There is no question that Bronco is trying to represent the church well (and he
does). However, having fireside meetings the night before a game is a big
distraction. Bronco is a fantastic defensive coach, but is not so good at
creative and fun offenses. Here is an idea, how about the church calling
Bronco as a mission president, then when he returns, hire him back as the
@kfbob: I couldn't say it any better than you did. Amen!Go
bronco and kfbob just reminded everybody why the rivalry is called "The Holy
War".It seems disingenuous when byu fans blame Urban for flaring
up the bitterness.
Lets be honest. If BYU had a decent home schedule this year, there would be no
talk of uniform colors. This is all about deflecting attention from a dreadful
home schedule. When they play the mighty rebels of UNLV it might be in neon
polka dots and it still would not be worth the gas to get there.Please BYU please honor the seniors before the Savanah State game while there
are still some fans in the stadium don't wait till the end of the game when
no one is left in the stadium like last years ceremony after the Idaho State
Bengals game. I was there and it was embarrassing.I am a total BYU
fan but it is what it is.
fan in orem: U-PAC was being facetious.ClarkeinAK: I kind of feel
the same way - I know Bronco's thinking, he wants to be a well rounded
person in the Church, and put the Church first in his life. However, I would
think he could delegate some of the things he does, such as the firesides, etc.,
to his assistants, and use the time preparing for the games. Use the players who
will not be playing the nest day for the firesides, and those who will be
playing use the time also to prepare for the games, as well. Those kinds of
things. And as you indicated, use every minute allotted by the NCAA for
preparation for the games - no time off because "they have been working hard
and our practices went well this week".
Wow, Bronco got some new blonde highlights before the big media day in June. I
think he might have lost his focus on the uniforms and is more about his
appearance, blondes do have more fun!
@kfbobSorry but you are incorrect. We Utah fans who are LDS are not
uncomfortable at all with the idea of BYU. I understand it more than you think.
That is great that you were a former BYU athlete. I have friends who are former
BYU athletes. I agree with vegas ute. I don't feel like I need to scream
"purity" and "symbolism" and "I'm a BYU athlete and
thus I am super awesome because I get to tell the world that I am more pure and
holy than others and I hope that others recognize that and want to come to
become part of a church where the athletes of BYU wear all white jerseys to tell
everyone how they are pure and others are not." Stop telling everyone how
awesome you are and just act like a member of the Church. I know plenty of
people who did not adhere to the honor code at BYU and I know plenty of Utes
that were amazing examples of members of the Church and vice versa. There is
absolutely no need to scream symbolism in a simple football jersey. Talk
football, act according to the commandments.
I love the dark blue. Much more intimidating than the old royal. Pastels never
I like to see the different uniform looks during the year. A lot of the schools
have been doing that over the past few years. "Go get em Cougs". Mark it
down, It will be a great season...
Best looking uniforms the Cougs ever wore and became their trademark is the
white helmet, white jerseys, and royal blue pants. To me, although I am not a
Cougar fan, that uniform defines the Cougars during their marquee seasons.
Messing with Aggie Blue did not work, all white looks weird, the all blacks were
okay, but to me its the white and blue. The Cougars pounded a lot of teams
wearing that uniform. Especially their friends on the hill. Although I am an
Aggie fan, I watched a lot of Cougar Football over the years, and the white
helmet, white jersey, and royal blue pants were their signature uniform. Hope
the best for them this year...go Cougars, except when you play the Aggies.
kfbob:Not uncomfortable at all. We LDS Utes (President Monson
included) represent ourselves and our beliefs without having to point out which
school we went to. We don't have sign or refer to an honor code or wear it
on our sleeve as a badge of honor, we just live it. You are fooling yourself if
you think you are held to a higher standard or advocate a higher cause just
because you went to byu. All will be judged on their individual actions and
what they did with their talents, NOT by which school you went to.
@ jefe UteNo just because BYU wears white and pays tithing
doesn't mean they will win. True. "this is football, not
church" you are only partially correct.BYU is one of the
missionary tools of the church. Everything that is done is to teach and develop
character in men and women and to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Uncomfortable for the Utes, especially LDS Utes? Perhaps. But that is the
mission. My wife and I both participated in sports at BYU and as any former
athlete will tell you that mission is crystal clear to the athletes. It should
be just as clear to the Ball Room dance team and the engineering teams that
compete in engineering competitions, that they are there to represent the values
of BYU and the Gospel. Difficult for the LDS Utes? Perhaps. The
difficult part of being associate with any number of State Schools is that you
are representing yourself, your team and your fans, which is fun and good.
However I like the idea that BYU athletes and students are held to a higher
standard, and advocating a higher cause.
U-PAC: Say that again in understandable terms, please.
Bronco should stick to coaching and leave uniform decisions to someone else.
The job of head coach at a major program requires someone who works
more than 9 to 5 Monday thru Friday and someone who uses every single hour the
NCAA allots for practice to practice (especially for bowl games). Bronco does
neither. So, rather than pondering the symbolism of white jerseys, maybe he can
actually figure out how to beat teams that matter...even if he has to watch film
all day and all night and make his team practice enough to prepare before bowl
"...all kinds of symbolism" conjures up all kinds of scary! ALL coaches
misspeak at times. This too shall pass (I hope). Love Bronco. No one is
I like the Royal blue, all blue, all white, Navy blue, black and any
combination. I don't care what they wear, just win.Actually, I
guess I do care about one uniform thing: the bibs. Don't ever bring those
back. Please.Other than that, just win.
Red is way cool because it makes teams prestegious and looks real neat during
Aggie Nation is behind bronco on this one too... go back to Royal!
Anything the Cougars wear is easy on my eyes.Bronco is a strange
dude sometimes but I think he is a great coach and I hope he stays at BYU for a
All white means pure. All white is delight some in the eyes of many in the
faith. Most of the BYU players are pure of heart and the others should be
encouraged to be the same way. I don't see the problem.
Royals blue is the best but darkest shade of royal blue is #2.
@Royal ACPWe all know that the true Aggie Blue is far north of BYU. BYU
blue is a cheap imitation.
Royal blue or nothing at all and please, get rid of the all white uniforms. Ugly
is what they are.
Leave the royal blue in the past, where it belongs, please! The navy is so much
better. I like the occasional all white unis but keep the symbolism in the
locker room. Brings unwanted attention. I also like all navy blue unis
occasionally. Don't care so much for the black uniforms. And yes, more than
uniforms, let's focus on winning, on consistently beating great teams. That
is the only way we can expect (and deserve) to be considered for a P-5
I, too, love the royal blue. And I hate the all-whites. Royal blue was
distinctive and recognizable. There are many teams with dark or navy blue, and
the fact that USU already had it when we adopted it has always baffled me.
Bronco just hit an all-time low with his "all kinds of symbolism" talk
with the all white uniforms. No, just because church members pay tithing
doesn't mean the football team will win. No, wearing all white doesn't
mean your football team is "pure". And no, it won't make a
difference win or lose. This is football, not church. I understand it's a
religious institution, but come on. Not a cool comment.
Why does everybody hate on the alternates? 1. It's for the players 2.
It's fun to see the change-up! I can't stand the old-man blue, looks
way too much like USU's blue. Can't believe they changed it so people
could match BYU apparel with their clothes...
I wish Mendenhall would quit worrying about uniforms (Pride-Honor-Tradition ring
a bell?) and worry more about beating P-5 schools on the schedule.
either solid blue or solid white both stink….mix it up. The special
black uni's with mirror Y on helmet was great….no symbolism with all
white…what's he talking about? Looks like Penn State and Sandusky
are in town.
I absolutely detest the all whites. I hate them on the road and I really do not
ever want to se them at home. Its football, not the Temple.
I'm with Bronco on the Royal Blue! Wish BYU would go back to Royal Blue