In the SportingNews Coach rankings, Mendenhall is ranked #15 and Whittingham is
#21. It's incredible to have two "good" coaches from two
"good" teams in such a small underpopulated state. BYU and Utah, and
their coaches will always be good respectable teams with good respectable
coaching staffs. Utah opted out because Whittingham's wife was mistreated
during the last game, and he and Chris Hill found a good excuse to get out of
it. BYU will always be a mid-major program because of its limited recruiting
pool for both players and coaches, and will probably have its occasional break
out year. This is due to BYU's honor code and high academic standards. The
Utes will always be mid-majorish in the PAC-12 and find itself in the middle or
tail end of the PAC-12 rankings, and perhaps have its occasional break out year.
Also, the University of Utah is a good university, but the best players will
always choose USC or one of the other California schools since they are better
academic institutions with better weather and better training facilities. In
other words, everyone should get over yourselves.
Just wonderin' why Ute fans troll articles on BYU? Pathetic!
Just wondering why you are bringing up the Utes on a BYU article. Comical! I think ESPN is trying to find out what this year's meaningless
slogan will be. They also wanted to see if Roscoe would be willing to teach Pop
Warner teams around the country how to line defenses up in 3-point stances and
sprint out on the field together at possession changes. Wait, kiddie Pop Warner
teams already do this. Furthermore, they wanted to see if there were any
leftover "Quest for Perfection" t-shirts that could be donated to
charity (I'm sure there are plenty).Hemmy - FYI Gilbert is not
rural. It's a suburb of Phoenix. Oops.
An "elite" team that wasn't in the top 25 at season's end?
Maybe ESPN knows something that is not publicized in rural Arizona.
....why would ESPN waste their time interviewing Bronco, wasn't there a
coach fom an "elite" team like Utah available?