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

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Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

In Coach Whit's search for another coach, which has been ongoing for several weeks now, I don't doubt that Coach Anae was contacted. I also suspect in discussions of money, duties, titles, tenure, responsibilities, etc. that several other coaches contacted could claim a "real push" was made for their services. Just like I don't doubt the claim of half the y's recruits that Utah also recruited them. After all a letter mailed to "occupant" at their address could be contrived to be "recruitment"!

Darth Vader
Ogden, UT

BYU fans win another paper study. Congratulations!

I hope the two teams will continue to decide the "winner" on the field.

Proud Ute
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I'm sure Bronco isn't being completely forthcoming with the details of the hire and of course Coach Whitt is going to be classier than to discuss potential hires.
But I'm giving it more than even odds the coog management threw a bone in there he could be in the running for the head coaching job after Bronco's contract runs out next year and he gets to escape the most fickle fan base in college athletics.

Wookie
Omaha, NE

Scenic View...

Thank you for clarifying. I'm glad you were there with Bronco, Anae and Whit...

What a lifesaver :)

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

What is "depseraiton"?

Swoop - What's wrong with bringing back a previous OC that you ran out of town? hmmmmmmm

panamadesnews
Lindon, UT

In your dreams, Chrissy. By the way, I didn't know you were a psychic.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

I love you Ernest T!

panamadesnews
Lindon, UT

Vegas Ute: I see that you do not read all of the BYU articles. If you did, you would find that Anae indicated that in 2010 he stepped down on his own and that Bronco tried to get him to stay. He wanted some experience elsewhere and having got that, feels he is more prepared than ever to run BYU's offense. It's better to get the facts before you make untrue statements.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

Chris B,

Your Utes have done nothing. Sub .500 in football, and dead last in basketball. Careful, you sound as credible as the worst BYU homer out there.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

y Dad: "No this wasn't newsworthy" - very true

"I don't think Bronco is desperately anything" - then why is he making this a story? Just sayin'

"and if the offer was to coach the line only, I'm not surprised that Coach Anae declined." - truer still, that is why the "hard push" part of this story is laughable. How far do you think Anae would have let the negotiations go?

"rabid torch and pitchfork portion of the BYU fanbase wanted Anae's head on a pike" - truest statement of all. Yet that fanbase is now giddy with excitement over his return.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

It makes sense going after Anae. Though not perfect, he would have been an intriguing hire for Utah. BYU was fortunate to get him back. Anae fits in well at BYU. I proclaimed a few years back (even when Anae was wanted out by many BYU fans) that it was a mistake letting him go.

With more diverse experience under Rich Rod on his resume now, he might be better than before as well.

I am a Brian Johnson fan, but I was also very apprehensive when Kyle hired BJ as the OC last year. I mean a QB coach is honor enough this early into a coaching career. Being an OC is a huge responsibility and takes a lot of perspective, know how, feel, and understanding. Last years 5-7 season was a coaching fiasco including Kyle mismanaging the QB position again.

I haven't clicked onto the clip above yet and I haven't pondered any speculation as to why Mendenhall gave mention to this. Does it really matter? BYU got there guy back. We will see what happens.

With Kyle also flirting with Erickson it's looking more clear he wants another wise old offensive mind a la Chow.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Gotta love the frantic and emotional spinning from the kids on the hill desperately trying to dispel any notion that the "mighty" Utes were left on the outside looking in when Anae chose to come back to BYU, rather than lend his expertise to fixing the offensive mess Whitless has create at the U.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

panamadesnews - you are right, I do not read (nor do I want to) byU articles. But I do know a lot more than what you will ever give me credit for, which I have no problem with. You can believe what you want about how Anae left and the reasons therefore. That has nothing to do with what I said above. I was referring to the byU fanbase, or a least a portion thereof. My statement is verified by what byU Dad/byU Grad, an objective byU fan (and I don't mean that sarcastically) stated above about the rabid torch and pitchfork portion of the byU fanbase. That fanbase portion, two years ago anyway, was a lot bigger than any one here will admit, and I have several brothers and friends who were part of that "fanbase".

So, I pass back to you " It's better to get the facts before you make untrue statements." I'll wait patiently for my apology.

Disgruntled
Nephi, UT

If anybody knows about losing to PAC teams it's Chris B. and the Utes.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Insightful comments from Y Grad Y Dad. Good comments can come from anywhere. Bad ones the same. I see Ute and Cougar comments that fit all descriptions. It would be nice if the majority of comments would be motivated by opinions and facts that are meant to critique things in a real way, not a manufactured source of prejudice and bias.

Opinions are all good rather pro BYU or pro Utah if they aren't centered on demonizing the other. For goodness sakes, is Utah and BYU the equivalent of Catholics and Protestants in Northern Belfast?

Duckhunter, that was not insightful or nice. Why is it so 'enjoyable' to seek fault or induce it in as many Ute fans comments you can find. You read them all, but many times I don't see you try to understand them other than to fault or fabricate hypocrisy.

Are some Ute fans comments hypocritical? SURE. Are some mean spirited? Yes. Does it cut both ways? Absolutely.

Sadly many find joy and LOL at every imagined folly they inject into someone else. What happened Duckhunter? You where much more level headed in December. Can Christmas come back again?

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

VegasUte

"What's wrong with bringing back a previous OC that you ran out of town?"

Since BYU didn't run Robert Anae out of town, obviously nothing.

All of this footstomping and hysteria from the hill is hilarious, since the Utes have already brought A-Rod back twice.

phantomblade
Salt Lake City, Utah

Max

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

If Kyle is trying to hire a new OC behind AJ's back, it's not Bronco's job to try to prevent Kyle from being embarrassed if it becomes public knowledge.

PP
Eagle Mountain, UT

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VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV
panamadesnews - you are right, I do not read (nor do I want to) BYu articles
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LOL - you may not read them but you post comments on every one.

PP
Eagle Mountain, UT

I just checked - Washington State is a real program in a real conference with real national title aspirations. So is Duke. So is Idaho. Everyone who puts on a uniform has national title aspirations. The sad truth is Utah is less than Washington State in the Pac-10 pecking order and pretty equal in terms of historical success. State has a good team every 10-15 years or so. Utah has one every 30 years or so.

Go Ewetes

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Phantomblade: Who is AJ?

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