BYU Football Media Day offered plenty of insights, announcements and optimism for the future.
BYU Media Day is one of the only opportunities for the press and fans to get inside access to the state of the BYU Football program between Spring Camp and the start of the season. BYU Media Day is always full of hype and excitement in hopes of big scheduling announcements, stadium upgrades or other drastic changes to the program. While on the surface it seems like there wasn’t a whole lot announced, there actually was quite a bit of great information shared and excitement for the future.
Instead of giving a long lengthy play by play of what happened, I will go over the seven biggest moments of the day.
6. Depth Chart
The first “Post Spring” depth chart was officially released and there are a couple of surprises. The first of these was seeing Chris Jackson as a starting wide receiver. While one of the Nacua brothers will almost certainly take that spot, it was still interesting to Jackson so high on the depth chart ahead of guys like Keanu Hill, or Brayden Cosper.
Another interesting area was on the offensive line. The Cougars lost three starters to the NFL this offseason and while the projected starters are not a surprise, there are a bunch of new names like Seth Willis, Campbell Barrington, and Brayden Kelm, all underclassmen.
On defense, there weren’t a ton of surprises other than Micah Harper and George Udo not being listed in common positions (only in Nickel and Dime packages) likely due to injury. Fans also got a good laugh at the “Frodo” position, something that doesn’t seem to exist commonly in the football world.
As a fun note, Josh Wilson, the younger brother of Zach Wilson is listed as a starter in the “Cinco” set.