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Former BYU coaches Norm Chow, DeWayne Walker also being looked at by Bruins

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 12 2007 4:07 p.m. MST

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AZ fan

Let him do what he wants and let's all support him. He is a great coach and if he leaves good for him. If not good for BYU. No one tells you where to work. His decision. In the mean time let it play out. No more rumors or guessing. Bunch of busy bodies.

Gretzky

I think UCLA is just trying to get into the heads of the Cougs before the bowl game. It's a mind game for the PAC-10. MWC is just a starter league in their minds.

UCLA

in the sports section in the Los Angeles Times it's reporting that UCLA officals have an interview with Bronco after the Vegas bowl. I would rather he not be our coach and he stay at the mormon school. Good luck Bruins and beat BYU just like you did last time!!!

Stop the nonsense

The LA Times isn't reporting anything about Bronco. I've only seen mention of Norm Chow.

Dead Horse

In order for Bronco to enjoy in LA the same lifestyle he enjoys in Provo on his modest (by Div I coaching standards) six-figure salary, UCLA would have to pay him at least a million bucks a year and have all kinds of perks. It's all moot anyway, Bronco has already said he's not interested in another gig. I, too, pray that he is the next LaVell and stays here for a hundred years or so.

To "UCLA":

I hope you live in California... because if you don't... we all want you to move there. And if you do live there, what in the world are you doing reading the Utah newspapers? Hilarious.

I hope Bronco stays put. I feel BYU is the perfect fit for him, not only as a Coach, but also as a mentor and leader. I like the "rah rah hoopla" that he pushes and wish I could have played for him. He is definitely the perfect person to fill Lavell's shoes and also to create and leave behind his own legacy at a school that loves him. Why leave now when he still has so much to do here. He WILL potentially lead this team into the National Title game within the next 5 years... mark my words. You Who-tah fans can cherish your BCS buster trophy, but we're going to win ANOTHER National Championship.

I'm so sorry that Bronco is loyal... unlike good ol' Urban. Even he couldn't stand your program any longer. :)

We believe in you Coach Mendenhall. Good luck in Vegas.

GO BRUINS

This last post is exactly why I will cheer for UCLA. ANOTHER National title??? See, the funny thing is in this era you actually have to earn it. You have to play good teams and beat them. You were Hawaii of this year in 84. You squeeked by bad teams and won the title by default. You will never win another title or be a BCS game because you cant win out of conference games and you surely cant beat ranked teams. GO BRUINS!! And trust me, the Bronco to UCLA thing is a RUMOR. Its UCLA, why would they want Bronco?

dj

UCLA won't want a Mormon. Isn't that the religion that says that Christ and Satan are brothers?

dj

Think about it. BYU will be pre-season Top 15 next year (and probably in 2009). Where do you think they'll be playing their bowl game when they run the table?....of course, the BCS National Championship game!! Wow, that was easy.

Go Bruins

They would want Bronco because he actually wins more games then he looses. Bronco is a hot coach for any school that is looking to make a winning football program. If UCLA does not want Bronco good for BYU and your loss. By the way its great that you are happy about putting down BYU when they are winners and UCLA is a mediocre 6-6 team. Your arrogance is laughable. BYU will not disrespect UCLA. The difference is UCLA will have to respect BYU or they will have no chance. Go BYU!

c'mon

We have to play good teams and beat them eh? Too bad neither applied to our game against UCLA earlier this year.

Belgie

BYU in '84 was the Hawaii of this year? All the national pollsters disagree with you. Even if this year's champion was determined by the AP Poll, Hawaii still wouldn't have any sort of a chance at it. Every body else this year HAS lost games, and Hawaii still hasn't managed coming close to a championship.

I love how it eats Ute fans up that BYU has both a national championship and a Heisman winner. God bless Lavell Edwards.

Amen

Amen and Amen.

Go Blue.

BYU Fan

I do not think Bronco will go any where. But the Uts are vrey aginst BYU.

to dj

That's funny cuz' as you know, we've heard that loaded question before. As silly as asking this, I suppose:

Don't other religions believe that God created all things, but they don't have any explanation for where Satan came from?

NO SUCEESS

BRONCO WOULD BE AN AWFUL CHOICE AT UCLA, THE GUYS THERE WOULD NOT BUY INTO HIS SYSTEM. I REALLY THINK BYU WOULD PROBALY BE THE ONLY PLACE HE WOULD DO WELL AT, as a head coach. HE HAS A DIFFERENT SYSTEM.

amosiii

to GO BRUINS- you actually have to beat ranked teams and win out of conference? BYU has done both. You have to do that to reach a BCS game? Not today- Hawaii's done it, Boise state did it, and Utah all made BCS games just by going undefeated with a VERY easy schedule. The difference is that Hawaii and BSU actually play good teams in the bcs game, not a joke pitt team.

Best news for the Utes

I bet the Ute fans are salivating over even the slim thought of Bronco leaving. That would probably be the only way Utah will be able to topple the team that Bronco is building in Provo.

I honestly don't think Bronco will go anywhere. But, then of course, money does talk!! Just ask Urban Meyer.

GO COUGS!!!

Starakawa

Love it - BYU fans on edge

Sounds like the Vegas bowl is a job audition for Mendenhal. Make a good showing and the chance of an offer increases...

Question is, do BYU fans hope for a BYU win in the Veags Bowl and a chance you lose your coach or do you hope for a loss to the Bruins and better odds at keeping him in Provo...

Coach Bronco

Why would coach Bronco go to the Pac-10? It makes no sense. It would go against his coaching strategy. Bronco wants to the ability to dumb down his schedule so that his team always looks better than it really is. He couldn't do that nearly as easy at UCLA than he can with BYU. Bronco is not going anywhere.

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