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Published: Saturday, June 1 2013 5:00 p.m. MDT

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SLC BYU Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

I have a feeling Holmoe & Samuelson are willing to open the checkbook and pay Mendenhall what a typical Big-12/Pac-12 coach gets, BUT someone at 47 East South Temple feels it isn't fair that BYU & Utah can retain coaches they like but Utah State lacks such financial resources. Oh there are those that would like to "Rexburgize" the BYU program, but they've been overruled.

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

I wonder if Bronco brought Robert Anae back to teach him the ropes as the heir apparent. Also, BYU has got be be earning more now than they were when Bronco signed the last contract, so they should be able to pay him a bit more now. Who knows, may Tom Holmoe will start coaching the team if Bronco does not sign a contract.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

No one except Bronco would have driven Jake Heaps out in favor of a guy who could never pass the ball or cope with defenses. Nelson did field punts in practice,but the other coaches might have seen through this ploy.

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

@Wayne
Anyone who actually watched the '11 season would remember that Heaps was doing quite poorly. The offense did not win a single one of those four games prior to the USU game. They beat Ole Miss on a defensive touchdown, and they beat UCF on a kickoff return. I sort of doubt that the USU would have had a winning outcome if not for Riley Nelson. Riley did not have a great finish, but Heaps was not the be all end all answer that Bronco chased away.

ekute
Layton, UT

Or he could follow the Whittinghams over to Utah to become Kyle's D coordinator, probably make as much or more money than what byu pays him, and go back to being himself, instead of what byu tells him to be.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

He should hold out for one million dollars!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

With a less than .200 win percentage against ranked teams, a 3 game losing streak to big brother rival Pac 12 Proud Utah, and ZERO of his recruits drafted in the NFL, what is not to like in this guy for Utah fans?

Bronco for life!

ekute
Layton, UT

@Vladhagen

You're quick to point out Heaps' failures. Are you forgetting that he was the #1 quarterback prospect out of high school and won the MVP of the New Mexico Bowl?

Lavelle from the past, and many of the current Pac12 schools would of coached him to become a Heisman candidate.

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

Ekute
"Many of the current Pac12 schools would of [sic] coached him to be a Heisman candidate."

He is with Coach Weis now, so I guess we will see what that BCS conference can do with him. But it is quite kind of you to stick your neck out there for the guy. I know that he was always quite popular with the BYU detractors.

And also, there are 8 or so comments here, and more than half of them are from BYU bashers................

LaMont Levi Hansen
Provo, UT

I think since Kyle makes two million a year we should just pay Bronco three million. Look, the Church has pretty much infinite resources, we make about thirty million a year from ESPN, and its very possible we will be a top ten team this year. Let's just pay him!

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

Final comment. Why does Crisp B (bless his heart, you can't help but pity him) bring up the 3 game losing streak in the rivalry game, but not Bronco's superb bowl record? Could it be because B cares more about the rivalry game than bowl games?

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Wayne, give it a rest. You're actually a pretty decent guy with valid opinions, but this fixation needs to be put to rest.

Regarding Jake, all we know is he played well his first year, great for a freshman. Then he nose-dived. That's all we know. Such as it was, Riley gave his all for this team, and I would think he deserves a little more respect, or at least appreciation.

Back to the story, Bronco would be a good coaching fit at most top 25 schools, and a near perfect fit for BYU. I hope the Y does give him close to what he's worth.

And, Chris, you'd better worry that Kyle can right the ship on the hill this season or u'll be the team with the best ex-coach around.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

"Anyone who actually watched the '11 season would remember that Heaps was doing quite poorly."

Anyone who actually watched the '11 season knows that Heaps was a freshmen. Freshmen need development. Anyone who actually watched the '12 season would remember that the "savior" of the '11 season did quite poorly.

Maybe Jake Heaps should be the gauge for keeping Bronco or not. Heaps will be the starter this year for a team that has been to, and won, a BCS bowl game. If Heaps does well, then it was bad coaching at BYU. If he does poorly, then Bronco was wise and should be signed to a 10 year deal.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Sign him to a life time contract.

For we Utah fans, he's the gift that keeps giving.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

I hope Bronco stays. He is such a swell guy. One that doesn't emphasize football and can overlook 54-10 losses without skipping a beat.

Utah'95
FPO, AE

Bronco is a very good coach, and one very well suited for BYU's particular situation. I expect the two sides will come to an agreement soon.

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

No need Rock to push the panic button, but you sure stirred up ute fans, which maybe is the real intent of the article. The hill is dead, if it weren't for hating BYU they wouldn't know what to do.

Hey instead of speculating on non-issues, why not see what's going on with utah swimming fiasco, how's independent investigation going (read here: Boosters on the look the other way prowl).

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU history fact: Heaps was a sophomore in 2011. If you are gonna dip your feet in the BYU comment boards, at least make sure you know your facts.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

You missed a season. His freshman year he did reasonably well and showed signs of improvement after the dual starting qb experiment ended with Riley's shoulder injury.

His sophomore season starting qb was his to lose and he lost it. Riley came on and finished reasonably well as a junior. As a senior, well we all remember that.

Cabinfever
Las Vegas, NV

Without all the love that the BYU haters show here, these comments would be positively boring. Thanks boys for keeping the hate coming! Go COUGS!!!

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