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Locked On Cougars podcast is the daily podcast that keeps you ahead of the games and the first to know the latest news, analysis, and insider info for the BYU Cougars. Hosted by Jake Hatch, the Locked On Cougars podcast provides your daily BYU Cougars fix with Jake’s unique insights and insider information as he provides expert opinions, film reviews, interviews, recaps, local analysis, and coverage of all things BYU Cougars. From the thrilling games at LaVell Edwards Stadium to hoop heaven’s Marriott Center and everywhere in between, the Locked On Cougars podcast takes you beyond the headlines for the inside scoops from the biggest stories inside the Cougars locker room and the Big 12. The Locked On Cougars podcast is part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your Team. Every Day.

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    • 4.8 • 417 Ratings

Locked On Cougars podcast is the daily podcast that keeps you ahead of the games and the first to know the latest news, analysis, and insider info for the BYU Cougars. Hosted by Jake Hatch, the Locked On Cougars podcast provides your daily BYU Cougars fix with Jake’s unique insights and insider information as he provides expert opinions, film reviews, interviews, recaps, local analysis, and coverage of all things BYU Cougars. From the thrilling games at LaVell Edwards Stadium to hoop heaven’s Marriott Center and everywhere in between, the Locked On Cougars podcast takes you beyond the headlines for the inside scoops from the biggest stories inside the Cougars locker room and the Big 12. The Locked On Cougars podcast is part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your Team. Every Day.

    BYU Basketball & Kevin Young Looking For Egor Demin To Elevate Their Big 12 Hopes

    BYU Basketball & Kevin Young Looking For Egor Demin To Elevate Their Big 12 Hopes

    The BYU Cougars are reportedly in the mix to sign Real Madrid budding star Egor Demin and Jake Hatch says Demin, a projected top-ten NBA Draft pick in the 2025 NBA Draft, would be one of the best signings in BYU men's basketball history if Kevin Young can pull it off and bring the Euroleague sensation to Brigham Young University (BYU).

    Jake then talked about Rutgers grad transfer Mawot Mag, who is reportedly deciding between BYU and the San Diego State Aztecs, as he explains that Mag is a different type of NCAA Transfer Portal target for the BYU basketball program as he would not be expected to carry the load offensively but would instead serve a bigger role defensively at the Marriott Center.

    Finally, the show wrapped up with some thoughts on the reports that the Utah Utes are looking at a possible move to the ACC and Jake says go for it if they are that unhappy being in the Big 12 Conference because the ACC looks the part of a sinking ship and the Utes wouldn't be setting themselves up for much of a future if their gamble were to fail in that circumstance.

    • 28 min
    Give 'Em Hell, Brigham, Give 'Em Hell - Paying Homage To Vaughn Kimball

    Give 'Em Hell, Brigham, Give 'Em Hell - Paying Homage To Vaughn Kimball

    The BYU Cougars have a rich and storied legacy when it comes to BYU football and the armed forces of the United States of America and it doesn't get any better than the life and legacy of Vaughn Kimball.

    Jake Hatch took some time to talk about Kimball's impact on Brigham Young University (BYU) which goes far beyond his famous telegram to inspire BYU to beat the Utah Utes for the first time in program history.

    • 9 min
    The BYU Cougars Have Opportunity To Be On Forefront Of New Big 12 & NCAA Era

    The BYU Cougars Have Opportunity To Be On Forefront Of New Big 12 & NCAA Era

    The BYU Cougars have an opportunity to strike while the iron is hot in the new era that is about to unfold with the NCAA settling an antitrust lawsuit that will see Brigham Young University (BYU) and other schools able to revenue share $20-22 million with their athletes and Jake Hatch advocates for them to be forward-thinking and make sure they are leading the charge.

    Jake then talked about the commitment of Westlake High School (UT) prospect Sale Fano, who has all the tools to be a pass-rush specialist for the BYU football program and the frame to grow into an elite athlete in Jay Hill's defense and he fits the bill of what Hill, Kalani Sitake and the rest of the BYU coaching staff are looking for on the BYU recruiting trail.

    Finally, the show wrapped up with some thoughts from Jake about Russian swingman Egor Demin, who reportedly has an offer from Kevin Young and the BYU Basketball program and shows why people are high on his chances of being a potential first-round NBA Draft pick in 2025 that the BYU basketball program would be lucky to have playing in the Marriott Center.

    • 27 min
    BYU Football Faces Pressure During 100th Season With Unrelenting Big 12 Slate

    BYU Football Faces Pressure During 100th Season With Unrelenting Big 12 Slate

    The BYU Cougars are set to celebrate their 100th season as a football program 100 days from now and Jake Hatch says the pressure is on Kalani Sitake and the BYU football program to show that their Big 12 debut a season ago was an outlier and not a recurring theme for Brigham Young University, which has enjoyed more than five decades of sustained success and winning.

    Jake then answered listener questions from the Locked On Cougars Insiders group as he addressed what BYU basketball and Kevin Young are doing to fill out his coaching staff, what the best-case scenario for BYU football this fall would be and what the chances of Jaxson Robinson withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft and returning to BYU are, among other questions.

    Finally, the show wrapped up with Jake taking to his soapbox ot warn that college athletics needs to steer clear of private equity firms who are circling like sharks with the NCAA on the verge of a landmark settlement that will see BYU Athletics and other schools be able to revenue share with their athletes to the tune of up to $20 million annually.

    • 30 min
    BYU Basketball & Kevin Young Add To Their Haul With Elijah Crawford Signing

    BYU Basketball & Kevin Young Add To Their Haul With Elijah Crawford Signing

    The BYU Cougars added another ESPN Top-100 recruit to the BYU men's basketball roster Tuesday with former Stanford Cardinal signee Elijah Crawford signing instead to play at Brigham Young University (BYU) and Jake Hatch says it adds another feather to the already blooming cap of Kevin Young as he goes about building a strong BYU basketball roster.

    Jake then took some time to examine where things stand for BYU hoops roster-wise with nine players currently locked in and the potential to add as many as four more players as he dissects what KYU and company need to round out the roster and really become a force to compete in the upper echelons of the Big 12 Conference once again this fall.

    Finally, the show wrapped up with news that the Big 12 became the first of 32 Division 1 Conferences to sign off on the NCAA's proposed settlement in the House vs NCAA case that will see millions of dollars in payouts withheld from BYU and other schools while also allocating up to $20 million in direct revenue sharing for BYU Athletics to disperse to their athletes.

    • 27 min
    BYU Football Fortifies O-Line & Boosts Big 12 Prospects By Going Portalin'

    BYU Football Fortifies O-Line & Boosts Big 12 Prospects By Going Portalin'

    The BYU Cougars added to their offensive line unit with the addition of former Colorado Buffaloes offensive tackle Isaiah Jatta Monday as he opted to play for Kalani Sitake and the BYU football program over the USC Trojans and Texas State Bobcats, among other interested programs and Jake Hatch believes he has the potential to boost BYU's Big 12 prospects this fall.

    Jake then talked with one of Jatta's new teammates and recent NCAA Transfer Portal addition in his own right in Austin Leausa as the Leausa explained his journey from being an undersized lineman in high school, playing for the Southern Utah Thunderbirds and finally getting a chance to suit up for his dream school at Brigham Young University (BYU).

    Finally, the show wrapped up with some thoughts on the nee Big 12 basketball scheduling format next season that will see Kevin Young and the BYU men's basketball program playing 20 Big 12 games over 10 weeks with no byes in the run and Jake believes it will ensure BYU basketball and every other program in the conference will be tested at whole new level in 2024-25.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
417 Ratings

417 Ratings

T. Dallin ,

Literally my first listen every day

Jake is incredible. He’s passionate for the game and is wanting to provide listeners with relevant info. Love his energy and realness. Love to see it. Thanks Jake!! -Taylor D.

peter_*** ,

Best BYU podcast!

You can feel Jake watches all things BYU all the time! He gives great insight into different sports and answers fan questions on the podcast.

paytonclayson ,

Jake is the best

I love listening to Jake every morning on the way to work. He does all he can to put out some of the best byu content available. Would 100% recommend!

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