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Published: Thursday, Dec. 30 2010 11:00 a.m. MST

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Spanish Fork, Utah

Thanks to Coach Anae for the good you've done.

I'm excited to see what the future brings to BYU as they start a new chapter.


Toonces the Cat
Salt Lake City, UT

Bring on Doman and Detmer!

Rock Chalk BYU
Lawrence, KS

Thanks for your time in Provo, Robert. It was a pretty good run. Here's to BYU making a great run in the future!

Farmington, UT

This has to be the most unpredictable call of Robert Anae's career.

Pleasant Grove, UT

And the plot thickens. I wonder if Robert's son, Famika, (OL) will follow his dad to his next school, or remain at BYU?

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

The timing is right.

Salt Lake City, UT

Let the era of a Doman coached offense begin!

It's a great time to be a Cougar fan!

i am hank
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Thank you, Coach Anae, for helping to make the past six years of BYU football very memorable. Good luck to you in all your future endeavors.

Salt Lake City, UT

I commend Coach Anae for the many years of service to BYU. He made a difficult step from line coach at Texas Tech to Offensive coordinator at BYU. Five years of dedicated service to BYU and supporting Coach Mendenhall gave BYU what they needed to recover from the Crowton years. Although this last year was difficult for everyone the improvement and the experience gained by the young team points to a bright future. I for one wish coach Anae success and happiness as he pursues other opportunities. Thank you Coach Anae.

Omaha, NE

Terrible news. He helped BYU get all those 10 win seasons. It will be hard to replace a guy who did that, as well as played on the NC team. I hope BYU hires another guy who know how to be explosive on offense.

Provo, UT

From my understanding most BYU fans did not like his play calling, and so i am assuming this is a good thing. Didn't he bring Byu's offense over from Texas Tech? I always thought the offense of lineman splits seemed unusually distant. Does that mean BYU will change their offense of scheme? Maybe the triple option like other independents? ha ha okay it was a joke :)

Eagle Mountain, UT

Oh well the nature of sports....neeeexxxxt??

Richmond, VA

I guess all those haters who called for his head have now got their wish! It's interesting to see if this change will turn out to better or worse for BYU's program. I do wish him, (Coach Anae), the best for the future at wherever he's going to end up at. We had a great run with him and he deserves our thanks!!!

Eagle Mountain, UT

Good luck coach? Way more good than bad over the past 5+ years. It will be interesting to see what Bronco has in mind for next year. Before bashing Bronco for what he is doing, keep in mind that he is the one held accountable for the football team and he should be the one to make the decisions. I am optimistic about next year and think this team (freshmen and sophmores)could be one of the best ever at BYU when it is all said and done.
Go Cougars!

BYU 99
Garland, UT

Robert Anae deserves a lot of credit for making the team successful the last 6 years. I expect Doman to be the frontrunner for the offensive coordinator position but I don't know about Detmer being QB coach; has he been coaching recently? He's a legacy, had an NFL career as a backup but I'd like more information before I endorse him.

Weber State Graduate
Clearfield, UT

Coach Anae is a class act in all respects. I'm sure he will succeed regardless of where he goes.

American Fork, UT

I hope cougar fans will be ready for an inexperienced OC. Anae made some dumb calls, but Norm Chow did too. And whoever comes next will as well. I hope things work out for Coach Anae and for the Cougars.

Henderson, NV

Perhaps one of the many posters on these boards who was calling for Anae to be fired all year could be the new offensive coordinator.

Alpine, UT

Not a surprise but great news nevertheless. Even during the 10 win seasons, his play calling was way too predictable and when BYU played good teams who prepared well, they knew exactly what we were going to do and were able to shut us down. We won a lot of games with Anae but I think that some times it was in spite of him, not because of him. When you have the all time most winning quarterback in school history, the top two running backs in school history, the top wide receiver and tight end in school history, you're probably going to win a few games.

Now we need an O.C. who will be as aggressive and creative as Bronco has been with the defense since taking over as coordinator. I've heard Doman speak several times and I think he's the guy for the job. It will be interesting to see how things shake out but any way you look at it, the future should be promising.

Orem, UT

Thanks to Coach Anae for a lot of great seasons! Good luck to him in his future endeavors - whatever they may be. A lot of schools out there would love to have done what BYU did under Anae.

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