Blue roundup: Wall Street Journal lauds BYU coaches

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  • sportsfanforlife salt lake city, UT
    Dec. 22, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    @naval vet
    finally somebody with real wisdom. amen to what you said. i would love to hear what these ignorant y fans have to try to spin and come up with now. ok and get ready to take shots from y fans in 3...2...1... GO! LOL

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Dec. 22, 2011 1:01 p.m.

    wyoming cougar:

    "According to all the u fans who message on these boards, BYU doesn't have now, or had anytime recently, any coaches wanted by any other programs."

    That's a strawman argument. The fact that Kyle Whittingham was wanted by BOTH universities disproves your assertion that we ever said the Y has never had any coaches wanted by anyone. What Ute fans have been saying is that there aren't any COACHES on the cougars COACHING STAFF that are wanted by other programs, and, in some cases, not even their OWN.

    Take former O.C. Robert Anae for example. Mendenhall made him either apply for his OWN job, or find work elsewhere. He eventually wound up at Arizona, but Arizona didn't try to pluck him off of Mendenhall's staff in the same fashion as other programs come prowling around Whit's staff. Since 2004, Notre Dame and Florida came to SLC looking for their respective Head Coaches. Meyer then took several Utah coaches with him to of whom is now the Head Coach at Mississippi St. UNLV found a Head Coach within Utah's coaching mill too. So did Utah State. K-State took an O.C. from Whittingham back in 2008. Washington initially plucked Roderick off of Whittingham's staff, only to see him desire to return shortly thereafter. Washington and Tennessee coveted Whittingham. Hawai'i picked up Chow. That's a lot of movement; none of which was forced.

    On the other hand, nobody outside of Provo wants Bronco. Or Doman. Anae was forced out. So was Crowton. Jaime Hill didn't leave on his own accord.

    When schools come to Utah to find their next guy, that shows a lot of confidence in the abilities of the coaching pipeline established by Meyer and Whittingham. Even Utah's Athletic Director and last 2 University Presidents have been courted by larger, better endowed schools. Cougar coaches have not been similarly desired. Cougar coaches go to THEM; not the other way around. Utah coaches have the option to stay, or accept another offer. When cougar coaches talk to other universities, it's because they no longer have a job in Provo.

    Mike Riley's seat in Corvalis is getting a little hot right now. If he has another sub-.500 season next year, he may get canned. If he does, betcha OSU alum Mendenhall's NOT mentioned as a potential candidate. And NOT because Mendenhall is happy in Provo. He, like Doman, will not be wanted.

  • Pugman TREMONTON, UT
    Dec. 22, 2011 7:09 a.m.

    @UoU 1991
    My second post was a bit of sarcasm, coupled with the reminder that troller 54-10 always reminds cougar fans of.

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    Dec. 22, 2011 12:03 a.m.


    Which team quit?

    Since September 17th

    BYU 8-1, ranked #26 Coaches, #29 AP, with a road loss to #18 TCU(11-2)
    Utah 5-4, unranked, with a home loss to #98 Colorado(3-10)

  • Pugman TREMONTON, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    Oh...I forgot.54-10 and your team quit!!!!

  • Pugman TREMONTON, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 9:51 p.m.

    Utah is...and always will be........second best

  • Mesa Coug Phoenix, AZ
    Dec. 21, 2011 8:10 p.m.

    What about Sarkisian at Washington? Look for him to be a top coach for years to come. I only hope that the Y has a chance to get him some time down the road.

  • wyoming cougar Green River, WY
    Dec. 21, 2011 6:26 p.m.

    What? How can this be? According to all the u fans who message on these boards, BYU doesn't have now, or had anytime recently, any coaches wanted by any other programs.

    I guess the Wall Street Journal is just another case of flawed journalism that isn't as accurate as the Y-haters opinions are.