Blue roundup: Bronco Mendenhall takes heckling in stride

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  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Aug. 27, 2012 9:34 p.m.

    Chris B. we know, we did it and won a national championship! It is awesome.

  • dallas realist rockwall, texas
    Aug. 27, 2012 4:17 p.m.

    can't we just say that both teams have accomplished a lot? utah has been better this decade though. hope that changes this year!

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 3:18 p.m.


    Yet even during your best decade in history - 2000-2009 - U still didn't manage to win a single national player award of any kind.

    Luke Staley - Doak Walker Award - Nations Best Running Back

    BYU has won FIFTEEN National Individual Player Awards

    Call us when Utah wins it's first.

    Top 25 Finishes During the 2000's

    BYU - 5
    Utah - 5


    During the Bronco/Kyle era (even more recent history)

    Top 25 Finishes
    BYU 5
    Utah 3

    Top 15 Finishes
    BYU 3
    Utah 1

    10+ Win Seasons
    BYU 5
    Utah 3

    Conference Championships
    BYU 2
    Utah 1

    BYU 3
    Utah 4

    BYU 66-24
    Utah 65-25

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 3:02 p.m.


    There you go again, dragging up ancient history. If you want to do that, please include the head to head record. No? I thought so.

    Otherwise, let's compare Utah's accomplishments to BYU mediocrity in the last decade:

    8-1 bowl record [BYU 5-2]
    Two undefeated seasons (incl. ‘05 Fiesta and ‘09 Sugar Bowl victories) [BYU - 0]
    Two final Top 5 rankings [BYU - 0]
    2008 AFCA Coach of the Year award [BYU - 0]
    2005 No. 1 NFL draft pick [BYU - 0]
    One consensus All-American (at two positions!): Louie Sakoda [BYU - 0]
    Overall record 92-32 [BYU 80-45]
    Head-to-Head: Utah 7, BYU 3

    So, quit hating and be happy with your publicly over-optimistic coach, your crappy November schedule and your guaranteed bottom-tier bowl game.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Aug. 27, 2012 12:08 p.m.


    You have to watch the video if you want to hear Bronco's comments about being heckled.

  • uteBusters Park City, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 11:46 a.m.

    Does anybody know why the Utes have never won a national championship, won a Heisman Trophy, won an individual national award, been a perennial Top 25 team, or had a player inducted into the national college football hall of fame?

    We've achieved ALL of those benchmarks, most of them many times.

    It's great going undefeated and being recognized as THE #1 team in the nation.

    Y don't U try it sometime?


    btw, do Utah fans understand how difficult it is to lose to TWO 10-loss teams in such a short time period? It must be pretty difficult, since only four major college teams have done it in the last five years.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    Do we know the devotional schedule for this year?

    I confidently predict byu will have the best church devotional record of any college team in 2012!

    Does anyone know why bronco hasn't gone to a BCS bowl yet? We've done it several times and its really fun. Its great going undefeated and being called one of the best teams in the nation.

    Y don't U guys try it sometime?

  • Archer Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 27, 2012 10:47 a.m.

    Hmmmm, I clicked on this article to see more about Bronco getting heckled. Too bad for me, 'cause it didn't provide any more details.