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Rivals is powered by BYU Athletics. Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals at the university and professional level, come together to talk life and sports. Scott Mitchell was a record setting quarterback at University of Utah. He then went on to play for Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, and Cincinnati Bengals. Jason Buck was drafted out of Brigham Young University in the first round of the NFL draft. He played on the defensive line for Cincinnati Bengals and Wash ...
 
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Jason Buck and Scott Mitchell of Rivals talk about a man they both worked with for the NFL: Dick Lebeau. Both Jason and Scott played for Dick Lebeau at the Cincinnati Bengals. Even today, he picks up the phone for them. Lebeau is like Clint Eastwood. He's very cool but can get action-packed when needed. He was a pro bowl player in the NFL as a grea…
 
BYU defensive back Dayan Ghanwoloku talked about playing in Logan this weekend and what he expected, he started some light trash talk about dairy farms in Logan. Jason Buck wonders when these young kids will learn their lesson about trash talk. Scott just doesn’t understand what in the world the dairy farms have to do with BYU’s upcoming game again…
 
If Scott had to play defense what position would be play? If Jason had to play offense what position would he play? You may think Jason would go to the offensive line but his answer will surprise you. And what in the world would a quarterback do on defense? Facebook: Rivals Podcast Twitter: @therivalsshow…
 
Nothing like Super Bowl week. The Rivals talk about the most iconic plays in Super Bowl history. Scott talks about the first ever Super Bowl with a player who wasn't supposed to start, he was a wide receiver. He caught an unbelievable pass from Bart Starr. Jason remembers a muffed field goal that had the ball getting tossed around between the Miami…
 
Vince Young came in to the NFL with a lot of promise. He had an amazing run in college as quarterback for the Texas Longhorns. But his career never really took off... He played for Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, and Cleveland Browns. He's now playing in the CFL for Saskatchewan Rough Riders. Ryan Fitzpatric…
 
This may or may not be helpful to you at all, but Scott and Jason have both been in long-term marriages and here is their advice. They offer a unique perspective because the life of an NFL player is far from average. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, current best friends. Scott played quarterback for The Unive…
 
Scott's son plays high school football. He is actually a quarterback, that makes Scott proud. Scott says he would never put his kids in harms way, although he does think it's ok for them to face adversity and learn lessons from it. He thinks football has some very important lessons to be learned. He feels that way about all sports and hobbies kids …
 
The NFL keeps changing. This upcoming offseason will be filled with quarterbacks looking for new homes. The Kansas City Chiefs Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins for a third round pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller. Jason didn’t expect the Redskins to move on from Kirk Cousins but thinks that the Chiefs got a good deal since they picked up Kenda…
 
A question that surrounds the NFL Draft. Should players who declare for the NFL Draft before their senior year of college football be able to go back to college football if they are not drafted? Scott Mitchell wishes he had had this opportunity even though he did get drafted. Jason Buck and Scott Mitchell talk about how they think coaches would app…
 
Everyone loves James Bond and everyone has their favorite. That's certainly the case with Rivals hosts Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck. Scott's favorite was Roger Moore. That was the Bond of his childhood. Jason picks Sean Connery because he likes the brawler Bonds like Connery and Daniel Craig. Is it possible Roger Moore was a quarterback Bond? Scot…
 
Rivals hosts Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck talk about their expectations for their children. How much should dads push their kids into a certain career? Scott Mitchell played quarterback for University of Utah and Jason Buck was a Defensive Lineman for the BYU Cougars. After college, Mitchell played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins, took the Detro…
 
Sports Illustrated released their list of the top 100 college football players. Bradlee Anae, Jaylon Johnson, Leki Fotu are a few of the Utes who made the list. You will also find an Aggie linebacker on the list. Jason Buck blames independence as to why no BYU Cougars are on the list.By Bonneville International
 
Historically Stanford has recruited a lot of LDS football players, especially return missionaries. At Pac-12 Media Day coach David Shaw talked to Scott about why he likes having return missionaries on his team. Jason and Scott discuss whether or not this hurts BYU on the recruiting front. Jason talks about the growth he has seen in the recruiting o…
 
The Pac-12 seems to be having a bit of turmoil. They just seem to be a little behind the rest of the Power 5 conferences. There have been rumblings of Oregon and USC talking about leaving the conference. Scott said it would be really bad for Utah if USC left the conference. There has to be a gold standard, and traditionally that has been USC. The m…
 
Taysom Hill believes he is a franchise quarterback. It seems like the Saints do too. They put a first round tender on him. Scott and Jason discuss whether or not Taysom Hill is worth that and whether or not he is a franchise quarterback. Jason Buck says Hill owes all of his success to Sean Payton.By Bonneville International
 
Utah landed its highest recruit ever Thursday. Clark Phillips III committed to Utah. He is a cornerback who will start immediately. The guys talk about the beginning of Utah’s recruiting success with Ron McBride the idea he sold. The guys talk about the decisions they made when they were being recruited. From the transfer quarterbacks like Bently a…
 
What can we reasonably expect for the Utes and the Cougars next season? Scott and Jason discuss. Jason says the Cougs will be nearly the same as they were this year. There will be some wild wins and bad losses. He predicts 6-6. Jason sticks with his take that independence is killing them. As for the Utes, there will be an interesting battle at quar…
 
It seemed like the University of Utah Utes football team just didn’t show up to play in the Pac-12 Championship when they lost to the Oregon Ducks. Scott and Jason agree, the team was not ready to handle the pressure of the situation. The guys talk about learning to thrive on pressure. Every player who gets to the next level learns to thrive under …
 
The Utah Football team is good. Really good. And the national media is finally starting to recognize this special Utah football team. The cherry on top is that the Utes have a chance at College Football Playoff or Rose Bowl. Scott and Jason talk about the east coast bias and whether or not Utah can overcome it and get to their first ever College Fo…
 
Kalani Sitake received a contract extension through 2023. Scott and Jason think BYU needs to be honest with themselves about where they are and own independence. Scott also pointed out that part of the reason Sitake was extended is because of recruiting. Right now, things are as good as they can get at BYU but the guys think it needs to be better.…
 
Eric Munoz a walk on linebacker at Utah State got emotional after a stellar start. The first of his football career as a junior. It was touching to see football and teammates impact the young man so much. Scott and Jason are discussing the most emotional moments, good and bad, of their football careers from high school to the NFL.…
 
Scott and Jason agree Andy Ludwig has been beyond impressive this season for Utah, but has made him so great? Talent management. Tyler Huntley has been playing lights out, and part of it is that Andy Ludwig understands how to play to Huntley’s strengths, rather than sticking to his old playbook. Ludwig is a master at maximizing the talent he has. J…
 
BYU is 4-4, which is close to the predictions Scott and Jason made preseason. The Cougars have had a very realistic season. They have been faced with plenty of adversity, especially at the quarterback position. Zach Wilson had surgery and Jaren Hall (his backup) has had two concussions. Baylor Romney, the current quarterback, is battling a foot inj…
 
Is it the athletic director? Head coach? Quarterback? Lineman. None of the above. Scott and Jason are talking about the most important person (people) for any college football program to be successful long term. Scott and Jason share personal examples of the most important quality in a coaching staff. Being humble tops the list.…
 
In this episode of Rivals Scott and Jason discuss whether or not they believe BYU and Utah State are rivals. The teams meet this weekend in Logan. The disagreement between the two in this episode comes from the definition of “rivalry.” All of our in state rivalries seem to only exist because of proximity and closeness. None of the teams are in the …
 
Scott and Jason are both truly enamored by Utah’s defense. Kyle Whittingham’s Utes shutout Cal last weekend and now they are heading to Seattle for probably their biggest game of the season against the University of Washington. Jason said one key to the defensive success is their confidence. They are confident that there are no weak spots in the de…
 
The BYU Cougars head to Logan, Utah this weekend to take on the Utah State Aggies. Jason Buck has said this is a trap game for the Cougs and they MUST take the Aggies seriously. The guys also talk about how the Aggies will (or should) prepare if they don’t know who BYU will start at quarterback. Jason said for Kalani to keep his job, they must win.…
 
BYU defensive back Dayan Ghanwoloku talked about playing in Logan this weekend and what he expected, he started some light trash talk about dairy farms in Logan. Jason Buck wonders when these young kids will learn their lesson about trash talk. Scott just doesn’t understand what in the world the dairy farms have to do with BYU’s upcoming game again…
 
Scott is in awe that BYU beat Boise State but couldn’t beat South Florida. Jason is just happy, calling it a fantastic win. They agree on one thing - it was shocking. They guys get real and talk about how inconsistent the 2019-20 BYU Cougars are. They also talk Baylor Romney and the offensive changes. Was there someone new calling offensive plays? …
 
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