that’s about 4,000 sqft total and you can get your mortgage paid by renting out part of it.”

Criddle: “I think that Kyle Visciglia is a huge hire but Darnell still isn’t buying it.”

Dickson: “I just don’t think that a GA makes that big of a difference.”

Rex: “I think that anytime you have someone focusing on something it can’t hurt.”

Cougar Insider Report:

Tuberville: “I think not having that extra game really cost TCU last year. If they don’t have a championship game they will have to go undefeated.”

Tuberville: “There’s going to be a lot of changes in CFB in the next 5 years.”

Tuberville: “I think it’s good that football players are finally getting paid for the first time ever.”

Frank Wintrich Interview:

Criddle: “Why would Jimmer go out there and show up the groom with all his awesome dance moves.”

Hicken: “He looked like he was in a shell.”

Dickson: “Now we call know that Brandon can dance, look at how he did before every game.”

Wintrich: “The transition from Texas to BYU was an easy transition. Now I’m just the performance coach opposed to that and the nutritionist and splitting this with olympic sports.”

Wintrich: “Kyle Visciglia was my roommate at UNT and he’s a well thought out coach who knows a lot about special teams.”

Wintrich: “He came up here to do some networking and there was an opening on the staff. He applied and he got it.”

Wintrich: “The speed program we run here at BYU is as good or better than any other place in the country.”

Criddle: “As soon as you brought up the warrior culture, I knew that you’d be a great fit with Coach Mendenhall.”

Wintrich: “Mentally there was something that wasn’t there. So we went to the Marine Core and changed some things up.”

Wintrich: “White, Royal, Navy, Delta, Elite.”

Wintrich: “Weight support the sprint ability.”

Wintrich: “The one guy who jumps out immediately is Harvey Langi with the effort, the technique, the energy.”

Wintrich: “A lot of guys are coming off of things so we’re kind of working them in.”

Wintrich: “In the winter, Taysom kind of thought that things were hard for him and he didn’t feel comfortable, but now he’s out there leading the guys.”

Wintrich: “Taysom and I talk a lot. That guy is more like a ferrari than a demolition derby car.”

Wintrich: “We have a throwing chart where we have Taysom keep track of how many short throws, intermediate throws, and long throws he makes.”

Wintrich: “I like go out and shoot on the weekends, hike, I’d like to start with doing some sparring again.”

Dickson: “I wish that you guys could see how excited Ben is about this group of guys.”

Criddle: “I think it’s good to see how teams respond to adversity. When you face it, how will you react?”

5:30 Segment:

Criddle: “According to Frank Wintrich, Harvey Langi is the number one guy.”

Dickson: “He’s a guy who came in and did pretty well but he still needed to learn the system. If he’s putting in the time in Wintrich’s system, he’s going to get an opportunity.”

6:30 Segment:

Dickson: “You need to be able to throw to a spot and trust a guy that they’ll be able to get there.”

Dickson: “You can’t think that a player is always going to be wide open. Do you think UCLA will let BYU players get wide open?”

Dickson: “Developing the relationships is so important. On 3rd and 9, and the opponent knows your guy is going to run an out and you can still throw it to him and he can pick up the 1st down.”

Random Notes:

Dickson: “I’d like to see if this new regime translates to finishing games better.”

Criddle: “All these hires for BYU are guys who are willing to work hard and perform for the team.”


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