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Published: Tuesday, July 12 2011 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Frisco, TX

If Bronco takes us to the promised land, he'll be well positioned to reap an even sweeter contract after this one expires.

He's the perfect coach for BYU. I can't imagine him anywhere else.

South Jordan, UT

That's a pretty compelling attitude from coach Mendenhall. I'm sure the critics will have something petty and disingenuous to say about it. But when the school wants to sign you up for a long period, and he preferred a shorter period, in order to put pressure on himself to continue to deserve the position, even though he says he wants to coach at BYU as long as they will have him...pretty hard to find something to criticize Mendenhall with. No, the short article doesn't give all the facts. But the facts it does give, are compelling.

Boise, ID

Glad to hear Bronco is on board for at least 3 more years. I expect some growing pains with the new coaches but I think they are going to be great. Go Cougs!

Omaha, NE

So glad BYU has Bronco. He's a class act guy that seeks only the best young men in the country. No coach is better for BYU than him. He is making BYU football exciting! Being a Cougar fan is so awesome right now! Friends in Nebraska want me to change my allegiance, but Nebraska doesn't have near the excitement of BYU. Keep up the good work coach.

Mesa, AZ

Integrity above price.

Ann Arbor, MI

Only in a land of unicorns and rainbows can a coach lose 6 games (including Utah State) and get an extension.

Muss Man
Draper, UT

I'm not here to hate on Bronco. I think he's a fantastic coach and an admirable person.

I wonder, though, if BYU fans have come to question his occasional rhetoric and mind games, e.g., turning down a longer contract because "there's a lot on the line...I want to be worthy of the position I have." Followed by "I want to stay here as long as I'm wanted."

This sort of conspicuous self-abasement is just plain silly (though many BYU faithful are bound to eat it up).

Belgrade, Serbia

Oh Hedgie, I almost thought I was going to read the comments section on a BYU article and not find a shallow and little comment by you. Whew, there you are. Do you have a job?

Eagle Mountain, UT

Fantastic attitude Coach mendenhall has. He will continue to be exactly what BYU needs to succeed.

Excellent comment. Integrity above all else.

It is a matter of class, integrity and honor. See what Mr Webster has to say about them.

Mesa, AZ



Do you know anything about coaching, contract negotiations, or NCAA football?

Is Bronco the first to have a 7-6 season and still get a contract extension? I can bet you he's not.

Is he the first coach to have to rebuild a team? I think not.

Is he worthy of a contract extension? Well, since he got one, I guess he is

Maybe your grandma's basement is land of unicorns and rainbows.

Cedar Hills, UT

interesting that Bronco turned down the longer term deal. Obviously he has something else on the horizon.

Provo, UT

Just what BYU needs! A coach that has insulted his own fans' intelligence AND. JUST. CAN'T. WIN. THE. IMPORTANT. GAMES. AGAINST. UTAH. AND. TCU. TO. SAVE. HIS. OWN. LIFE.

"...not necessarily a great fan, in terms of education and understanding the broader scheme of things, but if you're just to look out and say, where are the mistakes, the level of criticism usually matches the level of education and the fans, the people it comes from."

(Couldn't the fans have reason to criticize or be mad? Oh no, they must just be stupid!)

It's hard to cheer that kinda thing on.

Salt Lake City, UT

I feel sorry for byu fans

One Nil to the Arsenal!
Gilbert, AZ

Hedge.....2nd funniest thing I have read all week.

That deserves a Ducky LOL!!

Mesa, AZ

Muss Man

Funny that in a world where people think they deserve more than they do, you find someone who has always been self-abased on every level as just plain silly.

I think that says more about you than it does about Bronco.

West Jordan, UT

"Only in a land of unicorns and rainbows can a coach lose 6 games (including Utah State) and get an extension."

It helps too when that coach has 4 consecutive seasons of 10+ wins.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

I can see how you would think that a school with 5 national championships is less exciting to follow than a team that lost 6 games last season.

Kearns, UT

Can't stand the guy, he's one of the most arrogant and obnoxious people I've ever heard speak, but he's done a very good job at BYU. He's incredibily gifted at getting kids and fans to drink the kook aid. Clearly his style is working right now. Even if he was the 3rd/4th choice.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

Pay no attention to the anti's. They are like flies at a picnic; a minor distraction from a little pest but they never really detract from good company, good conversation, good food or good fun.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

hedgy and his gaggle never fail to disappoint with their inane, jealous comments; I wonder if they even realize how lightly regarded their comments are by most BYU bloggers.

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