Monday, January 16, 2012

Key Offseason Dates to Remember--2012

Although college basketball is in full swing, nothing can really replace the passion for the pigskin.  Here are some upcoming dates to give you an off-season football fix, and help you plan your spring break (Provo in March), family reunions (Indiana in October?), and fall ward camp-outs (pick the Weber State game if you have to).

Jan 21--East West Shrine Game, 4pm Eastern, NFL Network
Matt Reynolds will be playing in this senior showcase event.

Feb 1--Signing Day
The Cougars anticipate signing 16-18 athletes in a small but loaded 2012 Class.

Feb 22-28 NFL Scouting Combine
Matt Reynolds is likely to be the only Cougar at this invite-only affair.

Mar 5-30--Spring Camp
This is one of the earlier starts for spring ball, and should allow the players to wrap up early and focus on finals.

Early or Mid March--NFL Pro Day
NFL scouts descend on the indoor practice facility en masse, to test and time many of BYU's 19 seniors hoping for a shot a the League.  Keep an eye out for Matt Reynolds, Jordan Pendleton (if he is ready to go), and a pair of defensive linemen: Hebron Fangupo and Matt Putnam..

Apr 26-28 NFL Draft
Again, Reynolds is likely to be the only Cougar selected,  but watch for a few to sign free agent contracts and tickets to fall camp.

Early August (TBA)--Fall Camp Begins
Camp should open with plenty of new and returning talent, and the annual optimism and accompanying expectations.

Sep 1--Opening Kickoff at Home vs. Washington State
Opening day is always much anticipated... But, you should also keep in mind the following games for planning purposes:
Sep 8--Weber State
Sep 15--Utah
Sep 22--Boise State
Oct 20--Notre Dame


  1. Date for annual JC signing. We already have one.

  2. Yes, the signing period for mid-year transfers (JC signees) is from Dec 21-Jan 15. Signing Day on Feb 1 is for high school athletes and JC's that are planning to enroll in the summer or fall.

  3. Ian Dulan? He's not going anywhere. He redshirted this past season after returning from a mission, which albeit came at unusual time, after playing for three years.