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.Go BYU!
Bring on Doman and Detmer!
Thanks for your time in Provo, Robert. It was a pretty good run. Here's to BYU
making a great run in the future!
This has to be the most unpredictable call of Robert Anae's career.
And the plot thickens. I wonder if Robert's son, Famika, (OL) will follow his
dad to his next school, or remain at BYU?
The timing is right.
Let the era of a Doman coached offense begin! It's a great time to
be a Cougar fan!
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
Oh well the nature of sports....neeeexxxxt??
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!!!
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!
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.
Coach Anae is a class act in all respects. I'm sure he will succeed regardless
of where he goes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good luck Coach Anae in your new endeavors. As a Cougar fan I look
forward to the new opportunities that fresh leadership will bring. Timing could
not be better.
Thank you, Coach Anae, for all of the time, work and dedication you gave to our
school and program. From one Coug to another, I sincerely thank you
and wish you success and happiness in the future. Go Cougars (where ever we may
As much as BYU wants to shake up their offensive coaches, it's a shame they're
pushing out the best one. Did anybody else notice that the Cougars won a few
games this year because they were able to RUN the football, despite having a
true freshman at QB? Anae showed great versatility in his game strategies.
Plus he's a class act. Anae won't be out of work for long--good luck wherever
you coach next!
zoobs forced him out while he was the one that designed there offense and they
think that they will be better with a first tear oc? Maybe Max Hall will be the
qb coach I heard he isn't doing anything.
Why can't they just say that they canned him? Are they letting him
"resign" so he can save face ore something?
@Independent - Bitter?
Anae resigned?Yeah, and Ken Lay from Enron "resigned" too.
I wish Robert Anae the best and hope he lands on his feet somewhere. I am sure
he will. He has done a lot of good for BYU over the last 6 seasons and he has an
impressive coaching resume. I am excited to see who the next OC will be and
although I expect Brandon Doman is the front-runner I would also like to see
Bronco consider other outside possibilities. Maybe Andy Reid is ready to retire
from the NFL?!
From SoCal, I don't hear rumors or talk to anybody who knows somebody on the
team.I do know that Anae has been tremendously successful in his
tenure at BYU. I remember fans celebrating when Norm Chow resigned and the lean
years after he left.Luckily, I doubt that Bronco has been influenced
by peanut gallery on the blogs. If he wanted Anae out, i'm pretty confident that
he has a good reason(s).Good luck to you, Robert. It is with some
trepidation that I say adios.
Best wishes to Coach Anae. Thanks for your class and hard work.
Please Coach M., keep Coach Reynolds on OL. Move Coach Doman up. And replace
Doman with Ty Detmer. BINGO! But I do defer to what ever Coach M. thinks. He
is da man.
I thought he was doing well once they got passed that two-QB stuff, and after
the freshmanQB got some snaps in. They need a BIG running back. I
don't know if Detmer or Doman could do it. Detmer just coached his hisgh school
team to an 0-11 record, and I don't know if Doman has done any Coordinating
before.Keep your eyes open Bronco...Get Urban Meyer. Jokes.
@BYU 99Detmer is currently the head football coach for St. Andrews
Episcopal School, a small private institution in southwest Austin. This year was
his first season. But, Ty grew up watching his dad, Sonny, break
down film. He has a great understanding of the whole offense. In my mind, he is
much better qualified to be OC than Doman. But, like Dave from Taylorsville, I
defer to the judgement of Coach M. He IS da man.
I am nervous about BYU bringing Brandon up to be the OC. You might need someone
that has been an OC before, but rumors have it that Brandon is very well liked
and capable of being the OC. Could Anae leaving make recruiting in the Islands
more difficult for BYU or does BYU have another coach that can relate with the
athletes from there?
You know, I never understood why BYU fans consistently called for Norm Chow's
job. I've likewise never understood why people called for Robert Anae's job.
Both men led highly successful programs with potent offenses. We knew coming
into the season that this would be a year to break in a bunch of freshmen. BYU
just lost its three best offensive weapons to the NFL, plus their best blocking
back. What did fans expect? I wish Robert Anae the best and I thank him
for fulfilling his duties at BYU. Mr. Anae's guidance gave us some fantastic
years of BYU football.
@ dustmanTo be fair to Ty, St. Andrews has just 350 kids and last
season the team went 0-10. In those 10 games, St. Andrew's was shut out three
times and scored in double digits only twice. Not a whole lot to work with....
Two down and another to go.. DC, OC, now finish it with the Head Coach...Yea you
think I Blashpheme but it is the truth.Mendenhall does not have the
100% champion spirit and is too content with "winning" seasons and not
Championship seasons...BCS seasons. Yes I know you had "Quest for
Perfection" T-shirts but his goals/Excuses eliminated that theory when he
put winning football games at #5.Detmer needs to be placed in the
coaching staff somewhere, preferably at OC and then made the HC in a few years.
I doubt he can be lured away from hunting though. Even as a Ute fan
I watched Detmer dismantle the cocky Miami Hurricanes and I ran on the field
after!!! One of the best games I have ever watched as a college football Fan.Detmer is a stellar athlete and absolutely BRILLIANT as a player and
later as a sideline QB/Coach in the NFL. Mendenhall is good and he
has "good" seasons...are you all content with that? Detmer is a level
higher than Bronco and he is a tactical master and very few posses his
talent.Maybe I can Lure him to Colorado for Hunting?
Why do we do this? Seriously, we all know he was told to go, this was not his
decision, he didn't decide to resign. We the readers are not stupid, c'mon!
It was time boys and girls... time for Anae to move on and allow Mendenhall the
opportunity to choose his own replacement. Seldom do Head Coaches ever get
saddled with someone they didn't either bring with them or hire outright on
their own. I feel strongly that the previous Athletic Director and his
Assistant at the time before Holmoe's eventual selection were wrong to have done
this... leaving Mendenhall without those options. Yes, Coach Anae contributed
to the program but his own development stagnated. He doesn't have enough aerial
weaponry to pick apart a good secondary defense let alone a really great one.
And even though the stats may show passing over running he was truly more run
oriented. Most of the passes were underneath or short yardage down and outs.
Very little down range stuff. We never really saw any of that this year until
the UTEP game and by that tine it was too late. You have to go with multiple
crossing routes as part of your arsenal. He just doesn't know how to get
maximum utilization from all his eligible recievers...and we have plenty of
really good ones to go around.
God Bless Coach Anae. Thanks to him for all the good he has done. Class act,
great guy. Good luck to him in the future.
Thanks is too little praise for all you have done for BYU football Coach Anae.
Those that say "too predictible" are same that complain when an
agressive play fails to work. You will be very difficult to replace, both as a
coach and recruiter. Good luck. So, now the program heads in a new direction
without either an Offensive Coordinator or a Defensive Coordinator and
apparently a head coach thatdoes not know how to delagate and still stay
involved and keep it his team.
Don't be surprised to see Coach Anae as the new line coach at Utah.
Thank you and good luck at your next job (Maryland?). I hope they will treat
you better and more upfront than BYU has.Now, it is up to Bronco to
see if he really does know anything about offense or not. I hope he encourages
some innovation in the offense and not just stay with the status quo. I know
their is excitement to get more former BYU players on to the staff but if they
dont bring different perspectives that might not be a good thing. Now, will bronco really fire two more coaches? WIll he force Reynolds into an
admin job and let Higgins go?It is not a pretty process but I hope
it turns out for the best.
Ref: dustmanAll joking aside an extended offer to Urban Meyer for
the O.C. position would be a great idea...but...(LOL) I'm afraid it will take a
couple of years for all this television money to start rolling in to be able to
afford him. He was a great coach and class act here at BGSU where I used to
teach. He absolutely respected Lavell Edwards and Norm Chow. His offenses were
built around a lot of BYU's program. Heard him speak about highly of BYU's
program several times while he was here in Bowling Green.Ref:
HelloooI really fail to see how not taking the easy chipshot fieldgoal on
4th and inches with only 2 plus minutes off the clock in the 3rd against Utah
can be called anything but lacking intelligence. And going back let's add the
UCLA call where we fumbled the ball trying to run with our backs against our own
Goal Line... With 7 seconds left in the first half!!! Later... we were lucky to
block the fild goal and get the win. Those are not aggressive plays. In
between... there's lots of mediocre play calling
Amazing how rats always jump off a sinking ship.
FireHawkIt's always hillarious when clueless Utah trolls start
spouting off about BYU's coaching staff. Like Cougar nation really wants to take
advice from a Johnny-come-lately program that is already staffed with BYU
coaches. If the Utes had spent as much time analyzing their basketball program,
they might have gotten a real basketball coach by now.
Love the ute fans who voted in the poll for Bronco to hire aaron roderick LOL
Nice try but no thanks. He's a ute now so go ahead and keep him.
Thanks Coach Anae for all of your hard work and dedication to the BYU football
program. Although I disagreed with some of your play calling and thought your
two-QB system was a serious mistake, I think you've done a great job for BYU and
wish you success in your future endeavors.
Those ridiculing Bronco and fans for wanting Anae gone dont understand all the
facts. Bronco did not hire Anae. He was hired at the same time Bronco was
promoted to HC. We may never know what the relationship was like between Bronco
and Anae but the facts are that Bronco did not get to pick his own OC, and that
prior to BYU Anae had zero experience running an offense. All of his experience
as both a player and a coach was with the O-line. This is why he was only an
average play caller, and why he struggled against good defenses like TCU (only
17 points scored against TCU the last 3 seasons!!). Bronco has earned the right
to choose his own staff, and to find an OC who can coach the offense the way he
coaches the defense. Racking up 10 win seasons against mostly mediocre opponents
will not cut it for BYU as an independent. BYU needs to elevate their program in
order to survive as an independent and Anae is not the OC to do that. That is
why it was time for a change and I applaud Bronco for making another tough
Thanks, Coach Anae, for a great run! Best of wishes.
@ Go Big BlueAhhh but now the ship is righting itself...we'll see what the
weather brings in shortly. Til then...we'll just have to wait. I do agree with
a previous post...If Leach does get the Terp job Anae may find a place....or
perhaps at Portland State which early in the season I think he was spending too
much time thinking about and not about his job at BYU.
His son Famika is just coming off of an ACL injury. I think he may leave BYU,
but he's already used a red-shirt & would a sophomore next year, and would
only have two years of eligability left after setting out next year for transfer
rules. While I thought Anae was a good coach, he stuggled a lot with play
calling, even in the good 10 & 11 win years. Many audibles were called by
Beck & Hall.
Be careful of what you wish for Cougar Fans, you may get it.
I agree that it was time for Anae to go but think the way Mendenhall handled it
was wrong. You don't treat people and their lives that way. Just wrong!! Lost
a lot of respect for Bronco on this one.
Now, if we can move an HC out of the Huntsman Center, the state of Utah will be
ready to represent!!!Thanks Robert, I will never forget the Vegas
Bowl where you let UCLA back in by running the ball inside the 10 when you
should have taken the knee in the first half...And the way you gave
up in the Utah game this year.This is a total SHOCK, but, you were a
class act, and happy to see you take that class somewhere else...===="And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,Stood puzzling and puzzling: "How could it be so?It came without
ribbons! It came without tags!"It came without packages, boxes or
bags!"And he puzzled three hours, `till his puzzler was sore.Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!"Maybe
Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store."Maybe
Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!""===Thank you Coach Mendenhall for a most "excellent" Christmas gift...
The wheels have been off the bus for months.... this is simply just the
fallout.This is what happens when you lose to USU and rack up 6
loses for the season. An early Dec. toilet bowl victory inwhich no tds fans
showed up and posted a 30% decline in viewership (i.e. EXPOSURE)didn't help.Bronko is officially boxed in. Going foward the next head on the
chopping block will be his.Any rational sports fan will project an
0-4 start to the season and the word EXPOSURE will be replaced with EXPOSED.Something about a car crash....you just can't help but watch.
I cringe a little.It was Mendenhall who gave us the two-headed
monster, that admitted was a mistake. And it was Anae who ramped things up the
second half of the season. Mendenhall did the right thing on defense, I hope
this is the right thing here. Overall a down year for the offense but that is
more Mendenhall's fault than Anae's but...Best of luck!
This is a good move by all parties. At best Anae's direction was inconsistant.
Those of you who have sincerely watched the play calling and game direction will
not require a litany of specifics. Those who are zoobies will complain and
whine. Please don't bury the program by moving Doman into the OC slot.
@ wedgieSounds like you're predicting utahs start in the pac10 LOL
although they will probably beat that powerhouse Montana St. team. Bottom of the pac obscurity is where your team is headed. Have fun with it.
Thanks Anae. It has been fun to watch your offenses for the last 6 years. Good
luck to you on your next chapter.
Hard to argue with success, what with the multiple 10-win seasons and with BYU's
turnaround at the end of this season. I thought Anae was going to stay for sure.
But I guess BYU just saw this as a time to start fresh. I think this
was less of a "retirement" and more of a "writing-on
the-wall" situation. Good call with the Maryland-Leach
connection, ya'll. Nice consellation there.Either way, good luck
coach.And, while Detmer would certainly be quaified to coach at BYU,
I wouldn't blame him for keeping with the laid-back-ness of where he's at. That
leaves Doman as the obnious choice.@Veritas. I don't usually call
for coaches heads, but I'm with you on the HC at Huntsman. The Boylen experiment
should be over by seasons' end, barring a massive comeback.New
beginnings, new coaches.
Re: TrollPolice.I love the personal attacks because you have nothing
intelligent to say other than name calling and referencing basketball decisions.
Did you have something meaningful to say on the article and my opinion?I like BYU football plenty and I love the school and its beliefs but I
also watch as much college football as possible of as many teams as
possible...and I know a rabid fan who can't think out of the box when I see them
post and refer to themselves as a self appointed "Police" of
something. I don't represent Utah officially so I am unsure if you are
referencing the coaching decisions as something I did personally and is it bad
that Utah has BYU contacts? Your anger kinda sounds like you Hate Utah and
anything associated with them...which is irrational...but you can expect nothing
less from some fans so pre-disposed from every section of the world. Do you think the two QB thing that doomed the first of BYU's season was only
Anae's fault. There you got some attention now I hope you feel better. My
Opinion Remains that Detmer is better than Bronco.
hedgehog | 3:03 p.m. Dec. 30, 2010 Gag. Please. Your mother's
calling you. Go home already.
Hedgehog - 5 minutes, no talking.Utahninvegas - let's see, how he
handled Jaime Hill was wrong, how he did this was wrong. Do the math, friend.
You HAVE no respect for Bronco, therefore, saying you lost a lot of respect for
him is a little less than honest.Face it, Bronco turned the ship
around after Crowton, ran a great program within unique paramaters for several
years, and took the lumps at the beginning of this season and turned the ship
around again.Thanks, Coach Anae, and best of luck! Go cougars!
Uncharted waters ahead.
If any bus is missing wheels it's the one being towed to the PAC-12 hedgie.If any team has a legal right to the use of the word EXPOSED it's the
Utes. Funny how you would try to use YOUR exclusive label and pin it on the
Cougars.You guys won the TRIFECTA Award for biggest goose-eggs for
an OVERRATED (Another Ute exclusive word)team on nationally broadcast venues.
All while you booed your QB, flipped the refs off, etc.That's classy
and that fits well with the PAC-12. You guys have been weighed and found
Everyone assumes it will be Doman into the OC spot. That might be the case, and
might be something Bronco has to do to keep him on staff at all, but in the
short term could become a bigger issue than a solution. Look at Utah the last
couple years. Very young, new OC, who has really struggled at times with
playcalling. I think Roederick will become a very good OC in the future, but
Utah is experiencing some growing pains with him currently. He's been good
preparing pregame, but has not done a good job making adjustments during the
game as defenses adjust. I'd expect similar bumps for the Cougs were Doman
utahninvegas | 2:44 p.m. Dec. 30, 2010 You really don't know how it
was handled, nor how he was treated. And, I doubt you really had that much
respect for Mendenhall to begin with.
I kind of saw this coming.I guess a lot of people got their wish. I
hope whoever comes in as a replacement does a good job. I hope the
scheme doesn't change because of this. A power run game mixed with a spread
offense is not a bad scheme.Go Cougs!
"EXPOSURE will be replaced with EXPOSED.Something about a car
crash....you just can't help but watch." Wow hedge, you just
described the last part of the utes football season!Thank you Coach
Anae and wishing you the very best in the future. Can't wait to see
what develops! It IS good to be a Cougar right now!
It's time for BYU to look "outside the box" of the BYU family. Doman
is not the answer! And BYU has only kept Reynolds around to recruit his kids.
However, bringing in Detmer makes a lot of sense. There are some
great offensive coaches out there and I just don't want to see the Cougars limit
their options only because they are not former BYU players.
@hedgehog:True to form, I see. Your comments are timely.
Unbelievable from one whose mighty utes looked like a Jr. High team in the Vegas
Bowl (oh, wait - the lowly vegas bowl), and then there's the embarrassment of
your hoops team. Other than that - you look real strong going into the
conference of champions.
@ Hedgie WedgieThe job of being EXPOSED as total frauds already
belongs to the Utes.
Yup, the math is pretty simple:Yesterday's Military Bowl champ =
MarylandMaryland's coach Friedgen = retiredMaryland's new coach =
Mike LeachOne of Leach's staff = Robert Anaehence BYU's Reynolds =
surprisedHedgehog = classless, clueless anti-fan (stick to being a fan of
your own team, bro. What's the matter, not fun enough for you?)
FireHawkOnly a clueless Utah fan would be calling for Bronco to be
replaced.Yes, Bronco admitted he made a mistake in going along with
Anae's decision to use the 2 QBs. But, has also admitted that offense isn't his
forte, so he trusted Anae's decision. Bronco wasn't the one who hired Anae, so
he's not responsible for Anae being on the staff.Your
"anger" at being called out is interesting.Why would a
Utah fan want Bronco replaced?Simple, because jealous Utah fans can
clearly see that if Bronco remains as BYU's HC, he'll continue building the
program to the stature it was under LaVell.This year was clearly a
turning point for BYU. An aggressive OC with a team full of talent is poised to
have a breakout year, next season.
Does everyone notice that it is the ute trolls that are the ones complaining
about this move and even calling for Mendenhall to be let go.Anae needed
to go and new blood, with a new mindset brought in, I hope Doman gets the job
and Detmer & Cahoon are brought in to bring in new ideas.Re Firehawk:
Bronco's approach that has football as #5 on the priority list is exactly the
way it should be. Football isn't nearly as important as you want to make it.
That being said, winning football games is what Bronco is working to accomplish
and I think he will do just fine. Going independent is a good move by the
Cougars and will bring them more exposure for the right reasons and that is not
for football. To those who football is their life (God), that may be hard to
understand but there are more important things in life.
On your poll for a topic such as this you need a Who Cares! choice
hedgehog | 3:03 p.m. Dec. 30, 2010 Ann Arbor, MI Bronko is
officially boxed in. Going foward the next head on the chopping block will be
his.===Come on, give us a break...Do you
want us to mark this one down, also?Bronco is a great HC, and is
staying...Kyle will be asked to step down before Bronco. His team
was a disappointment after being ranked #5, then getting blown out of the
water.Neither football coach is going anywhere.Deal with
Kyle at the U, and Bronco and Rose at BYU for a long time.......and
Tommy Connor at the U for the next 10 years plus...
@ fixitdadYet you care enough to comment on the article?D'oh!
Ty Detmer has plenty of motivation to go to BYU right now from what I
understand. He was called by someone folks in the NFL very smart on the X's and
O's. Doman is popular, but I think Detmer is smarter.
Veritas Aequitas,Broncno repenting at nauseum for poor judgement is
noted. But really, Y does he not pay for HIS mistakes? I'll say it again;
Bronko has a noose around his neck... it's just a matter of time before the
"powers that be" pull the shoot. If Bronco goes 0-4 to start the
season (probable) we'll all see what should have happend years ago.Bad hire.
Let's see if we can define "bad hire" wedgie.Would you
define it as multiple conference championships, multiple top 25 finishes,
multiple 10+ win seasons, and multiple excellent recruiting classes?Or would you define it as hiring a 20 yr old with no experience as your qb
coach and then watch all your qb's actually become worse than they were the
previous year while being incapable of generating any offense whatsoever against
any decent team?I know which one I would define as a "bad
Ah, I see that hedgehog couldn't wait to read and comment about the latest BYU
headline. Only a jealous person would try to argue that a coach with a .724
winning percentage was a bad hire.That said - thank you, Coach Anae,
for your great work at BYU. It has been a great 6 years. Best of luck in the
hedge the wedgeFreudian slips are alive and well as you described the Utes
but manged to say BYUGreat slip of the tongue as you described Utah to a T
@WedgieWho made you BYU's A.D.? It sure would be nice if the rest
of us knew as much as you do about what's happening in BYU's inner circles?
Please tell us who your source is so we can all be as informed as you.Actually, you're obsession with getting rid of Bronco only confirms that he's
the right guy for the job. If you want him out so bad, then BYU fans should
want him to stay forever since we all know you want nothing but the worst for
BYU. Thanks for your usual insightful and intelligent comments!
Good luck Coach Anae. You brought a lot of excitement to the program and a lot
of success. You'll do great wherever you go.
Best of luck to Anae as he moves forward in his career. He did a nice job at
BYU, but it was the right time for both sides to move on. Chemistry with the
other coaches and players was an issue with Anae. I believe that is the main
reason he wont be back. Even though his playcalling was questionable at times,
he was still pretty successful as a play caller and im sure he will find a job
with another university. but it was the right move for both to go in a separate
Good luck Coach!!
Hedgehog,You crack me up with all of your "predictions"
about BYU. Holmoe did NOT get fired after going Independent.ESPN DID negotiate an a great contract with BYU.Other good teams ARE
interested in playing BYU in football.Utah did NOT slaughter BYU in
November.BYU DID win more than 1 game this year.Should we
still be "marking these down"?
Wow, a lot of moronic insults being thrown around because a coach
"resigns"! Give me a break - grow up! One-upsmanship (on both sides)
is for junior high.
Bronco and Kyle will have big decisions to make when it comes to OC's this
off-season. I would not be surprised to see Kyle move Roderick back
to the WR Coach and give Anae an interview for the OC job at Utah. Not sure how
I feel about it, but it is a possibility. It seems that Anae was
a marked man at BYU this year, yet he had a ton of success in previous seasons
and down the stretch once the QB spot was finalized. Bronco will need to make a
good hire and I don't think Doman will be the answer.
I have to chuckle--- Anae would be a great addition to the University of Utah
football program....Go Utes
I have great respect for Coach Anae, in the time he spent at BYU, he did a very
good job, but this year, he didn't have what BYU needed to succeed, but I give a
lot of credit to Coach Anae for his years of service and commitment to this BYU
team. I wish him the best as he continues in his coaching career.
@UtemanAnae is most likely going to Maryland to be reunited with
Mike Leach. But the thought of Anae at Utah is fun. BYU did the right thing
here. Anae didn't trust Heaps nearly as much as he should have throughout the
season. He didn't even want Heaps to be the starter.
@ hedgehogPull off the blinders or get a new monitor. The wheel fell
off in vegas, actually it was more like a train wreck. Heres your reminder 26-3
In recent history, Ute coaches always seem to be hired away for bigger and
better jobs, while all the Y coaches either stay put or get fired. Or should I
say, "resign". What's the deal with that? I thought everything about
BYU was and always will be WAY better that the Utes. At least that's what all
the fans around here think...
I hold Bronco in the highest regard. At the scrutiny of many, including some BYU
fans, he has taken a program and used it to better the community. I've watched
the Thursday's heros, and if more schools were focused on using their teams for
good in the community, I think less NFL players would be poor role models for
youth. Thank you, Bronco! You are a great example to us all.Bronco
expects that his players play hard and well. He doesn't allow entitlement
attitudes to run the program. He clearly expects the same out of his coaches.Arm chair quarterbacks/coaches always think they know best. There is a
reason that these guys hold the job and others do not.
UtahDerek,I thought that you guys moved to the PAC 10/12ths? Did you miss
I am a BYU fan and am wondering why all of a sudden Robert Anae and the
offensive coaching staff is gone? I thought Coach Mendenhall hired all these
guys. I think Tom Holmoe should have fired the whole coaching staff pending an
evaluation. The overriding issue at BYU is there is no chance to attract high
profile out of state players because of the entrance and honor code
requirements....plain and simple. Recruiting is a major problem at BYU. I
don't care who the coaches are. But it is curious that all of a sudden BYU ran
out of tight ends, and experienced quarterbacks, and just about every position
players. It was glaringly simple to observe. I have seen teams from around the
country, and Jake Heaps is not a bigtime quarterback by any stretch of the
imagination. But the fact of the matter is Bronco Mendenhall is in over his
head at this level of football. Football these days is about who can attract
and keep in their programs more hoods than their competition...plain and simple.
BYU needs speed and size on the defense. Nice guys don't get it done.Best of luck Anae.
coach anae, thank you for the memories, wins and all the loyalty you've given to
byu as a player and coach.you will be successful where ever you coach. it
is byu's loss that you are leaving.
Duck Hunter:I agree with you 110%. Coach Anae did a great job in all 6
years including this past Season with what he had. The same thing happened with
Coach Chow, coaching all of those Legendary QB's over the years including Ty
Detmer and he was booted out. Now Coach Doman is considered the front guy for
the job because he is the best QB Coach in the country. Does Coach Anae get any
credit for that? If faith is top priority at Cougar nation, what about Loyalty.
I think this is what the program need more than who is the brightest,
aggressive, most qualified person. whatever the case may be for the most part.
That includes the D Coordinator. How can he do a great job for at least 3 years
and then do that poor in the first half of the Season. I will never forget how
awesome the Defense played against the Soooners. Oh yeah, LOYALTY looks at the
heart not the color of the skin. Best of luck to Coach Anae and his family!!!
Well Anae is gone so time to move forward. Regardless of what he did, or didn't,
do he is gone. Now let's hope whoever is hire does a better job and the offense
is a better offense.One thing is for sure there is some major young
talent to coach and work with. The right guy is going to have alot of tools.
I'm not a Cougar fan but, if I were I'd be cheering. He's done a reasonably
decent job there but, they're not as explosive as I've seen from the TDS. Decent
guy but a good move
Can we stop with the Ty Detmer talk? It's not going to happen. Bronco has been
recently heard heaping praise on Brandon Doman as the "best QB coach in the
country." Why would Bronco bring in Detmer as the QB coach when he
believes he already has the best in the country in Doman? The two cannot
co-exist. There's a possibility that Detmer could take over as the
Inside Receivers coach position that Anae just vacated, but no self-respecting
QB expert would take a step down to do that. Detmer is made to
coach QBs & so is Doman. They won't be on the same squad as long as they
both coach the same position.
Actually, che loco, Detmer has been known to be a heck of a play caller. He's
been a very valuable assistant OC for NFL teams and that's why he was in the NFL
for as long as he was.Detmer would make a great OC. Whether he will
do it or it will work out is beyond me or you. But I surely don't question his
2 BCS wins and counting0 BCS games and stopped.Game,
set, match coug fans
@Chris BBecause the future doesn't matter and the only thing that
counts in the past are the last 7 years and then only BCS bowl wins. Legacies
that go back 40 years are clearly meaningless as are national rankings,
conference championships and national championships. At least you're easy to
please. I hope you can live on the glory of those 2 BCS bowl wins for a long
time because it could be a very, very long time before you get another one.
Re AnonymousInfinity: Your comments about Heaps and Mendenhal are a joke and if
your suggesting that the honor code and standards BYU requires a player /
student to live by need to be changed or something, it won't happen. BYU will do
fine in their recruiting, they will get the players they need and those that can
live up to those standards.Mendenhal is doing a great job of not only
coaching but teaching and mentoring his players, winning football games is not
the only thing Mendenhal and his staff are concerned about.
Chris B | 2:13 p.m. Dec. 31, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT ===Wow, selective stats. Uteology would be proud.Here's a couple real
stats you would like.Utah Basketball is on a four game losing
streak.Utah Football is on a one game losing streak.The last
five time the Utes have put on their jerseys and played a game, they brought an
"L" home.Bring up past Ute glory days, and you have to
deal with BYU glory days, and I don't need to make you a list. However, you will
never get out of the shadow.You ever hear that you are only as good
as your last game.You really want to call "game, set and
match"? Should we "mark it down"?(I did mark down
that Utah would beat BSU, 34-22... What do I do with that again? You promised to
come back and remind us... I have been waiting.)===Enough with
the Anae / Chow comparisons.Anae is not Norm Chow.
Good luck, Coach Anae. I hope you are happy in your next job.
Don't understand why everyone voting for offensive coordinator thinks Brandon
Doman is the best choice. Has no experience running the show. Oh, and for Coach
Mendenhall, what a gutless way to fire coaches. Release them all so you don't
have any fire anybody. Just suggest they start looking for another job. Maybe he
should put his own name on that list!!!
...your company downsized the last time. Or look at most Fortune 500 companies.
"Who wants to retire or change jobs because we're downsizing. Standard
corporate business practice. College football is big business.
Coaching is a ruthless business. Too bad that Robert was a victim, but Bronco is
the boss. Life goes on. They're both good men.
@My Belief:I'm not questioning Detmer's play-calling ability (btw,
how do you know he's a great play-caller? He's only done it on the high school
level, not in college or the pros. So I question your claim.), I'm questioning
the timing of people just throwing his name into the mix willy-nilly. With Anae
gone there's a vacancy at the Inside Receivers position coach. The title of
Offensive Coordinator is not a position in itself, it is a title one of the
position coaches holds. So, if Brandon Doman & Ty Detmer (both QB gurus in
your mind) coach the same position who is going to coach the inside receivers?
The NCAA only allows for a certain number of assistant coaches on their members'
staffs. It would be a shame for a coach to not coach a position but be the
Offensive Coordinator, wouldn't it? Actually, it'd be a luxury. A luxury that
no team in the NCAA can afford and doesn't do.We're both on the same
side here, but do some research, my man.
...you got your wish. I'm nervous, I won't lie. Anae made a few bad calls in
the last few years but over all he helped our offense be very potent in the past
6 years. His miscues have been few and far between, and his accomplishments
great. Remember what happened our first year with Anae we moved the ball
but couldn't get into the end zone from inside the blue zone. I assume this
next year you haters will regret your calling for his job. But hopefully like
Anae the second year will be a breakout season. It's to bad I was looking
foward to this offense with a lot more experience under their belts going crazy
next year on everyone i guess I'll have to wait another year.