The offseason for BYU football can be one of the longest for fans.
But throughout the football-less desert that are the months of June, July and the beginning of August, there are a few oasis’ to help quench your football thirst, and keep you going strong toward the season opener, Sept. 1 against the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson, Arizona.
Now, we are 14 days away, what should you do to get ready?
Here are 5 things BYU fans can do while they wait for BYU football to return.
-Phillip Morgan, Daily Herald
Hike the Y
When Bronco Mendenhall was the head coach at BYU, he would have the football team run to the Y.
That’s a tough feat, but hiking to the Y is possible.
A word of advice however: Go early. Once the sun rises over Y Mountain, there is no shade on the trail.
Watch old games from when BYU was good
Let's be honest, the 2017 BYU football season was rough. With losses to Utah, Utah State, Boise State and UMass, the 4-9 record was hard to watch.
BYUtv has many old games that fans can watch online. Relive Ty Detmer's win over No. 1 Miami, Jim McMahon to Clay Brown in the 1980 Miracle Bowl or BYU's last victory over Utah in 2009.
Read a magazine
This might sound like something reserved for the dentist office, but the preseason college football magazines are a great way to gain information. From Phil Steele to Lindy’s, Athlon to Street and Smith's, these magazines can give fans insight into the Cougars, as well as help scout the tough 2018 schedule.
Go to a high school football game
Friday night lights are a time for BYU fans to get to know potential future Cougars.
Current Cougars Corbin Kaufusi, Rickey Shumway, Zac Dawe and KJ Hall, all played football for Utah County high schools.
The first games were on August 17.
Read the Daily Herald’s football special section
On August 26, the Daily Herald will publish its annual football special section.
Inside will be stories, stats and photos to get Cougar fans ready for the 2018 season.