Morning links: LaVell Edwards’ impact on football remembered; Gordon Hayward a possible first-time all-star

Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports looked at the impact that LaVell Edwards had on college football after Edwards’ passing Thursday.

Mandel and Feldman wrote, “Fans under a certain age would have a hard time fathoming the enormity of the impact Edwards had on the sport we know today.”

After discussing his path as a coach and his relationship with former assistant Norm Chow, Mandel and Feldman continued talking about Edwards’ legacy. They wrote, “Edwards’ legacy is all over the game of football, from high school to the NFL, but it’s the path his program paved that has others trying to expand horizons.

“Every Boise State, Western Michigan and other non-traditional school out there trying to crash college football’s Teflon power structure? They’re all following in the footsteps of Edwards’ teams at BYU.”

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