LLOYD: I'm actually going to sidestep the question because I think the biggest concerns are on special teams. The kicking positions have yet to be finalized and the Cougars have to find someone who can be surehanded and dependable as a punt returner. With all of those areas in doubt, special teams could cause some big headaches this fall.
DICKSON: I know everyone is excited to see if Alani Fua can step up and Bronson Kaufusi is an intriguing prospect moving from defensive end, but the amount of production lost at linebacker for BYU is staggering. Kyle Van Noy was one of BYU’s all-time great playmakers. Spencer Hadley was as solid as they come and Uani Unga would be in an NFL camp right now but for his late-season injury. As much as there seems to be promise with the replacements, it seems unlikely they will be able to produce as much as the previous unit.