Y’s Guys Podcast

Y’s Guys Podcast

BYU Sports Livestream Talk Show & Podcast with Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


May 31, 2023 110 mins
Dave and Blaine welcome Jernaro Gilford—the man charged with getting BYU’s cornerbacks to play defense like he did when he was a player. Jenaro earned his sociology degree at BYU and his Masters in Education at Whittier. He has been the cornerbacks coach at BYU since 2016. It is a pleasure to have him on Y’s Guys tonight!

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This week Dave and Blaine are honored to welcome in studio BYU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Amber Whiting and her amazingly talented daughter, Amari Whiting, who has committed to to play at BYU! Amber and Amari represent the present and future of women’s basketball at BYU. Amber just finished her first season as the Cougar’s head coach and her daughter, Amari, is a 4-star guard who will suit up for BYU this winter.

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May 18, 2023 118 mins

Join Dave and Blaine in welcoming, in studio, Deseret News’ Sports Editor, Dick Harmon. It was one year ago this month when we started Y’s Guys and Dick was our very first guest! Dick has been the writer who has covered BYU longer than any other journalist on the planet and we are happy to welcome him back!

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May 10, 2023 100 mins
This week Dave and Blaine welcome in studio, Michael Johanson, Director of Alumni Relations at BYU. The athletic teams aren’t the only ones getting ready to join the Big 12. New markets mean new opportunities for BYU alumni all over the country.

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May 3, 2023 109 mins

Former BYU Cougar, former Ricks College Viking and former Orem Golden Tiger Jonny Harline joins Dave and Blaine this week, live from Las Vegas. Jonny is the man who caught one of the most celebrated touchdowns in BYU history—and, he currently plays the guitar in the band “Tiger Frog.”

Dave, Blaine and Jonny talk about the three Cougars sent into the NFL Draft and what ithat means for BYU’s future recruiting.

Women’s Hoops get...

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April 26, 2023 121 mins

This week we had two fantastic guests—Byron Rex and Brandon Doman! Byron not only caught touchdown passes from Ty Detmer, John Walsh and Ryan Hancock at BYU, but his two son’s, Isaac and Preston are following in his footsteps! Former quarterback, Brandon Doman went 14-2 as BYU’s starting quarterback and was selected in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. With the NFL Draft later this week, we were happ...

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April 18, 2023 83 mins

Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler visit with two great guests this week. First, Brian Logan joins Y’s Guys in studio. Brian played defensive back at BYU in 2009 and 2010. He is also a football analyst for BYUtv on the pre- and post-game shows and pops in on BYU Sports Nation from time to time. We also welcome women’s golf head coach, Carrie Roberts, coming to us from Riverside Country Club where the team is getting ready to compete in ...

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April 12, 2023 86 mins

This week Dave and Blaine welcome Mat and Savanna Shaw, inviting them to tell their remarkable story of optimism and opportunity. This father-daughter singing duo is seen and heard by millions all over the world. Mat’s late father, Donald and his mom, Lisa are both BYU graduates—and Mat grew up in Southern California cheering for the Cougars! His BYU hat plays a prominent role in the music video we listen to during the livestream. ...

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April 5, 2023 138 mins

This week, Dave and Blaine welcome Hans Olsen on Zoom and Greg Wrubell in studio. Hans is the new analyst for BYU football broadcasts on BYU Radio, joining Greg Wrubell for the Cougars’ first season in the Big 12. He played defensive tackle at BYU between 1996–2000 and proudly wore the “bib” uniform. Greg Wrubell has been behind the mic calling BYU sports since 1996 as the basketball play-by-play voice, and since 2001 as the radio ...

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March 29, 2023 127 mins

This week Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler welcome in studio, Neon Trees’ drummer, Elaine Bradley. Also coming in on Zoom is Max Hall, former BYU Quarterback legend. When Elaine was a student at BYU, Max Hall was the quarterback of the football team. He dazzled the crowds with his ability to throw the football, while she entertained the masses with her drums—and, she’s still putting on a show as Neon Trees’ drummer.

Bobbleheads: Us...

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March 22, 2023 87 mins

In this week’s episode, Dave and Blaine welcome Chris Hoke who started his NFL career as an un-drafted free agent and finished with two Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was on the field at BYU for LaVell Edwards’ final home game, and when BYU beat Utah in Salt Lake City to wrap up Coach Edwards’ legendary career. Chris made a living with “the mean and nasty” on the defensive line—an area where BYU is trying to impr...

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March 15, 2023 82 mins

Join Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler this week in studio with guests Mikel Minor and Russ Merrill—two key figures in the development of BYUtv Sports, going way back before there was even a BYUtv. Mikel is the former Senior Coordinating Producer and Russ is the former Supervising Director. In addition, Dave and Blaine bring in David Phillips, Head of Sports Production at BYUtv, on Zoom. David is “today’s version” of Michael and Russ!


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March 8, 2023 127 mins
Welcome, Cougar Nation, to this week’s podcast! Dave and Blaine welcome the remarkable Kyle Van Noy to the livestream. Kyle was the fuel behind McQueen High School’s 14-0 Nevada State Championship season in 2008. Then, he brought pizzazz to BYU football’s defense. In the NFL, he’s won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots... But we’ve have never seen him happier than when he made a hole in one on the golf course last week. ...

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March 1, 2023 111 mins
This week, Dave and Blaine welcome Sione Po’uha in studio. Sione is the new defensive tackles coach at BYU. He has a lot of history with the Cougars. He played eight seasons with the New York Jets. We also welcome, in studio, Kalin Hall. Kalin is a former Valley Viking and Gatorade Player of the Year in Las Vegas, and junior college Player of the Year at Dixie in 1991. He ran the ball for two seasons at BYU, married a BYU gymnast a...

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February 22, 2023 115 mins
This week Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler welcome the new BYU Football Linebacker Coach, Justin Ena. Justin played linebacker for the Cougars between 1997 and 2001. Then, he coached at Southern Utah, Weber State, Utah, Utah State and San Diego State before returning home to BYU. We also have a great visit with former BYU Football legend and author, Pastor Dewey Gray. Dewey is the founder of The Transformation Church in Lancaster Coun...

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February 15, 2023 106 mins
This week on Y’s Guys Dave and Blaine’s guest is former BYU football quarterback John Beck. John started in 2003 as a 22-year old freshman, and remains number two, all-time in the program’s history, in passing yards and total yards. He is also third at BYU with 79 career touchdowns. After six seasons in the NFL, he and a couple of partners opened a Quarterback Training Program where he continues to tutor some of the biggest names i...

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February 8, 2023 145 mins

During this week’s livestream we we’re excited to welcome in studio a guest who is part of the new face of college football with Name, Image and Likeness. Mark Comer is a BYU alum who works as the co-chairman of The Royal Blue collective—that is the official BYU NIL collective—helping players cash in on their talents and get prepared for their future lives. Learn more at: https://www.royalbluecollective.org

We also were honored ...

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February 1, 2023 147 mins

On this historic day for BYU sports the Big 12 announced the Cougars first P5 football schedule. We’re calling in Big 12 Tuesday! BYUtv Football Analyst and Co-host of “After Further Review” David Nixon also joins us to break down the new 2023 Football Schedule.

Link to Download Schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ESw2w-_KZ2_9cCyzI8NpIB4jx0Sp-rQa/view?usp=sharing

We have a great time with Morgan Bailey and Lauren Gust...

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January 26, 2023 109 mins
This week we welcome Jay Hill—one of the busiest men in football, especially in this off season. He turned Weber State into an FCS national power, and he is now in Provo to make BYU a contender in the Big 12. It is our pleasure to welcome Jay Hill to Y’s Guys. Also with us, special guest Trent Pratt who is getting ready for his first ‘opening day’ as BYU’s head baseball coach. He took over the job mid-season last year for Mike Litt...

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January 18, 2023 139 mins

This week’s podcast includes Hall of Famer Danny Ainge spending time with us here in the studio. He lives by the mantra, “it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” He is also the only student-athlete in BYU history to play professional baseball in the summer, and be a star for Cougar basketball during the winter—and he did that for three years. He led BYU to the Sweet Sixteen in 1981 and was named National Bas...

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