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Published: Tuesday, June 24 2014 5:44 p.m. MDT

Updated: Tuesday, June 24 2014 5:44 p.m. MDT

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sportsrock
Heber City, UT

I'm with Bronco on the Royal Blue! Wish BYU would go back to Royal Blue permanently!

LouisD
Las Vegas, NV

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.

never break .500
Los Angeles, CA

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.

65TossPowerTrap
Salmon, ID

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.

Royal ACP
Logan, UT

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...

Jefe-Ute
SLC, UT

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.

Dave Duncan
Orem, UT

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.

4Freedom
Columbus, OH

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 conference.

sg
newhall, CA

Royal blue or nothing at all and please, get rid of the all white uniforms. Ugly is what they are.

red.diehard
Central, UT

@Royal ACP
We all know that the true Aggie Blue is far north of BYU. BYU blue is a cheap imitation.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Royals blue is the best but darkest shade of royal blue is #2.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

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.

IDC
Boise, ID

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 long time.

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

Aggie Nation is behind bronco on this one too... go back to Royal!

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

Red is way cool because it makes teams prestegious and looks real neat during bowl games.

David
Centerville, UT

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.

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

"...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 perfect.

ClarkeinAK
Anchorage, AK

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 appearances.

fan in orem
Orem, UT

U-PAC: Say that again in understandable terms, please.

kfbob
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@ jefe Ute

No 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.

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