I wonder what Taysom Hill thinks as he watches his former Stanford teammates
rise to nearly the top of the nation, win the prestigious Pac 12, go to the Rose
Bowl, and enjoy unbelievable success while getting a top notch eduction.Meanwhile, his team finishes 3rd in the fourth in the WAC behind USU,
Lousiana Tech, and San Jose State.He won't admit it.....but OUCH!
I still wonder what Holmoe means by saying there will changes next year. BYU in
the Big East? Max Hall as head coach? Jake Heaps returning to play QB after
everyone involved eats a big crow pie?
This season's results weren't much different than 2010 when Bronco
asked the coaches on offense to tender their resignations en masse. What's
he going to do this year?
If Bronco wants to know what is wrong with the team, he need only look in the
The reason Whittingham said "no" to BYU was because without Gary
Andersen there, he would have been exposed faster than he has been at the U.
What has he done since Andersen left? Nothing. We are seeing the rapid descent
of U athletics in to insignificance. Enjoy the ride.
I wonder what Chris B thought as she watched her beloved Utes eke out a losing
season and get beaten by most of the PAC 12. Ouch!
Why not get Ty Detmer to coach the offense? He had 14 years in the NFL and has
been coaching at HS level. He's arguably the best quarterback we've
ever had. Once Bronco gets a decent OC, we will be in good shape
with the defensive schemes we play. On D, our biggest challenge will always be
speed in the secondary. I'm not crazy about Bronco as the head coach but am
realistic and think he's the best we can get. Reid will never come to Provo
- not in a million years.
I would love to see Ty Detmer as OC for the Y. Come on!
I think we should get Andy Reid as head coach and Steve young as OC with the
promise that he takes over when andy moves back to the nfl. Young has the
organizational skills without broncos mumboMBA speech . If bronco wants to
stay, he's a great DC.
I have a great idea. How about getting Ty Corbin and Bronco to assist each
other in developing a winning team? Two heads of similiar value might just do
the job...Well, maybe not.
Worfs law of sports:For every victory, is an equal and opposite
defeat.I enjoyed this year. Since when is seven wins a terrible
thing? I'll be happy with that number next year, and happier if
there's more wins.As for Chris B. Stanford is happy she's
not a fan of theirs. Would have been a jinx like to the utes.
Leading in the fourth quarter, then losing by three to the number one team in
the country. I'll take that.
BYU disappointed? If you read what their fans are saying, they won another
National Championship again beating up on no name universities again all while
losing to Utah.
As I reflect upon this sad and disappointing season I'm thinking...Well utesies, here's a lump of coal for you, Happy Holidays!!!BYU's 'bowling' and so sorry... you're not!I get to watch the Cougars play one more football game this year. Yeehaw and
basketball is here too!And how about the women's volleyball in
the Sweet 16! Go Cougars!
Kind of like watching the Angels this year with the best young player in
baseball (Trout) and the best old player (Pujols) simply not being able to put
it all together. This was a crazy year. Nobody understands the Nelson affair.
Would Lark have been better? We'll never know.But I think
Bronco will be better. He's a young coach, after all, and I like the new
kids.I'm looking forward to next year. Best schedule BYU has
ever had. Same with the Angels. They're both too talented to have a crazy
year like 2012 was. Bronco will figure it out.
Bronco has seemed to make it clear that he does not want to coach at BYU for the
long haul. His contract is up next year. Maybe Holmoe knows more about
Bronco's plan than is generally known and is just getting prepared.BYU does need another strong offensive mind involved in the program.
Bronco, turned the defense around using basically the same x's and o's
according to him. BYU needs and offensive coach to do the same thing. I dont
know if Doman could handle the apparent lack of confidense vote or not. I
believe Bronco wants him to take over as head coach. However, he wont be able
to do that unless he proves that he can handle the offensive side very well
first. BYU sports- this is about as good as they will be anyway.
Get used to it. Utah better hope that the same wont be said of them.
blah blah blah blah blah blah that is all that is written from the arm chair
quarterbacks and talking heads. might as well watch the movie holy grail; its
not any different than this season. never heard so many excuses from the
players. Yes the players are fighters but you have to win or be fired. same as
the real world of work. maybe set some realistic goals instead of a national
championship that is unachievable with all the silly mistakes made on the field.
Isn't it interesting........no one ever beats BYU! No opposing team ever
has a great defense, a great passing game, a great runner, a spectacular play.
The only reason BYU didn't win is because BYU didn't have (you name
it)a better quarterback, made a missed block, caught the pass that was dropped,
etc) Year in and year out BYU "should" have won every game.While we're thinking about what Riley could have done or how a botched
play here and there would have won the game we also need to think about what
might have happened if the opposing team would have been able to play an injured
player, made a botched play, made a pass that was dropped, etc.Games
are what they are. That's the reason they are played. Someone wins,
someone loses.It gets tiring to always hear about why the
"best" team lost, why BYU should have won a particular game,or in fact
every game! I submit that over time, the best team really does win the game.
That's why the game is played.
I wish my Utes could have been "embarrassed" with as good of a season as
BYU had. What's that saying? "There's always next year!"
Andy Reid as OC next season to straighten out the offense. (Doman can stay on as
quarterbacks coach if he'll agree to themove.) Then Reid assumes the
head coaching job the fillowing year as Bronco's contract expires and he
accepts a call to serve as a mission president. Well, we can
Andy Reid will not come to BYU. He is a pro coach and he has unfinished
business at that level. If he gets fired this season at Philly he will have
numerous suitors knocking at his agent's door within minutes, and he will
continue on in the NFL pursuing a championship, not coming to the Y. So coug
fans, let us drop the Reid fantasy and move on to more realistic names. Are
there any? Not too many who qualify; re: temple rec, good standing in the
Church, with the capacity to be a successful D1 head coach.
Reid would come to BYU. FACT!
I don't think there is much of anything that can be done to fix the
situation. Essentially, Riley Nelson proved to be the third best quarterback
behind Lark and Hill. Mendenhall made that call throughout the season to start
him and it proved to be a disaster. It was Mendenhall that let go an entire
coaching staff in favor of a group of rookie coaches that had no experience. In
spite of all of this, no one is willing to blame Bronco for his coaching
decisions and he has the full support of the Athletic Department. This problem
becomes deeper than coaching errors. It's a problem with the entire
athletic culture at BYU.
Every time I see a comment about the Utes' PAC record, I can only think
that person is afraid of real competition. eastcoastcoug would rather beat
horrible teams and rarely send players to the NFL instead of competing against
the best.Kind of sad, really.
What Bronco proved this year is he is an excellent Defensive Coach, a good Head
Coach, but a lousy Offensive Coach who totally botched the quarterback decision.
It's difficult to know how much say Doman had in the final decision to play
an injured Riley against Utah, Boise State and San Jose State, but it's
evident that Bronco was heavily involved in making that decision and he totally
blew it, choosing to reward the grit and determination of an injured
eratic-throwing Riley over the hard work and loyalty of a healthy,
accurate-throwing Lark.If Riley isn't completely healthy and
Lark doesn't start against San Diego State, its further evidence that
Bronco cares more about Riley than he does his team or fans.
eastcoastcougDanbury, CTI wonder what Chris B thought as she watched
her beloved Utes eke out a losing season and get beaten by most of the PAC 12.
Ouch!_______________I wonder what BYU fans think about
now being 6-10 all time against San Jose St.I wonder what BYU fans think
about being 3-8-1 all time against Colorado.I wonder what BYU fans think
about the 40+ years of no real official conference invitation.Ouch!
FootballJoe: Isn't it interesting........no one ever beats BYU! No opposing
team ever has a great defense, a great passing game, a great runner, a
spectacular play. The only reason BYU didn't win is because BYU didn't
have (you name it)a better quarterback, made a missed block, caught the pass
that was dropped, etc) Year in and year out BYU "should" have won every
game.YES! This is correct,now you're starting to catch the
vision of BYU-fandom :)
Bronco needs to make up his mind. Does he want to be head coach, or does he want
to coach the defense. BYU was at its best when the head coach managed the whole
team, and the assistants die their jobs and were good at it. Bronco needs to
find a good defensive coordinator and stay out of his way. Otherwise he needs
to stay defensive coordinator and give up the head coaching job. I'm sure
Lance Reynolds would do fine.Get rid of Doman.Maybe
Holmoe is going to make himself head coach.
WACpaddled"I wonder what BYU fans think about now being 6-10 all
time against San Jose St."We're laughing at our desperate
little brothers who are simply grasping at straws.San Jose State had
a Top 25 team this season, but even so, BYU would have beaten the Spartans if
BYU's coaches had played Lark instead of an injured Riley. Most of San Jose
State's win in the series came back in the 40's and 50's. BYU has
won 6 of the last 8 and this was San Jose State's first win since the
60's.--------"I wonder what BYU fans think
about being 3-8-1 all time against Colorado."Once again,
laughing at how desperate are little brothers have become to be grasping at such
weak straws.BYU has won 3 of the last 4 against Colorado, including
a bowl game and a game at Colorado, and hasn't lost to the Buffs since the
WACpaddled"I wonder what BYU fans think about the 40+ years of
no real official conference invitation."Laughing at how
delusional our little brothers are about conference affliations. While BYU
didn't worry about conference affiliation in building a national
reputation, winning a National Championship, a Heisman Trophy, and numerous
national individual awards, Utah fans continue to delude themselves into
believing that being a bottom dweller in a so-called "power" conference
somehow makes the Utes special.Bottom line: Being a member of a
particular conference doesn't mean squat; the only thing that really
matters is what you accomplish on the field.
JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidtBeverly Hills, CA"BYU disappointed?
If you read what their fans are saying, they won another National Championship
again"Just out of curiosity, where are they saying that? Is this
something else you've made up? Seriously--are you Chris B's niece?
Beginning with the Utah came everyone knew and Bronco should have known, that an
injured Riley Nelson should not be the starting quarterback. Evaluating the
season begins and ends with evaluating Bronco.
Next year should be interesting. The Cougars will try to take on a tougher
schedule (and its not that tough) with a rookie quarterback who is coming back
from an injury. You think the infighting and calls for coaching changes is
rough now? Just wait.
Bronco is a good defense coach and I think a decent good head coach as long as
he has the right offensive coordinator which he doesn't right now. Contrast
BYU football when Robert Anae was the offensive coordinator compared to today.
No comparison. Doman and many of the other assistants are too inexperienced plus
Doman just isn't a good offensive coordinator period! Bronco needs a new
offensive coordinator to start and then go from there. Better still - I would
like to see Bronco move on and BYU bring in a whole new coaching staff. I think
Holmoe understands what he is looking for as far as a coaching staff and the
style of offense needed. I think Lavell would certainly help in the selection
process as well.
Schools with consistently great teams require great coaches. BYU has been
without a great coach since 2001. Bronco has consistently failed (i.e. 3 losses
in a row to Utes and 5 losses to Utes as HC). Time for new HC and OC!!
"SoonerUteNext year should be interesting. The Cougars will try
to take on a tougher schedule (and its not that tough)"Gee,
dude, desperate and uninformed much?This year's BYU schedule
had 5 top 25 teams on it, including #s 1, 13, 19, 22 and 24. How many did the
Utes' play? #s 13, 17, 22. BYU beat #22, Utes lost.BYU's
2013 schedule includes #1 Notre Dame, #19 Boise, # 22 Utah State, #23 Texas, and
Rose Bowl bound (you wish) Big 10 Champion Wisconsin.THAT is why BYU
fans are frustrated. They had the schedule and the talent to make a big splash
and came tantalizingly close, but their offensive decisions were stupid,
including Bronco going for 2 at Boise. The same Bronco, I might add, who blamed
Anae for running down the clock against your Utes 2 years ago. Bronco -- it is
someone else's fault when it is a bad decision, he'll evaluate
"after the season" when it is his.I must admit, Utah's
schedule is tougher next year than this. I'm looking forward to seeing how
the Utes do against Oregon and Stanford.
I agree with Pa. Reader from Harrisburg, PA." Andy Reid as OC
next season to straighten out the offense. as Bronco's contract expires and
he accepts a call to serve as a mission president". "Then Reid assumes
the head coaching job the following year as Bronco's contract expires.Perhaps, Bronco's calling has been misplaced. Maybe not. I would
love to see him called as a Mission President, where he could do the most
good. It is time to draft Andy Reid, Ty Detmer and Steve Young, to
come to the aide of their University and bring us back to the greatness that we
can be. Andy, Ty and Steve, This is not about money. It is about
answering a call and doing something really great for your University that set
you on your way to stardum. Your fans and school really love you
guys, Andy, Ty, and Steve. We put all of our love, respect and trust into you.
Show us now that you care.
Bronco won't have far to look to figure out how to change the mistakes of
the 2012 season. All he will have to do is change his OWN mistakes! He's
the one who made them. It's hard to believe that in his eighth season he
looked like a first time head coach. He has proven he is NOT a head coach.
Most BYU fans who post on blogs are not delusional at all. We are upset with a
head coach who continues to make stupid decisions. He is a very good defensive
coach, but since his handling of the offense is so poor, there is no way he is
even a decent head coach.
Will Bronco move to Colorado? Why was Riley allowed to run back out on the
field after the Cougars got the ball back with little time remaining in the San
Jose game. He looked like he was hurting and "done" after the previous
set of downs & went over behind the bench and lay down with a grimace on his
face, as if he was hurting bad. Did the trainer give his approval for him to go
back out, or did Riley do that on his own before the coaches had a chance to
evaluate the situation? It appears that there is an extreme lack of
communication and lack of fixed areas of responsibility on the coaching staff.
No one seems to take responsibility in certain instances. The same thing
happened at the end of the Weber State game when the QB was hurt because of a
"lack of communication". These areas are the responsibility of the HC.
Bronco appears as if he is relinquishing the offense completely to the OC
because he has charge of the defense. I believe Holmoe sees the same things and
thus his comment that things will change. Will be interesting to see what
Teams like Notre Dame, Oregon State, Boise State, and Utah are no names?
BYU's defense held 11 of its 12 opponents under their season scoring
average and 8 of those opponents were 10+ points below their average. The
better the opponent the better the Y's defense: USU 34 points below their
average, Boise 26 points below, Georgia Tech 19 points below; San Jose State 17
points below; Notre Dame 11 points below. In fact, no team held USU or Boise
State to fewer points than BYU and only Michigan held Notre Dame to fewer
points.Who coaches that phenomenal defense? The same guy so many
folks seem to want to run out of town.It's clear improvements
need to be made on the offensive side of the football, but I'd prefer to
let the architect of a defense that regularly holds opponents to their lowest
point total of the season get some help for the offense rather than throw away a
clear advantage on the defensive side of the football.Bottom line,
Mendenhall has consistently taken top 50 recruiting classes and turned them into
top 25 ranked teams and is a top 5 defensive mind. No rational thinker would
want to let him go (and no he won't stay on just to be DC.)
@Wireless LawyerLargest reason other teams score so few points (and
also why BYU scores so few points) is that BYU is running the ball (and
scrambling) most the time. When we run all the time, the clock continues to run
and teams have far fewer opportunities to score. Bronco knows that and
encourages the run to help his defense. Remember those 4-1/2 hour long passing
games of yesteryear, with endless opportunities to score? Not anymore, by Bronco
defensive design. Running the ball = fewer scoring opportunities = lower scores
= having a chance at the end = Bronco philosophy. Other problem is, he loses all
those close games. We need new HC & OC.
"The execution and the difference of this season between 7-5 and maybe 9-3
or 10-2 is the difference of a couple of plays here or there."More like the difference between 7-5 and 11-1 was the difference of a QB or
two. 3rd season in a row this staff has totally blown the QB situation.What makes this even more glaring is SUU QB Brad Sorensen was kicked to the
curb by Bronco and staff when he tried to walk on. They told him he'd never
play there because they had Riley. So he transferred to SUU and is a finalist
for the Payton trophy (FCS Heisman equivalent) and is rated by most NFL scouts
as the 10th best QB coming out of college this year. He will likely get a spot
on an NFL roster somewhere for next season.If you want to add insult
to injury, Northern Illinois wins the MAC, finishes with one loss and ranked
15th in the BCS poll and they're invited to play in the Orange Bowl. This
will forever be known as the season of what if...(Lark had been the starter
instead of Nelson).Bronco's legacy.
Wow!Looks like someone got midpacmajor all rilled up. Have to laugh at how
many times people "like" those posts though.Guess its easy when
you manage multiple avatars to make yourself feel better. Just log in, and
"like" your own post.
@wireless lawyerThank you for writing something that makes sense.
BYU fanin. Some truth in what you say also.
@BYUFaninWashStWow. If you really believe the main reason BYU held USU to
3 points when the average 37, Boise to 7 points when they average 33, Hawaii to
0 points when they average 23 and five other opponents to 10+ points fewer than
their average was because they ran the football more than other teams, your
hypothesis should be easy enough to prove. I look forward to you
response indicating the number of BYU rushes in each game as compared to the
average number of rushes by the other team in all our opponents' other
games. If your theory were valid, you'd expect Georgia Tech
(who runs the ball as much as anyone) to be the number 1 defense in the country
(or at least hold teams to well below their scoring average). Of course,
neither of those things is true.Instead of helping the defense, as
you suggest, the offense has made the defense's job more difficult. I did
not net out all the pick six points scoreed on the offense not the defense.
When you consider the above average number of turnovers by the offense, the
defensive results are all the more amazing.
NOAWow, looks like some BYU haters simply can't handle having a
little reality rained on their hyperbolic parade.
Can BYU fans PLEASE stop talking about how close they were to a great season?
You had 5 losses! It just isn't true. Close games happen, and on 2 of those
close BYU losses (Utah and Boise), the team is 1 play in each of those games
from losing by a comfortable margin. USU is 2-3 plays away from a
BCS bowl. They can talk about what may have been, and have a legitimate point.
But BYU fans should just accept that the team (and especially the coaches) needs
a lot of work.
Ragnar Danneskjold"Can BYU fans PLEASE stop talking about how
close they were to a great season?"Why? I can cite
four specific plays in four of the games that BYU lost by a total of 13 points
that would have given BYU an 11-1 regular season record.Regardless
of how much it bothers our jealous friends on the hill, the reality is, BYU WAS
just a handful of plays away from having a great season.
I just had a discussion last week with my twelve year old about how self esteem
doesn't come from putting others down, but from focusing on building
yourself up and being the best YOU can be!Nuff said?
What are the four plays? How many plays are you from losing by double digits in
those games, and from losing to Utah State? If you lose 5 games, it just
wasn't your season. Any team can say they are 5-10 plays away from a
dramatically different year.
Ragnar Danneskjold"Any team can say they are 5-10 plays away
from a dramatically different year."BYU and Utah State can.Utah can't.Get over your jealousy.
How many plays would you say Utah was away from winning that Utah State game?
One more win makes Utah bowl eligible, and Utah is having a different season
right now. How is it jealousy to be bored of hearing about how close BYU
was to greatness in a 5 loss season? The team wasn't that great. I just
want to hear Cougar fans admit that. Utah fans will and do.
@ragnarNo not "any team can", utah can't. They got
blown out and pounded in several of their games and 4 plays wouldn't have
amde a bit of difference. BYU can claim that and so when you are trying to make
an honest assessment of what happened with the season that fact is one part of
that assessment. If BYU could have made those 4 or 5 more plays they could have
been 11-1.Now they didn't make them and that is the difference
in 11-1 and 7-5 so the thing to do is analyze what they could have done and why
they didn't do it. Pretty simple to understand for most people. On the otherhand you would need to analyze 4-5 plays per game, or about 60 for
the season to figure out why utah was so bad this year. Time for utah
"fans", and of course utah coaches, to get to work. It is going to be a
lot longer process for them.
Ragnar DanneskjoldIn the real world nowadays, project teams often
review recently completed projects to determine what went well and what
didn't. Best Practices are then incorporated into the next iteration of the
project. It's always nice to discover during your review that simply by
adjusting some minor inefficiencies, the entire process could be significantly
improved.Such was the case for BYU and Utah State this season.
Unfortunately, that wasn't the case for U.
BigCougar says "If you want to add insult to injury, Northern Illinois wins
the MAC, finishes with one loss and ranked 15th in the BCS poll and they're
invited to play in the Orange Bowl. This will forever be known as the season of
what if...(Lark had been the starter instead of Nelson)."BYU was
a LONG ways from a what if season.NIU qualifed under the rules of a
non-AQ conference - higher than #16, and higher than the champion of a BCS
conference. BYU is independent. They are not Notre Dame independent (auto bid
if in the top 8). They are Army independent (considered if in top 12). The key
word is "considered", not "automatic bid". A one loss BYU
sitting at 15 would NOT have earned a BCS bid.Don't torment
yourself with "what if". For BYU, it is a perfect season, or no BCS.
SoonerUte"A one loss BYU sitting at 15 would NOT have earned a
BCS bid."A one-loss #15 BYU MAY NOT have earned a BCS bid, but a
one-loss #6 BYU, with wins over #1 Notre Dame(11-1), #19 Boise State(9-2), #22
Utah State(10-2), and #24 San Jose State(9-2), and a lone loss to #13 Oregon
State(9-3), would have had a VERY GOOD chance for a BCS bid.Yes, I
know Notre Dame and Boise State would have dropped a little, and San Jose State
may have fallen out of the rankings, but Utah State's ranking probably
would have gone up with a close loss to #6 BYU.It wouldn't be a
stretch to assume that a majority of the votes that pushed Northern Illinois
high enough in the rankings to qualify for the non-AQ auto bid, would have gone
to an even more deserving #6 BYU.Utah fans can torment themselves
all they want, but bottom line, Northern Illinois has already proven that you
don't have to be undefeated to be a "bcs buster".The
bar will be even lower for an 8-team playoff.
TrueBlue. As a fan, of course you'd put a 1 loss BYU up with Florida,
Oregon, and Kansas State instead of down with NIU at 15. A one loss mid-major
would realistically be in the 8 to 12 range.Do you picture BYU with
one loss before they played Notre Dame? Very difficult for an pre-season
unranked team to crack the top ten with one loss by mid October. One loss after
the Notre Dame game? Voters/computers are cruel to one-loss mid-majors. They
drop hard and fast.But let's say things worked out. Notre Dame
would still be in the top 8, so they are automatically in. NIU would be in the
top 15, so they're automatically in. BYU could be considered, but there
wouldn't be any room left at the BCS dance. BCS teams would fill the
remaining slots.The important thing is understanding that NIU can
qualify easier than BYU can.
SoonerUte14-1 BYU finished #5/#5
SoonerUteNice spin, but here's a little slice of history from
BYU's 1996 season to debunk your fantasy:Third week of the
season, little ol' WAC BYU(2-1) loses at #15/#16 Washington 17-29.wk4 BYU 3-1 unrankedwk5 BYU 3-1 #24wk6 BYU 4-1 #21wk7 BYU
5-1 #19wk8 BYU 6-1 #18wk9 BYU 7-1 #15wk10 BYU 8-1 #13wk11 BYU 9-1 #12wk12 BYU 10-1 #10 (Nov 11)wk13 BYU 11-1 #8wk14 BYU 12-1 #7wk15 BYU 12-1 #6 (Dec 2)wk16 BYU 13-1 #5 (Dec
9)From unranked on Sep 16th to #6 on Dec 2nd, just about the time
BCS bowl selections would be decided, all without beating a single ranked team
until #22 Wyoming in the WAC championship game. Not only could it be done, been
there, done that!
BYU consistently loses to the BCS teams on their schedule and then beat the
lower half of the WAC or Big Sky and BYU "fan" compares records of BCS
schools playing Big Boy football to the BYU record.If BYU would have
played 10 decent games this year they would have finished 4-8 with wins over WAC
and Big Sky schools. Nice
Some of these Ute fans must feel like Maytag repairmen... the loneliest guys in
the world. I remember Gordon Jump playing the part so well.Life must
be pretty sad now, no bowl game, no team to follow, the only thing they do is
talk about BYU.Someone hand me a Kleenex. These poor jealous lost
fans. What will they do?
UteanymousDon't let anyone tell you outher wise, your Cougars
had a good season in 1996.
54 dudeIf Utah had played 10 decent opponents this year, the Utes
would have finished with two wins.The Utes couldn't even beat
the lone WAC team on their schedule and without the mis-snap scoop and score
would have lost at home to the team you're so quick to disparage."Mediocre" BYU is the ONLY decent team U beat this season, while BYU
managed to beat a Top 25 team that was having its best season in 40 years and
BYU also had a road win against a team that played in the ACC championship game
and will be returning to the Sun Bowl, sans the Utes, this year.Face
it, as bad as BYU was this season, Utah was much worse.7-5 plus a
bowl > 5-7 with no bowlregardless of how you spin it.
Uteanymous says "here's a little slice of history from BYU's 1996
season to debunk your fantasy".Ummm... we were talking about the BCS,
formed in 1998. Which poll are you quoting? AP? Not used in BCS rankings.No fantasy from me. You've debunked nothing. Army and BYU have
the toughest road to a BCS invite. You can't look at NIU getting in and
think "that could have been us". Two different paths.
I can't help but find it a bit ironic that most folks on these sites think
Andy Reid would be a dream hire to replace Mendenhall. Isn't
Reid the coach who's team is 3-9 this year and has lost 8 in a row? BTW,
the team was 8-8 last year (and had to win their last 4 to get to that record
after starting 4-8).And Mendenhall has to go because he doesn't
win enough? Hmmm.
The Utes have more PAC-12 parades than they do PAC-12 Victories."Fully Invited", eh? More like "Fully Flunking".
All you Bronco haters out there have no clue. He's got the best winning
percentage of any football coach at byu playing far tougher schedules than teams
of the past. We played five teams that finished the regular season in the top
25. I don't think we have ever done that. We may have played five teams
that were ranked at one time in the season, but the true test of whether the
opponents were good is where they finished the season.We also took the No.
1 team to the brink when past teams typically would get blown out. Please keep
Bronco as long as possible.
Back when I could only watch BYU games at the church, I was dismayed by how many
BYU fans thought that they knew more than Coach Edwards. Many were very
negative—just like many who write these blogs. Andy Reid? Ty Detmer? Steve
Young? Etc? I'd like to see any one of you, Ute or Cougar, try coaching. I
like Mendenhall. He fits BYU and its standards. I hope he stays. Cougars and
Utes will continue to make snide remarks about each other, but "BYU
fans" ripping your own team and their own coaches? You don't sound like
BYU fans at all.