Blue roundup: Wall Street Journal lauds BYU coaches

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 21 2011 4:00 p.m. MST

New Washington State head coach Mike Leach explains how he began using his knowledge of pirates as a way to bring his team together during a press conference, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, in Pullman, Wash.

Dean Hare, Associated Press

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BYU is one of the top producers of college coaches, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Iowa is No. 1 in that category, having produced 16 head coaches or assistant coaches working in Division I college football. The Cougars aren't far behind, with 15. Florida State and Auburn also have 15.

Among the BYU grads who are coaches are Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham and Ute defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake. New Washington State coach Mike Leach is also a BYU alum.

Utah also made the list, with nine coaches.

Turning to basketball, radio host Jim Rome tweeted that former BYU star Jimmer Fredette "is going to be the second coming of Tim Tebow, just a lot less polarizing and a lot more accurate."

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