Tom Holmoe working to shore up BYU's future in athletics

Holmoe shares insight on future of Y athletics

Published: Wednesday, May 29 2013 9:25 p.m. MDT

Other issues and topics that Holmoe addressed with reporters Wednesday:

Holmoe said that independence has been good for BYU. "The exposure has been better than I thought it would be … I think we just followed the plan. We knew what we wanted, and we went for it."

What is Holmoe's reasonable expectation for the BYU football team this fall, considering that the Cougars will be facing possibly their toughest schedule ever? "My expectation is that they go out and play great ball," Holmoe said. "I don't think it's right to say a number, how many wins we'll have. But if you look at them play and it looks good and it feels good, then it is good."

Holmoe said it was Mendenhall's idea to re-hire offensive coordinator Robert Anae, and to overhaul the offensive coaching staff. "He has a lot of faith in Robert," Holmoe said, adding, "Bronco runs the program."

On a basketball note, Holmoe confirmed that the school is looking preliminarily at building a new basketball practice facility. However, Holmoe said, it's not something that the school's administration has approved. Holmoe did acknowledge that such a facility is "important for our future."

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