CougarCast: BYU Sports
By Keith Shirts and Tosh Macintosh
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Keith Shirts and Tosh Macintosh chat about BYU Sports.
||CleanWeek 8: BYU @ Boise State, PLUS the end of Big 12 talk||Keith goes it alone to discuss the end of Big 12 Expansion Talk, slow starts for the Cougars, and the big matchup against #14 Boise ...||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 7: BYU vs. Mississippi State||This week, Keith welcomes Vanquish The Foe’s Jake Welch (@BYUAllBlue) on to the podcast! The BYU Cougars have won two in a row! Next up, ...||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 6: BYU @ Michigan State||In this episode:Jamaal Williams everybody! (2:10)The win against Toledo may have been bigger than initially realized. (6:00)The state of Michigan has not been friendly to ...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 5: BYU vs. Toledo||The Cougars are 1-3. Tosh and Keith discuss the idea of "learning how to win close games." Keith feels that all that is going on ...||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 4: BYU vs. West Virginia||The Cougars are half a team. The defense has played well enough to have BYU at 3-0. The offense has not played well enough to ...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 3: BYU vs. UCLA||Can the Cougars get it going on offense against the Bruins?||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 2: BYU @ Utah||In this episode of CougarCast:Tosh’s experience at the University of Arizona game (1:00)First impression of Ty Detmer’s offense and Taysom Hill’s return (2:50)Ilaisa Tuiaki’s defense ...||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 1: BYU vs. Arizona||It is game week! Keith and Tosh preview what they think will go down at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona this Saturday ...||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2016 BYU Football Defense Preview||New BYU Football defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki begins to fill in the shoes of Bronco Mendenhall. Mendenhall caused disagreements among Cougar fans on every front ...||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaysom Hill - 2016 Starting QB w/ Keith’s Dad||It was announced that Taysom Hill will be the starting QB against Arizona. Keith took the time to speak with his Dad about a season ...||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2016 BYU Football Offense Preview||The BYU football season is quickly approaching. There is a lot to be excited about. Ty Detmer is back! Taysom, Tanner, Jamaal are back! In ...||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYU’s LINEUP OF DEATH in the NIT||Dave Rose continues to play BYU's LINEUP OF DEATH! If BYU is going to make a run in the NIT, Rose must avoid the LINEUP ...||3/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYU Hoops: vs. Gonzaga, PLUS, BYU Football saves $300K?||In this episode of CougarCast: (1:00) Reasons why Saturday is a big game. (6:52) Why you shouldn't feel confident because BYU won in Spokane (10:23) Dave Rose's move ...||2/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2016 BYU Football National Signing Day||National Signing Day naturally brings excitement and expectation. Combining that with the new look and energy found at the BYU Football program and optimistic attitudes ...||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe last 5 Holy War games||Listen to the play-by-play call of the Cougar heartbreakers in the Holy War. This will make you want BYU to beat Utah more than ever!||12/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLas Vegas Bowl: BYU vs. Utah - Holy War in Sin City||Tosh and Keith are pumped that the HOLY WAR IS BACK! Utah tried to duck the game, and the college football cosmos commanded that these ...||12/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe BYU Football Head Coaching Search||The BYU Head Football Coaching position has been open a total of 3 times since 1972. With Bronco Mendenhall's departure, Tosh and Keith reflect on ...||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYU Hoops: BYU vs. Central Michigan||BYU Hoops have started the season 6-3. Keith and Tosh discuss what they have liked (Nick Emery!) and haven't enjoyed as much (Chase Fischer!). Plus, ...||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYU Hoops: BYU @ Utah - Rivalry time!||Keith discusses what he's learned about the BYU Basketball team over the first 5 games. Kyle Collinsworth breaks the NCAA record for career triple doubles ...||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2015-16 BYU Basketball preview||Keith and Tosh discuss the deep and balanced roster for the BYU Basketball team. Potentially troubling games. Predictions for the season. Plus, they break down ...||11/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
CougarCast is amazing!
This podcast is awesome. I just can't quit smiling while I'm listening to this!
Informative, humorous, a good listen.
Amazing, refreshing, dynamic analysis of BYU Football and Basketball
As a busy BYU alumnus in medical school I don't have much time to watch BYU football or basketball. And when I did (before Cougar Cast) I felt like it wasn't a complete experience because I didn't understand the context of the game (who was injured, what type of offense they were running, who I should watch for on the other team).
Then I discovered Cougar Cast. I stumbled upon it shortly after it began. Keith and Tosh's in depth analysis of the each game fill the gaps I described. Throughout both football and basketball seasons I now feel completely connected to what's happening, even when I can't watch. And when I do get to watch I feel like I actually know what the game means in the context of the rest of the season.
But this is way more than just a catch-up podcast for those of us who can't watch the games. Keith and Tosh are both very skilled at their analysis and are fun to listen to. They are very different in their perspectives, too. I will stand by the descriptions I gave them in my first review of this podcast - Tosh is the eager-beaver optimist and Keith is the florid pessimist (realist?) ;-). Together their contrasting views provide for dynamic and lively discussion, and an original, refreshing perspective.
One last thing. Keith is a DATA POWERHOUSE! Aside from most ESPN commentators, I haven't ever listened to anyone who has a better command of the facts and stats to back up his arguments and views. Unlike some whiny BYU fans, whose complaints are colored only by their flawed perspective of the last game or two, Keith knows the little details but also takes time to step back and look at the big picture. Greg Wrubell protégé?
I've loved CougarCast. I recommend it to any BYU fan, whether you never miss a game or your schedule only allows occasional indulgence.