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Published: Friday, March 1 2013 6:30 p.m. MST

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Don't Feed the Trolls
Salt Lake City, UT

I'd be happier if Bronco had a coach that would speak for him...

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I hope they give him a million dollars for a million years. He's so good and unbeatable.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Congratulations to Cougar nation and Bronco Mendenhall! This was an interesting article that told us that Bronco turned down TWO PAC 12 coaching jobs at UCLA and Colorado. I guess that being in the PAC 12 isn't that big of a deal. Actually, I don't care what league BYU is in. I just want a solid program, and with the coaches we have lined up for 2013, that's what it looks like. And, we're playing a terrific schedule!

PAC 12 doesn't look so great for Utes. When they are not Bowl eligible and continually beaten by league teams, it must suck. Basketball program is struggling as well with few wins.They are trying, and both programs have good coaches.

Go Cougars!

byu_num_1
Salt Lake, UT

BYU should have waited until after the 2013 season, or at least the Utah game.

I will be chanting "Fire Bronco" at the game if BYU loses to Utah. Bronco is 3-5 against Utah (with 2 of those being huge blow out losses).

Bronco is the king of beating inferior teams, but how about getting a coach that can occasionally beat a decent team?

Jim1027
St. George, UT

To the trolls up north who post first on every BYU article, remember this: "he who laughs last, laughs best!" Also, Shakespeare said, "thou protestesth too much!" Those that have to get a word in every BYU article seem to want to fight the battle with words, and make sure their same words are repeated often. The battle is fought on the field...the rest is rhetoric.

BYU will be LAUGHING LAST this September! I predict the score to be BYU 31- Team North 3.

UtahBy44
Beaver, UT

Yes! Bronco's our best asset.

Now, pleas, please, please sign Tom for the same extension.

This is awesome!

This seasons T-shirt; Extension to Perfection

Scott Farcus
Beaver, UT

@3grandslams "Yet at the same time his intensity about the game is phenomenal."

Intensity?

The only intensity I see is in an oxymoron; Bronco does an intense impersonation of a low intense Lavell Edwards.

This season's T-shirt;
BYU
Football
N10s

No Conference Will Take Us
SEATTLE, WA

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT
Too bad. Now BYU will continue to be nationally ranked and will go on to play in Bowl Games...

>>>

Is that all that matters to you? I want BYU to play for a national title. Not just continue the same stale story of lame bowl games and lousy record against ranked teams. Our supposed rankings the past several years is nothing to be proud of.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

People, myself included, thought new blood would help the program when Anae left a few years ago. Look how the offense performed in his absence.

If you really want Bronco replaced, all I have to say is: be careful what you wish for.

And I have to laugh at the Anti-BYU-Utites spouting their "BCS bowls when it was much harder to get in." Utah got in BECAUSE of BYU. Exhibit A: 1996. Exhibit B: 2001 (?). (And before anybody says BYU didn't get into a BCS bowl in Doman's last season because they lost to Hawaii, they were told they weren't invited before they even played Hawaii.)

If BYU hadn't been unjustly shut out those two seasons then the changes that allowed Utah, Boise St, Hawaii, and TCU to crash the BCS party would never have happened. It was the threat of Congressional investigations after BYU was left out the second time that led to the BCS making the changes that allowed Utah to bust the BCS.

Your welcome.

Cougar Cindy
Salt Lake City, UT

Wonderful! Go Bronco! Go Cougars!!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

Did you really just use the expression "mired in post-season mediocrity?"

Missed this last bowl season entirely? Barely beat, in overtime, a Georgia Tech team the season before? Insulted your bowl opponent the year before that, then proceeded to get spanked by them?

Please, BYU has room to improve, but it's difficult to take chastisement from a team who HAD a tremendous bowl reputation but is quick becoming the poster child for mediocrity.

worf
Mcallen, TX

@AZUTE1:

All the while, UTAH continues to play against a more difficult SOS, annually.

Somehow I knew ute fans would be crying over their SOS. Bwah!

Can't take the heat,-get out of the kitchen. Taking so many beatings, are embarrassing to the state of Utah which only BYU can fix.

Tilka
PORTLAND, OR

I hope Bronco gets the extension. It is also about time that he start acting like the head coach instead of trying to be the defensive coordinator. Good leadership and management requires the head of the team to be able to stay about the fray during the game so he can make pay attention to time management and strategic issues. (like making sure your QB doesn't run a play and get injured at the end of the game). Whomever his management guru is, he has done him a disservice up to now. Very few successful CEO's also act as the CTO, Sales VP or CFI

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

What is happening? I have agreed with Duckhunter three times this month. It's nice when you aren't out to ridicule. Bronco is the right guy for BYU. His job is harder at BYU than many realize. Continuing a winning tradition doesn't just happen (especially nowadays). Bronco works under a much tighter ship from the university than Lavell did. And Bronco embraces it and makes it a positive. That takes faith because it wasn't a given that winning would continue with the paradigm shift took place 8 years ago.

Bronco had a losing record his first season and stayed the course and his record has been impressive.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT
Congratulations to Cougar nation and Bronco Mendenhall! This was an interesting article that told us that Bronco turned down TWO PAC 12 coaching jobs at UCLA and Colorado. I guess that being in the PAC 12 isn't that big of a deal. Actually, I don't care what league BYU is in. I just want a solid program, and with the coaches we have lined up for 2013, that's what it looks like. And, we're playing a terrific schedule!

PAC 12 doesn't look so great for Utes. When they are not Bowl eligible and continually beaten by league teams, it must suck. Basketball program is struggling as well with few wins.They are trying, and both programs have good coaches.

Go Cougars!

__________

Looks like UCLA is doing just fine without Bronco. And Colorado hired a better coach.

fender
Washington, UT

Y Grad

"Please, BYU has room to improve, but it's difficult to take chastisement from a team who HAD a tremendous bowl reputation but is quick becoming the poster child for mediocrity."

Difficult? No doubt...but you must, because that team has beaten you three years running and 7 out of 10. Sorry.

Clark W. Griswold
Sandy, Utah

@ NevadaCoug

Of course! BYU is the reason that allowed Utah to crash the BCS first. haha. Your funny!

First and foremost, the only thing BYU is credited for is the creation of the Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, and the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) because of their weak sauce SOS in 1984 that resulted in a bogus National Championship.

The 1996 Cougs did not change the rules for mid majors to gain better access to BCS bowls. The Bowl Alliance at the time included the SEC, Big Eight, SWC, ACC, Big East, and Notre Dame. The Pac-10 and Big Ten champs were locked in the Rose Bowl which was not included as one of the Bowl Alliance bowls. As a result multiple split national championships. 1998 the BCS was formed to include the Rose Bowl and it's two conference affiliates. Not BYU's 1996 season!

Next BYU in 2001 didn't go to a BCS bowl because they didn't finish the season ranked in the top 6 (which Utah did in 2004). But if they're were teams that helped Utah crash the BCS in 2004 it would have been Tulane in 1998 and Marshall in 1999. Both teams went undefeated. Not BYU!

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Sweet. Hope they sign this guy for 50 years.

For opponents, he is the gift that keeps on giving. For his own BYU "fans", he mocks them.

Best of both worlds.

2BCSWINS
West of I15, UT

@Nevada Coug

? for you since in 1996 and 2001 the cougies somehow opened the door for the utes 2 BCS bowl games. Why hasn't the cougies stepped through that door they opened and been invited to a BCS game yet?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

CougFaninTX:

The cougars didn't drop Hawai'i from their schedule. Hawai'i dropped the cougars.

Big difference.

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