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Published: Friday, Feb. 8 2013 12:40 p.m. MST

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Omaha, NE

What does a "strong push" mean Mr. Bronco?

Orem, UT

I'm glad Coach Anae chose to return to BYU and looking forward to seeing a much improved BYU offense next season.

scenic view
Baltimore, MD


"strong push" means Whittingham desperately wanted an Offensive Coordinator from BYU to replace/mentor his failing 25-year old experiment.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

It's looking more and more like Brian Johnson is getting perilously close to being replaced, demoted, or "mentored".

Dixie Dan
Saint George, UT

Utah should hire Brandon Doman as he is available.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Just like Taysom Hill is secretly regretting leaving prestigious pac 12 program to be a mediocre WAC team, Anae will soon regret not staying at Arizona or coming to Utah as again he loses to Pac 12 teams and leads a mediocre WAC offense.

Utah 2013 Seniors will be 4-0 against byu

And byu 2013 seniors will never have beaten Utah

I love being a real program, in a real conference, with real national title aspirations

Cedar Hills, UT

The article assumes that Anae would replace Brian Johnson as the Offensive Cordinator. May be a "strong push" for Anae was a position coach. He would have made a nice line coach. We already saw that he couldn't make it as an OC in the PAC 12. Please don't assume or mislead.

Las Vegas, NV

Bronco is spinning everything he can in a desperate attempt to create the appearance that he is beating Utah head to head in ANY facet of the game. He certainly has not been successful on the football field and he is desperately lagging behind Utah in recruiting, both in state and out. So, let him spin this little victory and let the followers gloat. Yeah for byU!! You got back the coach you ran out of town two years ago to replace Bronco's failed OC experiment! Congratulations!

Riddles - what is Doman doing now?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Another win for the byu. We never loose these battles.

Gilbert, AZ

"I love being a real program, in a real conference, with real national title aspirations"

One out of three isn't bad.

- real punching bag

- real conference

- imaginary national title hallucinations

Phoenix, AZ

Dennis Erickson for Utah's OC? You've got to be kidding me?!?! That would be the dumbest move Utah would ever make. That would solidify that Whittingham is whitless. Oh please do it! Your offensive production would be like ASU's for the last too long. Terrible! The best thing we (ASU) did was get rid of that dead weight. Oh please Utah...hire him...Oh I will laugh for a very long time!

Salt Lake City, UT

We all thought that denial was a river in Egypt,

but from the frantic and emotional responses above,

it obviously flows freely from the hill.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

" ...... I love being a real program, in a real conference, with real national title aspirations ..... "

Chris B -

Too bad your little boys aren't contributing to the prestige of a "real conference". Congratulations on being the door mat in the Pac 10.

Highland, UT

Actually Anae had already confirmed this before the Mendenhall interview. On BYUtv on signing day in the interview with Anae he said that is what had happened. It was also reported a couple of weeks ago. Why is it now all of a sudden news?

I am enjoying all of the utah "fans" trying to "frantically and emotionally" claim it was somehting other than what it was. Talk about depseraiton.


Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

"I love being a real program, in a real conference, with real national title aspirations" Oh, man that is funny. Really brought a smile to my face. Especially the national title aspirations. This, my friends, is the definition of false hope.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Wow, talk about striking a tender nerve! Chill down, Vegas.

No this wasn't newsworthy, just interesting filler until real football news happens.

I am, however, constantly amused/bemused/confused by people who insist on attributing evil or dishonest or disingenuous motives to either Coach Whittingham or Coach Mendenhall. With all the evidence to the contrary, why do you conspiracy nuts insist on taking a dangling thread and fabricating deceit out of whole cloth???

I don't think Bronco is desperately anything, I don't think Coach Whit is (only) trying to undermine "that team down south," and if the offer was to coach the line only, I'm not surprised that Coach Anae declined. I think that while the rabid torch and pitchfork portion of the BYU fanbase wanted Anae's head on a pike, apparently Bronco and Robert concluded the relationship last time very amicably, as it appears it has started up again stronger than it was before.

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

Fear, of being a perennial conference punching bag, is causing some frantic and emotional responses from the hill.

Ease their pain Kyle; hire Gary Crowton to replace BJ.

Charlotte, NC

It doesn't get much more unprofessional than that, Bronco.

Anaheim, CA

Another win for Bronco and the Cougars.

Kyle is obviously starting to panic after seeing the disastrous results of his failed experiment.

Salt Lake City, UT


A little hyper-sensitive aren't we?

What's wrong with bringing back a previously very successful Offensive Coordinator even if that program on the hill desperately wanted him?

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