BYU opens this season Thursday night against Washington State. Coach Bronco Mendenhall spoke to boosters at the annual Big Blue Bash over the weekend and has a good attitude after being heckled.
Mendenhall talked about winning a national championship, the big picture of BYU football, the broadcasting deal with ESPN and a newly released book about his coaching philosophy. He also shared a recent experience his team had with Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
ESPN.com chronicles Riley Nelson's path from backup quarterback to starter.