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BYU football: Robert Anae's 10 best wins as BYU's offensive coordinator

Published: Monday, July 27 2015 9:42 p.m. MDT

Offensive coordinator Robert Anae chats with quarterback Max Hall as the Brigham Young University Cougars host the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. October 23, 2008. Mike Terry, Deseret News.  (Mike Terry , Deseret News) Offensive coordinator Robert Anae chats with quarterback Max Hall as the Brigham Young University Cougars host the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. October 23, 2008. Mike Terry, Deseret News. (Mike Terry , Deseret News)

Robert Anae presided over the BYU offense during a historic time in Cougar football history, mentoring Max Hall, a quarterback with more wins than any other, and Harvey Unga, a phenomenal power running back.

After a two-year stint at the University of Arizona, Anae was rehired to the BYU offensive coordinator position, supplanting former BYU quarterback Brandon Doman at the helm.

The move was met with mixed reaction by the media and the fans, and Cougar nation sounded off on Twitter with thoughts and opinons. Those who advocated Anae's return generally commented on his success coaching Max Hall, Harvey Unga and the offensive line. Those who complained about Anae's return generally complained about the predictability of his play calling.

Anae's return gives us the opportunity to take a look back at the biggest successes of his previous tenure as BYU's offensive coordinator, both in terms of defeating notable opponents and in terms of impressive offensive production.

Max Hall celebrates with coach Robert Anae as BYU defeats Washington in Seattle 28-27. September 6, 2008 Photo by Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News.  (Scott G. Winterton, Dnews) Max Hall celebrates with coach Robert Anae as BYU defeats Washington in Seattle 28-27. September 6, 2008 Photo by Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News. (Scott G. Winterton, Dnews)

Among Anae's most remarkable offensive games are four wins against ranked teams, three wins against what was then the PAC-10, and one win against arch-rival Utah.

Also on the list are two wins against FCS teams and a game that demonstrated the potential of former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps.

See all 10 of BYU's best offensive performances under Robert Anae.

Landon Hemsley is the sports content manager for DeseretNews.com. Email: lhemsley@deseretnews.com. Twitter: @EarlOfHemsley

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