Bronco is a great coach at winning the games he is supposed to win. There is the
exception of San Jose St last year, and Utah in 2005, but other than that, he
beats the crap teams that make up the majority of their schedule. Once he starts
to win those so called Big Games, then I think they should look at extending his
contract long term, if that is what he wants. Right now he is a
great leader of men, a good defensive coach, head of the Band of Bunglers, and I
think that he would excel more as the DC and not the HC. He brought back Anae
who he, in a round about way fired after 2010 to coach his inept offense again.
He stated in 2010 that the offense was to predictable. What has Anae done to
change how he coaches? Byu should be looking for their new HC. Bronco himself
said he does not want to do this long term. I really hope he does
stay for awhile. He has a tough time beating the Utes, and an even tougher time
beating the quality teams on their schedule.
It is very, very doubtful that Bronco would have his agent contact some media
outlet to put pressure on the BYU administration. I think the writer somehow
forgot just how loyal Bronco is the university.Reasonable
speculation by a writer is one thing, but this isn't even close.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out. Papa Smurf UTE makes some good
points about the need to defeat more quality opponants. There have been a couple
good wins here and there and some close calls. However, winning the big games
consistantly is what BYU needs to "rise up" out of obscurity. Same goes
for utah and USU.
Did Papa Smurf UTE really mean to put quality teams and the Utes in separate
categories? That may tell something about how Ute fans view their team.
I love Bronco, and I love how he coaches. I do however need to see some
improvement on those big games. last year the games we lost (minus the OreSt
game in the 4th Quarter) by less than a touchdown. Utah 24-21 that
overtime fiasco was painfulBoise St. 7-6Notre Dame 17-14 lost in the
4th QuarterSan Jose 20-14Bronco needs to turn those close
games around. I love him and I want his defense around for a loooong time, but
he needs to figure that last little hurdle of winning the close games. If that
means another HC steps in, fine. as long as we can keep Bronco as pur DC.
I just saw Bronco speak last night and let me attest, he is the real deal. I
hope that he can stay for a long while and that BYU can win for a long while as
well. I think that having Robert Anae back should help the offense. It was sort
of predictable, but at least it was predictably positive for the most part.
Also, being away at AZ for a bit couldn't have hurt his play calling
To say that I am NOT a BYU fan would be a gross understatement. BYU makes me
ill. However, I don't think you will find a finer coach than Bronco. His
character on and off the field, and the way he cares for his players...I just
think he is top notch. I have great respect and a lot of admiration for him.
Whatever happens, I certainly wish he and his family the very best. He deserves
Anyone see that SNL skit with the Harry Carey impersonator who said he loved hot
dogs! And then said, "if I were a hot dog...I'd eat myself"...It was stupid...but funny! The title of this article is equally
strange...answer...yes! Bronco would sign hself to a 20 year deal worth 2
million each year...isn't it strange however that this possibility never
happens... Bosses don't let subordinates call the shots...
I like Bronco. I would like to see him and BYU Football succeed. There are
positives and negatives to take away from the past three years. I would offer
another three year contract along the lines of the original five year deal with
some bonus incentives.
Bronco is BYU football. Period.
Bronco did not want a long term contract when he thought he was "hot"
now that his stock has plummeted Brono wants a long term deal. No big time
school would hire Bronco given the disaster of his offense. Bronco has shown he
is a top notch defensive coach.Bronco has not proven he can handle player
selection, the hiring of a functional sound coaching staff or the ability to
deal with the media. All of those traits are crucial for a major program and
Bronco has failed at all of those traits. Anyone who watched last year knows
Lark was a much better qb then Nelson. Bronco hurt the team last year....badly.
The AD is handling this just the way he should.
Mendenhall is a great leader and a great head coach. BYU would be hard-pressed
to find a better coach and fit than Bronco. BYU head coaches have to be
card-carrying members of the church, so the pool of coaches to pull from is
pretty limited to begin with. There was a day when BYU was able to get most of
the LDS talent that they recruited to come to Provo. Now more and more LDS kids
are realizing that they don't necessarily have to come to Provo to have a
great college experience with people who share the same ideas. LDS institute
can be found all over the map and at most colleges and universities. Given the
challenges of recruiting the coaching staff faces, I think BYU and Mendenhall
have done great. They are consistently ranked in the top 25 with 9 or 10 wins.
The program is clean and respected. ESPN loves the football program because of
the worldwide viewing audience, but also because of the mystic and reputation
associated with the school that entices some to watch. Do they win all the
close games? Of course not. Only one team each year does.
runnerguy50Virginia Beach, Va"Anyone who watched last year
knows Lark was a much better qb then Nelson. Bronco hurt the team last
year....badly."I watched last year, closely, and I disagree with
you. Lark flourished against a very week opponent; so did Nelson. Nelson
floundered against good competition; so did Lark. What we
don't know is why Bronco chose to go with an injured Nelson over a healthy
Lark for most of the season. Since we don't know why, I refuse to
speculate. It's not a bad course.
Well, true enough, Bronco is not Urban Meyer. Or Pete Carroll. But, unlike
Urban, he doesn't have 20+ felons on his team. Unlike Pete, he won't
have the NCAA chasing him to the pros. Unlike many schools, BYU players have to
be able to stay in a tough school with very high standards. Stanford, the
academies, few others have such really high standards. Add the mission deal and
most coaches would walk away. This is a special place with very tough issues
that have to be handled.Before Bronco, we complained about
BYU's defense. Bronco takes over and BYU has a great defense.Before Bronco, BYU's recruiting was largely local, white, Poly, and
Mormon. Now BYU recruits players from all over, good non LDS kids of all
backgrounds.Yes, the the offense has been in a shambles since Anae
left. Now he's back. BYU always had a good offense under Anae. No reason to
expect that to change, except for the better. Show Bronco the money.
"Would Bronco Mendenhall give himself an extension?"Silly
question that will be answered when Bronco decides whether he wants to continue
his coaching career at BYU, or not.Bronco is by no means perfect,
but he is a great coach who would be sorely missed if he decides not to stay for
at least a few more years.
I like Bronco. You could tell how skilled he was as a defensive coach after he
fired Hill and took over the defense and they performed much better. He made an
instant impact. On the other hand the Jake Heaps thing didn't go down that
well and Ziggy did not break in to Bronco's starting line-up until October
of his senior year. Go figure. I'll never understand why Bronco went for
2 against Boise State on their home field. Net/net, he's still a darn good
coach. If Bronco was negotiating with himself over a contract
extension, he would say, "Bronco, did you execute at a high level?"
Bronco has a losing record against BCS competition and has never beaten a BCS
team that finished the season ranked.Since the announcement of
independence Broncos recruiting rankings have declined.So no...
Bronco is not executing at a higher level against the big boys.
@HowieThe BCS is dead.Try and keep up.
The BCS is dead.Try and keep up.The BCS is dead...after this
season. Make no mistake about it, the power conferences are alive and well and
will carry on. Welcome to this century, Bluto.
@BlutoFor the record, Mr. Bluto the BCS is not dead until the
beginning of the 2014-15 football season.After that the five power
conferences will dominate the College Football Playoff system.And
Bronco still has a losing record against the teams that comprise the five power
conferences... including two loses to Utah.If you want more facts,
Bronco has a 36% winning record against ranked teams and a 22% winning record
against BCS teams ranked at the time of the game. Bronco has a 0% winning
record against BCS teams that were ranked in the final polls.That
record against big boy teams (BCS/Five Power Conferences) doesn't seem like
executing at a higher level.
He should make himself re-apply.