REXBURG, Idaho -- BYU's football program is more about truth and virtue than football, according to Bronco Mendenhall, head football coach at Brigham Young University.

He told Brigham Young University-Idaho students at the weekly devotional on Tuesday about the mission of BYU football and the experiences he has had over the past three years since becoming head coach.

"Our mission is to be the flag-bearers of Brigham Young University through football excellence, embracing truth, tradition, virtue and honor as a beacon to the world," Mendenhall said. "That is so others will come to the truth. For those of you who are fans, football means nothing. It's only a vehicle to help others receive a message of real value and substance."

Mendenhall drew much of his talk from an experience he had during the interview process to become the head coach at BYU.

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