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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 15 2013 11:50 a.m. MST

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Washington, UT

Clark from SUU coached the only quarterback in the state who is headed to the NFL.

Born in Provo
Logan, UT

why no Cahoon? receivers catching more passes with him at the helm. this makes no sense to my outside view. Wish we were playing TCU this year; it would be the litmus test for Anae. Anae did well in 2005-07, but really struggled 2008-10. Granted Heaps was QB in 2010. Hope for the best.

Born in Provo
Logan, UT

Doman must not be interested in the QB coach job; otherwise why would he not the man?

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Who am I sir?

And you're naive enough to believe that the recruiting services always get it right and that many Utah recruits who are rated three stars, should really be two stars, and many BYU recruits who are rated two stars, should really be three stars?

Only a fan who is truly delusional would implicitly trust the recruiting services.

What you should really be asking yourself is "how will Utah ever compete with USC, when the Trojans routinely recruit an entire recruiting class of 4- and 5-star recruits?" USC often has more 4- and 5-star recruits in ONE recruiting class, than Utah gets in a decade.

So pound your chest about minor differences in BYU vs Utah recruiting, if it helps you sleep at night, but just realize, you simply make yourself look ridiculous.



First Two Years of Independence vs Dependence

2011 - BYU(10-3) #25 > Utah(8-5) unranked
Sagarin: #34 BYU > #39 Utah

2012 - BYU(8-5) bowl winner > Utah(5-7) no bowl
Sagarin: #26 BYU > #61 Utah

The overall results speak for themselves.

SOS and conference affiliation are meaningless if you don't WIN!

West Jordan, UT

Whoever was in charge of play calling in the Boise game should be the one to go. That and whoever decided to stick with Riley, run an option offense, and waste the talents of top wide receivers. BYU had plenty of talent this past season, the problem was they spent the whole year manipulating the offense to suit one player- Riley Nelson.

Salt Lake City, UT

Why not fire everyone at BYU? Better yet, why not fire BYU? At least, then, maybe Yale will get its "Y" back.

Provo, UT

I hate to see all of this but if you are going to hire a QB coach to work with the offense, hire Steve Clark at SUU. Like somebody said before, the offense and QB at SUU tore it up. Clark also worked with Mendenhall and Urban Meyer. He knows his stuff...

Stockton, CA

One step forward, two steps back. This is like replacing the wheels, transmission and alternator because the sparkplugs need changing...we don't need to fix what isn't broken!

Virginia Beach, Va

My bet is the offensive cord has total say over the offensive coaching staff.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

It appears that Bronco's judgment was bad when he selected the four men who are now gone largely because he played his friend Riley. Why would we think that now his judgment is now suddely better?

Sacramento, CA

Paul Peterson is an exceptional up-and-coming offensive mind in college football. The article is incorrect in suggesting that he just completed another year at SUU. In fact, he was the Offensive Coordinator at Sacramento State, which had its best record in a couple decades largely behind Peterson's explosive offense. We need more experienced guys like Peterson on the staff. Give Max a chance to learn before you give him a staff whistle.

Salt Lake City, UT

Gotta love Cougar "fan". First Bronco was a genius hiring Doman and all Doman's buddies, getting Riley from USU and creating an environment where Anae left. Now he's a genius for firing Doman and Doman's buddies and hiring Anae back.


Holladay, UT

Very unprofessional by Bronco. The unwritten rule is that you let coaches go before the national coaches convention because it is there that a ton of programs fill spots! So, by waiting until the week after the convention, Bronco violated that, and in turn cost these guys about 90% of the jobs that they could have been going after. Total disrespect for guys who have worked hard for him.


Bronco will leave BYU on his own terms after next season.

Idaho Falls, ID

With an opportunity to get someone like Clark or Petersen who are both experienced and with proven track records, it would be really, really stupid to hire Max Hall to that position. But I also know that Max was Anae's baby and Bronco loved Max almost as much as he loves Riley. So an insane decision to hire Max as QB coach is not outside the realm of possibility.

I, too, am bewildered by the firing of Cahoon. There was a very noticeable improvement in performance of the receivers once Cahoon took the helm. He definitely made an impact.

I feel very bad for Doman. He really is a great guy, huge heart, and caring person. He would be very valuable to BYU if he were left on the staff.

Also, there are a lot of loyalties from the players perspective with regard to the coaches. It will be interesting if any of the players transfer as a result of this shuffling. Having the coach that recruited you suddenly gone from the program will leave a lot of players feeling uneasy about their status--even the heir-apparant starting QB Hill may be feeling pretty uncomfortable right now.

Houston, TX

@Brave Sir Robin

"I remember that BYU played the 3rd-easiest schedule in college football this year. I have to hand it to Bronco: If your goal is to get bowl eligible, that's the way to do it."

What? Didn't BYU play Boise State (#24), Norte Dame (#5), Oregon State (#10), how can their schedule be "3rd-easiest schedule in college football"? Unless you count Utah as a college football team. But even with Utah, which is no better than any of the high school team in the nation, the other teams BYU played should make up the strength of BYU's schedule.

West of I15, UT

@goodguygary "Unless you count Utah as a college football team. But even with Utah, which is no better than any of the high school team in the nation, the other teams BYU played should make up the strength of BYU's schedule."

So are you saying the cougies can't beat any highschool team in the nation then?

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah


Upsets happen - see Utah vs Col; Utah vs UNLV; Utah vs NM; Utah vs Wyo; Utah vs CSU; etc.

Utah was only the third best team in the state in 2012.

Better beat Weber St next year, or U could drop to fourth best.

Centerville, UT

@ Snack PAC

Whatever "blue colored lenses" work for you . . .

Wins Last Decade: Utah 7 v. BYU 3 = 70%
Wins Last Quarter Century: Utah 14 v. BYU 11 = 56%
Wins All Time: Utah 56 v. BYU 34 = 54% (4 ties)

Again, if Utah loses BYU is the better team. If Utah wins it's lucky, a fluke, bad officiating, poor QB play or "an upset."

Keep the upsets coming - Thanks!

Please post @ me when BYU ties the series, quarter-century, decade, etc. Oh wait, I'll be dead by then.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

I like how KSL and DNews reported that this was Bronco's decision. I don't think it was. Somehow I get the feeling that Holmoe made this Anae's decision. This can't be good for Bronco and Holmoe's relationship because of Bronco's decision making being superseded.

At the end of the day, winning cures all ills. If BYU meets their potential because of all these changes, they will get all the shouts of praise in the world. If not . . . the ranting and raving against the BYU administration will be heard around the country.

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