PROVO, Utah – In a current interview on Cougar Sports Saturday, BYU QB Jake Retzlaff went over his path to turning into a Cougar and what his expectations are for the upcoming season.
Jake Retzlaff Is A Cougar
“It was an extended recruitment course of,” Retzlaff stated. “It was, truthfully, good from the start. I knew after I bought right here that it was going to be a heat welcome, and it was. I’m simply excited to be right here and excited to get going.”
Retzlaff involves BYU from Riverside City College. In his one 12 months at RCC, Retzlaff was very profitable. Against Mt. San Jacinto on September 3, 2022, Retzlaff set a college single-game passing report with 529 yards in his first begin. Retzlaff additionally set a college report for landing passes in that very same sport with six.
With BYU’s schedule nonetheless but to be launched, there’s a variety of unknown for the Cougars presently. Retzlaff defined that he’s simply able to get to work in Provo.
“I wish to go in there and provides it my finest shot to get the beginning spot,” Retzlaff stated. “Me and Kedon (Slovis), who I met earlier this week, we’re able to push one another in follow on a regular basis. The competitors solely makes us higher.”
Retzlaff is prepared for his transfer to BYU. He made his confidence in this system well-known.
“I consider that, our guys on the sector, our eleven versus any eleven. Anytime. Anywhere.” Slovis stated. “You bought to line your eleven in opposition to our eleven on the finish of the day.”
With the current addition of Pitt and USC QB Kedon Slovis, it’s probably that Jake Retzlaff would be the backup for the Cougars in 2023.
Canceled BYU/USC sport left the Trojans with an uncommon bye week
BYU was scheduled to tackle USC in an everyday season finale on November 25, 2023. The transfer to cancel that third sport in a three-game sequence was introduced final April, leaving the Trojans with some challenges of their last Pac-12 season.
The Los Angeles Times reported that after the BYU sport went away, USC was dealing with 12 consecutive weeks with no bye.
On Wednesday, the Pac-12 Conference launched the 2023 schedule. Sure sufficient, USC’s bye week lands on Thanksgiving weekend, the place the BYU sport was initially going to be performed.
The Trojans bought artistic and scheduled a sport in opposition to San Jose State for Week Zero on August 26. That transfer allowed USC to interrupt up its 12-game grind, giving them an early bye week on September 16.
BYU will open its 2023 schedule in opposition to Conference-USA’s Sam Houston on September 2, Southern Utah on September 9, then a visit to SEC Country to face Arkansas on September 16 earlier than dealing with 9 yet-to-be-announced Big 12 video games.
BYU soccer all the time performed Pac-12 groups as an Independent
When BYU was an FBS Independent, the Cougars helped fill late November dates for Pac-12 applications. The Pac-12 allowed applications like USC and Stanford to play mid-season rivalries at Notre Dame. Due to this, BYU was the proper filler on the finish of the common season.
BYU closed out 4 Independent common seasons in opposition to Pac-12 groups: Cal (2014), Utah (2018), USC (2021), and Stanford (2022).
The subsequent time BYU will play a crew from the Pac-12 is in 2024. That’s after they renew their rivalry with two-time Pac-12 Champion Utah once more. Utah is on the schedule yearly from 2024 to 2028. BYU additionally has video games scheduled in opposition to Arizona in 2026 and 2027. Plus a house sport in opposition to Stanford in 2031.
Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all issues basketball and soccer. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.