PROVO, Utah – On March 25, Brigham Young University is holding their annual spring game at LaVell Edwards stadium. This will be fans’ first chance to see the Cougars in 2017.
BYU ended its 2016 season with a Poinsettia Bowl win over Wyoming, finishing 9-4 on the year. Now the team begins year two under Head Coach Kalani Sitake and his coaching staff. One thing to watch for in this year’s spring game is the new additions to the team.
The spring game is the first opportunity for many of the young players to play at LaVell Edwards stadium. Older players, however, also relish the opportunity to showcase their veteran skills in front of the home crowd.
“I think it just creates more of a game atmosphere. You know, having an audience to watch you, you want to step your game up to that next level. I know that’s how it is for me, and I’m sure that’s how it is for a lot of guys,” said senior linebacker Fred Warner.
A new season comes with many unknowns, like how BYU will fare against powerhouse teams LSU, Wisconsin, Utah, and Boise State. Starting quarterback Tanner Mangum and runningback Squally Canada will be tasked with leading the Cougar’s offense.
The Cougars first official game isn’t until late August against Portland State, an FCS opponent.
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