BYU football: Takeaways from the Cougars’ Media Day

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BYU football hosted its annual Media Day on Friday. Here are the biggest takeaways to come from Provo.

BYU football’s Media Day was Friday, and the all-day circus is often viewed as the unofficial kickoff of the new football season.

The Cougars will report to camp soon, and before we know it, the home-opener against Portland State will be here.

While there were no earth-shattering announcements made at Media Day, there were still plenty of juicy tidbits about the 2017-18 season and beyond.

So let’s break them down.

BYU football is honoring LaVell Edwards

Perhaps the coolest news of the day was the announcement of the LaVell patches.

Kalani Sitake showed off the patch – on the sleeve of his polo – on BYUtv. Shortly after we got pictures of the jersey reveal with the patch.

It is a great looking patch – way cooler than what many expected we would get (LaVell’s initials). This seems like a wonderful way to honor the late BYU football legend, and it looks perfect on the royal blue jerseys.

The takeaways 

Awesome work to honor LaVell. Now we just need a statue outside of his stadium. I’m sure that project is in the works (I had heard from people close to the situation that donors were calling the day LaVell passed away). Also, it might be worth noting that the patch is white and royal blue. It’s no secret that Kalani doesn’t like the navy blue – and these patches would stick out horribly on those jerseys. Maybe we are finally seeing the death of navy, and rise of royal.