Perhaps this will work - But I for one have always felt he was a first class
Defensive Coordinator. He makes few mistakes in that role. On the flip side it
appears that he views the offense through a defensive coordinators eyes. For
example - he went for two against Boise St a few years ago because he viewed the
world as a defensive move - Maybe this will turn out but I think we just lost
the best defensive coordinator the school ever had.
Why does the BYU coaching staff start every year with a different philosophy? Do
you think that this could be the problem with the program and why there is no
consistency? Each year the players have to change to a completely different mind
set. If this year does not show improvement over the past, it is time to go a
different direction with the coaching staff.
Prudent minds might pause before making personal attacks and policy statements
based on one tweet. There's more than one side to the story, but obviously
there are those who will take any excuse to condemn their favorite.I'm not a Cougar but I admire Coach Mendenhall's sincere efforts to
mentor young men, regardless of their background. Kudos to both Blackmon and
Williams for accepting the fact that they knew the rules beforehand. Obviously
they're not perfect, but their acceptance of responsibility is a true sign
I don't think a program can stay stagnant. Don't criticize Mendenhall
for making positive changes. You need to read the book about Bronco "Run
with the wind". A very good read and helps you understand why he does what
he does. To say he is not a good coach is wrong. Look at his record. The
players are putting forth a good effort and are winning more than they are
losing, probably with less talent. I played high school basketball for a coach
that I think was a lot like Mendenhall. My coach didn't say a lot but you
felt you had to give a maximum effort just for him. I think Mendenhall is that
way. I for one appreciate what he has done for the program and is currently
doing. It is easy to find fault when your not in the trenches.
With Texas ranked #24 in ESPN's power rankings, the Y has a chance to make
a national statement in Austin. I hope Bronco's focus will translate to a
faster start in these first two critical road games. Texas will be up for the
game. Bronco's got to get the traditional early season lethargy cured
because our late season schedule is so weak.
My bet is 6 games into the season and Bronco is the D coordinator again. He is a
true coach not an administrator as hard as he will try to be.
OC FanI see Texas, UCF, Boise and Houston picking up votes or low
ranks in various pre-season polls. UCF is set to have one of the top defenses in
the country this year. BYU will be the underdog in a few games, but no match-up
on the schedule can be considered a guaranteed loss. The stage is set for a very
memorable and respectable season. It is entirely up to BYU to win games.
No time off for the players and for the coaches until after the Bowl game in
2014. No more family outings until the end of the season. No time
off for resting and healing until the season is finished. Depth charts
must be used to replace those too tired or injured to play. Every
moment of practice time must be used to perfect each players execution. It’s execution that is performed better than the foe that wins games.
It is not time off for players and coaches that wins games. It is not time off for family outings during the football season that wins
games. Every legal moment for practice must be used to perfect the
execution of the game. A-men.
I hope Bronco remembers that he only used half his allotted practice days before
the bowl game with Washington and the uninspired play by the Cougars proved they
did not practice much. I'd really hate to see that again.
I have come to the conclusion that I must be on a blacklist of one of the
moderators.I will submit my post again assuming it was a simple over
site:I think this is a positive move for Bronco and the team. But I
still think he will keep a very close eye on the defense.