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New coach Kalani Sitake has one of those good problems at quarterback with two proven signal-callers fighting for the job. Cheap Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys.Sophomore Tanner Mangum stepped in months after returning from a church mission last season after Taysom Hill went down in the first game and went on to set school freshman records with 3,377 passing yards and 23 touchdowns.Hill, on the other hand, was in the Heisman conversation when he threw for 2,938 yards and rushed for 1,344 with 29 combined touchdowns in 2013. Injuries, however, have ended Hills other three seasons.Now Sitake and Heisman winner turned offensive coordinator Ty Detmer have a decision to make. Stick with the young, strong-armed Mangum and let him continue to grow or hand the reins back to the dual-threat veteran in the final year of his college career.Everyone knows that theyre competing for the spot, Sitake said Its a great example for all the other players that are competing for spots as well.KEY GAMES: BYU enters the season with one of the toughest schedules in the country and every game is key for the independent program. Two losses essentially eliminate the Cougars from the College Football Playoff and leave them in the already-contracted Poinsettia Bowl. BYU has a chance to improve its lot with a New Years Six bowl but likely needs to avoid having more than two losses.The Cougars play six Power 5 schools, including an opening stretch against Arizona, Utah, UCLA and West Virginia. Only UCLA is coming to Provo. BYU also has a challenging October with Michigan State, Mississippi State and Boise State.SWITCHING UP: Detmer brings a pro-style offense to BYU. The quarterback will be under center much more than in the past and there are expectations that the tight end will be more involved. The defense has also been tweaked under Sitake and defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki with a 4-3 base and the cornerbacks playing more press-man coverage than in the past.GO TIME: There have been high expectations for receiver Nick Kurtz since he arrived as a transfer in 2014. He caught 39 passes for 578 yards and three touchdowns in 2015, but the Cougars want more out of the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Kurtz. Kurtz has worked on his strength and hopes to play better against aggressive, physical cornerbacks.EYES ON THE PRIZE: Running back Jamal Williams is back after taking a year off for personal reasons. The senior is 930 yards shy of breaking Harvey Ungas school rushing record of 3,455 yards, a record Williams openly talks about chasing. He rushed for 1,233 yards as a sophomore and suffered a knee injury in the seventh game of the 2014 season. BYU ranked No. 112 in the nation with an average of 128.31 yards per game last season. Williams should immediately improve that ranking.SEASON OPENER: BYU kicks off the season Sept. 3 against Arizona at a technically neutral site, University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona -- the home of the Arizona Cardinals. Glendale is just under 130 miles from the Wildcats campus.PREDICTION: 6-6 Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys . The showiest items on Calgarys lot were forwards Mike Cammalleri and Lee Stempniak. Both will be unrestricted free agents this summer. Adidas Patrick Kane Jersey . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. Tomas Rosickys chip made it 3-0 before half time at Emirates Stadium, while defender Laurent Koscielny scored an unmarked header in the second half. . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. Nikki Izzo-Brown is the only womens soccer coach West Virginia has ever hired. After 21 seasons, shes guiding the Mountaineers to the womens College Cup for the first time.Led by a group of Canadians, including a pair of Olympians and a freshman goalkeeper with a penchant for shutouts, West Virginia (22-1-2) takes a 16-game unbeaten streak into Fridays semifinals against North Carolina (17-3-4) in San Jose, California. Southern Cal (17-4-2) meets Georgetown (20-2-3) in the other semifinal.Izzo-Brown was hired for West Virginias varsity debut in 1996 and has taken the Mountaineers to the NCAA tournament in 17 straight seasons. The schools best previous showing was making it twice to the quarterfinals, including last season.West Virginia was ranked No. 1 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America over the final five weeks of the regular season.Until were No. 1 at the end of the year do I even reflect on the numbers, Izzo-Brown said.So far, theyve been strong.The Mountaineers have 17 shutouts and allowed just nine goals all season, including two in one game.Freshman goalkeeper Rylee Foster, just back from the FIFA Under-20 Womens World Cup where she competed for Canada in Papau, New Guinea, earned a 1-0 win over Duke in the quarterfinals last week to improve to 13-1-1.Foster is among seven Canadians on West Virginias roster.That includes senior defender Kadeisha Buchanan and midfielder Ashley Lawrence. The duo who first became teammates at age 9 earned bronze medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Buchanan is a four-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.Canada makes sense, Izzo-Brown said. Its five-and-a-half hoours away. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys. Theres great soccer, and I had a friend up there that I knew was developing the kids the right way. Once you get one and theyre extremely happy, its pretty incredible how many more you get and how word travels fast. So Ive been very fortunate that the kids Ive got from Canada just absolutely love West Virginia and everything about it.The presence of Buchanan and Lawrence prompted Foster to come, too, although it took some coaxing from her father. She initially wanted to play for her home countrys national team.Finally my dad was like, `youre pushing off a powerhouse team, you cant do this, Foster said. I think you should call the coach.Her first phone conversation with Izzo-Brown put any hesitation to rest.Foster and Buchanan said Izzo-Brown is like a second mother to them. But her tenacity over the years to elevate the program is what stands out. The school has overhauled its soccer complex, replaced the grass field and built a separate womens soccer training field and practice facility.You got to understand one thing, as a coach you always want more, Izzo-Brown said. So, Im always fighting for more, if Florida State has something or UCLA has something. Thats just been something that probably every coach will tell you. They want to have better facilities. They want to have better opportunities. Nothing was ever handed to me. So if Im not fundraising, you know, Im fighting.---Associated Press freelancer Matthew Thornsbury in Morgantown, W.Va., contributed to this report. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '