2014 BYU Cougars football team

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2014 BYU Cougars football
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Conference Independent
2014 record 0–0
Head coach Bronco Mendenhall (10th year)
Offensive coordinator Robert Anae (8th year)
Offensive scheme Multiple formation
Defensive coordinator Nick Howell (2nd year)
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium LaVell Edwards Stadium
(Capacity: 63,470)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 Division I FBS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Army               0 0  
BYU               0 0  
Navy               0 0  
Notre Dame           0 0  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 BYU Cougars football team will represent Brigham Young University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cougars, led by head coach Bronco Mendenhall, will play their home games at LaVell Edwards Stadium. This will be the fourth year BYU has competed as an independent.

Before the season[edit]

After a season in which the entire offensive staff was changed, BYU is expected to have stability in the coaching ranks as every coach is expected to return.

2014 Recruits[edit]

The Cougars have signed 17 high school seniors, 2 junior college transfers, and 2 FBS transfer for the 2014 class. A few members will be going straight out onto their LDS mission. Details on each signee will be added within the next couple of weeks. The class includes 12 defensive and eight offensive players representing seven different states with seven recruits signing out of California, four from Utah, three from Texas, two from both Arizona and Kansas, and one each from Alabama and North Carolina. On defense, BYU adds six recruits at defensive line, three at linebacker and three in the defensive backfield, while signing four wide receivers, three offensive linemen and one tight end on offense. BYU also has two mid-year enrollees that will bolster their ranks.

2014 Returning Missionaries[edit]

18 return missionaries will join BYU for the 2014 season.

2014 Departures[edit]

5 BYU players were invited to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine and will not return as they are graduating seniors. The five feature two of BYU's all-time leaders in Kyle Van Noy and Cody Hoffman. Uani 'Unga, Eathyn Manumaleuna, and Daniel Sorensen round out the list of Cougars invited to the Combine. All five are expected to be taken in the 2014 NFL Draft. Only 13 programs had more than BYU's 5-players invited to the Combine, and out of those 13 only 3 had more than BYU's defense: Alabama, Florida State, and Florida.[1]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jason Munns 11 QB 6'5" 249 Senior Kennewick, WA Graduated
Kaneakua Friel 82 TE 6'5" 261 Senior Kaneohe, HI Graduated
JD Falslev 12 WR 5'8" 175 Senior Smithfield, UT Graduated
Cody Hoffman 2 WR 6'4" 210 Senior Crescent City, CA Graduated
Skyler Ridley 17 WR 6'0" 172 Senior Murrieta, CA Graduated
Manaaki Vaitai 79 OL 6'3" 317 Senior Euless, TX Graduated
Mike Hague 32 DB 5'10" 190 Senior Salt Lake City, UT Graduated
Adam Hogan 16 DB 5'11" 180 Senior Los Angeles, CA Graduated
Scott Lefrandt 33 DB 5'11" 190 Senior Seattle, WA Graduated
Blake Morgan 27 DB 5'11" 195 Senior Greeley, CO Graduated
Daniel Sorensen 9 DB 6'2" 208 Senior Colton, CA Graduated
Eathyn Manumaleuna 55 DL 6'2" 305 Senior Anchorage, AL Graduated
Tyler Beck 45 LB 6'1" 220 Senior Murrieta, CA Graduated
Spencer Hadley 34 LB 6'1" 227 Senior Connell, WA Graduated
Austin Jorgensen 34 LB 6'2" 232 Senior Mount Pleasant, UT Graduated
Uani 'Unga 41 LB 6'1" 317 Senior Rancho Cucamonga, CA Graduated
Kyle Van Noy 3 LB 6'3" 245 Senior Reno, NV Graduated; Selected in 2014 NFL Draft by Detroit Lions with 40th pick[2]
Justin Sorensen 37 K 6'1" 243 Senior South Jordan, UT Graduated
Kevin O'Mary 96 DS 6'4" 240 Senior San Diego, CA Graduated
Tanner Cox 96 LB 6'4" 226 Junior Pleasant View, UT Graduated
Andrew Crawford 68 OL 6'5" 222 Sophomore Fairfax, VA
Tui Crichton 52 OL 6'3" 343 Junior Provo, UT
Michael Doman 93 DL 6'4" 240 Sophomore Portland, OR Transferred to Portland State[3]
Cole Jones 65 OL 6'6" 282 Sophomore Centerville, UT
Benson Manwaring 31 WR 5'5" 180 Junior Boise, ID
Ammon Olsen 15 QB 6'3" 209 Sophomore Draper, UT Transferred to Southern Utah[4]
Brad Wilcox 75 OL 6'7" 300 Freshman Edmond, OK
Rylee Gautavai 46 LB 6'0" 219 Freshman Bountiful, UT LDS mission (returning in 2016)
Porter Hansen 38 LB 6'3" 205 Freshman La Crescenta, CA LDS mission (returning in 2016)
Trajan Pili 47 LB 6'1" 225 Freshman Las Vegas, NV LDS mission (returning in 2016)
Addison Pulsipher 71 OL 6'5" 264 Freshman Temecula, CA LDS mission (returning in 2016)
Thomas Shoaf 56 OL 6'7" 255 Freshman Columbus, IN LDS mission (returning in 2016)
Nephi Stevens 22 WR 5'11" 190 Freshman Aiea, HI LDS mission (returning in 2016)
Merrill Taliauli 46 DL 6'2" 312 Freshman Salt Lake City, UT LDS mission (returning in 2016)
Iona Pritchard 5 RB 6'0" 232 RS Junior South Jordan, UT Graduate Transfer to Oregon State[5]
Billy Green 10 QB 6'2" 206 Sophomore Woodway, WA Transferred[6]
JonRhyeem Peoples 94 DL 6'4" 339 RS Freshman Rigby, ID Transferred[7]

Media[edit]

Football Media Day[edit]

Football Media Day is scheduled to take place in June 2014 and will air live on BYUtv and have player interviews conducted through byutvsports.com.

Cougar IMG Sports Network Affiliates[edit]

KSL 102.7 FM and 1160 AM- Flagship Station (Salt Lake City/ Provo, UT and ksl.com)
BYU Radio- Nationwide (Dish Network 980, Sirius XM 143, and byuradio.org)
KIDO- Boise, ID [football only]
KTHK- Blackfoot/ Idaho Falls/ Pocatello/ Rexburg, ID
KMGR- Manti, UT
KSUB- Cedar City, UT
KDXU- St. George, UT
KSHP- Las Vegas, NV [football only][8]

Roster[edit]

2014 BYU Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class


Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible

[9]

  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

Schedule[edit]

The 2014 schedule features a lot of returning opponents in Texas, Houston, Virginia, UCF, Boise State, Utah State, Middle Tennessee, and Nevada. While it is not regarded as being as difficult as the 2013 schedule, it is regarded as being the first schedule that will play in every major recruiting state BYU targets: Texas, Florida, and California. Times and networks for most games are still pending.[10] Should BYU be bowl eligible, they will play in the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl.[11]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 5:00 PM at UConn Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN      
September 6 5:30 PM at Texas Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX FS1      
September 11 7:00 PM Houston LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT ESPN      
September 20 TBA Virginia LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, UT      
October 3 8:15 PM Utah State LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, UT (Beehive Boot & The Old Wagon Wheel) ESPN      
October 9 5:30 PM at UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL ESPN      
October 18 TBA Nevada LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, UT      
October 24 7:00 PM at Boise State Albertsons StadiumBoise, ID ESPN or ESPN2      
November 1 1:30 PM at Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN CBSSN      
November 15 TBA UNLV LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, UT      
November 22 1:00 PM Savannah State LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, UT BYUtv      
November 29 TBA at Cal California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA      
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

Game Summaries[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

BYU at UConn
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
Huskies 0 0 0 0 0
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting



Texas[edit]

BYU at Texas
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
Longhorns 0 0 0 0 0
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2013 BYU, 40–21



Houston[edit]

Houston at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
UH Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
BYU Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2013 BYU, 47–46



Virginia[edit]

Virginia at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 0 0 0 0 0
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-3 2013 Virginia, 19-16



Utah State[12][edit]

Utah State at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 0 0 0 0
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: October 3
  • Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium
    Provo, UT
  • TV announcers (ESPN/BYUtv): Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, Kathy Aiken, & Spencer Linton (BYUtv)
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–16–1 2013 BYU, 31–14



UCF[edit]

BYU at UCF
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
Knights 0 0 0 0 0
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2011 BYU, 24–17



Nevada[edit]

Nevada at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 0 0 0 0 0
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: October 18
  • Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium
    Provo, UT
  • TV announcers (ESPN Network/BYUtv): Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, Kathy Aiken, & Spencer Linton (BYUtv)
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
5-2-2 2013 BYU, 28-23



Boise State[edit]

BYU at Boise State
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 0 0 0 0
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2013 BYU, 37–20



Middle Tennessee[edit]

BYU at Middle Tennessee
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
Blue Raiders 0 0 0 0 0
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2013 BYU, 37–10



UNLV[edit]

UNLV at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 0 0 0 0 0
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: November 15
  • Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium
    Provo, UT
  • TV announcers (ESPN Network/BYUtv): Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, Kathy Aiken, and Spencer Linton (BYUtv)
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–3 2010 BYU 55–7



Savannah State[edit]

Savannah State at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 0 0 0 0
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting



Cal[edit]

BYU at Cal
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
Golden Bears 0 0 0 0 0
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2005 Cal, 35–28



Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP  
Coaches' RV  
CFP Not released Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ Call, Jeff (February 21, 2014). "15 local college players to participate in NFL Combine, including 5 each from BYU, Utah". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Birkett, Dave (June 5, 2014). "Detroit Lions sign Kyle Van Noy to 4-year deal; Eric Ebron lone unsigned draft pick". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Goodman, Jeff (February 7, 2014). "Canby alum Michael Doman transfers to Portland State". Canby Herald. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ Call, Jeff (January 21, 2014). "Backup quarterback Ammon Olsen transferring to SUU". Deseret News. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ Drew, Jay (May 30, 2014). "BYU FB Iona Pritchard transferring to Oregon State". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ Call, Jeff (May 30, 2014). "Backup fullback Pritchard, quarterback Green are leaving program". Deseret News. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ Drew, Jay (June 12, 2014). "DL JonRyheem Peoples looking for new home after BYU release". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "BYU Sports Network Affiliates". KSL. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ "BYU Men's Football Staff". BYU Athletics. 
  10. ^ Kelley, Kevin (February 24, 2014). "BYU Cougars announce 2014 Football Schedule". FBschedules. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ McMurphy, Brett (April 28, 2014). "BYU to play inaugural Miami bowl". ESPN. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Utah State Football Announces Three-Game Series With BYU, Resumes Series With Utah and Lists Future Non-Conference Opponents". UtahStateAggies.com. 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2011-08-20.