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Published: Saturday, March 2 2013 6:30 p.m. MST

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Sandy, UT

"But if there’s any concern that Mendenhall’s priorities will keep BYU from progressing, his record doesn’t show it"

Really? I mean what is Bronco record against "Named" schools vs Edwards record against "Named" schools?

His record of 10 wins includes alot of Powder puff schools....

AND no I am not a Ute fan... Just not a fan of Bronco...

by the way, the adminstration wants the "Complete" football team, but if bronco keeps going the way he is, the boosters will stop giving money and the church does not support the sports program... so who will win?

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

It is probably for the best. There are few alternatives. Look for Riley to be back as a graduate assistant.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Can someone remind me how many times bronco beat ranked opponents and how many times he has lost to ranked opponents?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I believe bronco wants that winning percentage up around .200 before he retires. He has a lot of work to do to get to that level. He has his work cut out for him indeed. Good luck bronco!

Idaho Falls, ID

I get frustrated with Bronco at times but he is a decent coach and a good fit for BYU.
I do NOT want to hear from Bronco that Utah is just another game on the schedule. It IS a big deal and I really wish he would approach it that way!

Several years ago (throughout the Dalton era) TCU admitted that they devoted part of EVERY practice to prepare for BYU. And it really showed. They knew what every play was before the ball was snapped.
That level of attention to a rival is what I want to see from BYU.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Teams basically need 5 ranked wins to be in contention for a national title. How many does bronco have in his entire byu career? 5?
Very good chance he will go from 5 in 7 years total to 5 in one year. I see no reason byu fans shouldn't be very optimistic about their future.


Bronco is like most people, he is trying to do his best and has learned from his mistakes. That doesn't mean that he won't make mistakes in the future, but BYU could do far worse!

I am looking forward to a great season!

Iowa City, IA

Make fun of Bronco Rock, but this is a good man and he is making BYU football look good now and is working for improvement.

I think it shallow to make fun of a person by the way he expresses himself. I would expect more from professional reporters.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

My second comments is on reference to games against ranked opponents. No one cares about your Idaho wins

I repeat, bronco wants to increase his record against ranked opponents from .150 to .200

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Iowa City, IA

It's what Rock does - report on the news in what he hopes is a funny, ironic way. I thought his comments were fair and fairly funny.

Sandy, UT

I'm not too worried that you will lead the donor revolt and that the coffers will dry up.

My own thoughts. I like what he says, and I like what he does. His talk leads his walk, which troubles some. I'm okay with aspirations that are higher than present accomplishments. I don't see that as hypocritical.

And I am not interested in criticism from a fan of a team who's bowl game was last September 17th and who then set out to prove that they weren't even worthy of that.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

It's so fun to see christy and her friends on the hill throwing an emotional tizzy fit at the meer thought of Bronco staying around indefinitely.

Two programs headed in opposite directions, and it's driving the kids on the hill nuts.

Overton, NV

Okay, Chris B. Let's play your game.

Since 2002, BYU has played 15 ranked teams. They have won 3 of those games and lost 12, for a .200 winning percentage. Meanwhile, Utah has played 14 ranked teams, winning 5. That's a .357 winning percentage. Better than BYU in that span, yes. But still not a great winning percentage. And that includes two years when Utah went to BCS bowls. Interesting note here on that: the year Utah won their first BCS bowl (2004), they played ZERO ranked teams (according to the schedules on ESPN). So you say you have to play ranked teams to get a BCS invite? Really?

Now, some of those games against ranked teams came under different coaches. Let's look at schedules from 2009 till now (2009 being the year both Bronco and Whittingham had teams they "fully" recruited, perhaps?) Utah is 2-7 against ranked teams in that span, with one of those wins coming against #25 BYU last season. BYU, however, is 3-7 against ranked teams in that span.

Utah fans want to talk about recent history. Looks like Bronco has done better in the last 4 seasons than Whittingham.

Keizer, OR

Mock on Rock. Really?

The Cucamongan
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

As a graduate from both BYU and UCLA, I can honestly say to the BYU faithful - You have one of the better coaches in America. Before John Wooden reeled off 10 national championships in 12 years, he toiled and learned his craft for many more years before he became the Gold Standard for coaching Men's Basketball. Not to say that Bronco will become a John Wooden, but he does possess many similar qualities as a person and a coach of character. Give Bronco some space and additional time. He might surprise us someday with a National Championship.

Murray, UT

To confused, the name fits.

I have been a BYU fan my entire life. I am an alumni and an ex-player. Bronco fits what i want from MY school. My financial contributions have increased over the past few years. The sports programs (football with Bronco included) are developing great people and over all represent the school and church well. Yes mistakes are made but the great far out weighs the mistakes. Bronco approval rating among 90% of fans is very high. Maybe that is what is confusing you. I think he has the support of most fans, including financial support fans.
Most of the people who want to get rid of him are people ( i use the term loosely) like Chris B. who hate everything BYU. That to me is one more reason to like. Bronco. :)

Go Cougars!! Looking forward to more great moments and challenges in the future.

Idaho Dad
Pocatello, ID

I get the idea that Brad writes for fun. And that's why I read what he writes, because it's fun. Some understated irony and a few satirical pokes can brighten your day.

God Bless Bronco for what he's doing at BYU.

God Bless Brad for giving me some fun.

Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

I agree with Bronco when he says BYU football fans are not very well educated on the game. Very smart to call out those that pay your salary.

Layton, UT

How has byu done against Utah,the last 4 years?

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

Bronco was brought in precisely to do what he has done. He cleaned up the program, made it worthy of BYU and its fans, and brought the program back to a culture of winning. One mediocre season and people are suddenly against him. Thankfully it is a vocal MINORITY. We cougars love the broncster and are happy he will be around for the foreseeable future. Keep it up coach!!!!

Hank Pym

@ The Cucamongan

Really? Comparing Bronco To John Wooden? Really?

If you are using a former Ucla coach then Neuhisel is a much better comparison.

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