Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BYU's Samuelson, Holmoe steal the show at Cougars' basketball game with lip-sync music video

By Brandon Judd, Deseret News

Published: Fri, Feb. 21 8:44 p.m. MST

BYU Basketball Vidtacular - It's Not Unusual

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Who has the better moves, Carlton or Cecil?

In addition to BYU's upset victory over No. 25 Gonzaga Thursday night, Cougar fans at the Marriott Center were treated to an unforgettable sight: school president Cecil O. Samuelson starring in a lip-sync music video.

Joined by athletics director Tom Holmoe and advancement vice president Kevin Worthen, the trio performed Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual" in a video promoting BYU's regular-season home finale against Portland on Saturday.

From Samuelson giving fans a wink to Holmoe wiping away an imaginary tear, this video showcased the lighter side of the school's administration.

It even got the two-thumbs-up approval of Samuelson (whoosh Cecil!).

Now, the question is, whose rendition of this song is better, Samuelson's or Carlton Banks from the TV show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"?


Email: bjudd@deseretnews.com; Twitter: @brandonljudd

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1. CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ,
Feb. 21, 2014

I think Holme should stick to worrying about getting good football schedules put together. Samuelson's wink made me feel uncomfortable, and I didn't even know who the third guy was until I read the article.

They all get a gold star for trying though.

2. Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut,
Feb. 21, 2014

Love it!

3. RonBergundy
SANDY, UT,
Feb. 21, 2014

Really DNews. "Steals the show?????" How is this anything noteworthy to put on the internet? All of media is falling into the ESPN trap of constantly doing articles that not many people care about

4. Nana Sid
West Jordan, UT,
Feb. 21, 2014

Oh, Mr. Bergundy,
A sense of humor is a good thing. My news needs to be tempered with laughter.
This was great fun. Thanks, Deseret News!

5. I Bleed Blue
Las Vegas, NV,
Feb. 21, 2014

Dr. Samuelson has been such a great president for BYU. He may very well go down as the most popular president since Ernest Leroy Wilkinson. Hope he stays around for many years to come. Go Cougars.