Rock On: Anae hiring could be like 1892 reelection


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  • GilmerTexasCougar Gilmer, TX
    Jan. 15, 2013 9:57 a.m.

    While not thrilled when I first heard the news that Anae had been hired again, I feel the offense will be much better than it would have been in 2013 if no coaching changes had been made. And for the long term, Anae just might be what we need. Time will tell.

  • Red Headed Stranger Billy Bobs, TX
    Jan. 8, 2013 6:50 p.m.

    "Anae is in charge of restoring the once-prominent BYU offense, which has sputtered in three straight losing seasons. (AP Photo/George Frey)"


    Well, I don't know who this "George Frey" guy is, but I don't think he is qualified to write for the AP.

    BYU over the last three seasons has had WINNING records
    2010 7-6
    2011 10-3
    2012 8-5

    Although these are not the results that we had hoped for, they are not "losing" records. Perhaps the writer was confused with Utah who did have a losing season this year.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Jan. 8, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    Bringing back Anae is questionable to most fans - we'll wait and see how it works out. Bringing back Crowton or Nelson would result in a revolt.

    I believe Anae will bring improvement to the O line, involve the TEs more, and won't run the QB's 19 times a game. I think Hill, Williams, Hoffman and Apo are going to make Anae look like a genius. Even though it will be a challenging schedule, I'll go out on a limb and predict 10 - 2, with loses only to Texas and Notre Dame.

    Wins against Wisconsin, Boise and Utah will have all of us feeling better. It will be nice to end the Utah rivalry with a W.

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    Good players make coaches look smart and the reverse is also true. Welcome back Robert.

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 8, 2013 1:17 p.m.

    We are going to regret this move!

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 12:00 p.m.

    No, Henry bringing Back Crowton and Nelson would be disastrous moves for BYU.

    Luke Warm fans do not think for one moment that Robert Anae was forced down Mendenhall's throat by Tom Holmoe. If that were to happen I think Bronco would be looking elsewhere.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Jan. 8, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    The only trouble with your analogy is that Robert Anae was not democratically re-elected. It was Tom Holmoe's decision.

    Bringing back Anae as Offensive Coordinator was unquestionably a Bold Move. Bringing back Gary Crowton as Head Coach would be an Even Bolder Move. Getting another year of eligibility for Riley Nelson as starting Quarterback would be an Even Bolder Bold Move.

    Of course the trouble with being Bold is that if it doesn't pay off YOU have to Move.

  • estreetshuffle Window Rock, AZ
    Jan. 8, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    Adam Smith: self-interest in a free-market economy leads to economic well-being. BYU is in it for themselves as well as the coaches. Money and self interest. Maybe Arizona had greener pastures at the time. And the green pastures are here until the greener pastures are somewhere else. just like the utah state coach who left for greener pastures. When i am working for this company that says they care about me--i don't believe it. They take care of themselves; we just provide a service to them like contractors.

  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 10:25 a.m.

    Brandon Doman can stick around as Defensive Coordinator. Since Bronco does everything on that side of the ball anyway, then Doman could just sit around doing nothing...again.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 9:23 a.m.

    "Just sayin', in case Taysom Hill doesn't work out at quarterback"

    Brad, knock it off.

    Three years ago Bronco wanted something change and Robert A. chosed to leave which I think was a mistake. Meaning Webber was the one need to go. Am I wrong here? For example, BYU doesn't believe in firing and Bronco had to come up with something and hoping will change for the better. Well, not really. I feel bad for Brandon and I hope he stick around as qb coach or something.