"Not really," he begins. "I really haven't. There were times at first I wondered if I would still want to do it. Then I would stop and think, if I were coaching I'd have to do this or that. I told the (BYU) president that I was going to resign the year before I actually retired. But then I thought I had better coach another year to make sure. I made the announcement before the season so if it got to the point where things weren't going right well, I didn't want to go through that again you know, people saying I'm too old and all that. As it happens it wasn't a good season (a 6-6 record) even though we finished well with the win over Utah."
He continued to enjoy the "football part" of coaching late in his career, but he grew tired of the off-the-field issues, specifically, academics and conduct."You're never out from under it, he says. "You always have problems, year-round. And we had relatively few problems, but there's always something going on. And then in my own mind, I thought, 'I'm 70. I want to go on a (church) mission and do some other things. I don't want to die out there (on the field.)' And I'd had enough. So, no, I don't miss it. I feel good about that. Not a lot of coaches get out when they want to and the way they want to."
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