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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 Washington Redskins. He earned a Super Bowl ring in the Redskins victory over Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI.

Best Of: Onside Kick After Safety ! ! ! Only Dick Lebeau   (23:20)5-20-2020
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 ...
Best Of: Jason Dreams About Full Contact Golf   (09:18)5-20-2020
If you had to play any other sport (besides football) what would it be? Jason invented a sport today: Full contact golf. That is what he would rather play. Scott's choice is more mellow than Jason's. Jason also mentions MMA fighting and which former BYU coaches he would like to t...
Best Of: The Rules In College Football That Need To Be Changed   (11:09)5-20-2020
Here are the rules that Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck think need to be changed in college football. Jason Buck said they need to protect the quarterback WAY LESS. Scott Mitchell said defensive ends (like Jason Buck) are the reasons these rules exist. Scott's rule has to do with s...
Best Of: Scott And Jason Disagree On The Appropriateness of Trash Talk   (07:09)5-15-2020
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 wha...
Best Of: Rivals Choose If You Had To Switch Sides - What Position Would It Be   (14:44)5-15-2020
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 Podc...
Best Of: Most Iconic Plays in Super Bowl History; Rivals Big Game Predictions   (24:50)5-15-2020
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...
Best Of: Chasing Brian Bosworth For 50 Yards Just To Knock Him Over   (16:30)5-6-2020
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....
Best Of: Marriage Tips From Former NFL Stars   (19:58)5-6-2020
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 footba...
Best Of: Scott Admits He Was Wrong About Quarterbacks Who Transfer   (11:09)5-6-2020
Scott is admitting he was wrong. He always had the opinion that quarterbacks who transfer in college don't turn out in the NFL but after some research he realized this assumption was wrong. Jason has a different thought about transferring. He says go for it. See omnystudio.com/l...
Does CTE Make NFL Retirees Nervous For Their Own Children   (08:23)5-1-2020
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 lesso...
Best Of: The Greatest Sports Moment Of All Time   (09:33)5-1-2020
The anniversary of the miracle on ice just happened. Scott says this is the greatest sporting event of all time. Jason has a snarky response. They agree on one thing, we all love an under dog.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Best Of: This is Why the Washington Redskins Picked Alex Smith as their QB   (22:54)5-1-2020
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...
Best Of: Should Undrafted Underclassmen Be Able To Go Back To College Football   (07:32)4-22-2020
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. Jas...
Best Of: Sean Connery Was The D- Lineman of Bonds   (13:46)4-22-2020
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 Conn...
Innovations That Changed The NFL   (08:49)4-22-2020
Pass interference is now reviewable after last year's NFC Championship no call between the Saints and the Rams. Scott thinks this innovation will change the NFL. Scott and Jason talk about the innovations they were apart of during their time in the NFL. See omnystudio.com/listen...
Best Of: Should NFL Dads Put Their Sons In Football   (15:30)4-14-2020
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 ...
Best Of: Top 100 College Players - Includes Utes, Aggies - Leaves out Cougs   (09:53)4-8-2020
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Best Of: The Warren Report Turns The Tables On Rivals   (08:46)4-1-2020
Warren Fisher of The Warren Report on the Golf Channel Joined Scott and Jason to talk about his favorite football team and whether or not he is a Cougar or a Ute. Warren turns the tables on Scott and Jason and asks them some questions about their football careers. See omnystudio...
Best Of: Why Stanford (and others) Recruit Return Missionaries From Utah   (09:20)3-26-2020
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 recruiti...
The Pac-12 Must Step It Up…Soon   (11:24)3-17-2020
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...
Is Taysom Hill Worth A First Round Pick? Is He A Franchise Quarterback?down   (09:46)3-17-2020
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 succe...
Which P5 Footall Teams Would You Like To See Come To Utah?   (08:00)2-26-2020
The University of Utah Football team is getting some big names on their future schedule with teams like Florida and Arkansas. Which teams from each P5 conference would you like to see Utah play? Wisconsin would be an interesting matchup for the Utes since they are both run heavy,...
Mark Pope Is The King Of Provo   (09:45)2-26-2020
The BYU men’s basketball team beat the No. 2 ranked Zags last weekend. It was an incredible game. The energy from students was incredible. Has basketball overtaken football at BYU? Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck credit Mark Pope for the massive success.  See omnystudio.com/lis...
NFL Combine And Draft Preview: Joe Burrow Should Just Say No   (09:54)2-26-2020
Jason Buck was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals just like LSU quarterback Joe Burrow will likely be and he and Scott Mitchell agree: Joe Burrow should do whatever he has to in order to avoid playing for the Bengals. Scott Mitchell also played for the Bengals and has a way for Jo...
Utah Scheduling SEC Opponents Showcases Upward Trend For Program   (05:19)2-21-2020
It should be clear that the University of Utah football team is serious about being national title contenders year after year. It seems like the Utes have been on a very steady upward progression since 2004. Utah football fans should be excited with the scheduling of LSU and Flor...
NCAA Should NOT Require Transfers To Wait A Year   (07:32)2-21-2020
The NCAA doesn’t make coaches sit out for a year, so why do they make student athletes? Scott thinks it is an absolute joke that kids have to sit out a year. It is honestly more impactful for an 18 year old kid to lose a year than for a middle aged coach. Jason is a little mor...
Worst Case Scenarios For BYU And Utah In 2020   (08:46)2-14-2020
BYU is returning a lot of players for the 2020 season, but their schedule is absolutely brutal. Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck talk about the worst case scenario for BYU. Utah lost nearly their entire defensive line, a quarterback and Zack Moss, a beast of a running back. Kyle Wh...
Best Case Scenarios For BYU And Utah In 2020   (09:15)2-14-2020
BYU is returning a lot of players for the 2020 season, but their schedule is absolutely brutal. Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck talk about the best case scenario for BYU, which they agree is getting bowl eligible.  Utah lost nearly their entire defensive line, a quarterback and Z...
Locals In The NFL Draft   (16:07)2-14-2020
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National Signing Day & Super Bowl LIV Thoughts   (34:19)2-6-2020
The Cougars stole a Ute on national signing. Devon’tae Henry Cole, a running back, transferred from Utah to BYU in order to get more carries. Scott and Jason talk about the success and failures of the Utes and the Cougars in this off season’s recruiting period. The duo talks ...
Utah And BYU Both Ended With Disappointing Or No Ranking At All   (26:32)1-16-2020
Scott and Jason are shocked to hear that BYU hasn’t had any Top 25 rankings in the past decade. They look back on the last time the school has had such a disappointing decade...it was the 1960s. Jason admits that independence isn’t the only factor...but it is a big one. Utah ...
Who Will Be The Next NFL Legend As Tom Brady Falls   (15:49)1-9-2020
The NFL is ushering in a new era. Guys like Drew Brees and Tom Brady are on their way out. Should they throw in the towel? Or give themselves a few more years. Scott Mitchell is a former NFL quarterback and has great insight into this topic. There is a lot of youth talent in the ...
Scott And Jason's NFL Playoff Predictions   (30:14)1-9-2020
The NFL Playoffs are in full swing after a wild, wildcard weekend. The Saints and the Patriots lost, shocking the football world. Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck are offering up their predictions for the conference champions and Super Bowl Champions. Both Scott and Jason predict th...
The Biggest Indicator Of The Strength Of A College Football Program   (06:19)12-19-2019
What is the biggest indicator of the strength of a college football program? Recruiting class? Championships? Guys you put in the NFL? Jason says it is the amount of guys who make it to the NFL and more importantly actually make it in the NFL. See omnystudio.com/listener for pri...
Utah’s On-Field Success Translates To Big Time Recruits & BYU Wins Some Big Ones   (23:32)12-19-2019
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...
Jordan Love Should Not Enter The NFL Draft   (06:58)12-11-2019
Jordan Love, Utah State’s highly touted quarterback, decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. Scott thinks this is a horrible decision. He believes you should enter the NFL Draft on a high note. Scott shares his personal experience with a simila...
Moving Onto Next Year With The Utes and The Cougs   (17:25)12-11-2019
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 kill...
What Happened To Utah Football?   (16:08)12-11-2019
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 p...
Utah Finally Getting National Attention, Good For Playoff Hopes   (08:05)11-19-2019
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 whet...
Buck: Extending Kalani Sitake Is Good But Safe   (10:02)11-19-2019
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 ...
The Most Emotional Moments Of Our Football Careers   (25:15)11-19-2019
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, ...
The Key Difference For This Year’s Utah Football Team: Andy Ludwig   (13:39)11-7-2019
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...
BYU Has Something They’ve Always Wanted: Depth   (12:35)11-7-2019
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 concu...
Would You Rather: National Championship or Rose Bowl?   (08:48)11-7-2019
As surprising as it feels, this is a real questions Ute fans are facing. Would you rather win the Rose Bowl or play for a National Title? Scott and Jason disagree on this. Scott lets nostalgia get to him. Jason explains that every year, every team should be playing like they’ll...
The Most Important Person To A College Football Program   (08:48)11-7-2019
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 qualit...
Recruiting Is Where Rivalries Shine   (05:24)10-31-2019
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 on...
Utah Must Feed Off Of Hostility At Husky Stadium   (17:07)10-31-2019
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 t...
Buck: BYU Must Beat USU For Sitake To Keep His Job; Scott Disagrees   (20:01)10-29-2019
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 sta...
Scott And Jason Disagree On The Appropriateness of Trash Talk   (07:09)10-29-2019
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 wha...
Kalani Sitakes Needs To Stop Being LaVell Edwards   (17:16)10-24-2019
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 an...
November Looms...Should The Utes Be Worried   (09:59)10-23-2019
The University of Utah Utes beat the Arizona State Sun Devils but not without a fight. The Sun Devils quite literally came out fighting. There were multiple cheap shots and unsportsmanlike conduct calls. After the game Herm Edwards apologized to Kyle Whittingham. Scott asks his d...
Has Tyler Huntley Earned His Keep? Scott Praises Andy Ludwig   (17:14)10-18-2019
Tyler Huntley is the only quarterback in college football who has not thrown an interception. Jason is sticking with his original assessment - Huntley is a runningback who can throw. Scott and Jason heavily disagree on this matter. Buck does offer praise to Huntley, putting him i...
Jason Buck’s Advice For BYU’s Defense & The Kalani Sitake Conversation   (23:18)10-18-2019
Jason Buck and Scott Mitchell discuss the state of the BYU football program and whether or not they predicted it would end up like this at the beginning of the season. Buck admits he was excited after the Cougars’ first four games, but when looking at their record at the midway...
How Bad Is It For BYU? And How Wilson Can Make Injury A Positive   (24:31)10-3-2019
It looks like BYU lost Zach Wilson. They’ve already for sure lost Ty’Son Williams. Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck discuss how bad it actually is for BYU and what the rest of their season may look like. The duo also discuss why they lost to Toledo, Scott thinks it comes from an...
Vontaze Burfict Is Ridiculous And Should Be Banned   (07:45)10-3-2019
Vontaze Burfict is the wild card you don’t want on your team, according to Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck. He has no business being on the field. Scott is baffled by his lack of respect for the NFL, his team and every other player in the league. Scott and Jason describe him as a...
Britain Covey And A Possible Red Shirt   (08:56)10-1-2019
Utah’s stellar receiver Britain Covey will likely take a medical redshirt for this season because he hasn’t reached the limit of the new rule yet. He will take the time to heal his knee after suffering an ACL tear last season. Scott and Jason agree the new red shirt rule is r...
The Biggest NFL Surprises   (08:14)10-1-2019
We haven’t talked much about the NFL this season because local college teams have kept us busy, so we wanted to get Jason’s read on what he has seen this season in the NFL. We are discussing the teams that surprised Scott and Jason for the better...and for the worst. See omn...
The Pac-12 Is Full Of Great Teams But Lacks A Single Elite Team   (09:15)9-26-2019
Cal is the last undefeated in the Pac-12. Scott mentions their head coach is a disciple of Chris Petersen. Makes sense why they are rolling. Scott and Jason talk about the likelihood of a Pac-12 team making the college football playoff. Jason thinks it is possible to be a one los...
The Weaknesses Utah Exposed Against USC, According to Jason Buck   (15:26)9-26-2019
One weakness Jason sees with Utah is Tyler Huntley. He says he is a running back who can throw. Scott disagrees as he has been impressed by the way Huntley has been playing. Jason’s biggest problem with Utah football is lack of leadership and character. He said the penalties Ut...
With Running Backs Gone, How Will Utah/BYU Move On?   (10:42)9-24-2019
Zack Moss left the Utes’ game against USC with an undisclosed shoulder injury that is not season ending. BYU lost their star running back Ty’Son Williams who was a graduate transfer to a torn ACL. Scott and Jason discuss how both teams will move on. Utah has an easier time bu...
It’s Not You, It’s Me: The Utah/BYU Break-Up   (16:02)9-24-2019
Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck are talking about their alma maters’ skipping out on a few rivalry games to play other opponents. It is reported that Utah will play games against the Florida Gators. As much as is pains Jason, he understands why the game doesn’t carry as much ba...
Has Kalani Sitake Earned An Extension? Here’s What We Think   (18:52)9-19-2019
Head Coach Of BYU Kalani Sitake has had two big Power-5 wins already this season against Tennessee and USC. Some BYU fans say he should be given a contract extension right now. Others disagree and think he needs to do more to earn an extension. Scott and Jason talk BYU’s matchu...
Here’s Why We Think Utah Will Beat USC And The Things That Worry Us About The Game   (17:22)9-18-2019
Number 10 ranked University of Utah head to LA to take on USC. The Utes haven’t won at the LA Coliseum in 103 years. Jason Buck thinks Utah will win because of how poor the coaching was against his alma mater, BYU. Clay Helton is the head coach at USC and his name is being thro...
Utah Will Be Physically Rested In Friday Game Thanks To Slower Offense   (06:02)9-18-2019
Ranking low is usually bad but not for this one. Utah is 119th in the country for offensive snaps played. This benefits Utah as they head into a Friday game against BYU. Usually it would be a concern for coaches to have one less day of rest or preparation but Kyle Whittingham isn...
#99 Zach Dawe (DE) Throws Opponent’s Shoe. #99 Jason Buck (DE) Taunts The Crowd   (11:27)9-12-2019
Zach Dawe #99 and a defensive end for the Cougars threw his opponent's show during BYU’s game against Tennessee. We have our own former defensive end #99 Jason Buck who has some similar stories. Is it the position? Is it the number? Scott and Jason have a good laugh about this ...
What Does BYU’s Win Over Tennessee Mean For The Program?   (08:37)9-10-2019
BYU went into Knoxville and beat Tennessee in double over time. Jason Buck, former Cougar, said it was a very important, much needed win. The Cougars hit Tennessee at the right after they lost against Georgia State. Jason and Scott talk about the elementary level mistakes Tenness...
Will Kalani Sitake Share Tips About USC With Kyle Whittingham?   (13:43)9-10-2019
BYU plays 24th ranked USC this weekend. The University of Utah plays USC the following week. Scott and Jason discuss how this game will impact the Utah v. USC game. Scott wonders if Utah playing an easier game against Idaho State this week is good or bad leading up to their first...
Hey Sitake, Zach Wilson SHOULD Slide - In Our Opinion   (03:47)9-6-2019
Scott Mitchell, former quarterback, has a saying about playing quarterback, “live to play another down.” One way you live to play another down is to slide. It can help quarterbacks avoid getting hit. Scott and Jason would tell Wilson to slide if they were his coach. You don...
Jason’s Time In The NFL Was Like Missionary Work - Football As A Tool   (08:32)9-6-2019
An ESPN host gained some traction when he talked about the BYU football team being a great missionary tool for the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. Scott and Jason completely agree, when BYU won the National Championship in 1984 baptisms in the church went up. It is n...
The Things We Know FOR SURE About BYU After Rivalry Game   (18:43)9-5-2019
Jason Buck is frustrated by his alma mater. He doesn’t think they lived up to their potential in the season opener against Utah. He thinks Ty’Son Williams should have had more chances to carry the football. The guys talk about they things they know for sure about BYU and the ...
The Things We Know FOR SURE About Utah After Rivalry Game   (22:45)9-5-2019
Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck expected more from their alma maters at the rivalry game. This episode is about what the duo saw from the Utah Utes. This is the 9th time in a row the Utes have beat the Cougs. Scott emphasizes 9 times. The guys talk about the things they know for su...
Does Anyone Care About AP Preseason Polls?   (09:47)8-22-2019
Scott Mitchell’s Utes are ranked #14 in the AP Preseason Polls. He wonders if anyone really cares? Personally he doesn’t think anything matters but wins. Jason and Scott wonder how Utah will handle the pressure and Jason talks about how he has handled the pressures in his car...
Our Favorite BYU V Utah Games We Didn’t Play In & Revisiting Max Hall   (15:14)8-22-2019
Jason Buck, former Cougar, and Scott Mitchell, former Ute are sharing their favorite games and moments from past rivalry matchups. Jason Buck stars with a 4th & 18 play that will forever be in Cougar fans’ hearts. Scott had a different experience during that game where he was t...
BYU Left Off Top 50 Programs Of All Time. WHAT!?   (04:39)8-20-2019
Like most KSL Sports contributors Jason Buck was shocked by ESPN’s recent list of the top 50 college football programs in the last 150 years. Scott Mitchell, former Utes, think his riva school belongs on the list, especially with some of the other names included like Boise Stat...
Jason Buck Watched BYU Practice - A Few Takeaways   (14:55)8-20-2019
Jason Buck was one of the lucky few who got to watch the BYU Cougars practice this fall. While he can’t share specifics he gives his takeaways. He was most impressed by the offensive line, but had some high compliments for freshman quarterback Zach Wilson. He also has some insi...
Solving The Opioid Problem For Athletes and Regular People   (18:11)8-15-2019
Rivals is joined today by Craig PoVey from Use Only As Directed. Use Only As Directed is a campaign trying to prevent death by overdose and opiod addiction. PoVey talked to Scott Mitchell about athletes being overprescribed pain medications. They talk about how quickly you can be...
The Most Electrifying Players From Utah, BYU   (15:06)8-15-2019
Scott Mitchell (former Utah quarterback) and Jason Buck (former BYU defensive end) are talking about the most electrifying player on Utah’s football team and BYU’s football team. Some picks may seem obvious while others will shock you. Who is your favorite player to watch fro...
Predictions and (Hairy) Bets For The Biggest Rivalry in Utah   (16:20)8-15-2019
The rivalry game is here...well almost. Utah plays BYU at Lavell Edwards Stadium in two weeks. Our Rivals Scott Mitchell (former Ute) and Jason Buck (former Cougar) make their (hairy) bets and predictions for the biggest rivalry in the state of Utah. We dive deep into scores and ...
The Head Games Coaches Play With Injury Reporting   (05:57)8-15-2019
Most coaches are pretty tight lipped about injuries unless a player’s season is over, including Utah’s coach Kyle Whittingham. Scott and Jason discuss the head games coaches try to play with each other by reporting or not reporting injuries. They say you have to pump them up ...
It's OK Bradlee Anae...We Have 'Stepped In It' Too   (18:02)8-1-2019
Utah defensive end Bradlee Anae repeated something he heard to another reporter at Pac-12 media day. His quote was later taken out of context on a tweet that went viral. Scott and Jason talk about what it’s like being an athlete in the world of media misquoting you and pushing...
BUCK: Utah Absolutely Deserves Pac-12 Champion Pick   (07:23)8-1-2019
The University of Utah Utes have been picked by a media poll to win the entire Pac-12 conference. Jason Buck, former BYU defensive lineman gives his take on preseason polls. Historically, as of late the poll has been about 50% correct. Buck says it looks great for the state of Ut...
BYU Has To Recruit Like Notre Dame To Be Independently Successful   (20:39)7-30-2019
Scott and Jason talk a lot about how BYU is handling independence on Rivals. Today they are breaking down the pros and cons that being in a conference (or not) has on players. Scott draws on Notre Dame, saying they are a school who has been successful in independence. Jason pred...
The Warren Report Turns The Tables On Rivals   (08:46)7-30-2019
Warren Fisher of The Warren Report on the Golf Channel Joined Scott and Jason to talk about his favorite football team and whether or not he is a Cougar or a Ute. Warren turns the tables on Scott and Jason and asks them some questions about their football careers. See omnystudio...
BYU Should Join The AAC   (14:36)7-18-2019
The debate isn't dead. Scott Mitchell has a few strong reasons why he thinks the BYU Cougars should join the AAC. Jason Buck, former BYU defensive end agrees with Scott. The travel, the altitude and few other factors will benefit the BYU Cougars.
Trevor Lawrence Looks Like Peyton Manning. Is He Perfect?   (14:34)7-18-2019
Trevor Lawrence is the best quarterback in college football. The Clemson Tigers thrower already has NFL teams preparing for him. Scott Mitchell, former NFL quarterback picks apart his play and thinks he is a replica of Peyton Manning, but more athletic.
Top 100 College Players - Includes Utes, Aggies - Leaves out Cougs   (09:53)7-16-2019
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...
Buck: Don't Expand The NFL Season   (10:39)7-16-2019
Jason Buck, former NFL defensive end, said his first thought when the conversation of extending the NFL season comes up is "heck no." He is more OK with it if some preseason games are eliminated. Scott Mitchell, former NFL quarterback, is all for...
Zach Wilson Spending The Day With Drew Brees Is Important   (09:59)7-11-2019
BYU phenom quarterback Zach Wilson posted a picture on Instagram of himself with Drew Brees. Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck talk about whether or not meeting our role models or successful people actually matters or helps in player development. Scott...
BYU/Utah ESPN Game Predictions - We Disagree   (17:10)7-11-2019
The ESPN FPI has BYU winning eight games. They have Utah winning nine. Scott Mitchell, former Ute, and Jason Buck, former Cougar, discuss the rankings. They are both shocked that they have BYU winning so many games. The ESPN FPI has BYU losing the...
Relating Jason Buck's Championship Experience To The Utah Jazz   (21:47)7-9-2019
Mike Conley Jr. was formally introduced by the Utah Jazz yesterday. One comment struck Scott. Conley said, "We don't know what it takes to win a championship." Jason Buck won one Super Bowl and lost one. He talks about the experience and finally...
Kyle Whittingham Ranked Three - Lack Of Offense Puts Him There   (06:46)7-9-2019
College Football News ranked the coaches in the Pac 12. Kyle Whittingham, coach of the University of Utah Utes, came in at number three, a step above last year's ranking. Jason Buck said the reason he isn't one or two is that he can't seem to get the...
Innovations That Changed The NFL   (08:49)6-27-2019
Pass interference is now reviewable after last year's NFC Championship no call between the Saints and the Rams. Scott thinks this innovation will change the NFL. Scott and Jason talk about the innovations they were apart of during their time in the NFL.
Is Utah State More Relevant Than BYU In Football?   (16:22)6-27-2019
We ask Jason Buck if his alma mater BYU has been surpassed by Utah State University on a national scale when it comes to their football program. He explains that locally no, but nationally yes. His reason? independence. He recalls when Utah State fell...
Is Neil Pau'u's Arrest a Reflection Of Recruiting? Mitch Haper, BYU Insider, Joins Rivals   (27:25)6-25-2019
Mitch Harper, our own BYU insider and host of the podcast Cougar Tracks and the radio show Cougar Sports Saturday in joining Jason Buck and Scott Mitchell to talk about the recent arrest of BYU Wide Receiver Neil Pau'u and accused of drunk driving.
BYU and Utah Twitter Trash Talk Is STUPID, According To Jason Buck   (08:57)6-25-2019
BYU and Utah players have already started the banter, or trash talk, on Twitter leading up to the Rivalry game. Jason Buck thinks this is stupid and can absolutely have an impact on the game because trash talking can motivate the other team. His...
Stealing a BYU Player For Utah   (12:27)6-20-2019
Hey BYU fans, if you could steal one player from Utah to join the BYU football team, who would it be? Scott Mitchell and Jason buck both give their choices. Scott's choice will surprise you. But it fills his biggest question mark with Utah.
College Football Traditions Are Why We Love College Football   (11:26)6-20-2019
The University of Utah has the crazy dancing lady and the third down jump. BYU has Cougar Tails. We are talking about college football traditions from the fan perspective. Scott and Jason talk about their favorite from schools across the country....
Utah Being BYU's First Game Is Bad For Zach Wilson   (10:17)6-19-2019
Pro Football Focus has Zach Wilson ranked as the 18th quarterback in the nation and the second highest rated quarterback in the western united states. Zach Wilson had shoulder surgery in the offseason. That makes Scott disagree with this ranking....
Stealing a Utah Player For BYU   (12:01)6-19-2019
Hey BYU Fans, If you could have one University of Utah Ute football player join your team who would it be? Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck give their picks. Of course, Jason wants someone from Utah's defense.
Tanner Mangum Spotted With XFL - When Should Players Throw In The Towel?   (07:46)6-13-2019
Tanner Mangum, former BYU quarterback, was spotted at an XFL event. This brought up a discussion between Scott Mitchell, former Utah and NFL quarterback, and Jason Buck, former BYU and NFL defensive end, about when football players should throw in the...