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65 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Offseason Recap: What does the future hold for BYU Basketball?
With BYU's roster for the 2020-2021 season now officially complete, Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs hop on the mics to recap Mark Pope's extremely active summer and break down what Cougar fans can expect from next year's team.
63 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
BYU Basketball is back (and so are we)
We’re baaaaaack. (Okay, not that you really missed us). Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs fire up the mics once again after BYU’s dramatic win over the Gonzaga Bulldogs. We discuss each player that contributed to the Cougars’ win over the Zags and what they mean for this team moving forward. Now that BYU is virtually ensured a spot in the NCAA Tournament, how far and high can this squad realistically go? We break down the ceiling for this team, as well as styles and weaknesses that could give them trouble in the weeks ahead.
47 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
Bonus Episode: Welcome to the Mark Pope Era
Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs take a break from their offseason downtime to parachute in for a special bonus episode to break down every facet of BYU basketball's hire of Mark Pope as the program's new head coach. We talk about how we got to this point, drop some inside knowledge on how BYU finally got Pope's name on the dotted line, and share our views on the move and how Pope might change the program moving forward.
65 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Season Recap: What does the future hold for BYU Basketball?
Okay, hear us out: The BYU Men’s Basketball season was a disappointment for all, including us here at Shut Up and Jimmer. Steve, Robby, and Phil tie a knot on this season by talking about some things they found impressive (yes, we were impressed this year) and a lot about things that did not go well. We talk about beating our in-state rivals, lack of player development, and everything in between. Then, we give a lot of time to discussing the future of the coaching staff for this program. Has Dave Rose coached his last game in Cougar Blue? Who is his most likely successor? Who do we actually want to be the coach next year? Find out all this and more on this episode of Shut Up and Jimmer. Shut Up and Jimmer is available on all major podcast platforms — including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher. New episodes are released weekly on Mondays throughout the season, where we’ll break down the latest action from the boys in blue, look ahead to future matchups and maybe even talk a little recruiting.
37 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
Week 17-18: Can BYU Pull off a Vegas Miracle?
After a two week hiatus, the podcast returns! Robby McCombs and Phil Hiatt team up to look back at what was good and not so good from the regular season performance from BYU Basketball. They also discuss the recent news surrounding the program. Was TJ Haws snubbed out of the All-WCC team? What will new signee Taylor Miller bring next season? Then, the guys look ahead to the WCC Tournament and what BYU is up against. Robby and Phil look at potential opponents for the Quarterfinal game and discuss BYU’s chances against Saint Mary’s in the Semifinals and even the potential of a final match-up with Gonzaga.
59 minutes | Feb 19, 2019
Week 16: Can BYU Lock Up the WCC 2 Seed?
BYU Basketball really stepped up and showed out this past week, and Shut Up and Jimmer noticed. With the impressive sweep of San Diego and LMU, BYU is in the #2 spot, a game and a half ahead of San Francisco and Saint Mary’s. Join Steve, Robby, and Phil as they discuss the good and the bad from last week’s impressive come from behind victories. We hit on BYU’s improved shooting and shortened lineup, before we take an extended look at what postseason possibilities BYU has waiting for them. Then, we finish it up by previewing Steve’s “Game of the Season” against USF on Thursday and the showdown at the Kennel on Saturday.
37 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
Week 15: The Calm Before the Storm
After 2 easy wins last week, BYU Basketball looks to arguably the most pivotal week of their season with 2 crucial road games. Guys! BYU put 2 solid wins back-to-back! To the surprise of many, especially here at Shut Up and Jimmer, they have put themselves in a solid position to push for the 2nd seed in the WCC. Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs join up once again to discuss the good and the bad of BYU Basketball. They pump the brakes on the win against Portland, (come on, it’s Portland) and look to what the call BYU’s biggest 2 game stretch of the season - at San Diego and at LMU. If BYU wins those games, they get the inside track to the #2 seed in the WCC Tournament. How do the guys think BYU will fare?
49 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
Week 14: The Gavin Baxter Revolution
Before you get too nervous, we promise to only talk about the Gonzaga game for about ten minutes. After that, it’s all smiles on Shut Up and Jimmer. This week, we break down our favorite coaching decision of the season - starting the one and only, Gavin Baxter. Join Robby McCombs and Steve Pierce as they break down the above-the-rim high of Gavin Baxter’s first start at BYU. They look at the changes he brings to BYU’s offense AND defense, as well as what he can do to help take the pressure of Yoeli Childs. The boys also recognize the outstanding performance of Nick Emery against LMU and what that potentially means for him moving forward. They finish up by giving a short preview of BYU’s upcoming games against Portland and Pacific this week.
49 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
Week 13: Can BYU carry over the momentum from the Saint Mary’s win and shock Gonzaga?
The Shut Up and Jimmer is real! We at Shut Up and Jimmer are very proud with the fight that BYU Basketball showed in their surprise victory over St. Mary’s last week. They proved us wrong, which is what we are hoping for again. This week, BYU Basketball has their toughest opponent of the season coming to town. Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs go low on the blocks to preview what the high-powered Gonzaga Bulldogs will bring to the Marriott Center. They look at what BYU did effectively last week and how they can look to duplicate their performance, and also give their predictions for the game Saturday against LMU.
47 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
Week 12: BYU Basketball cure their road woes... kind of.
The BYU basketball season rolls on, and so do we at Shut Up and Jimmer with episode 11. The guys talk about the things you want to hear, and even some of the things you would rather not. Hey, the truth hurts. Vanquish the Foe's Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs break down the good (GAVIN BAXTER!) and bad (shooting woes) of the past week in BYU hoops. The guys also preview BYU’s tough home game this week against St. Mary’s. Will they be able to redeem themselves of the 22-point beat-down St. Mary’s handed to them earlier this month?
45 minutes | Jan 14, 2019
Week 11: Can BYU basketball cure their road woes after two home wins?
Can BYU basketball find a way to win on the road? We’re about to find out as BYU heads to California this week for a pair of games, looking to improve their 1-6 road record. Vanquish The Foe's Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs discuss that and look back at the week that was—including an update on the Jahshire Hardnett drama and his lingering hand injury. We also recap two much-needed home wins over Portland and Santa Clara before previewing the Cougars’ upcoming road trip to Pepperdine and San Francisco. Can BYU reverse its bad fortune in Malibu and continue the tradition of hot shooting on the Hilltop?
38 minutes | Jan 8, 2019
Week 10: What does Jahshire Hardnett’s departure mean for BYU basketball?
BYU basketball guard Jahshire Hardnett will reportedly transfer, as first reported by Vanquish the Foe. So what exactly does that mean for the program? Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs go deep on their latest scoop in this very special episode—providing inside perspective on Hardnett's decision and discussing what his exit means for the Cougars in both the short and long terms.
45 minutes | Dec 30, 2018
Weeks 8-9: Is BYU basketball broken?
Is the BYU basketball program broken? And if so, can it be fixed? Those are the overarching questions that Vanquish The Foe's Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs wrestle with this week on the pod. After watching the Cougars get run off the court by San Diego State and Mississippi State in back-to-back weeks, we step back and look at the big picture that extends beyond this team’s recent run of poor play: What is wrong with the program at its core? How did things get this bad? And what, if anything, can be done (in the short and long terms) to fix the underlying root causes? We’re not holding back. This is a no-holds-barred conversation. We go deep on problems with coaching, culture, player development, philosophy, recruiting and other problems facing the hoops program — while also looking ahead to discuss how and when things could improve.
54 minutes | Dec 16, 2018
Week 7: Reliving BYU basketball’s nightmare Vegas vacation
Are you still having nightmares about BYU basketball’s last-second loss to UNLV? If so, come join Vanquish The Foe’s Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs in our latest therapy session as we vent about and analyze the Cougars' blowout win over Portland State and heartbreaking loss to UNLV. We also preview this week’s road trip to San Diego State, and lay out the cases for taking either an optimistic or a pessimistic view of the Cougars’ future prospects.
59 minutes | Dec 9, 2018
Week 6: Can BYU Basketball keep rolling after rivalry wins?
Don’t look now, folks, but BYU basketball is fun again! After the Cougars bounced back with two in-state wins this past week, Vanquish The Foe’s Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs break down the big victories over Utah State and Utah. We also look ahead to matchups against Portland State (a potential preview of BYU’s future head coach?) and a Vegas trip to old MWC foe UNLV. Can the boys in blue keep the momentum going and pick up a pair of wins?
60 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
Week 5: What is wrong with BYU Basketball?
What the heck is wrong with BYU Basketball? Following a pair of dispiriting losses to Illinois State and Weber State, Vanquish The Foe’s own Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs dive deep into that question and diagnose the problems facing this Cougar team. We also look ahead to this week’s in-state matchups against a hot Utah State squad and a fellow downtrodden team in Utah. Does BYU have what it takes to garner even a split?
39 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
Week 4: Rice and Houston recap, Illinois State and Weber State preview
It was a dark week for BYU sports—but Vanquish The Foe's Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs are here to talk you through it. We recap the Cougars' easy win over Rice and disheartening loss to Houston, and discuss how the boys in blue can get back on track with two challenging road games on the horizon.
49 minutes | Nov 18, 2018
Week 3: Blowout wins recap, Rice and Houston lookahead, recruiting roundup
Vanquish The Foe’s Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs discuss what we can learn from BYU's blowout wins over three bad teams — and how the Cougars can apply those lessons in their looming matchup with Houston. We also recap the latest happenings from the recruiting trail, including how BYU fared in the National Letter of Intent early signing period.
43 minutes | Nov 11, 2018
Week 2: NCAA Sanctions, Nevada and Utah Valley Recap
Vanquish The Foe’s Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs look back at an eventful first week of the BYU basketball season. We discuss the NCAA sanctions handed down against the program, and recap the Cougars' first two games against Nevada and Utah Valley.
50 minutes | Nov 4, 2018
Week 1: Season Preview, Nevada and Utah Valley Lookahead
To help you get ready to roar, Vanquish The Foe’s Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs are diving deep on this year’s BYU basketball squad in our very first episode. We preview the Cougars' upcoming season by delving into key storylines and questions that could determine whether the team returns to the NCAA Tournament. We also share our predictions for the season, and discuss BYU’s Week 1 matchups with Nevada and Utah Valley.
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