When reading this, I couldn't help but hear Bronco applying those words to
himself. As the Texas dominoes begin to fall, will we find Bronco somewhere
I worry that Petersen may have the same reality check that his predecessor
(Hawkins) had at Colorado and that Utah is having now in the "prestigious
PAC12". It's an honor to play with the big boys but none of the above
circumstances has been positive for the coaches/teams involved in making that
jump up in competition. I wish Petersen luck because he seems like a class act.
Cougsndawgs,Most programs have trouble making the leap because they
are behind as an athletic department: Smaller stadiums, smaller markets, lessor
facilities. Texas A&M has one of the larger stadiums in the country, and
they've done fine in the SEC, and frankly, the top teams in the Big 12 are
just as good as the top teams in the SEC. USU is doing well in the MWC in part
because their facilities are better than most MWC teams.Utah and TCU
struggle because they have smaller stadiums, lesser facilities, fewer alumni,
CougsndawgsWest Point , UTPrograms jumping up and coaches
jumping up are different in a few ways. Peterson has the advantage of taking
over a program that is already moderately successful.
@Y Dad/Y GradI agree... the former coach did not leave the cupboard
bare.Will the Huskies duplicate the success Coach Peterson developed
at Boise?Who knows?He will be able to recruit some
players who would have not given Boise a chance as well as the same type of
players he developed at Boise...overlooked by everyone causing them to play with
a chip on their shoulder to prove naysayers wrong.An exciting mix
for any coach.The quote from Bronco suggests, for the most part,
Coach Peterson had accomplished everything he could at Boise.Would
Bronco ever leave BYU for the same reason?Who knows?The
fact that Bronco has accomplished about everything he can at BYU as well as the
fact that he has played as well as coached at OSU would make one wonder if
Bronco has been thinking along the same lines as Coach Peterson.One
possible opening, in the near future, that might interest him could be OSU.
Bronco played and coached there. It would be a great challenge for him to see
if he could replicate the success he developed at BYU and translate that level
of success at OSU.
Levin,It seems that Chris Petersen has accomplished more at Boise than
Bronco has at BYU. I think Bronco is saying that Petersen had probably reached
his ceiling at Boise. Are you suggesting the same about Bronco? I could be wrong
but I think Bronco might be a couple of perfect seasons and major bowl games
short of Chris Petersen's accomplishments. Y Grad/Y Dad, could
the Colorado program be considered as a successful one before Hawkins got there?
They had a few good years in the Big 12 but was it as successful as Washington
is now, when Hawkins "moved up"? If so there is no comparative advantage
for Petersen. I believe Washington is getting a great coach. I know
nothing about Petersen personally but on the surface he seems to be very good at
what he does: get the best out of his players and win.
Dear coach Mendenhall........remind me again now......exactly which "elite
league" is B.Y.U. a member of these days?
DeseretNews Censors,Why was this denied?"No, he
won't be going anywhere. His style and personality are only admirable where
he is at."There is nothing that is infammatory nor insulting
about this. Bronco has a unique personality that is well suited to BYU only.
Nobody else is going to hire a football coach that puts his sport 5th.
JD : "fractured bones are part of the game". They are. So is CTE as it
who newRemind us which bowl the mighty weak Utes played in the last
two years.btw, Bronco is 2-0 versus the "elite" conference
Who knew, From reading the article Bronco didn't say anything about
BYU's affiliation, he was making a comment on why he thought Peterson left.
So don't really understand the attitude. But if you want to go there, one
of the reason's Bronco's at BYU is because of the church angle first,
not any type of conference affiliation. Just like he said he'd love to
coach one of the academy's, these schools are a little different in many
ways, and I think Bronco likes to coach the type of guys who would go to a
military, or sign on with a strong contract with high ideals etc. And love the
kittens, I don't think any university cares where sports rank as long as
they win. The guy has won with some of the strongest restrictions in the land,
and without being in a power conference, that should say a lot to many
Re Bronco at Oregon StateI got a PhD at Oregon State. Nice little
town, nice school, great forestry school. But frankly, OSU is not BYU. Bronco is
seen coast to coast every week. His teams play all all over the country. OSU
plays in the west. Bronco's BYU has and will play teams like Texas, Ole
Miss, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Notre Dame, Michigan,
Nebraska, and all the PAC-12 schools.Bronco is in a catbird seat. A
fine season will be 9 and 4. A great season will be 11-2. He seems to think
he's making enough money. He's recruiting players from all over the
country. I don't see Bronco going anywhere.