"There are certain things I would have liked to have seen happen different that we didn't do. That's all hindsight," he said. "At the time, we thought we were doing the right things. It's just hard for any young player with that level of expectation that all of us placed on him, and himself included, to then not have it go exactly … I don't know how it was going to go exactly the way we all planned it to go. It was unrealistic and probably unfair to Jake more than anybody. That's probably the biggest disappointment — that it didn't go the way he and maybe all of us wanted it to go. I would have loved to have seen him stay and finish. That was my fight with him — finish, stick around and let's see this thing to the end and see what comes out of this. He chose to leave."
Now, Doman and the Cougars are moving on — preparing for a bowl game, and for Year Two of Doman as BYU's offensive coordinator.
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Armed Forces Bowl
Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3)
Dec. 30, 10 a.m., MT
Ford Stadium, Dallas
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