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Published: Friday, Nov. 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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MizzouBlue
Carthage, MO

@CJ in Richmond, VA. I couldn't agree more with what you said about Bronco. I was at BYU when Edwards first started and you could hear rumbles then about whether or not he could be a good coach. Now we look back on his tenure and shower Lavell with praises which he deserves,as do many of the elite college football coaches. I'm not implying that Bronco is Lavell Edwards, but he certainly has embraced Lavell and former BYU players. Further, he's been able to win at a school that's not the easiest place to attract blue chip talent year in and year out. I hope Bronco stays at BYU!

Troy06
OREM, UT

Hey idablu
I found one source from CougarBoard.com

"I asked Andy Reid if he would ever coach at BYU
I had the chance to meet with Coach Reid at charity event in Texas. I asked if he would ever coach at BYU. He said that he would love to coach at BYU. He loves the church, BYU and challenges that it would bring. I had a great talk with him. I would not be suprised to see him as our next head coach whenever that may be."

I'll see what else I can find. Andy didn't want to leave the Eagles when Bronco was offered the job. He would take the HC job now!!

Are you and Eagle brothers?

Troy06
OREM, UT

Hey idablu
I found one source from CougarBoard.com

"I asked Andy Reid if he would ever coach at BYU"
I had the chance to meet with Coach Reid at charity event in Texas. I asked if he would ever coach at BYU. He said that he would love to coach at BYU. He loves the church, BYU and challenges that it would bring. I had a great talk with him. I would not be suprised to see him as our next head coach whenever that may be.

I'll see what else I can find. Andy didn't want to leave the Eagles when Bronco was offered the job. He would take the HC job now!!

Are you and Eagle brothers?

Thinkman
Provo, UT

Andy Reid??? Highly doubtful he would come here even if there were an opening and he was available.

If Bronco can get more money and more importantly, finds a better fit anywhere else for him and his family, then he should leave BYU.

I doubt he will and his view on the world will rub many the wrong way as it does already with a large chunk of the BYU fan base.

I think he knows that he has limited options without changing his perspective on matters and his coaching style. BYU is a good fit for him. Just not sure he is the best fit for BYU.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Duckhunter
Highland, UT
@soonerute and other utah fans

The calls for replacing whittingham are certainly less on the Dnews boards than the Tribune boards but if you go to almost any of the articles about utah on the tribune boards it is overwhelming how many utah fans are calling for whittingham to be replaced and the majority of them are asking to have him replaced with anderson.

Now there are far, far more commentors on the tribunes articles than on the dnews articles, far more, and yes that is exactly what is happening there. So I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that maybe you don't read the Tribune or its commentors but if you pull your heads out of the sand and go over there and read them you will see I am correct and it is a huge percentage of utah fans doing it.

Seeing as though comments on the trib outnumber comments on the dnews by about 10-1 then there are far more utah fans calling for whittinghams replacement than BYU fans calling for Bronco's.

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And just how many of those posters are buddies of yours, BYU fans posing as Utah fans?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Love how Utah has absolutely dominated us coogs but somehow us coog fans try to make them look bad. If Utah is so bad in the PAC, based upon on-field results, byu would fare much worse.

PP
Eagle Mountain, UT

It's funny all the posters on here saying that BYU fans don't like Bronco are ute "fans". Other than a few crazies BYU fans are very happy with Bronco.

dbrbmw
Orem, UT

I like Bronco. I hope he stays. Let's throw Doman's name in the mix for a head coaching job....anywhere but at the Y as an O.C.

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

PLEASE, Colorado, take Bronco.

U 90
Corona, CA

Wow Duckhunter, you read every Utah article on both the Trib and DNews. You really are a die hard Ute fan. I'll see you at next year's games. I sit on the East side of the stadium on the 20 yard line (toward the North end zone) half way up. Where are your season tickets located?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@waccy

So the utah posters calling for whittingham to be replaced are really BYU fans but the BYU fans calling for Bronco to be replaced are in fact BYU fans. Nice try.

LOL!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@motorbike

I have other sources, people that would know, that have told me the job Bronco was offered and turned down was the UCLA job. Like I said I don't know that for a fact since I don't know Bronco and I was not part of any negotiation, but the sources I have are good ones so I believe them. But even if it isn't the case why are you and the other utah "fans" around here so desperate to try and claim it isn't the case? You said it doesn't matter to you but it obviously does matter to you because you feel the overwhelming need to claim otherwise. Bronco told the press he was offered, and declined, another job last off season. We do know that UCLA approached him, they have admitted it and he said so.

But I wonder why it hurts utah "fans" so much to think that might have happened? If it because Bronco turned them down and you just can't fathom anyone turning down a job in the pac12?

Now another pac12 school is showing interest. I'm sorry that hurts utah "fan" pride.

manutd
San Diego, CA

Record against teams who finish in the Top 25: 2-12 Winning Percentage: 14.3%

This

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@motorbike

There are at least 3 utah "fans" per page wanting whittinghma replaced over on the trib. I understand none of you wanting to go and actually look for yourselve because it is a lot easier to be ignorant about the truth than flat out dishonest. If you went and looked yourself, and saw it to be true, then you either would have to come back here and lie about it, or pretned you never saw it, or even easier just never look to begin with.

If you want to continue this charade then I will start catalogueing the names and times of the posts and start making posts here with that info. Or yuou could just swallow your false pride and go look at it yourself. Either way it is fact.

Meckofahess
Salt Lake City, UT

I think Coach Mendenhall has done a pretty good job at BYU but he brings no charisma to the position unfortunately. When BYU visited Notre Dame he made comments that were so flat about the storied place to the point it was almost disrespectful. Perhaps it is time for a change? If Coach Mendenhall sees a good opportunity at CU, I say good wishes to you!. The person I think could be a great coach at BYU is Ty Detmer.

dumprake
Washington, UT

Prior to this year I would have been opposed to Bronco leaving BYU, but the way he mismanaged the season, the team, the QB this year, I would say, yes, please go somewhere else so BYU can get back to being a real BYU team.

Utopian_Lie
Centerville, UT

Yeah Bronco, take the money and run... please. And take Doman with you.

Pa. Reader
Harrisburg, PA

If Bronco ever wants to leave for a better job and he gets an offer now he had better take it. He may never get another one.

Given the even tougher schedule for the Y next season, there's no reason to believe things will be much better than this year -- unless there are major changes (at least a new OC), which fans are hoping for.

The ball will soon be in Tom Holmoe's court and it will be interesting to see how he plays it.

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

Bronco had other opportunities and didn't go. Why would he go now other than his love of Riley Nelson brought this season to a sub-par success. The reality is that Doman needs to leave. I don't think Bronco is in it for the money, or he would have left a long time ago.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

@Duckhunter

Oh no, you did it again. I read your first paragraph and was ready to compliment you. Then the second came along.

You're loyal and balanced when commenting on BYU (sincere compliment), but your irritation with Ute matters has you making imaginary and extreme comments. I haven't read comments from Ute fans calling for Whittinghams's job. I am not saying these attitudes and comments don't exist somewhere, they probably do, but the volume of of BYU fans wanting and asking for Bronco to be gone are everywhere, and on all BYU posts in droves. Telling BYU fans not to be like Utah fans is not fair here.

I said I haven't read comments calling for Whittingham's job. That's true. However, I wrote about a week ago that if Whittingham WANTED (not likely) to go back to the defense, and Chris Hill and the administration agreed with it, and replaced Whit with Coach Anderson, that I would be intrigued. If that's what you are referring to, please spare me.

Backtracking, I think you're correct wanting Bronco as your coach. You write about frustrations with him but stay balanced. Good on you.

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