The headline should be --- Where the sports journalists should go when they try
stop being journalists and try to be coaches --- and policy makers --
@hamaca-also, I believe a BYU head coach has to be LDS, so that would eliminate
What? Bronco talked to the media? I can't believe it!
If he goes to a BCS AQ, the smart money is on his alma mater. Is Mike Riley
retiring anytime soon?
hamacaOf Andy Reid, Norm Chow, Steve Sarkisian, Mike Leach,Andy Reid is the only somewhat realistic possibility to replace Bronco.Norm Chow wouldn't even consider it - too much bad blood.Steve Sarkisian has no reason to leave a fast improving PAC 12 program.Mike Leach has way too many "issues" with his players.Tom
Holmoe or Robbie Bosco could be possibilities, although Holmoe would probably
only consider it on a short-term basis.Bottom line: Bronco is an excellent coach. He's alienated some of his fans, but
he's also produced a winning and well-respected program. True, he's
made some mistakes, but hopefully lessons have been learned and better decisions
will be made in the future. Until a viable successor who is obviously much more
capable than Bronco is available, BYU fans would be wise to continue supporting
Ernest T. BassBountiful, UTTwo years after Bronco leaves, the fans
will finally realize what they had.And be even happier that
Does he read this comment section or DN? Think not. He is staying.
ideally, Bronco would stay on as defensive coordinator when Andy Reid comes to
BYU after being fired from the Eagles and Doman is replaced with Ty Detmer as
offensive coordinator. That's a whole lot of wishing right there.
If BYU meets or exceeds expectations in 2013, Bronco will stay past this next
year's contract. If not, he either:1. Will not be offerred a
contract, or2. Will turn down an offerred contractIf Holmoe
can iron out the offense for 2013, BYU will likely at least meet expectations.
I look for BYU to do so.
People that post on these boards don't represent the fan base. Most fans
agree with these articles that question coaching status quo. They just
don't post. Most of the frequent "posters" have to "one-up"
their counterpart Ute "posters." Any stated weakness, especially at
coaching position, represents admission of being inferior to their Ute
counterpart for the next argument. Cougs & Utes discussing who is best
these days, is kinda like an advertised heavyweight fight between Gomer vs
Goober or Pee Wee vs Bieber. Both teams stink (are really bad) offensively. BYU
won't be a serious "contender" for anything remotely BCS until they
get serious about the coaching position ... from the top down. What is there to
lose ... a WAC game? Oh dear. Everything to gain ... very little to lose.
So these "writers" actually get paid for this drivel?
eastcoastcoug,It's a good questions. Gary Crowton seemed
perfect on paper, but failed to reach expectations. We forget that part of the
reason BYU fans had such high expectations before the season was due to
Bronco's development of the defense.Having said that, I would
think any of the following could come in a enjoy reasonable success: Andy Reid,
Norm Chow, Steve Sarkisian, Mike Leach.
To SG and all the others in this dump Bronco Braintrust: Just who does BYU get
that is any better than Bronco? Be realistic.
What a stupid article. Bronco should stay at BYU. We have no guarantee
whatsoever of getting anyone at his level or quality. Quit baiting the fans...
OatmealWoods Cross, UT"Y Grad/Y Dad: Many Desnews
sportswriters are Ute fans."Understood, usually doesn't
take that much to rile them up. Ernest T. BassI realize
your comments are always dry sarcasm, but this time you got it right. sgnewhall, CALike Oklahoma? I realize a case could be made
for "what have you done for me lately?" How about Utah State? How
about Notre Dame? A loss, yes, but certainly no fold against the now #1 team.
At their place.
It's time for Bronco to leave. He's a good coach, but folds under
pressure when he faces a ranked team. His decisions against tough opponents are
horrible and cost games. He frankly chokes in preparing the team. His choice of
Doman as offensive coordinator is offensive. Doman is a bust and needs to go
elsewhere. He's just not mature enough to know what he's doing or what
offensive plays to call (currently boring and predictable). Where should Bronco
go? I don't care, as long as it's not at BYU. And he'd is better
suited as a defensive coordinator not a head coach.
Two years after Bronco leaves, the fans will finally realize what they had.
This is just plain pathetic. You put Bronco up to be beaten for no reason.
I'm amazed he stays with all the garbage he gets put through. Shame on you,
DesNews, for such a ridiculous article and concept.
ogmsonWhy would you read read at all?
Y Grad/Y Dad: Many Desnews sportswriters are Ute fans.
Stay at BYU and get a contract renewal. Dump Doman in favor of a Ty Detmer type
of quality head coach (albeit at a jr level) and groove him to take over the
program in 3-5 years when Bronco decides he is really done coaching. Bronco is
good for BYU....not so good for the boosters/Cougar Club donors who want 12 win
seasons every year and to win an occasional big game more than once every two
years.... but good for BYU and the student athletes and for The Church.Everyone who knows anything about who owns BYU, also knows the simple reality
is that if the program brings dishonor to the University, it also brings
dishonor to the 'owner'. On that day, football ceases as a program at
BYU. I'll take 8-10 wins a year from an honorable, toe-the-line kind of
head football coach guy; just to keep football playing in the Fall. No, I
don't want to be a Miami, Penn State, Ohio State, USC kind of program. If
we were, that is the end of Cougar football. And, there is no way I'm going
to start wearing red in the fall.
Does the desnews really want to see if they can get a coach dumped, or is this
shameless display an attempt to rile the otherwise normally placid BYU fan base?
Was the purposae of this story to make us think the sports staff are clever or
to remind us of their talent to see what others cannot? By the way, this
is NOT news. It is now even speculation since he said he is staying put.They say never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrell, so
I won't say more. I would voice a stronger opinion but you wouldn't
Bronco has one career until he chooses to quit...BYU Football!!
Bronco is a good coach - he needs a new offensive coordinator. Doman is a bust.
Meh....I was hoping for some insight, instead all the comments were painfully
unfunny attempts at being clever. Last time I'll bother reading that.