I'm hoping for good things, we have the talent and program, facilities, I
just don't know if the administration can put it all together.No more getting all hyped up, just going to wait and see what happens. I
think Anae has A LOT to prove to the fans, and he has some things to make up.
You don't just walk back in and get all happy happy feelings from the fans
after walking out...I don't care why you did. You walked out. No true
explanations. I hope all the people with big money, keep a tight
hold on their check books until some things are proven on the field this time.
This Riley Nelson love affair just about killed off the fans!!!
Dick what's the word on filling out the staff? You got this nutty mess
started by throwing Ty Detmers name into the hopper, would you please put it to
rest so the campfire singers will stop the endless discussion on what a
wonderful thing it is to have Ty back in the fold. I have a little 3rd handed
information on the topic, and while I don't know what discussions may have
gone on or not gone on between BYU and Ty, I do know that there is no way the
man is going to leave San Antonio for Provo. The man has his life set up
perfectly, all he dreamt about for 13 yrs in the NFL is reality, in Texas, not
Utah. He would likely have to leave sans wife and the three girls at home who
would not appreciate his putting St Phillips Academy, Texas, and his ranch in
the rear view.
lanius"...let us know when the Y plays 7 REAL games"Easy!2012 - #18 Boise State, #16 Utah State, #20 Oregon
State, #4 Notre Dame, #21 San Jose State, MWC Co-Champ San Diego State, and ACC
Division Champ Georgia Tech (which stomped USC in the Sun Bowl)That's SEVEN REAL games, not including Washington State and Utah, which
you're welcome to count or not count as REAL games.
Did U really lose SEVEN games? Whoa ... scary bad.
Truecoug - let us know when the Y plays 7 REAL games.
You don't know what you've got til it's gone.
This just in . . . Tanner Shipley changed his commitment to Boise State. This is
why we need a good receivers coach. We had 5 great receivers in this class and
now we only have 3. About the O-line . . . there is nothing wrong
with having a slimmed down O-line. Lineman don't need to be 350 pounds,
they just have to be GOOD. Look at Alabama this past year . . . easily the most
elite offensive line in college football, but they weren't all a bunch of
350 pounders. I don't think their biggest starting O-lineman was bigger
than 320 lbs. But the difference is that it was 320 pounds of MUSCLE not FAT . .
. BYU. So 300 lbs. of GOOD weight is better than 330 lbs of FAT. I think
it's fine that BYU's lineman are leaner and more athletic they just
need to have their weight be muscle and strength, and actually go to the weight
room and do workouts, and run a little bit and actually work hard instead of
just putting on fat. Though I think Anae is far from perfect, I do like what he
can bring as an O-line coach bringing a tough, physical attitude.
The overall results of Anae's first BYU gig was a waste of great potential
talent by making them underachieve thier true potential...by consistantly using
a limited offensive playbook. And unless Anae learned anything new from Stoops
and Rodriguez...his potential to be limited in play calling and continuing to be
predictable will be the noted assessment of his second tour at BYU.
54-10:Look at the overall results of the offense when Anae was here.
Regardless of what the 'fan' you were referring to said. I don't
care about your 'fan'. He is not me. Results speak for themselves.
Bronco needs to visit the Cougar Varsity club to find more play calling
Regardless of what circumstances between him and Bronco existed at the time Anae
left... his play calling was too narrow and too predictable and his ability to
affect the overall talent potential that he had never blossomed as it should
have. I still maintain that there is a very blatant waste of talent at BYU
especially on the coaching staff of the Women's Golf team. Unless Anae
took extensive notes uner Stoops and Rodriguez it's still a tall order to
bring him back
@965I'd rather lose out on 6 commits than lose 7 games.Just saying.Go Cougars!
If you call losing 6 commits 'hitting the ground running' then he is
Welcome home Robert. The high level of troll interest is a good sign.
I'd sure be interested to know why Cahoon was let go. I'd also like
to know who Anae plans to bring on board that is more qualified.
Under Anae I, the offensive line was said to be too big, too bulky and very very
slow. We were told from BYU "fan" that they didn't achieve the
heights of college football because of this deplorable offensive line. Anae
needed to go so young genius Doman could work his magic.Doman made
the line "slimmer and more athletic" and again we were told from BYU
"fan" and from Bronco himself that this new line was going to
dominate.After further review, the "slimmer and more
athletic" line appears to not have protected the quarterback well enough for
the BYU "fan" so we are going back to the first genius (Anae) for the
fix.So now Anae II will make a much better offensive line.Ya right.
I'll believe it when I see it. Otherwise, this is just an attempt to get
fans in an unnecessary frenzy.
I love Des News
Minor detail corrections to the story: AFCA Convention was in Nashville, and
DuBose played at Moorpark College.
Yes, we needed a new offensive coordinator.No, we did not need to
fire DuPaix (sp?) or Cahoon.And...I would probably have had Doman
stay on as QB coach with Max Hall assisting.BYU football is PASSING
football: our religious standards are different, our values are different and
the way we play and win football games is different....we PASS the ball. LaVell
did it for almost 3 decades and succeeded at it. Why not do it again?GO COUGARS!
I'm in agreement with the fans who think that Bronco on defense and special
teams and Anae on offense will be a powerful combination. In the past, before
Bronco took over as DC, the knock was on BYU's defense not Anae's
offense. Those losses to TCU and Florida State were blamed on defense. Bronco
has fixed that.Anae will bring significant, relevant experience to
the offense. They will be much better next year.NC? Nah. But they
will be good.
re:gdog3finally...Uhmmm, no. BYU does not work that way, no head coaching jobs
are promised as part of a rehire package. And no again...we as
"readers' were definitely mislead by insinuation or bad reporting as to
the reason why Anae left. There is no other spin and I think reporters need more
integrity instead of infections of yellow journalism.
After the horrible assessment James Lark gave the coaching staff's
leadership in an interview done in Utah's other major newspaper, it is
great to see Anae and his staff are off to a good start. Hopefully , we'll
see major improvements in coaching and players immediately. If not, we just need
to be patient. The last two seasons were rough on offense without some
I still can't believe Anae would take this same job that he was run out of
town the first time he had it. Oh well, a guy has to feed his family...
This is an exciting, well-written article. Every year we get lots of such
stories by our local media. I quote, "This is the best team in BYU history,
EVER!" And until this past year, I was duped every year. This year may
just be typical - the media hype far exceeding results. I remember very well
how predictable BYU's offensive plays were under Anae. I remember that
they couldn't beat good teams. What I want to see is not in the newspaper.
What I want to see is on the field. I'll keep my expectations very low,
so there's room for shouting for joy when they exceed them. Gone are the
days when I'll get hyped up for the greatest team BYU has EVER had.
Let's discuss this again after the first 4 games are played.
Mock me now, and maybe later, we will see, but I think Anae is head coach in two
years time. He came back and has his freedom more than ever to choose his staff
and gain more control than when he was run out of town before. For
all Bronco's faults, or more accurately, my criticisms, I give Bronco
credit here. I could be overly stating this as maybe Holmoe had the larger say
in bringing Anae back. As for the head coach theory, I do believe
Mendenhall will stay as long as he wants nonetheless. I just think he has
verbalized his readiness to leave already with Holmoe and an exit strategy for
Anae is in the works. It quells the Polynesian controversy, helps recruiting,
and puts Mark Atuaia back in play. And oh by the way, Anae can flat out coach
even if he wasn't appreciated before. I told my BYU friends that they would
regret their joy in Anae leaving a few years ago. Sorry, but this Ute was right
i'm excited about the prospects of coug'football again. we will have a
proven OC and will see the results i'm sure. welcome back Coach Anae!!
@3grandslams, I think you are wrong. I believe Anae was willing to come back
because he loves BYU despite the bad departure a few seasons back. But really, I
think conversations have been had relative to Robert Anae taking over soon when
I know for a fact that tWhit is shaking in his boots.
With Bronco defense and Anae offense, byu could be in national championship
game. They would perform much better than Manti / ND and byu might even win it
all. Great time to repeat the feat, on the 1984 30th anniversary. It will happen
with Anae back on board. Mark it down.
Exciting report. Glad to hear it, but truthfully the story that the media
won't cover is all the false reports we got as fans about Anae's
leaving. How many other times have we been duped? Anae wouldn't have come
back if the reports two years ago were true, basically Mendenhall kicked him
out. Someone mislead us and it wasn't Bronco. Fess up
reporters. As fans we are tired of being feed stereotypes and myths. And you
also owe Bronco and Anae apologies.
Hopefully the offense will be improved, it couldn't do much worse. As for
the U being mediocre, its true. However, the Y hasn't been much better.
If the offense improves and the defense stays strong, the team will be strong
next year. But man it's a tough schedule.
Hit the ground running? Has he hired a qualified receivers coach yet? We'll
see what happens with that first before I can say that he's hit the ground
The weakest link in the offense this past year was the offensive line that
allowed the QBs to get hurt and didn't allow enough time to make the
correct reads. If Anae can produce a better offensive line, BYU is bound to
have success. Kyle Van Noy's plea to beat that mediocre team from up north
will become a reality.