Lavell Edwards offered Whittingham a scholarship to the Y right out of high
school. Mendenhall had to go the JUCO route, and even THEN was not wanted by
Edwards in Provo.Whittingham was the Y's FIRST choice to coach the
cougars. Mendenhall was their THIRD.Whittingham coached his team to
a perfect record back in 2008, won the Sugar Bowl, and was voted National Coach
of the Year. Mendenhall hadn't yet achieved perfection; he only
"Quest[ed]" for one. No BCS bowl invitations or Coach of the Year
awards went his way.Tennessee flew into Mendenhall's
"Home" town -- Provo -- back in 2009 in an effort to poach one of two
MWC coaches to take their head job. But neither of those two MWC coaches were
named Mendenhall. Both Whittingham and Calhoun declined....and Tennessee STILL
didn't want to talk to Mendenhall.Whittingham coaches a school from
an AQ conference. Mendenhall's team is so very mid-major-ey.Is it
any wonder why Mendenhall can't relate to Whittingham? He's as envious of Kyle
as his frantic and emotional minions are of the Utes.
Utah's chance of playing in BCS game:Considering - We done
play StanfordWe don't play Oregon(until title game)USC can't go to
title gameWe're one of top 2 teams in Division(USC the other)30% Chance Utah plays in Rose Bowl70% Chance Oregon plays in Rose
Bowlbyu's chance of playing BCS game0% chance, like
every other yearLOLUtah 31byu 17Mark
Typical of a BYU-hater: a revisionist historian.Sure, Bronco came
out of nowhere to get the BYU head job. He wasn't "known," but his
presentation blew the sox off the BYU brass, because Bronco understood what
football meant to the school: exposure for the Church, not wins to puff up one's
standing in the world.Kind of like how Ute fans view their role in
football---BCS wins means that they're "something"; BCS membership
means that they're "something." Remains to be seen what that something
will turn out to be.Kind of why Ute trolls don't get BYU's
independence, or Bronco's message about football not being the end-all.Ute trolls just don't get it.Kind of why BYU fans laugh at Ute
Naval Vet's take on the "Quest" just about wraps up his comprehension
on BYU and it's goals. He's a bright guy, but just doesn't "get it".
Ugh.BYU 21UofU 13Go BYU!!
I look forward to BYU's defense outshining Utah's defense! I think it will be a
defensive game, and I think that Brandon Doman better learn to let his
Quarterback Win games by his play calling rather than call plays so that Heaps
doesn't lose games for us. You can't go very far with that kind of play calling,
as was proved in Austin last Saturday!!! I would say the play calling
offensively cost us the game, not so much the players or the execution, but what
the plays were that Doman sent in. We can't be successful with that kind of play
calling, it won't work, and it won't WIN games, it's like sitting on our hands
hoping not to lose a game. LaVelle never coached like that, he didn't call a
game like that, nor did his coordinators. Bronco doesn't play that way either,
and I know it was just a rookie coordinator learning a hard lesson (I hope!).
This is a big game on the line, and we have to come out and PLAY TO WIN!!! We
need to go for the jugular, or else we will lose!
Chris B,This is the fourth or fifth time I have read your
"chances" post. You have copied and pasted it with the SAME typo
("We done play Stanford")in every BYU article.Please give
it a rest.
I hate this week as far as comments go. People just MUST act like children. I
never read any comments for this game, so this will be my only one. I just have to say BYU has a huge advantage. They've played two VERY good
teams on the road from great conferences. To be at home will be very
refreshing. Playing Utah at home will not be near as tough as playing two teams
in the heat of the South. BYUs chances of winning are very great, but I still
expect a close game in the 4th. That's why this rivalry is so cool! First, we
have a rivalry. Second, it's always very, very close. We're fortunate to have
such a great rivalry.
byu will want this game to prove they can hold their own to themselves and to
their fans they could care less what the world thinks of them they already know
and have been told over and over that they are too slow. famous qoute " the
only reason someone would hate you is because they want to be just like
you" Byu 27-24
It's a no brainer that BYU is much better than Utah this year.BYU 38UTAH 14Oh, and Chris B? Fancey you telling someone to give it a rest!
That was funny.
Right now, I think the Best team in the State is Utah State!
maryland cougar:"the only reason someone would hate you is
because they want to be just like you"Max Hall wants to be just
Back in the day not everyone could get into BYU. If you didnt have the high GPA
and ACT score, you couldnt get accepted. It gets tougher every year to now if
you dont have a 3.8 and your ACT isnt above 28, your crossing your fingers. So
many of those that cant get in decide to go to the commuter school up north that
is really easy to get accepted to. There isnt much on campus life at the U like
most schools because most of the students live at home and drive or take the bus
to school from all over Salt Lake. I found it odd that many friends from high
school going to the U would be in Provo on Saturday hanging out at our dorms and
going to the games with us dressed in Blue. There is a reason BYU sells out
64,000 and could sell out 20k more.Utah is and will always be the
little commuter school up north that is most students second choice. Once Utah
goes 3-6 in the PAC for two years in a row, they'll be giving tickets away.
CoachWinWA:When I was at the Y, I didn't see any Utah students.On the other hand, while I was at the U, we saw PLENTY of Y students
trying to get into parties along Greek Row.I got in the Y with no
trouble. After transferring up to the U for my Sophomore year, I met a few
other students who likewise transferred. Only ONE of those students was kicked
out. He got caught smoking. The rest of us left on our OWN accord, and in good
academic standing.I find it odd that cougar alumni would tout their
academics as superior to the U's, while having never studied at the U. Having
studied at both the Y AND the U, I can attest that the material is the same.
Except for the Religion classes. At the Y those classes are mandatory. At the
U, those classes are for no credit. Utah will always be the Y's big
brother. The Y will always be the school most students go to if they fear they
can't keep the commandments on their own, thus requiring a nanny to watch over
them, and hold their hands all the way through college.