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Tom Smart, Deseret News
Offensive coordinator Robert Anae during BYU football practice Monday, March 18, 2013, in Provo.


BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae was at his sardonic best last week, discussing the Cougars’ 1984 national title. Anae played on the Robbie Bosco-led team.

“We always remind each other of how great we were. The stories seem to be getting bigger,” he told reporters. “The Holiday Bowl — I think I heard Bosco was helicoptered out of there and brought back. The older, the wilder the stories. Mythical. Legendary. Shoot, we just got lucky in my opinion.”

So at least there’s one person in Provo who understands what BYU — as an independent — most needs in order to win another national championship.


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