I'm glad to read that an esteemed writer voices strong support for hiring
Detmer for all the reasons mentioned in the article!! Ty knows his stuff would,
indeed, "bury the needle" for "wow" impact.Go get
him Bronco and Robert!
My guess is Detmer knows he'd be working with WAC talent with byu
fans' demands of BCS success.Sorry, those two don't match
up.I'd politely decline as well Ty. Good call.
RE: Chris B."My guess is Detmer knows he'd be working with
WAC talent with byu fans' demands of BCS success."I
don't know if "WAC talent" would be an issue for Detmer, who was
awarded the Heisman trophy while playing in the WAC.
@ Chris BI guess Roderick didn't get that same memo Ty Detmer
did. Leaving a "prestigious PAC-12 University" for BYU.
Detmer is happy and same with Danny Ainge. He will not come and if I am wrong,
let me know.
It would be a coup for the Cougs to land Detmer. But, realistically, why would
he want to work with a plodder like Anae? Does he really want to go on the
recruiting trail? Would BYU spend enough money to make the job enticing, and,
if so, does Detmer overshadow Anae? I think Anae has had his fill of being
overshadowed (i.e. Doman).
No, Chris, but he'd have to put up with the occasional Ute fan who thinks
they matter more than they do. I love the idea of Detmer. Who else
has the experience he does and is LDS? Part of a good leader is grooming your
successor. Ty could run the whole show some day as easily as Sarkisian or others
have done coming up through the ranks. So far our "Wow" factor has been
for the wrong reasons. Ty would be a positive one.
My dream would be to have Ty caoch the quaterbask at BYU, but I think that would
be up to the OC.Besides, I think Ty does not want to leave Texas.I guess we all can continue to dream.
Another great choice that is not available would be Steve Young. I'm hoping one of these days that sportswriters will be satisfied with
actually reporting the news and not speculating what it may, can, could, should
or ought to be. But I guess the Utah trolls need yet another
opportunity to bash BYU.....goal accopmlished.....
@kdssoccertoddWho's reported that Roderick is moving to BYU?
Not to mention opening up recruiting in Texas.Remember also that
some of his kids are near College age and will most likely attend BYU.Make it happen Anae....
Maybe one day when Steve Young is done with ESPN and doesn't want to use
his law degree, he could come here. That would be one of the few cases bigger
than getting Detmer. It's also next to impossible on the likelihood
soccertodd was right. THe other paper reporting Roderick is headed to the Y.
If Ty was part of the coaching staff, we would never lose a game.
Bringing in Detmer would be too big a distraction and overshadow Bronco. If
Detmer was hired by Bronco, fans would very soon be calling for Detmer to
replace Bronco if the Cougars go 7-5 or worse in 2013.
You it the nail squarely on the head.
Hiring Detmer sounds nice but I doubt it's going to happen. Why?Detmer is a mellow guy who by all accounts is happy where he's at. Why
would he want to give all that up to be an assistanct coach? Money? He
doesn't really need it (he could sell his 2,000 acre hunting rance if he
wanted cash). Fame? He's already got it. Plus, overshadowing Anae would
indeed happen (deservedly so or not) the instant BYU started to lose (if that
were to happen).IF Doman is not re-hired to coach the QBs Anae will
hire Max Hall.Hall has neither a boatload of money or fame (success)
and though he may not care about money he sure does want success.I
think Max Hall would be a great fit.We'll get it figured
Why would Ty want to leave Texas and the paradise he enjoys there? In a recent
interview he sounded like he is very happy coaching a championship high school
team. He never struck me as a person with an ego that would seek such a change.
Although I believe his personality would fit the "Coach Edwards" pattern
for success at BYU.
With the other "experienced" candidates they've interviewed, no way
on Detmer. I don't think there's any way/reason he'd want to
leave the very comfortable lifestyle of his ol' Texas home. And Harmon
failed to make a credible justification of why such option would even stand a
chance. This was a nice low-lying fruit article.
@RBNDeseret News article today on Roderick's move from Utah to BYU.
It wouldn't happen until Bronco is gone. Even then, for all the reasons
indicated above, he would not come to BYU on a full time basis. Perhaps there
is a chance that if Anae is hired as HC, he might be persuaded to be OC. I
believe OC would be a better fit than even QC. He would be great at either.
Don't hold your breath - it probably ain't gonna happen.
There is no question that Texas high school football is something special and
the stuff of legend. Having attended BYU during the glory years (including the
'84 National Championship year), I have seen what Bronco is shooting for.
Having been heavily involved in the winningest team in Texas high school
football over the last 50 years (Plano Sr. High School) in the booster club and
with 3 sons on the team over the years----I've gotta say, Ty, stay in
Texas. The football is better. The weather is better. Even though high school
coaches work CRAZY hours (90+ during football season), the fans are awesome and
you have such an opportunity to directly impact the young men on your teams.
You don't want/need all the ballyhoo that accompanies NCAA football and the
almost certainty of being fired at some point. You're walkin' in tall
cotton right where you are----stay.
Amen Brother Harmon.
Ty all day, every day. Ty Detmer is the extra strength Ty-lenol needed to cure
the Cougar's offensive headaches!!!!!!
Ty is an amazing man, and if he came back to BYU, he would not fit in. There is
so much going on under the wire at BYU, that we the public do not see, how in
the world, is a good-hearted, clean, funny and uplifting person supposed to fit
in the BYU Athletic Department? Anae runs out on BYU, can't
handle whatever, coaches, relationships, players, and then comes running back
after we see a complete deflation of the offense. What gives us an idea it will
be different? The only way I see BYU really turning an offensive
corner, is if they all get along, see eye to eye, and have harmony on the team,
which seems to be lacking when Anae is at BYU. Am I missing something?Back to Ty. I only want him back if he can be in complete charge, either as
head coach, or as Athletic director. Anything less than that is a slap to his
legacy. Also, it wouldn't take long for half the fans to hate him for
something, and I'd rather keep a good feeling toward him, and not see him
dismantled by fans.
Doman needs to go. Max Hall? Why? That would be a mistake. He was a marginal QB.
How about getting someone that has years of experience and frankly is Mormon.
Why is it that we have to hire Mormons? I'm surprised Calhoon is gone. Why?
And to bring back Anae? That's like eating too much, throwing up, and
eating it all over again. Anae's offense was offensive, boring and lacking.
Isn't that why he was fired to begin with? Bronco is surrounding himself
with guys who will never replace him. Here we go with another lousy, boring,
As a life-long Cougar fan I would love to see Ty Detmer as part of the program.
It would be a great fit for BYU and his family. However, knowing how fickle and
short-sighted we BYU fans can be, I would hate for his mystique to be tarnished
because of impatience or unmet expectations.And how long is Chris B
going to be allowed to continue his negative posts that are obviously submitted
to antagonize others? There is nothing thought-provoking or constructive about
A big YES for hiring Detmer. Not sure Anae ego could handle that though.
We've heard this clarion call before - "if only BYU would just ask, Ty
would come." I think they have, and he's said no. There is zero
upside to him coming to BYU. Zero.
There's some superficial appeal to bringing in Detmer, but there's
another reason for him to stay where he is, or at least avoid working for BYU in
particular. One word: Expectations. We all remember Early 90's Ty, and
that's what we'd kind of expect, albeit in coaching form. When he
inevitably loses a couple of games, reality would set in and the shine would be
off the penny. Seriously, if Detmer was hired, he'd be competing with his
own ghost with very little margin for error. Maybe as an assistant he'd be
out of the line of fire, but fans and boosters would start calling for him to
take over the minute things go sour.And Steve Young? Come on.
That's just fantasy world stuff. Do we have any idea if he (1) is
interested in coaching, or (2) would be a good coach? There are tons of examples
of former great athletes who tried coaching and bombed. It takes more than name
recognition, and we know nothing about Young's abilities.Bottom
line: You don't hire a coach as a PR move.
Dick nailed this one hard. As usual, Harmon got it right from all angles. I would only add that some people could feel threatened by Detmer's
presence and the shadow he would cast over the program. The Head Coach is
usually the center of attention and conducts all of the interviews. Having fans
and media constantly seeking out Ty Detmer could be problematic. But on matters
of leadership, of which Bronco is a regular student, great managers are
comfortable enough in their own skin to surround themselves with individuals who
add talent to the team. Let's hope all egos are in check and
that someday, somebody can build a compelling case for Ty to consider making a
move back to Provo. If nothing else, Bronco might find another outdoorsy buddy
with whom he can spend some nights by a fire discussing the finer points of
offensive football. Rally behind the idea of a dream team and maybe
someday our wishes will come true.
Detmer won't get hired because Anae and Mendenhall's egos won't
let it happen. They don't want to be overshadowed. Besides, Ty would make
more money than Anae in order to come to the Y.Ty would be an
excellent recruiter for the Y. His temperment is such that we would get along
well with fellow coaches and the players. He always took his O Line to dinner.
I saw them at the Brick Oven many times. He also knows how to win. He's
also a good teacher. He also is competetive and really hates to lose. His most
positive aspect is, he's absolutely a football genius. He read defenses
better than any Y QB before or since.Hall? Not a chance. He'd
be no better than Doman. He also doesn't have any experience. I hope Anae
is not that stupid.
I'd love it but I think he's enjoying his life now without the
Dick said, "On the other hand, Mendenhall, I believe, has given Anae total
control over who he assembles to coach BYU’s offense."Ummm...I don't think anyone believes that for a second. I think everyone
knows that Tom Holmoe gave that control to Anae when he hired Anae back to clean
up Bronco's huge mess and to get Bronco's offensive ineptitude
completely out of the offensive side of the field. Thank heavens too!!!
Detmer would have been a much better choice than Roderick (who served as passing
coordinator for the worst passing team in the PAC12). Detmer knows the passing
If the BYU brass are serious, then Holmoe and Mendenhall will both go out there
together and ask what it will take to make it happen!!! With the rebuilding of
the offensive coaching staff....we need Detmer to coach the QB's! With
Detmer as a QB coach, there would be no LDS QB in the nation that we would want
but couldn't get. He could easily be successful at developing our
QB's unlike we have been lately. And he could also give some input on
returning BYU to the offensive power we sed to be. He's only been around
this style of offense his whole life! Let's get it done!!!