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BYU football: Intern's days are long, mundane, educational

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  • Kyle Flanagan
    Nov. 10, 2009 10:36 p.m.

    Jeff- very good and insightful article. I enjoyed it very much. Great read.

  • Brady P.
    Nov. 11, 2009 8:31 a.m.

    You are a lucky man. so do only former players get those positions? how does one get into coaching without playing?

  • Lucy
    Nov. 11, 2009 8:58 a.m.

    Ditto......

  • Anonymous
    Nov. 11, 2009 9:16 a.m.

    the head coach at texas tech never played football.

  • Idahoan
    Nov. 11, 2009 10:09 a.m.

    This is about Kelly, not Brady. Brady is playing with the Packers.

  • Former intern
    Nov. 11, 2009 12:07 p.m.

    i worked as an intern a few years back. it is not an easy job. you are basically an errand boy and you aren't allowed to coach. it's much less glorious than the article states.

  • coaching
    Nov. 11, 2009 12:10 p.m.

    takes a lot of attention to detail, like knowing which Poppinga the article is about. ;)

    Then you have to kiss a lot of you know what and hope it leads to something.

    It's the good ol' boys club, if you're in, you're in and if you're not, find a new career.

  • intern jobs
    Nov. 11, 2009 12:55 p.m.

    like any internship, you are there to learn from the professionals. i think it's great that they get at least a scholarship. when i was there, i didn't get that. go get 'em Kelly. Keep ol' duaner on his toes!

  • coaching football
    Nov. 11, 2009 1:11 p.m.

    is a great career. i have really enjoyed it. it is just so hard for young guys to get into it. i have seen a lot of burned out coaches in their 30s and 40s just such long hours. if you are in it for the wrong reasons, any but helping young men grow and improve, get out. i love coaching, but i know it has taken years off of my life.

  • Ernest T. Bass
    Nov. 11, 2009 3:25 p.m.

    Just being able to be close to Coach Bornco must be worth not getting paid for being an intern. So awesome, yet so humble.

  • great future dividends
    Nov. 11, 2009 11:55 p.m.

    It's a lot of hard work but worth it, like anything else, if you're willing to pay the price you can get some terrific dividends. It allowed my son to work on and get his masters degree and is now coaching at Fresno State just immediately after bein an intern then a Graduate Assistant. The coaches are great to work with and they will help you land a great job if they see your worth. Lots of hours, lack of sleep but a great opportunity in the future - again, only if you're willing to pay the price

  • sounds like
    Nov. 12, 2009 8:12 a.m.

    if you love football and don't know how to do anything else then you can be an intern.

  • BleedCougarBlue
    Nov. 12, 2009 5:52 p.m.

    Kelly, good luck chasing your dream!

    P.S. - 1st thing I'd do is move out of Salt Lake to Provo!

    Even sleeping in my car would be better than living my few off-hours on I-15....