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On tonight's episode of Inside the War Room we will be joined by special guest TE Devin Mahina of BYU. Mahina is a tough, talented TE that has a big frame. He is an excellent red zone threat who plays with great passion and emotion. He was highly decorated to finish his career and NFL scouts love what he has to offer to a franchise. He works hard to get better every day
NFL PA game all-star
Senior Bowl All-star
2014 FBS All Independent team
John Mackey Award Watch List
Pre-season All Independent Team
Follow his journey going toward the NFL: @DevinMahina84
Jay Drew, BYU football and basketball beat writer for The Salt Lake Tribune, joins the program to preview the BYU vs. Washington game on December 27th. We will chat about Taysom Hill and his progress throughout the season, how will they stop Keith Price and Bishop Sankey and does Washington have an advantage because of their new coach? Find out tonight! Later in the program, Hunter Combs will joins to preview Week 15 of the NFL Season! Top headlines as well.
An Account of my experience at Brigham Young University within a year of separation from active duty in the Army at Ft. Bragg
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
I have a tale to relate. After getting out of the Army in 1974 at Ft. Bragg, my family and I
moved to Provo, Utah, to attend BYU. This was an event which was much anticipated and
anticipated with hope and joy at the prospect of being united with like-minded people who
shared our devotion to the Lord and obtaining and doing his will. I had no idea of the subsequent
trial which would shortly befall me. I had been recently ordained a Seventy just after completing
a rather tumultuous term as an Elder’s Quorum President of the Raleigh Stake (3rd Quorum). It
turns out I was the last correctly ordained Seventy by the Church in this dispensation. I had
been wounded by the actions of the Utah Mormons in my Quorum of which I was the President,
and the issues raised during this period could not be answered by appealing to President Carter,
the Branch President of the Student Branch in which we found ourselves. One Sunday in June
of 1974, in Seventies Group meeting the Second Counselor to the Stake President announced
that he wanted to collect all of our “licenses” issued to us by the Church headquarters in which
the Church “invited all to hear our message”. He said they would be returned, and I accepted
this without hesitation or question, and surrendered the small plastic covered document which I
had in my billfold. This seemed innocent enough at the time, but as I look back on it, I now
know what this event portended... (For the complete account)
Brennan Platt of BYU recently co-published an article titled, "Sticking With What (Barely) Worked: A Test of Outcome Bias." The interesting part is Dr. Brennan Platt is an economics professor at BYU. With all the recent movies around "Money Ball", game theory and scientific management of sport, Brennan will be joining Stephen to talk about his findings, the trends, the limitations, and ultimately, how do you use the study to create a better team.
For the complete interview, visit The McCarthy Project.
Jeremy and Mouth breakdown the state of college football in the State of Utah. Jeremy votes Chuckie Keeton for president. Mouth is blown away by Utah's schedule. And BYU tries to replace the great Kyle Van Noy.
Kyle Van Noy was named to All-America teams by Walter Camp (second team), CBSSports.com (third team), Athlon Sports (third team), Lindy's (third team) and Phil Steele (third team) while receiving honorable mention from Sports Illustrated.
Van Noy is one of the best and most versatile linebackers in this draft class with his trademark high motor play to go along with excellent football intelligence.
The BYU standout spoke with Joe Everett of Rookie Draft at the Senior Bowl to share his thoughts on the NFL Draft process and to talk about his collegiate career.
Tonight, we will have Ryan Teeples, BYU writer for the Deseret News, come on the program to talk some Cougar football with me! How much did Lamar Odom pay for his cocaine? Find out here! Also, We preview the NFL Week 1 schedule and look ahead to the top storylines for the upcoming season. Top headlines of the day.
Our guest this week will be former NFL linebacker Joe kelly, Joe starred for the legendary coach Don James at the University of Washington. He helped Guide the Huskies to an upset win in the 1985 Orange Bowl, they finished the season the second ranked team in the nation behind BYU. His senior year he was named the captain of the team and was named an all-american and first team all Pac 10. After his career he was named to the University of Washington's all-century team. He was drafted in the first round of the 1986 NFL draft by the Cincinnati bengals where he would go on to start at Linebacker in the Super Bowl 23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Played 11 seasons overall 4 with the bengals and then stints with the Jets,Raiders,Rams,Packers and Eagles.
NFL Draft Prospect
SENIOR SEASON (2014):
-Selected as the team's Most Dependable Offensive Player at its awards banquet
-Started 12 of 13 games played, and had five catches for 45 yards
-BYU 10/9: Notched three catches for 15 yards
-Tulsa 11/14: Added one catch for 30 yards
-St. Pete 12/26: Hauled in a reception in the bowl game vs. NC State
JUNIOR SEASON (2013):
-Named to the College Football Performance Awards Tight End Trophy Watch List -Started 10 of 13 games played
-Racked up 13 catches for 116 yards and a touchdown
-Akron 8/29: Hauled in two passes for 25 yards
-South Carolina 9/28: Caught two balls for 21 yards
-At Louisville 10/18: Made four catches for 24 yards
-UConn 10/26: Posted two catches for 24 yards
-At Temple 11/16: Caught one ball for nine yards
-USF 11/29: Hauled in two passes for 13 yards and his first score of the season
We bring back our football podcast and barring a vacation or scheduling issue we will have a show weekly from now until August and then going twice a week through bowl season.
The first show back has us interviewing three-star linebacker commit Alec Simpson who has verbally pledged to play at Nevada. Simpson was receiving interest from BYU, Oregon and Wisconsin. The Wolf Pack were his only offer but he likely will be pursued in the fall during his senior year.
The rest of the show will focus on Utah State's spring game with our Aggies contributor Parker Roberston who was at the spring game. We will go over the highlights and what should be expected from the quarterback position and the team overall.
Of course expect some wackiness in our first show back.
Also, to make everything 100 percent clear, we are biased against your team.
Analysis! Interviews! Commentary! Join Wally Spurlin and special guests as they talk about everything from the absurd to the zany in this weekly football gabfest! It's time to start talking to NFL Draft Prospects so join us as we focus on the future of the NFL! We have six interviews tonight.
We start with Toledo LB Junior Sylvestre and follow-up with Weber State WR Shaydon Kehano. Montana S Matt Hermanson and Seattle Seahawks RB Demetrius Bronson are next in line. We close our show this week with USC LB J.R. Tavai and BYU WR Jordan Leslie.
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FIRST HOUR: RICHARD MACK
Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret)
Sheriff Mack is best known for challenging the Brady Bill, a gun control scheme requiring local law enforcement to perform background checks on prospective gun purchasers. He maintained that the Federal Government had no authority to command local officials, and became the first sheriff in American history to sue the Federal Government (under the Clinton administration) and win at the US Supreme Court. The case was based on the Tenth Amendment, states rights and local sovereignty.
Mack is the son of an FBI agent and began his own law enforcement career as a street cop in Provo, Utah. After graduating from BYU in 1978, Mack became an officer with Provo P. D. He was soon promoted to corporal, sergeant, and detective. He spent one year as an undercover narcotics agent. In 1988, Mack moved home to Arizona where he ran for sheriff. He was elected Graham County Sheriff and served as such for eight years. It was during this time – in 1994 – that federal agents informed all sheriffs that they would be required to work for the Federal Government under the mandate of the Brady Bill, and Mack's court case began. Since that landmark ruling Mack has written seven books and appeared at over 120 Tea Party rallies nationwide. He has stood against the incursions of the Federal Government and has fought for civil rights from Hawaii to Bangor, Maine.
He is the Founder and President of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) and is on the Oath Keepers Board of Directors.