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BYU Football Team Finds Success with Waterproof Paper: A Case Study

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Brigham Young University (BYU) is one of the largest private academic institutions in the U.S., and the university’s football program has a long tradition of success.

Coaches in virtually every sport use some type of heavy paper, usually laminated, to create call sheets for games and practices, and the BYU Cougars football team is no exception.

From rain, sleet and snow to blood, sweat, and tears, a coach's playbook takes a beating—which is why durability is so important.

BYU Football Uses REVLAR for Durable Playbooks & Call Sheets

Director of Football Operations Duane Busby explains that after years of dealing with the time and expense of creating laminated call sheets, he began to research a more effective alternative.

“We wanted a paper for all uses that didn’t require lamination, was waterproof—and sweat proof—and was durable and easy to use. And we wanted our coaches to be able to write on it without using a special pen.”

Busby searched for waterproof paper online and found that RELYCO's REVLAR was the most popular. Intrigued by the options of waterproof paper available, Busby requested samples, tested, and liked what he saw. Today, the BYU Cougars use REVLAR for all their durable paper needs.

The BYU Cougars have seen real benefits since they began using REVLAR.

“We love REVLAR from Relyco,” Busby says. “The various thicknesses that are available ensure we can have the right waterproof paper for all possible uses. With REVLAR, we’ve saved hours of laminating time and can print call sheets our coaches can write on, making the coaches more effective on the field. The fact that REVLAR is durable and tear resistant is a bonus."

“As far as we’re concerned, REVLAR is proven—we’ve tested it ourselves,” Busby adds. “With a football team, any time you’re playing in bad weather it’s important to know that the waterproof paper you’ve used for call sheets is really waterproof. REVLAR is something we can count on."

Editor's Note: This post was originally posted in December 2011 and has been updated for accuracy.

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