During my 33 years as a head coach I have always tried to be honest and transparent with all of the media. I have had some great relationships over the years with members of the media. There have also been a few who I simply did not trust because of their personal agendas.

Today, I am a member of the media. As an analyst, I am committed to being fair and impartial. I will not do it any other way.

Now I have a Twitter account, I write for BYUtv's blog and I'm a contributing analyst for Cougar Sports Saturday on KSL and College Basketball Insider on ESPN Radio.

My friends in coaching probably think I’ve lost my mind!

The truth is I have really enjoyed my association with all of these media entities. I am learning a lot, but the bottom line is I love being around coaches, players, fans and media who share the same passion I have for the game.

I have been blessed to have the opportunity to coach for the past 33 years at every level, high school, junior college and Division I. I have had so many diverse experiences in coaching. These life experiences include recruiting, daily coaching, building programs, winning championships, participating in NCAA Tournaments, players on probation, penalties, post season bans and being reassigned.

Best of all are the relationships I have had with the players and coaches. All of those experiences have prepared me for this opportunity to be a college basketball analyst.

I hope that over the next few months that my insights and observations may help you better understand the perspective of a coach and players competing at the collegiate level.

The next time you can catch me on BYUtv is on Dec. 27 during the BYU vs. Cal State San Marcos game. I'll be an analyst during five games in January and February, and the WCC Tourney in Las Vegas.

I have made my share of mistakes as a coach and I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I promise you that I will do everything I can to be the most prepared analyst for every broadcast, tweet and blog post.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your lives.

Coach Cleve