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Dick Harmon: Fast-paced BYU offense not fast enough for Robert Anae

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  • anti BCS Anaheim, CA
    April 1, 2013 11:17 a.m.

    SoonerUte

    "Somehow, every spring, fans and media load up on the "Perfection Train, destination BCS"."

    Yes, it would be nice if Utah fans would simply accept their bottom dweller status for a change.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    March 31, 2013 10:18 p.m.

    "Certain media members have a tendency to blow things out of proportion when reporting a story so Coach Anae wanted to make sure the media understood the facts of what happened with the spring game. "

    Perhaps Coach Anae was speaking to the fans as well. Somehow, every spring, fans and media load up on the "Perfection Train, destination BCS". Coach Anae is wise to try and keep that in check, as it adds unnecessary pressure on the players.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    March 31, 2013 9:42 p.m.

    It won't take long for BYU to play an up-tempo offense. Texas has completely revamped their offense, with a fast Oregon-like pace. Up-tempo seems to be the offense de jour. It will be interesting to see who pulls it off. It will also be interesting to see what Chip Kelley does with it in the NFL.

  • Y Grad Pumping Gas Beaver, UT
    March 31, 2013 4:36 p.m.

    Anae comes across more as a head coach than Bronco.

    Tom heres what you need to do; Promote Anae as head coach, have Bronco step down as DC

    Then in 2 years Anae can fire Bronco only to hire him back 3 years later.

    If you do that Tom, you wont have to worry about any T-shirt orders.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    March 31, 2013 11:10 a.m.

    I thought it was actually kind of funny what Robert Anae said about the media. If you listen to the interview his body language was indicating that he was just being a little facetious. However there is a little truth behind every joke. Certain media members have a tendency to blow things out of proportion when reporting a story so Coach Anae wanted to make sure the media understood the facts of what happened with the spring game. Nothing wrong with that.

  • kwj Kelso, WA
    March 31, 2013 9:10 a.m.

    I agree wholeheartedly. In an ideal world all reporters would only ask relevant, insightful questions and the coaches would be patient, cooperative, and charismatic. Bottom line thanks for ignoring the banter and focusing on what the fans care about--the game, players, etc. Too bad that the storyline for many sportswriters is about their relationship with a coach, not about the team.

  • sls Columbia, MO
    March 31, 2013 8:36 a.m.

    A couple of weeks ago Harmon wrote an article about how Anae must really love BYU to come back. Now, Harmon calls him a mercenary.

    A mercenary is someone who will take any position and any side for some gold. I doubt if Anae's salary at BYU is much better than he could command elsewhere. I've always thought that Harmon was true blue, too, but calling Anae a mercenary seems to fly back into the face of the sportswriter who used the term.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2013 11:13 p.m.

    Being really suave with the media has never been a requirement to coach football. If I were a coach I would become sort of tired of the endless scrutiny that the media causes, with the discussion boards, the articles, the videos ....yah yah yah.

  • IdahoCoog Malad City, ID
    March 30, 2013 10:05 p.m.

    Well done, Dick. This article shows why you are the dean of your peers. Other 'journalists' wrote with pens whining, THUS LOSNG FOCUS ON THE GME AND FOOTBALL... while you maneuvered through Anae's salty remarks with understanding, maintaining focus, delivering an informative article about the game's strong points.