BYU linebacker Logan Pili participates in fall camp on Aug. 4, 2022.

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BYU football coach Kalani Sitake, 46, likes to refer to himself as a “new, old daddy” these days because he became a new father again for the first time in 12 years last month when his wife, Timberly, delivered a baby girl.

Sitake’s other children are 18, 15 and 12.

But while the newborn might be cutting into his sleep a little bit, his veteran-laden 2022 team certainly isn’t. With 88% of their production returning, including 97% on defense — the highest in the country — the Cougars are arguably the most experienced squad in the country.

“It feels like we just hit the ground running. You look at our offense, and (a lot) are coming back. Our defense is also (loaded) coming back. It is fun to just, like, get over that learning curve already.” — BYU linebacker Ben Bywater

That meant the first practice of preseason training camp on Thursday in Provo went as smoothly as any in recent memory, Sitake said of his seventh camp opener.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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