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Published: Monday, Jan. 7 2013 9:20 a.m. MST

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wimmer33
clearfield, ut

you do realize that's Max Hall and not Doman right?

scotsman
Logan, UT

Sounds like the Aggies are doing a better job of reaching out to recruits than BYU throughout the change. Go Aggies

bslack
Draper, UT

Wimmer 33 what are you talking about? The picture? This is Brandon Doman. I hope Brandon decides to stay. I was certainly one of those who has been frustrated with Brandon as the OC as well as QB Coach. I am not convinced that bringing back Anae is the right call. This seems very odd considering the way Anae left two years ago. I think Anae did a pretty good job previously and didn't understand the reasons why he was forced to move on, but this seem very ackward for all involved.

sls
Columbia, MO

Anae was the BYU OC just two years ago, so it's really nothing new to have him return to Provo. Everyone knows he was a great offensive line coach at Texas Tech (before BYU) and for the past two years at Arizona. It seems to me that Hicks is just lobbying for Doman to stay on staff, which is understandable.

As for the Aggies, no more Andersen and now Weber at OL coach. Weber's offensive line at BYU was the weak link. I feel sorry for the Utah State program which had made a lot of progress with a HC who said he loved the place and was going to stay forever. Unlike Whittingham and Mendenhall who turned down BCS jobs to stay, Andersen went packing as soon as somebody called.

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

@bslack

when the article was first posted, it was Max Hall. It has been changed.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

sls:

"Unlike Whittingham and Mendenhall who turned down BCS jobs to stay, Andersen went packing as soon as somebody called."

Not so. Andersen declined overtures from Colorado and California before finally accepting Wisconsin's offer. Besides, there really aren't that many head coaches who would decline coaching a school like Wisconsin over a school like Utah St, and especially given the salary gap between those two jobs.

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

Go AGGIES!!!!!!

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

The solution is obvious...

Just as coaches move-on for better opportunities, players should be able to do the same.

Anderson moved on, WITHOUT PENALTY, for a better opportunity at Madison.

Players should be given the same option.

Eliot
Santaquin, UT

Hicks is committed to BYU but has not signed a letter of intent. He has the option to find a better opportunity if one is available to him. I hope he sticks with BYU.

JD Books
Sulphurdale, UT

Does anyone know where the Baker and Pututau kids are committed to? They are both D1 from South Sevier? I know Pututau was offered by USU.

sls
Columbia, MO

@ Naval Vet

Overtures are not offers. Andersen jumped at the first offer.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

sls
Columbia, MO

@ Naval Vet

Overtures are not offers. Andersen jumped at the first offer.

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And which job offer from a BCS or non-BCS team did Mendenhall reject?

Whittingham was the only rejected an offer when he said thanks but no thanks to BYU.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

Would someone tell me why BYU would keep Bronco as the head coach after the mess we witnessed this last year. The Cougar AD said that changes would be made and there is little if any change that is significant. Unless the HC is replaced this team is not going anywhere new. If I were a recruit I would stay as far away from BYU as possible. The lights are on and nobody is home.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Norm Chow was the right hire, but that faded when Chow finally got his head coach gig after all of these years. Other than that Whittingham (a defensive guru) has mismanaged his OCs and QBs (very costly for Utah. I know many BYU fans feel the same in recent years with Doman and Nelson relative to Bronco's choices for the same position hires. Great defenses still need help. For Utah it's common. But the lack of offense much of the last 10 years in Provo (minus one great Beck and Hall years/senior years) has been a real shift for the blue. The last two years has been an all time low (since pre Lavell days).

DC
Alexandria, VA

The Deuce -

Because everything over the past couple of years was Coach Reynolds' fault (and Doman, possibly, but he hasn't been totally thrown under the bus just yet). Just like it was Anae's fault after 2010 and Hill's fault in 2009. Nothing is every Bronco's fault.

BlacksburgCoug
Blacksburg, VA

@ gdog3finally

What are you talking about? "But the lack of offense much of the last 10 years in Provo (minus one great Beck and Hall years/senior years) has been a real shift for the blue. The last two years has been an all time low (since pre Lavell days)."

The lack of offense for much of the last ten years? 2006-2010 were amazing years, offensively, for BYU. The leading rusher in BYU history. The best TE, the most receiving yards, winningest QB, most consecutive 10 win seasons. Most bowl wins in a row. Etc, etc. If those are "down years", then you have to adjust your expectations.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Uteology

"And which job offer from a BCS or non-BCS team did Mendenhall reject?"

Mendenhall turned down an offer from UCLA last season.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Marked it Down:

Mendenhall did NOT turn down UCLA. UCLA never offered him.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@naval lint

You cling to that "emotionally and frantically". To bad your wrong.

LOL!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Duckhunter:

If I'm wrong, prove it. Please post the name of the article wherein Mendenhall was offered the UCLA job. Please also include the name of the newspaper, and the date of the article. I'll Google those keywords and confirm back here that exists....IF it exists.

If you cannot provide the title, media publication, and date, then it is YOU who had been wrong. And since you responded to me calling me wrong when I hand NOT been, and -- once again -- failed to provide any proof, then it's clear who was being...

...frantic and emotional!

So go ahead...prove me wrong.

"LOL"!

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