BYU Football with Kalani Sitake – September 25, 2018


YOU CAN’T SAY THAT IT WAS THE WEATHER, OR THIS, OR THAT THE, WHATEVER THE CASE IS IS. YOU HAVE TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE. NUMBERS DON’T LIE AND STATS DON’T LIE, SO YOU CAN LIE TO YOURSELF, BUT YOU CAN’T — YOU CAN’T LIE TO THE COMMUNITY.>>LOOK FORWARD TO IT ON THE FOX NETWORK. LET’S LOOK AT OUR PREDICTIONS. THIS IS WHAT WE SAW LAST WEEK. WITH MCNEESE WINNING AND BLAINE WENT 45-10. YOU GUYS ARE THE TWO — THE SEASON THAT HAVE PICKED THE WIN.>>I LIKE IT.>>CHALKED IT UP, WE ARE ALL SHOCKED BUT CONGRATULATIONS. NOW LET’S LOOK AT SATURDAY NIGHT AT WASHINGTON.>>I AM GOING TO TAKE BYU, BY THE SAME SCORE, THEY WON AT WISCONSIN.>>24-21.>>THAT’S BEEN A NUMBER FOR BYU.>>YEAH, I PLAY UP THERE IN 2008, WE BEAT THEM 28-27, BY 1 POINT.>>WE BLOCKED THE POINT, I THINK BYU HAS A SIMILAR TYPE MIRACLE AND WINS.>>YEAH, I THINK BOTH ARE GOOD. 14.>>NOW BEFORE WE WITH CAME OUT HERE, WE HAD PIZZA AND DRANK KOOL-AID. WE ARE ALL BELIEVERS, NONE OF US PICKED BYU TO WIN AT WISCONSIN, BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT. THIS IS A DIFFERENT TEAM, THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY, AND THE LAST FEW SECONDS PLAYING THEY CAN GET THIS DONE.>>WELL, THEY HAVE TO BE ERROR FREE. I THINK WASHINGTON IS MORE DYNAMIC. IF THEY DON’T TURN IT OVER THEY HAVE A CHANCE.>>THAT’S OUR SHOW FOR THIS WEEK, BYU FOOTBALL IS NEXT, FOR BLAINE, BRIAN, DAVID, THE ALL OF US HERE, I AM DAVE MCCANN, WE WILL SEE YOU SATURDAY NIGHT ON COUNT DOW>>Greg: COMING UP, THE COUGARS WITH BACK-TO-BACK GAMES, INTO THE AP TO 25 AHEAD A BATTLE IN SEATTLE. WE’RE LIVE WITH KELANI SITAKE AND FESI SITAKE, AND WE START WITH KELANI SITAKE NOW.>>LETS IT GO.>> FIRST DOWN AND MORE! TOUCHDOWN! THROWS IT. TOUCHDOWN!>> WAITING, WAITING.>> TOUCHDOWN.>> TOUCHDOWN, BYU! ITS CORBIN KAFUSI.>> TOUCHDOWN, SHUMWAY.>>HAND OFF. ANOTHER ONE! TOUCHDOWN.>> THIS IS BYU FOOTBALL, WITH KELANI SITAKE. PRESENTED BY INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE. AND NOW, YOUR HOST, THE VOICE OF THE COUGARS, GREG WRUBELL. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Greg: WE WELCOME YOU INSIDE OF STUDIO C, INSIDE THE BEAUTIFUL BYU BROADCASTING BUILDING IN PROVO, UTAH. AND WE VITE US TO JOIN IN THE CONVERSATION ON TWITTER, USING THE HASHTAG SITAKE SHOW. TO GET TONIGHT’S SHOW ON THE ROAD, LET’S BRING IT IN, STRAIGHT OFF THE PRACTICE FIELD, THE HEAD COACH OF THE COUGARS, KELANI SITAKE. [ APPLAUSE ]>> HOW’S IT GOING? MY NICE COMFORTABLE CHAIR.>>Greg: HOW WAS PRACTICE TODAY?>>Guest: IT WAS G HAD A GOOD DAY YESTERDAY. AND ANOTHER ONE TODAY. AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REST OF THE WEEK, PREPARING THE RIGHT WAY. AND WE DO WELL WHEN WE PREPARE WELL. SO LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUING AND THE PROGRESS WE’RE MAKING, AND GOOD THIS WEEKEND.>>Greg: 3 AND 1.>>Guest: THANK YOU, ITS FUN. ONLY WAY TO DO BETTER, WE’LL JUST HAVE TO DRIVE ON THE NEXT ONE.>>Greg: DO YOU WANT TO SEE BETTER?>>Guest: I THINK A LOT CLEAN WHERE OUR GAME. WHAT WE HAD, A LOT OF MISSED ASSIGNMENTS AND BROKEN PLAYS. AND THAT WE’RE REALLY GOOD, ASSIGNMENTS ON DEFENSE, AND JUST HAVE A SLOW START, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? SO LET’S JUST START FAST, AND WHAT WE DID IN THE SECOND QUARTER, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US START QUICKER AND WE HAVE SOME IDEAS OF WHAT WE DID WITH THE SAME. GET A WIN AT LAVELL’S HOUSE, AND MAKE OUR CORRECTIONS AND DEMAND OUR GUYS GET BETTER. BESIDES COMING OFF OF A WIN, THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN BUILD OFF. WE’RE SITTING HERE COMPLAINING AND BEING A RANKED TEAM. SO WITH ALL OF THAT SAID AND DONE, WE KNOW WE CAN BE SO MUCH BETTER. REALLY, THE PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE, AND REALLY KNOWING THAT WE ARE SO MUCH BETTER.>>Greg: LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW IT WENT DOWN ON THE FIRST DAY OF FALL, 50th THOUSAND PLUS AT LAVELL EDWARDS STADIUM, BYU, THE COWBOYS, UP 3-0 IN THE FIRST QUARTER.>>THEY HAD SOME BIG PLAYS, AND THEN WE HAD SOME MISTAKES. TURNING OVER AND PUTTING OUR DEFENSE IN A BAD POSITION. FEELING GOOD ABOUT THE FIELD GOAL BLOCK, AND LONG DISTANCES. WE NEED TO FIND WAYS TO WAKE UP IN THE FIRST QUARTER, OUR STYLE OF DEFENSE, AND THE GUYS ARE WIDE OPEN.>>WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?>>TELLING THEM HOW MUCH I LOVE THEM. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS READ MY LIPS, RIGHT? LOVE YOU, YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME.>> THE SECOND QUARTER, A BLOCKED FIELD GOAL BRING CORBIN KAFUSI, AND A RETURN BY WARNER, AND THIS IS WHAT BYU GOT GOING WITH THE SPECIAL TEAMS AND DEFENSE, AND KALANI, SET UP YOUR DEFENSE.>>WE NEED HAD FROM THEM, ITS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE WAS WAITING FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO MAKE THE PLAY, AND WE TOOK THE INITIATIVE ON DEFENSE AND MADE SOME PLAYS. WITH THE OFFENSE ROLLING IN THE QUARTER.>>Greg: IT WAS A BIG DAY FOR KATOA. THINGS STARTED TO CLICK, TANNER JACOBSON CLICKS OFF A PASS, IN THE BACKFIELD. AND HE SET IT UP FOR THE OTHER IN THE FIELD.>>IT HAS BEEN GAME READY, AND HE MOVED THE POSITIONS. JUST WAITING FOR HIS CHANCE, AND THEN MADE HIS REPS COUNT, YOU KNOW? SO I WAS PLEASED WITH WHAT HE DID FOR SAFETY FOR US.>>SHUMWAY IN THE BACK CORNER.>>WE HAVE SEEN TALLEN DO THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN IN PRACTICES AND SCRIMMAGES, AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HIM DO IT FOR SOMEBODY ELSE FOR ONCE. PUT UP THE BALL WELL, AND THE SECOND TOUCHDOWN. A LOT OF CREDIT TO THE GUYS, YOU SEE MORONI AND THE LINEMEN UP FRONT, OPENING THE HOLE FOR HIM.>>Greg: BYU IS UP 20-3 AT THAT POINT AND THEY’RE NOT DONE SCORING. A FUMBLE FORCED SHELDON AND SAWYER POWELL COMBINED ON THE TAKE AWAY, AND THEN RIGHT BEFORE HALFTIME.>>YEAH, AND WHAT HE CAN DO AS A KICKER, AND FOR A GUY THAT HAS BEEN HOME FROM A MISSION NOT TOO LONG, FOR A YEAR, HE HAS BEEN WORKING HARD ON HIS LEG. I HAVE A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN HIM. CONTROLLING IT, AND IT WILL BE AUTOMATIC FOR US.>>Greg: THE STORY IN THE SECOND HALF, A SHORTER FIELD GOAL FOLLOWED BY SANDLIN, AND BYU WITH A SHORTER FIELD. THE LONGEST FIELD GOAL, IT WAS 47, AND KALANI’S 47-YARD FIELD GOAL, THAT’S THE LONGEST FOR A BYU FIELD GOAL KICKER IN EIGHT YEARS.>>Greg: FRESHMEN, A LOT OF FIELD GOALS FOR US TO MAKE.>>Greg: AND HE HASN’T MISSED ONE YET, LATE IN THE GAME, BYU FORCES YET ANOTHER TAKE AWAY. THE FOURTH TAKE AWAY OF THE GAME. SO YOU HAVE TO FINISH UP IN THE TURNOVER MARGIN, AND THAT SET YOU UP TOP END THE GAME WITH POSSESSION, AND TIME TO CELEBRATE AND TIME TO WATCH THE COACH BREAK IT DOWN.>>Guest: WAY BETTER MOVES THAN I HAVE.>>Greg: WAIT FOR IT, THERE WE DO. AND POINTING OUT IN THE GAME, YOU NEED TO TAKE TIME TO CELEBRATE.>>Guest: YEAH, IF IT DIDN’T GO THE WAY WE WANTED IT TO, WITH A DANGEROUS WIN, WE WERE A LITTLE BIT DOWN ON OURSELVES AFTER THE GAME. AND IT CAN’T HAPPEN. APPRECIATE THAT WE WON AND WE CAN BUILD ON IT, AND LET’S TRY TO MAKE IT WORK ON MONDAY WHEN WE TRY TO IMPROVE IT. BUT WE HAVE THE WIN, AND THAT’S WHY WE HAVE BEEN WORKING THIS WHOLE OFF-SEASON FOR A WIN. AND IF YOU TOLD ME BEFORE THE GAME WE WOULD WIN IT 33-3, I WOULD HAVE TAKEN T BUT THE PLAYERS EXPECT SO MUCH FROM THEMSELVES. THEY PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON THEMSELVES, SO WE HAVE TO LET LOOSE AND HAVE FUN THIS WEEK. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TOES WILL? THE UNDERDOG, AND WE HAVE TO GET IT DONE.>>Greg: YOU DID MENTION, THE 33-3, INSIDE OF THE 5-YARD LINE IN THE CLOSE OF THE SECOND. AND HE WENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO SHOUT YOU OUT IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY. HE TALKED ABOUT KALANI BEING A CLASS ACT, AND HE TALKED ABOUT A LOT OF COACHES WITH THE TOUCHDOWN, AND WISHED YOU LUCK IN THE NEXT GAME. AND MOVING FORWARD. SO HE’S A GOOD GUY IN THE PROGRAM. HE SEEMED TO REALLY APPRECIATE EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR TRIP HERE IN PROVO.>>Guest: HE WAS SAYING HOW WONDERFUL THE PEOPLE OF PROVO HAVE BEEN TO THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE PEOPLE THAT TRAVEL TO THE GAME. AND OBVIOUSLY, THEY HAVE ICE CREAM ON A HOT DAY, AND THAT’S A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT OUR PEOPLE CAN DO, AND HOW WE CAN SPREAD LOVE, AND EVEN THE GOSPEL AND WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE APPRECIATE PEOPLE AND OUR HE OPPONENTS, AND THAT’S GOING TO GO A LONG WAY. I APPRECIATE THE QUOTE THAT HE PUT OUT ON TWITTER. HE’S A GOOD GUY, I GOT TO THOUGH HIM AND TALK IT HIM AND HE’S JUST A REALLY GOOD PERSON. I LOVE THE WAY HIS TEAM PLAYS, AND THEY WERE COMPETITIVE, AND I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO DO WELL AT THEIR LEVEL. I WISH THEM LUCK, AND I KNOW THAT COACH GAMES, HE HAS A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM TOO. WHATEVER YOU CAN DO TO HELP THEM OUT. LAVELL WAS NOT REALLY BIG ON RUNNING THE SCORE UP, AND WE CAN BE BETTER THAN THAT. THE SCORING, TRYING TO ADD MORE POINTS, JUST TO GET MORE TOUCHDOWNS, THAT DOESN’T DO MUCH FOR US. I THINK THAT WE HADIUF REPS THERE, AND IT’S NOT GOING TO DO MUCH FOR OUR TEAM, AND IT WAS OKAY TO TAKE A KNEE. IT IT WAS UP TO ME, I WOULD HAVE TAKEN A KNEE EARLIER.>>Greg: HOW BYU IMPROVES 13 AND 0 OF ALL TIME. NOT A LOT OF YARDS TO GAIN WITH THE TOUCHDOWN DRIVES. YOU END UP WITH THE 291 YARDS, KEPT MCNEESE DOWN TO 27. AND HELPED YOU WIN A LOT OF GAMES. THAT’S HOW IT WENT DOWN ON SATURDAY AT LAVELL EDWARDS STADIUM. YOU DIDN’T NEED MORE POINTS TO IMPRESS THE POLLSTERS. THE AP PUT YOU UP 18th AND 20th, AND THE COACH’S SPOT, YOU SAY THE RANKINGS AREN’T BIGGEST THING IN THE WORLD FOR YOU AND YOUR STAFF. BUT ITS IMPORTANT FOR THE PROGRAM TO GET THE RECOGNITION YOU’RE GETTING RIGHT NOW.>>Greg: WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT. AND THE WIN AT WISCONSIN HAD A HUGE EFFECT ON THAT. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE APPRECIATE THE RANKING BUT IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT WE’RE JUST LOOKING AT AND THAT RUNS US. FOR US, IT MEANS THAT ITS TURNING THE RIGHT WAY. ALL OF THIS WITH US NOT PLAYING OUR BEST FOOTBALL YET. SO GREAT FOR SEATTLE. I CAN’T WAIT. IT’S GOING TO BE A LOT OF FUN AND A GREAT OPPONENT. WASHINGTON HAS A GREAT PROGRAM. AND I RESPECT THEM A BUNCH. AND AS COACHES IN THE PROGRAM. ITS A LOT OF FUN. OUR GUYS PLAYING THE BEST GAME OR SATURDAY.>>Greg: OUR GAME BY NISSAN, NOW THE MOST EXCITING TECH YOU OWN IS IN YOUR DRIVEWAY. COMING UP NEXT, FOR YOUR DAY-TO-DAY COUGARS PLAY-BY-PLAY, WATCH BYU SPORTS NATION WITH JAROM JORDAN AND SPENCER LINTON ON BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO. WHEN WE COME BACK, A LOOK AHEAD IN SEATTLE. THIS IS BYU FOOTBALL.>>Greg: BYU FOOTBALL, WITH KELANI SITAKE, BROUGHT TO YOU BY: [ APPLAUSE ]>> WELCOME BACK TO OUR WEEKLY SHOW, ON BYUTV AND BYU RADIO. TIME TO LOOK AT THE GAME ON SATURDAY, SATURDAY’S SHOWDOWN IN SEATTLE. TWO OF THE TOP 25 TEAMS GOING HEAD-TO-HEAD. THE HUSKIES HAVE THREE IN A ROW, THREE AND ONE TEAMS, AND THERE’S MILES GASKIN, THE ALL TIME RUSHING LEADER IN WASHINGTON FOOTBALL HISTORY. HE’S THE ONE, AND THE QUARTERBACK, THE EXCELLENT PASS DENSE, AND CERTAINLY WELL-ROUNDED TEAMS.>>A LOT OF SPEED AND ATHLETICISM. THEY’RE REALLY WELL COACHED. I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS ON THE STAFF, THEY WILL BE READY TO PLAY, AND THEY’RE EXPECTED TO WIN CONSISTENTLY. AND IT WILL BE A LOT OF FUN. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I KNOW THEY HAVE REPRESENTATION THERE TOO.>>Greg: THE LAST TIME THAT BYU PLAYED IN SEATTLE. AN EPIC FINISH 10 YEARS AGO. DAN JORGENSEN LOCKS T. AND BYU WINS IT 28-27. GOOD A DECADE BEFORE THAT, YOU WERE PLAYING GAMES UP AT HUSKY STADIUM AS A PLAYER FOR BYU. AND WHEN YOU WERE SUITING UP FOR THE COUGARS, YOU PLAYED THE HUSKIES.>>IT WAS A LOT OF FUN, AND THEY HAVE REDONE THE STADIUM.>>THERE HE IS, BIG 34.>> OH, YEAH. YOU GUYS GOT — GOING WAY BACK. THESE ARE OBVIOUSLY THE PLAYS THAT GOT THE BALL, RIGHT? BUT YOU SHOULD SEE ALL OF MY WONDERFUL BLOCKS. I WAS A FULLBACK, AND FULLBACKS –>>Greg: SECT UP SCREENS FOR YOU. THE TEN ACCOUNT GAME OF ALL TIME BETWEEN BYU AND WASHINGTON. I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT IT HAS BEEN TEN YEARS SINCE JAN MADE THAT PLAY. AND THEN THE HUSK HE’S TURN IT AROUND AND COME BACK TO LAVELL EDWARDS STADIUM. ITS ANOTHER P5 GAME ON THE ROAD. ALREADY ON THE ROAD AND ONE AT ARIZONA AND ONE AT WISCONSIN. WHAT’S IT TAKING TO GET THOSE TWO WINS, AND CAN YOU REPLICATE THAT VIBE AND GET IT DONE AGAIN HERE?>>Greg: I THINK SO. THE FIRST PART IS TO PREPARE THE RIGHT WAY THIS WEEK, AND SO FAR, WE HAVE DONE WELL. THIS TUESDAY, WE HAVE TWO PRACTICES, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO USING UP THE REST OF THE DAYS LEAVING ON SATURDAY, AND I TRUST OUR COACHES. WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD PLAYERS, AND IT WILL BE A LOT OF FUN. LIKE I SAID, WE HAVE THIS ROAD WARRIOR MENTALITY. SO LET’S GO OUT THERE AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO. I DON’T WANT TO MAKE ANY STATEMENTS, WE’LL JUST GO OUT AND PLAY HARD AND BLEED AND SEE WHAT THE RESULT WILL BE.>>Greg: THAT’S WHAT YOU TALKED ABOUT AT MADISON, BELIEVING AND THERE WAS A CONFIDENCE, AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE ONE OF THE BEST YOU HAVE HAD.>>Guest: WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN PART 2.>>Greg: YOU PLAYED WITH OUT SOME OF THE STARTERS, A FEW GUYS, ARE YOU PACING TO GET BACK IN SOONER THAN LATER?>>Guest: YEAH, WE’LL SEE HOW SOME OF THOSE GUYS RECOVER, AND THE MAIN THING, IF THEY CAN’T PRACTICE TODAY AND TOMORROW, AND THSDAY, ITS GOING TO BE REALLY HARD FOR THEM TO PLAY IN THE GAME. SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING SOME OF THOSE GUYS BACK AND NOT AWFUL THEM. BUT WE’LL JUST KEEP WORKING WITH THAT. AND WE’LL STAY COMPETITIVE, AND THE GUYS THAT ARE PLAYING THE GAME ON SATURDAY, IT HAS BEEN A GOOD SYSTEM FOR US, AND IT HAS ALLOWED OUR YOUNGER GUYS TO GET BETTER AND WORK HARDER BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THEIR TIME IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. AND THEY CAN ACTUALLY IMPROVE MORE PLAYING TIME BY HAVING A GREAT WEEK THIS WEEK.>>Greg: THE FLEX MEN UP HAVE PLAYED WELL FOR YOU, WITH THOSE GUYS BEING OUT.>>Guest: THEY HAVE, AND I GIVE A LOT OF CREDIT TO THE COACHES, GETTING THEM READY. AND PUTTING THE EXTRA TIME INTO T I THINK THESE GUYS HAVE A LOT OF FUN PLAYING THE GAME OF FOOTBALL. AND THEY APPRECIATE IT. AND THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY REPRESENT THE RIGHT WAY TO GET OUT THERE AND GET THE OPPORTUNITY. JACOBSON HAS NOT SEEN A LOT OF REPS, AND FOR HIM TO GO IN THERE AND GET THE SUCCESS, ITS A HUGE SUCCESS STORY. SO THEY HAVE THE DECISION, WHETHER ITS THE SCOUT TEAM ROLE, OR LIMITED WITH SPECIAL TEAMS, OR BACKUP OR STARTING ROLE, IF THEY WANT TO REALLY HIGHLIGHT IT, ITS THEIR CHOICE TO MAKE IT IMPORTANT. THEY HAVE STEPPED UP AND WE WANT TO MAKE THEIR REPS COUNT.>>Greg: AS WE HEAD TO BREAK, WE WANT TO YOU KNOW YOU CAN ENJOY A FULL BREAKFAST BUFFET DINNER MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, ALL AT THE RESIDENCE INN MARRIOTT IN PROVO. AFTER THIS BREAK, THE COACH TAKES YOUR QUESTIONS IN-STUDIO. THIS IS BYU>>Greg: HERE HE IS, THE WEEKLY UPDATE ON COUGARS IN ABOUT NFL. TAYSOM HILL JUST KEEPS DOING EVERYTHING FOR NEW ORLEANS. ITS PHENOMENAL TO SEE WHAT HE’S DOING THERE WITH THEM. AND HOW MUCH HIS HEAD COACH ON PEYTON AND CREW BREEZE LOVE HAVING HIM ON THE TEAM, MAKING FIRST DOWNS, AND RETURNING KICKS, AND MAKING BLOCKS, DOING IT ALL, WHAT DREW BREES DOES. THE TACKLE FOR THE 4 ‘9er, AND KYLE VAN NOY IN A LOSS TO THE LIONS. PROMINENT EACH WEEK IN THE NFL. YOU CAN HASHTAG SITAKE SHOW ON TWITTER, ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM PAGES FOR A CHANCE TO SEE YOUR QUESTIONS ASKED DURING OUR Q-AND-A SESSION, WHICH STARTS RIGHT NOW IN STUDIO C AND LIVE ON BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO. HERE IN THE STUDIO, WE HAVE ALEXANDRA.>>Guest: HOW’S IT GOING? MY QUESTION IS, WHAT MAKES WASHINGTON DIFFERENT THAN OTHER OPPONENTS THAT WE HAVE FACE THIS SEASON?>>Kelani: BALANCE AND REALLY DISCIPLINE. WE WATCH A LOT OF THEIR FILM, AND ITS A HUGE COMPLIMENT TO THEIR COACHES AND HOW THEY PREPARE THEIR TEAM. BUT ALWAYS LOOKING FOR BREAKDOWNS HERE, AND THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE NOT IN ORDER THERE. SO A REALLY DISCIPLINED TEAM. ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO DO SOME FAKE PUPPETS AND STUFF LIKE THAT, BUT WE’LL SEE IF WE FOUND ONE OR NOT, BUT ITS REALLY DIFFICULT. BECAUSE THEY’RE A WELL COACHED TEAM AND REALLY WELL BALANCED.>>Greg: FROM TWITTER FOR KALANI, WITH ONLY A WEEK BETWEEN GAMES, WHERE DO YOU FIND TIME TO COME UP WITH A GAME PLAN? AND THAT WAS FROM MAX ON TWITTER.>>Kelani: WELL, THE FILM PROJECTORS, WE BURN THEM OUT. WE’LL WATCH FILM USUALLY MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ARE PRETTY LONG FOR THE COACHING STAFF. AND YEAH, OBVIOUSLY, WE TAKE THE SABBATH DAY OFF AND GO TO CHURCH, AND TRY NOT TO THINK ABOUT IT, WE COME IN EARLY ON MONDAYS, AND WORK LATE IN THE EVENING ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY, AND A LITTLE BIT ON WEDNESDAY. AND WE JUST WATCH FILM ALL THE TIME. THAT’S WHAT WE DO.>>Greg: THE PROJECTORS ARE ALL DIGITAL NOW, LET’S MAKE IT CLEAR. YOU’RE NOT RUNNING FILM ANYMORE. BACK IN STUDIO FOR JOSH STIEGER, HI, JOSH.>>Guest: MY QUESTION IS, ARE THERE PLANS, IN THE FUTURE, MAYBE AGAINST WASHINGTON, EVEN TO UNLEASH THE BYU PASSING THE AERIAL ATTACK OF OLD GUY CHANCE?>>Kelani: THERE IS A CHANCE, YEAH. YEAH.LAUGHTER.>>Kelani: I MEAN THERE’S A CHANCE FOR ANYTHING, AND WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. WHATEVER IT TAKES TO WIN THE GAME. SO I WOULDN’T — IF YOU HAD ASKED ME IN WISCONSIN, THE SAME THING, I WOULD SAY THERE’S A CHANCE FOR A LOT OF THINGS TO HAPPEN. AND WE’LL SEE HOW IT GOES. WE STRATEGIZE AS A GROUP, AS A COACHING STAFF TOGETHER. AND WE KNOW WHETHER TO TAKE THE CALCULATED RISKS AND WHEN TO GAMBLE A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THE FIELD. AND WE KNOW WHEN TO BE CONSERVATIVE. SO WE’LL SEE WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET US CLOSE, AND FINDING WAYS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAPITALIZE ON A LOT OF BIG PLAYS, AND FIND A WAY TO GET THE WIN.>>Greg: FROM INSTAGRAM AT THE CW WEED ON INSTAGRAM, WHAT’S THE MAIN THING THAT YOU WANT TO SEE THE DEFENSE DO AGAINST WASHINGTON?>>Kelani: WELL, THEY CAN MAKE GUYS MISS, SO MISSED TACKLES IS A BIG ISSUE. AND THEY HAVE SUCH GREAT ATHLETES AT ALL OF THE SKILL POSITIONS AND TIGHT ENDS. TIGHT ENDS, RUNNING BACKS, RECEIVERS, QUARTERBACKS, THEY DO A GREAT JOB OF MAKING PEOPLE MISS, AND WE NEED TO GET TO THE BALL AND MAKE SURE THAT ALL 11 GUYS ARE MAKING IT TO THE BALL. AND IF HE MISSES, HE NEEDS TO BE SUPPORTED BY TWO OR THREE SHOWING UP AFTERWARDS. SO OBVIOUSLY, YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS TACKLES, BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CAN MINIMIZE THOSE MISTAKES WITH EFFORT AND HARD WORK?>>Greg: ONE MORE IN THE STUDIO, TO END OUR SEGMENT WITH JOSH.>>Guest: HEY, COACH, ITS NO MYSTERY THAT YOU LOVE STUDENT ATHLETES HERE AT BYU. WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES YOU MOST PROUD OF YOUR ATHLETES ON AND OFF THE FIELD?>>Kelani: JUST WHO THEY ARE. GOOD YOUNG MEN, THEY’RE NOT PERFECT, RIGHT? BUT THEY LOVE THE LORD AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND THAT’S A BIG REASON THEY’RE HERE AT BYU. THEY ALL CAME HERE BECAUSE OF WHAT BYU STANDS FOR, AND THEY LOVE SHOWING IT ON THE FIELD. SO WE ASK OUR GUYS TO PLAY WITH SPORTSMANSHIP AND HELP THEM OUT AND DON’T ENGAGE IN TRASH TALK AND STUFF LIKE THAT. ITS IN THE FIBER ALREADY, SO THEY’RE GOOD WITH IT. THEY’RE HUMBLE YOUNG MEN, AND THESE GUYS HAVE SERVED MISSIONS AND THEY SACRIFICED TWO YEARS AT A TIME. SO I LOVE THE PLAYERS, BUT THAT’S WHY I LOVED FANS, AND ITS JUST AN EXTENSION OF OUR PLAYERS. SO WE COULD HAVE FAN FOOTBALL, I BET WE WOULDN’T HAVE CHAMPIONSHIPS.>>Greg: THANKS FOR THE QUESTIONS, JOSH AND EVERYONE ELSE AS WELL. FANS, WEDNESDAYS AT 8:00 EASTERN ON BYU RADIO, GET ACQUAINTED WITH BEHIND THE MIC. ITS A WEEKLY HOUR OF IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS. TOMORROW NIGHT, I’LL BE VISITING WITH TJ HAWS AND THE AFORE MENTIONED JAN JORGENSEN. BYU FOOTBALL, KELANI SITAKE CONTINUES ON BYU-TV AND BYU>>Greg: WELCOME BACK TO BYU FOOTBALL WITH KELANI SITAKE ON BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO. PRESENTED BY INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE. FOUR OF BYU’S STARTING FIVE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN ARE TAKING THEIR FIRST SNAPS THIS SEASON, AND THE OTHER OF THE FIVE IS OUR FIRST GUEST, HE IS STARTING RIGHT TACKLE, AUSTIN HOYT. BRING HIM ON OUT. [ APPLAUSE ]>> GOOD, GOOD.>> YOUR WIFE IS OVER HERE WITH THE BABY? OH, THERE SHE IS.>>Greg: AUSTIN, TELL US WHO WE HAVE JOINING US IN THE STUDIO TONIGHT.>>Guest: THAT’S MY WIFE, CHRISTINE AND OUR LITTLE BABY BOY, GABE. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Greg: HOW OLD IS HE?>>Guest: HE’S ALMOST THREE MONTHS, HE TAKES AFTER ME. HE’S A BIG BOY.>>Greg: HOW WOULD YOU PRONOUNCE YOUR HOMETOWN NAME IN CALIFORNIA?>>Guest: ITS PRONOUNCED IONE.>>Greg: WHERE IS THAT?>>Guest: JUST OUTSIDE OF SACRAMENTO, A SMALL TOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.>>Greg: YOUR BIO TALKS ABOUT RECEIVING YARDS. AND I GUESS YOU WEREN’T RIGHT TACKLE.>>Guest: I WAS 6-7, A 270–POUND TIGHT END.>>Greg: WHERE DID YOU GET THE SENSE THAT YOUR FUTURE WOULD NOT BE A TIGHT END?>>Guest: COACH POPPINGA CAME TO ME AND SAID YOU WILL BE PLAYING LEFT OFFENSIVE TACKLE.>>Guest: DO YOU MISS HAVING THE BALL IN YOUR HAND?>>Guest: ITS FUN TO CATCH NOW AND THEN.>>Greg: ANYTHING THAT YOU HAVE WORKED OUT FOR HIM YET?>>Kelani: WE ALWAYS HAVE STUFF WORKED OUT FOR HIM. I LOVE THE ONLINE. O.LINE. THEY HAVE THE MOST FUN IN THERE, I’VE BEEN PROUD OF WHAT HE HAS DONE AS A STUDENT AND AN ATHLETE. AND I SEE HIM AS A FATHER AND HUSBAND, AND I LOVE THE FACT THAT HE’S GROWING UP AND HAS GAINED A LOT OF WEIGHT. AND HE HAS A SHOT AT THE NEXT LEVEL. AND I’M PROUD OF HIM. HE’S A GREAT STUDENT. AND IF YOU’RE OUT THERE AND YOU’RE A HIGH SCHOOL KID, BE LIKE THIS GUY. GET THE GRADES AND COMMIT TO THE HONOR CODE AND COME OUT AND GAIN SOME WEIGHT AND PLAY THE O LINE.>>Greg: DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN WHAT YOU WEIGHED?>>Guest: I WAS 160, 170, AND NOW I’M 215. NOT TOO MUCH FURTHER.>>Greg: LAST YEAR WAS A ROUGH YEAR FOR EVERYBODY, OBVIOUSLY, AND HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STATE OF MAIN WITH LAST YEAR?>>Guest: I THINK FOR ME, I JUST WANTED TO DO BETTER THAN WHAT WE ENDED THE SEASON WITH LAST YEAR, AND THAT REALLY DROVE ME TO DO WELL IN THE WINTER WORKOUTS, AND SPRING BALL, OVER THE SUMMER, I FELL LIKE IT WAS OVER THE SUMMER THAT I WORKED THE HARDEST AND COMMITTED THE MOST TIME AND ENERGY TO THE TEAM. AND WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE GREAT RESULTS FOR THAT. AND BECAUSE OF THAT, I’VE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE A LOT OF FUN THIS YEAR. THE OFFENSIVE LEARN GOT CLOSER AND I WAS ABLE TO KNOW MY TEAMMATES BETTER.>>Greg: YOU GOT A NEW OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR IN THE OFF-SEASON, AND THEN YOU BROUGHT IN A NEW O LINE COACH IN RYAN PUGH. AND WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT WHAT COACH GRIMES AND PUGH HAVE DONE FOR YOU?>>Guest: THEY HAVE HELPED ME IN THE PHYSICALITY OF THE GAME. AND TALKED ABOUT TOUGHNESS, AND MAKING THE TACKLE WITH YOUR MAN AND PUTTING GUYS ON THE GROUND. AND WE HAVE SEEN THAT DEVELOP A LOT MORE IN MY GAME. ITS FUN TO RUN AROUND AND TRY TO PUT GUYS ON THE GROUND AND FINISH. SO I THINK THEIR MINDSET, THAT MENTALITY THEY HAVE BROUGHT HAS HELPED ME PERSONALLY.>>Greg: KALANI, WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN HIS OFFENSIVE GAME GO TO FROM LAST YEAR?>>Kelani: HE’S REALLY SMART, AS FAR AS LEADERSHIP AND WHAT HE HAS DONE, WHAT HE EXPECTS HIS TEAMMATES TO DO, HE SET THE WAY BY BEING AN EXAMPLE. AND I DON’T THINK THAT ANYBODY WORKED HARDER THAN AUSTIN THIS OFF-SEASON SO, THE FACT THAT HE GOT VOTED CAPTAIN DOESN’T SURPRISE ME AT ALL. BECAUSE NOT ONLY IS HE A BIG GUY, BUT HE DOES EVERYTHING RIGHT. AND THAT’S JUST GREAT TO HAVE GUYS LIKE THAT ON THE TEAM, AND YOU KNOW, HE BELIEVES IN HIMSELF, BECAUSE OF THE CONFIDENCE THAT HE HAS, AND THE HARD WORK THAT HE PUT INTO IT, AND THAT HAS INFECTED THE WHOLE TEAM WITH THE POSITIVE AND THE CONFIDENCE, AND THE POSITIVE OUTLOOK THAT THEY HAVE FOR THE SEASON. ITS A LOT OF FUN, AND THEY’RE NASTY TOO, NASTY WITH THE SMILE. PUTTING PEOPLE TO THE GROUND WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE, AND THEN HE HELPS THEM UP, RIGHT? ITS A FUN THING TO DO.>>Spencer: FROM YOUR LEFT TO THE OTHER SIZED THE LINE, YOU HAVE TRISTAN, AND YOU HAVE JAMES, AND YOU HAVE KEANU, AND YOU HAVE BRADY, THE OTHER STARTERS RIGHT NOW, AND ALL FOUR OF THOSE GUYS ARE TAKING THEIR FIRST BYU SNAPS THIS YEAR, AND ITS THEIR FIRST GO AROUND AND YOU’RE THE GUY WHO HAS BEEN AROUND A LITTLE BIT, AND THOUGH THEY’RE NEW AND KIND OF YOUNG, WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THEM? THEM?>>Guest: THEY ARE DOING A FANTASTIC JOB. A LOT OF THEIR WORK CAME OVER THE SUMMER, AND BEING ABLE TO FOCUS ON THEIR TECHNIQUE AND WORK ETHIC, BUT I SEE THOSE GUYS HAVING A GREAT, SUCCESSFUL CAREER HERE, AND CONTINUING TO WORK HARD. THEY HAVE A BLIGHT FUTURE AHEAD OF THEM.>>Greg: AND THE BYU RUN GAME HAS BEEN A CONSTANT FEATURE OF THE GAMES THAT BYU HAS RUN THIS YEAR. WHAT HAS MADE YOU A GOOD OFFENSIVE LINE EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST FEW GAMES?>>Guest: I THINK COACH PUGH IS A PART OF THAT, JUST THE WAY THAT HE COACHES US IN FILM, AND WE DO EXTRA WALK THROUGHS BEFORE AND AFTER PRACTICE, AND WE DO A LOT OF THINGS BEHIND THE SCENES JUST TO KNOW OUR ASSIGNMENTS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE COMMUNICATING WELL. I THINK THAT COACH PUGH AND GRIMES ARE DOING A GREAT JOB IN MAKING US COMMUNICATE DOTH IN THE OFFENSIVE LINE.>>Greg: WHEN YOU WATCH THE FILM, YOU SEE FEENIE ALMOST UNTOUCHED.>>Guest: ITS GREAT TO KNOW WE’RE DOING OUR JOB AND TRYING TO DO THE BEST WE CAN, AND WHEN WE DO THAT, PEOPLE SCORE, AND THAT’S GREAT.>>Greg: FANS, IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A MORE SCENE WAY TO SHOP AT SMITHS, VISIT SMITHS FOOD AND DRUG.COM FOR THE DETAILS.>>>AFTER THE BREAK, WE’RE JOINED BY THE SECOND SITAKE ON THE STAFF. COMING UP IN A BIT.>>Announcer: -BYU FOOTBALL, WITH KELANI SITAKE, BROUGHT TO YOU BY: [ APPLAUSE ]>>Greg: WELCOME BACK. A REMINDER, USE THE HASHTAG SITAKE SHOW ON TWITTER, AND YOU CAN COMMENT ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM FOR A CHANCE TO SEE YOUR QUESTIONS ASKED IN OUR Q-AND-A SESSIONS. TONIGHT, YOU GET TWO SITAKES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. TONIGHT, WE WELCOME A SECOND SITAKE, HE’S WIDE RECEIVER COACH, AND KALANI’S COUSIN FESI SITAKE. HOW ARE YOU? ALL RIGHT, SO WE DID IT WITH AUSTIN, AND WHO DO WE HAVE WITH YOU HERE TONIGHT?>>Guest: I HOPE MY WIFE, SHE’S IN THE FRONT ROW, AND MY DAD, I MET HIM IN THE PARKING LOT AND HE TRIED TO HOLD ME BACK, AND TELL STORIES, BUT I’LL CATCH UP WITH HIM AFTERWARDS.>>Greg: YOU ARE KALANI COUSIN, BUT YOU HAVE A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP THAN THAT. FOR KNOWS WHO DON’T KNOW THE STORY, YOU HAVE A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH KALANI THAT GOES BEYOND THE RELATIONSHIP, IS THAT TRUE?>>Greg: IN THE WORLD WE LIVE IN WITH DAD AND BROTHERS, OUR KIDS ARE FIRST COUSINS, BUT OUR LIFE EXPERIENCES, THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH TOGETHER. THE WAY HE HAS TAKEN ME IN AS A YOUNG AGE AND TAKEN THE ROLE AS MY OLDER BROTHER, THAT’S WHY WE CALL EACH OTHER BROTHER. AND FROM A YOUNG AGE, THERE ARE HE MOMENTS WHERE I NEEDED AN OLDER BROTHER, AND HE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME, AND I’LL NEVER FORGET IT. SO THAT’S WHY WE CALL EACH OTHER BROTHER.>>Greg: HE’S TEN YEARS OLDER?>>Guest: TEN YEARS OLDER AND WISER.>>Greg: WHAT DO YOU FIRST REMEMBER ABOUT FESI?>>Kelani: WELL, MY FAMILY IS CLOSE, ALL OF THE FIRST COUSINS, WE DIDN’T HAVE A TYPICAL UPBRINGING, WE WERE ALWAYS TOGETHER. WE HAD OUR FAMILIES, BUT FESI HAS ALWAYS MY BROTHER. SO WHEN HE WAS YOUNG, HE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT WE WERE ACTUAL BROTHERS. AND WHEN HE WAS TEN, WE TOLD HIM HOW IT WORKS, YOU’RE ACTUALLY COUSINS, AND HE STARTED TO CRY, AND THAT’S WHEN WE SAID, FROM NOW ON. FESI IS MY BROTHER, AND IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN CLOSE TO MY UNCLES AND AUNTS AND COUSINS, BUT FESI IS MY GUY. THERE’S A REASON I BECAME THE COACH. AND HE WENT THERE AND HE SHOULD HAVE GUN AT BYU, BUT WE ALL LOVE BYU, AND HE’S A BETTER VERSION, A WAY BETTER PERSON THAN I AM. AND I’M SO PROUD OF HIM. I DON’T WANT TO GET TOO EMOTIONAL HERE, BUT I FEEL LIKE HE’S MY OLDEST SON. WE HAVE THAT TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP, AND I’M THERE FOR HIM. AND HE KNOWS HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE HIM. THE RELATIONSHIP WE HAVE NOW, HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN LIKE A BROTHER, FROM HEAD COACH TO STINT, TO BUSINESS, WE RESPECT THAT. BUT I THINK IT MAKES IT EVEN — I CAN GET ON HIM EVENLY MORE BECAUSE HE’S MY BROTHER. I CAN ACTUALLY PUNCH HIM IN THE STOMACH IF I WANT TO. BUT I DON’T DO THAT BECAUSE I LOVE HIM.>>Greg: YOU AND KALANI, YOUR PATHS HAVE CROSSED PROFESSIONALLY FOR A LONG TIME. AND NOT JUST KALANI, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF GUYS ON THE STAFF THAT YOU’VE BEEN AROUND FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.>>Guest: YEAH, I PLAYED FOR COACH LAMB, EVEN BEFORE I LEFT ON MY MISSION, COACH RODERICK WAS MY POSITION COACH. AND KALANI WAS THERE AT SOUTHERN UTAH AND WHEN I GOT HOME FROM MY MISSION, I WAS SET TO GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH AND WAS IN CLASSES AND ARE STARTED PRACTICING WITH THE TEAM. AND IN THE MEANTIME, COACH LIMEN HAD JUST GOTTEN THE HEAD COACHING JOB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH AND THEN HE GOT WORD FROM THE COACHES THAT HAD COME FROM THERE IS THAT ME AND A COUPLE OF MY FRIENDS, JUST RETURNED HOME FROM MISSIONS AND WE’RE GETTING READY TO GO TO UTAH AND IF HE COULD PULL SOME OF US DOWN THERE, IT WOULD BE A GOOD START. SO HE GAVE THE GREATEST RECRUITING PITCH OF HIS LIFE AND I BOUGHT IT. UTAH WOP THE SUGAR BOWL. DID I MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION? BUT QUICKLY AFTER, I REALIZED WHY I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO DOWN THERE. SO I’D BEEN WORKING WITH A LOT OF COACHES ON STAFF, AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS IT MADE IT SO EASY TO COME HERE.>>Greg: YOU WERE ATE GREAT WIDE RECEIVER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH AND AUSTIN, FROM YOUR POSITION ON THE OFFENSIVE LINE, YOU WERE ABLE TO OBAMA FESI’S STYLE AND WHAT DOES HE BRING TO BYU?>>Guest: HE BRINGS A LOT OF PASSION TO THE WIDE RECEIVER GROUP. AND I SEE THEM DOING A LOT OF EXTRA WORK. THEY HAVE HAD A ROUGH DAY AFTER PRACTICE, AND HE HELPS THEM WORK HARD AND HELPS THEM BE FOCUSED, AND HE HAS BROUGHT A LOT OF ENERGY TO THAT GROUP ESPECIALLY.>>Greg: HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR FIRST WIDE RECEIVER GROUP AT BYU?>>Guest: I LOVE THEM. I HAVE A LOT OF REALLY GOOD RECEIVERS, AND I’VE BEEN IN SITUATIONS BEFORE WHERE YOU’VE GOT MAYBE 2, 3, 4 GOOD GUYS AND YOU HAVE TO ROLL WITH THEM AND DEAL WITH THE UPS AND DOWNS, AND HERE I HAVE 8, 9 WIDE RECEIVERS I CAN PLAY EVERY WEEK, AND WE MAKE THE DECISION, WHO IS GOING TO PLAY BY COMMITTEE.? AND THE GUYS WHO ARE THE MOST RELIABLE THAT WEEK ARE THE ONES THAT ARE GOING TO PLAY. THEY ALL UNDERSTAND THAT PHILOSOPHY. AND THEY HAVE ALL BOUGHT IN, AND NEVER GREAT ATTITUDES ABOUT IT, AND I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THESE GUYS.>>Greg: WHEN IT COMES TO THE PASS GAME, YOU’RE NOT CHASING NUMBERS, BUT EFFICIENCY AND POINTS, AND THAT SHOULD ALL COME TOGETHER.>>Guest: YEAH, AND THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT OUR RECEIVERS KNOW AS WELL AS ANYONE THAT WE NEED TO DO OUR PART IN THE PASSING GAME. BUT WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE, HOW MUCH THOSE GUYS ARE INVOLVED IN THE RUN GAME. SO THEY HAVE TO BE SMART AND PUT THEMSELVES IN THE SITUATIONS WHERE A LOT OF THINGS HAVE TO BE MADE. SO CREDIT TO THEM, THEY WORK SO HARD AND THEY DO A GOOD JOB. I UNDERSTAND WITH THE OFFENSE, AND WEEK BY WEEK, WE HAVE TO IMPROVE AND SHOW UP FOR THE OFFENSE. WE HAD QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR KALANI EARLIER X. WE HAVE YOU AND AUSTIN WITH QUESTIONS NEXT. MONDAY, WE TALK WITH THE COORDINATOR’S CORNER WITH JEFF GRIMES. BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO. AFTER THE BREAK, FESI AND AUSTIN, COUGAR NATION AS FO>> TANNER MANGUM, SENIOR QUARTERBACK, FAVORITE MOVIE, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, AND FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM, THE PATRIOTS. AND FAVORITE ARTIST — FAVORITE FOOD, MY MOM’S CHICKEN CORN SHADOW. FIRST TIME TV SHOW, JEOPARDY. CROSSWORD PUZZLES, FOM BRADY, BATMAN, LEBRON, AND FAVORITE COACH, PETERSON.>>Greg: WELCOME BACK TO BYU BYU FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY WITH KELANI SITAKE ON BYU-TV, PRESENTED BY INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE. HE HAD A MUSTACHE AND THEN IT STARTED TO TAKE OVER THE TEAM. CLEAN-SHAVEN, CLEAN-SHAVEN, AND WHO STILL HALLS ONE?>>Guest: GRIMES, AND CLARK, I TEACH 13 AND 14-YEAR-OLDS IN CHURCH AND THEY LOOKED AT ME WEIRD WITH THAT SUNDAY, SO I HAD TO GET RID OF T LET’S GO TO Q-AND-A WITH THE LIVE AUDIENCE, WE HAVE BRENTON PHARELL.>>Guest: THIS IS A QUESTION FOR FESI. CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE MOMENT THAT YOU KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO BE A COACH, THAT COACHING WAS THE JOB FOR YOU? YOU?>>Guest: ITS INTERESTING, WHEN I WAS DONE PLAYING AT SOUTHERN UTAH, I STARTED MY MBA. AND I HAD ZERO INTEREST IN BEING A COACH, AND I WAS GOING TO GO LAW SCHOOL, ED LAMB GAVE ME A GRADUATE ASSISTANT JOB, AND HOW OUR FAMILY IS, EVERYTHING WE DO, WE GIVE IS ALL WE HAVE. SO SIX MONTHS INTO THE JOB, OUR RECEIVERS COACH HAD LEFT AT SUU AND COACH LAMB OFFERED ME THE RECEIVER’S JOB, AND I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMIC OF COACHING AT THAT POINT, AND OBVIOUSLY, I CALLED THE NUMBER-ONE LIFELINE FOR COACHING AND HE TOLD ME TO TAKE IT. THAT THE BUSINESS WORLD WILL BASICALLY ALWAYS BE THERE FOR ME. BUT IF I LOVE WHAT I DO AND GIVE IT A YEAR, AND I GOT MY FOOT IN THE YEAR — I KIND OF DIDN’T PLAN FOR IT, SO I WENT WITH THE FLOW AND I QUICKLY REALIZED THAT THAT WAS MY CALLING, AND I LOVED IT. AND IT HAS BEEN GREAT EVER SINCE. SO IT WAS NOT ONE OF THOSE JOBS LIKE YES, ITS MY DREAM COME TRUE. IT WAS ONE OF THOSE, I’LL GIVE IT A SHOT AND THROUGHOUT TIME, I GOT MORE AND MORE CONFIRMATION THIS IS WHAT I SHOULD DO.>>Greg: FROM SOCIAL MEDIA FOR AUSTIN, BIG LOUIE ON TWITTER. COACH GRIMES HAS COMPLIMENTED YOU ON YOUR PROGRESS SINCE JANUARY. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE AND WHAT ARE YOUR KEY IMPROVEMENTS?>>Guest: CHANGING MY BODY COMPOSITION, I WANTED TO GAIN ANOTHER 3-4 POUNDS, AND DROP BODY FAT. SO SPRING BALL HAS CARRIED OVER THROUGH THE SEASON. AND I AM TRYING TO BE PHYSICAL AND NASTY ON THE FIELD. JUST HAVING THAT EDGE WHERE I CAN RUN PEOPLE OVER, AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT I STEEL HAS GROWN A LOT, ESPECIALLY THIS SEASON.>>Greg: SMILING OFF THE FIELD.>>Guest: SO MY QUESTION IS FOR FESI. WITH YOU BEING ON THE OFFENSIVE COACHING STAFF, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WE CAN DO AS A TEAM TO GET MORE BIG PLAYS OUT OF THE PASSING GAME SOME?>>Guest: NUMBER ONE, WE TAKE FULL OWNERSHIP. ANY TIME A BALL IS UP IN THE AIR, WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO COME DOWN WITH IT, AND COACH GRIMES IS GREAT AT PREACHING THE MESSAGE, PASSING GAME PROTECTION AND ALL OF THAT STUFF, BUT AS A RECEIVER, WE UNDERSTAND AND WE PUT ON OURSELVES THAT NO MATTER WHAT, WHEN THE BALL IS IN THE AIR, WE HAVE TO COME DOWN WITH IT, AND THAT’S IT. NUMBER ONE WITH THE BIG PLAYS, SO THE REST OF THE GUYS ARE DOING THEIR JOB. WE HAVE A GREAT RUN GAME GOING ON. AND WE ARE BRINGING THE DEFENSE DOWN, AND WE HAVE TO EXECUTE AND CAPITALIZE ON THOSE PLAYS, AND AS THE YEAR GOES, I THINK WE’LL SEE THOSE INCREASING.>>ROYAL BLUE ON TWITTER, WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU AS A LINEMAN, RUNNING BACK, OR PASS PROTECTION AS A QUARTERBACK TO GIVE TIME TO COMPLETE A BIG PASS?>>Guest: THAT’S A GREAT ONE. I THINK FOR ME, I ENJOY PROBABLY THE PASS. JUST GOOD PASS PROTECTION, AND SEEING THE BALL GO UP IN THE AIR, AND JUST THAT MOMENT WHERE YOU’RE SEEING THE WIDE RECEIVER RUN DOWN WHEN HE MAKES THE CATCH. ITS JUST A GREAT FEELING TO BE ABLE TO RUN DOWN AND GET READY FOR THE FLEX PLAY. I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE MORE EXCITING PARTS FOR ME.>>Greg: FOR FESI ON SOCIAL MEDIA. MARY UNDERSCORE 13, FESI, WHAT KIND OF NIKES ARE THOSE? LET’S SEE WHAT WE HAVE HERE.>>Guest: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY WERE CALLED, BUT THEY WERE FREE SO I GOT THEM. AND THEY HAVE BLUE ON THEM. I DON’T KNOW, I’M SURE YOU CAN GOOGLE T YOU TAKE A PICTURE. AND TECHNOLOGY WILL TELL YOU IN TEN SECONDS WHAT KIND OF SHOE THEY ARE.>>Greg: APPARENTLY THEY MADE AN IMPRESSION ON SOMEONE OUT THERE. THANKS GUYS FOR COMING IN. NORMALLY YOU’RE OFF OF THE PRACTICE FIELD WHEN YOU DO THIS, SO APPRECIATE YOU COMING IN. WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE FROM KALANI AND BREAKING DOWN OUR FINAL SEGMENT. SPEAKING OF THAT. DAVE MCCANN, DAVID NIXON, BRIAN LOGAN, AND BLAINE FOWLER, ON AFTER FURTHER REVIEW. BACK AFTER THIS TO WRAP UP BYU FOOTBALL WITH KELANI SITAKE.>>Greg: ALL RIGHT, NUMBER 20, BYU AT NUMBER 11 WASHINGTON, A TOP 20 MATCHUP, AND WE’LL HAVE THE VIDEO PREGAME FOR YOU AT 6:30 EASTERN TIME IN THE NO ONE TIME ZONE. AND ONE HOUR LATER ON BYUTV, COUNTDOWN TO KICK OFF AND THEN THE GAME CAN BE IT SEEN ON FOX COAST-TO-COAST AND HEARD ON BYU RADIO. THAT’S AT 8:30 EASTERN TIME, AND JOIN US ON BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO FOR ALL OF OUR POST-GAME COVERAGE. WELCOME BACK TO BYU FOOTBALL WITH KELANI SITAKE. LOW PRICES AND MARKET FRESH AT SMITH. KALANI, ITS ANOTHER CRUCIAL CONTEST, UP AT SEATTLE, TWO NATIONALLY RANKED TEAMS AND NATIONAL RADIO, ONE OF THE REASONS YOUR GUYS PLAYED HERE, BIG GAMES, AND INDEPENDENT SCHEDULE. WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?>>Kelani: THE OTHER GUYS ARE EXCITED FOR IT, AND YOU CAN SENSE IT RIGHT NOW IN THE PREPARATION, I THINK ITS A GOOD SETUP FOR US RIGHT NOW TO GO INTO SEAT AND WILL HAVE A GOOD TIME AND A LOT OF FUN, AND WE’LL PLAY HARD AND HAVE A CHANCE TO HAVE A GOOD SHOWING.>>Greg: A COUPLE OF TIMES THIS YEAR ALREADY, BEFORE THE ARIZONA BECAME AND BEFORE THE WISCONSIN GAME, YOU SAT HERE AND TALK BACKGROUND HOW EXTERNAL EXPECTATIONS ARE SUCH THAT THE HOME TEAM IS EXPECTED TO WIN THE GAME. AND PLAYING LOOSE AND SEEING HOW IT TURNS OUT. YOU HAVE DONE IT ALREADY, AND YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE.>>Kelani: THE PREPARATION IS GOING WELL RIGHT NOW, AND WE’LL BE READY BY THE TIME WE GET TO SEATTLE. ITS IMPORTANT TO LET LOOSE AND HAVE A GREAT TIME. THAT’S GOING TO BE THE KEY THIS SEASON, EVERY WEEK, PLAYING LIKE WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE, AND DOESN’T MATTER WHO THE OPPONENT IS, IT JUST HAPPENS TO BE A HIGH RANKED TEAM RIGHT NOW WITH A LOT OF TALENT. BUT WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE. SO I’M EXCITED ABOUT THIS MATCHUP. OUR GUYS ARE REALLY EXCITED. I LOVE THE FEELING THAT WE HAD PREGAME, WITH THE WISCONSIN GAME, I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE THE GOAL AND OUR GUYS WILL HAVE A LOT OF FUN BECAUSE ITS A WAY OF SHOWING GRATITUDE TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PUT THEM THERE, SO WE’LL SEE WHAT THE SCORE IS AT THE END.>>Greg: JOIN US NEXT WEEK, FANS. FOUR SEATS GO TO BYU COUGARS GOING. TO GET YOUR TICKETS FOR NEXT TUGS’ SHOW. FOR AUSTIN HOYT AND KELANI SITAKE, AND FESI SITAKE. I’M GREG WRUBELL, AND WE’LL SEE

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