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, Aug. 29 at LaVell Edwards Stadium against the Utah Utes..
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.
-- By 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, 3,547 days is a long time ago.
That's how many days it's been since the Cougars beat the Utes.
To ease the pain, and get you excited for this year's game, BYUtv has many old games that fans can watch online. Relive Ty Detmer's 70-31 victory over the Utes in 1989, LaVell Edwards' last game coaching BYU, or The Cougars' 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 2019 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 Chaz Ah You, Zac Dawe, Lopini Katoa and Jaren Hall, all played football for Utah County high schools.
The first game is Thursday between Orem and Corner Canyon, but Friday night, the rest of the Utah County schools kick off their seasons.
Read the Daily Herald’s football special section
On Sunday, Aug. 25, the Daily Herald will publish its annual football special section.
Inside will be stories, stats and photos to get Cougar fans ready for the 2019 season.
You can find them inside any Daily Herald edition that day, at our Provo office or at http://heraldextra.com.