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Rock On: Bronco's idea not worst ever

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13 2013 12:38 a.m. MDT

Taysom Hill, Ross Apo and Cody Hoffman, left to right, show their uniforms during BYU media day Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Taysom Hill, Ross Apo and Cody Hoffman, left to right, show their uniforms during BYU media day Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

DONE AND DONE

BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall has done some offbeat things. He once had players carry slogan coins in their pockets for an entire season. He initiated the phrase “Quest for Perfection” — which wasn’t as perfect as he’d hoped — and compared his players to scriptural heroes.

But what really got people going was last week when he announced he would have the word “Tradition,” “Spirit” or “Honor” on the backs of all jerseys.

A few hours later he hastily retreated, saying the names would only apply to the Homecoming game.

No truth to the rumor he’s planning on adding “Chaste,” “Benevolent” and “Virtuous” to the jerseys for 2014.

Holly Mendenhall wife of BYU Head Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall poses Friday, May 11, 2012 in their home with some of the sports memorabilia. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Holly Mendenhall wife of BYU Head Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall poses Friday, May 11, 2012 in their home with some of the sports memorabilia. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

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