A shameless promo of gimmicks. Judging by the win record against BCS bowl-bound
teams the past years, I'm not sure I'd run out and hire this guy.
I'll run out and buy it. Nope.
I have a perspective as a Ute fan and I am not a teenager either. Yes, talent is
what it is, and being the best you can be is what anybody would want. BYU avoided hitting in camp again. Will it payoff? The Cougars looked physical
against Washington State last week. If they stay healthy and are fresher in the
4th quarter (well conditioned), then they will be tough to beat. I
am confident in my Utes but Utah State and BYU look formidable the next two
weeks. If BYU can get on a roll here in September, they could have a
special season. Boise State is beatable this year. The big question is when BYU
hits the road back to back against Notre Dame and Georgia Tech. I don't see
BYU going 2-0 for that stretch. Anyway, week 3 is almost here.
September doesn't have the November feel but the game will hopefully be a
classic. I am looking forward to the not so 'Holy War' nonetheless.
Barnbug1Not sure you can call their jealous temper tantrums insight
but there you have it.
Uteology & HeaterThanks for the insight. It's great to get
the teen perspective from ute fans.
does it explain last years loss to the Utes?
I hope the book covers why you drive your best quarterback and best running back
out of the program and how this helps the team. I can't wait to read
Addressing Utelolgy's comments: Obviously a team needs to be as well
conditioned as possible. Nobody is touting that as a panacea, however. It is
more like one of those givens that make up the structure of the program. If you
see room for improvement, you improve. Bronco did. Better
conditioning cannot replace talent, only improve it. Now, how would you propose
BYU get NFL caliber talent on the field in any way that doesn't diminish
the honor code (which isn't going to happen)? Sometimes they think they
know what they have from the beginning, such as Jake Heaps and Ofa Moetau and
their five stars - neither lasted. They certainly did not know what they had
with Steve Young. He was #8 on the QB depth chart. The only way BYU
can function given its immediate handicaps (honor code, remote location) is to
make the best of what it can get. But they will always working with unknowns
such as Cody Hoffman (recruited by Sac State and noone else). Kyle van Noy was
well respected coming out of high school, but I don't remember Alabama or
USC breaking down his door. Such are the realities.
BYUAlum... so, you're telling me this is an unauthorized look into
BM's success and he, BM, didn't sign off on it? He had nothing to do
with it? LaVell didn't write his either. I think Lee Benson did.
FYI Heater, Bronco didn't write this book."Running into the
Wind: Bronco Mendenhall — 5 Strategies for Building a Successful
Team," by Paul Gustavson and Alyson Von Feldt (Shadow Mountain).
I'm glad LaVell waited until he won the National Championship before he
wrote a book. I'm really interested in what BM is doing to beat San Jose
State, Idaho, New Mexico St and UTEP in the bowl game. I didn't see Dan
the Man on the sidelines roaming around during the 54-10 debacle. They looked
gassed in the 2nd quarter chasing Utes into the end zone.
Thankfully Bronco sees more than just football players in these young men. She
sees future husbands, fathers, church leaders, family providers, and solid
citizens of our country. That's why he invests so much in their character
as well as their talent and why they stay so loyal through the years to the
program and to him. Thanks, Bronco!Go BYU! Go Cougars!
Someone didn't get much out of Sunday School today, did they?So, Alabama's NFL talent didn't help them against Utah, now did
it?But thats so ancient history. How about we consider this
hypothetical... Lets say you are playing a team that will go into history last
year as a 4-8 team, and you find yourself tied at the end of regulation. Would
you rather have the team in better condition, or not?
It sounds like Bronco spends a lot of time reading about what other coaches do
and incorporating their ideas into his own program. I think that is very
Uteology - you are a real genius.
"It fits a program goal to become the healthiest and most well-conditioned
football team in America...It may not lead to a national championship this
season or even 12 wins, but it might make the difference in a fourth-quarter
play — and that could make all the difference to getting there
someday."Yes because it was 4th quarter plays that stopped BYU
from their Quest. Not the talent on the other side (TCU and Utah).Next time you see highlights of USC and Bama see if it's about
"health and conditioning" or the NFL talent level on the field.How about getting players like Steve Young back into the program? Rudy can
only get you so far.
Interesting insight. It will be a fun read. I'm very impressed with how
Bronco has approached the HC position. He has been incredible and I don't
think he's satisifed yet.