Mac and LaVell team up to talk football on 1280 AM

Aug 17 2012 - 7:18pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Mac's back ... and he's bringing his friend LaVell Edwards with him.

Former Weber State and University of Utah head football coach Ron McBride will team up with former BYU head man LaVell Edwards for a weekly radio program on local all-sports station The Zone (1280 AM).

The two will join host Scott Garrard for "Football Fridays" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning August 24.

"We'll look forward to it and see how it goes," Edwards said at a press conference Friday. "Fourteen weeks for two hours, I guess I can put up with him for that long. We'll keep trying each week."

McBride and Edwards have achieved legendary status among college football fans in the state of Utah. Although they coached against each other at rival schools, they've appeared to have a good friendship.

That much was apparent Friday as they traded barbs with each other.

The "Football Friday" show will appear on location at various locations along the Wasatch Front. Edwards joked that Salt Lake City is "Utah territory" and therefore McBride should be the main attraction.

McBride responded by saying the dividing line for the BYU-Utah rivalry is the "Point of the Mountain," where the Utah State Prison is located.

"That's where you split it, right at the prison," he said. "And you know what? There's still some BYU guys in that prison."

Without missing a beat, Edwards fired back: "It'd take a Ute to know."

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