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Published: Monday, June 10 2013 6:09 p.m. MDT

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idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

And to celebrate we are going to fire the Men's Track Coach, but we'll offer him an assistant coach position.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

Based on recent past history of anything BYU, I'm now just waiting for Chris B to write and explain how lucky BYU was to accomplish this admirable feat and that Utah somehow competes in something more competitive than NCAA track meets.
I'd also enjoy having him explain just how many All-America track athletes Utah was able to place. Or is just football the start and end of everything considered competitive?

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

@idablu
Although BYU had 5 all Americans this year it is not an up year for BYU Track and Field. Field events fell off, there was no strength in the weight events, there are no top sprinters, there was little in the way of success for the women since coach Poole left for the Women's Olympic team and there has been no progress in relay events.
Tom Holmoe elected to combine the men's and women's teams to free up coach positions so that each area (sprinters, distance, throwing events, relays) can each have specific coaches for that specialty. Now a female javelin athlete can have a javelin coach instead of a hammer coach trying to double on a subject they don't know about.
Coach Robison was retained as a speciality coach. The vision of returning BYU to a stronger national status was best suited by coach Eyestone who Holmoe felt was more prepared to handle that change in direction.

trackfan
provo, UT

No matter how you spin it - a slap and sleight to Coach Robison. We'll see how it plays out, but it may just be the beginning of the end for every track athlete at BYU unless they are distance runners.

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