Truth Machine:"Bronco was interviewed for the UCLA job after
last season, which proves that the Bruins were interested in Bronco. Bronco
revealed Wednesday, December 5th, during a 45-minute question-and-answer session
with reporters that after the 2011 season he received an offer to be the head
coach at an FBS program (which he didn't identify), but decided to turn
down the offer and stay at BYU....So who should we believe?""Who" should we believe? Or "What" should we believe? Just
because Bronco allegedly interviewed for a head coaching position after the 2011
season, doesn't mean it was UCLA. You have no proof he interviewed in
Pasadena. You just filled in the blanks with your own frantic and emotional
fantasy. How do you know his interview was with UCLA, as opposed
Saying you will stay is usually the preamble to leaving.
for those of you saying that loyalty in football coaching is gone these days
i've got two local names for you just to name a few: Kyle Whittingham, and
Lance Reynolds. Kyle has been offered SEC head coaching jobs, and elected to
stay at Utah. Reynolds has also been offered head coaching, and coordinator
jobs in the NFL as well as in the NCAA, but has elected to stay out of loyalty
to BYU. I know both of these men very well, and to say they have integrity is
Great move for Coach Anderson. USU fans, want another coach with Andersons work
ethic and style...hire Ed Lamb from Southern Utah. Lamb is one of the highest
character, hardest working coaches I have been around. Very much like Anderson.
Naval VetUtah was nothing more than a stepping stone for Urban.Hawaii took Chow because he's a native son and they were desperate.
(Utah fans were happy to see him go and Utah added absolutely NOTHING to
Chow's credentials.)It was BECAUSE of Anderson that Utah
achieved the success they did in 2008; he would have been even more successful
at a higher profile school. Now he'll get his chance.
Naval VetUtah's Sun Bowl game was soooooo "meaningful"
that Utah actually DROPPED from #38 to #39 in Sagarin after beating #56 Georgia
Tech.Meanwhile, BYU's supposedly "meaningless" Armed
Forces Bowl win propelled BYU from #40 to #34, while only dropping Tulsa a few
spots to #35.-----------Chow did such an amazing job as
Utah's OC, that Utah fans were thrilled to see him leave. Hawaii took him
as an act of desperation.Anderson was the reason for Utah's
success in 2008, and it's not coincidental that since he moved to Utah
State, Utah has been in steady decline, while Utah State was rising to their
greatest season ever.-----------upinthenightBronco was interviewed for the UCLA job after last season, which proves that
the Bruins were interested in Bronco. Bronco revealed Wednesday, December 5th,
during a 45-minute question-and-answer session with reporters that after the
2011 season he received an offer to be the head coach at an FBS program (which
he didn't identify), but decided to turn down the offer and stay at BYU.So who should we believe? A BYU-hater with no inside
knowledge, or the coach who turned down the offer?
@navalSo who are you trying to convince that you actually went to
America's armpit to watch a meaningless game? Yourself? LOL!
I've got to admit, naval's "frantic and emotional" meltdown,
and post after post after post, declaring himself victorious, is the crowning
achievement of this thread. Definately one of the best ones we've had
around here in a loooooong time. LOL!Nice job Cougar fans!
@navalAnother "frantic and emotional" reply claiming
"victory". LOL!Once again hook, line, and sinker. LOL!
Truth Machine:"Sorry, but your crimson-colored glasses have
distorted you view of reality...Bronco turned down the UCLA job last season and
didn't even seek the Colorado job this year (even though he was considered
one of the top candidates)."Uh-uh! It's YOUR blue-goggled
lenses that had been distorting reality. Bronco did NOT turn down the UCLA job
last season. He was never OFFERED it. He was also never a leading candidate at
Colorado. He just had his name surfaced by a writer from the Denver Post, and
not the CU Athletic Dept. And that same writer specified that Butch Jones was
the top candidate; not Bronco. CU wasn't interested enough to interview
him.Cold, hard, miserable facts. Nobody outside of Provo wants
tooWACishandmidmajoreyfortheU:"Looking at Anderson, Chow and
Meyer, coaching at Utah isn't everything you think it is."Oh no? Look again!Meyer coached at Utah, then accepted another
Head Coaching job in the SEC for 4-times his Utah salary.Andersen
coached at Utah, then got PROMOTED to a head coaching position at Utah State.Chow coached at Utah, then got PROMOTED to a head coaching position at
Hawai'i.And, for what it's worth, Sanford parlayed HIS
coordinator's position at Utah into a Head Coaching position at UNLV.
Whittingham ALSO got promoted to a Head Coaching position after a
coordinator's position at the U. That's a grand total of 4 Utah
coordinators getting promoted to a Head Coaching job in the past 8-yrs.How many cougar coordinators had left their schools to accept a Head Coaching
job at an FBS program since Crowton left? Because I can't think of any.Seems to me that coaching at Utah would be a lot bigger of a deal than
coaching down there in Provo.
tooWACishandmidmajoreyfortheU:"...Norm Chow finally got to come
back to his alma matter, too---Utah---as the OC. How'd that work
out,..."In characteristic cougar kneejerk reaction, you failed
to read before responding. How frantic and emotional of you. I was very
specific about BigTen coaches leaving to coach at a Pac-12 school. Here it is
again (emphasis in all caps):"BigTen HEAD COACHES wouldn't
leave their jobs for a LATERAL position for a MWC (or WAC) job, but it
wouldn't be a stretch should they do so for a Pac-12 school if it were
their alma mater."Chow's situation does not apply here
because he did not leave the BigTen as a Head Coach to become the Head Coach in
the Pac-12. And for what it's worth, Chows transition (from Pac-10 OC to
Pac-12 OC) worked out just fine for Utah. He got us to an 8-5 record and into a
relevant bowl game with a D-II QB.Oh yeah...and his offense POUNDED
yours 54-10. You guys are still smarting over that one. Haha!Chow
also did not leave the U for a lateral position at Hawai'i.
You are way off Truth Machine. At least do your research first.How do you
turn down something that was never offered in the first place? UCLA never
offered the job to Bronco.And we now know for a fact HE DID
INTERVIEW WITH COLORADO on Nov 29th!
Duckhunter:Hook, line, and sinker? What are talking about? You
just got reproved and embarrassed. You didn't reel ME in. I reeled in
YOU! Don't be so frantic and emotional.
WAC man:"Why would anybody travel all the way from Philly to El
Paso to watch a meaningless football game..."What
"meanlingless game"? I didn't fly all the way to down to El Paso
to watch a Utah-UTEP game. In fact, we hadn't even played that game since
1996. I was talking about the 2011 Sun Bowl vs. Ga. Tech. Which was a
meaningful game.Anytime one plays in a #2 million New Year's
Eve game on CBS, it's a meaningful game. A "meaningLESS" game
would be whenever one plays a UTEP in the postseason, or some other game that
nobody watched, like the 2011 Armed Forces Bowl. Try to not get them confused.
timid sparrow"The only fanbase around here that hasn't had
to deal with something like this is BYU...and that's because nobody wants
their coach."Sorry, but your crimson-colored glasses have
distorted you view of reality. Bronco turned down the UCLA job last
season and didn't even seek the Colorado job this year (even though he was
considered one of the top candidates). Bronco has also been mentioned as a
candidate for several other head coaching positions in years past.Just because Bronco hasn't accepted an offer from another school,
doesn't mean he hasn't been wanted.---------LaVell was pursued for many other jobs during his tenure at BYU.And even Gary Crowton, who left BYU in disgrace, was pursued by Oregon and LSU
as an OC, which is all he ever really was suited to be and why he failed so
miserably at BYU.
99% of you would do the same in Coach Andersen's shoes. The remaining 1%
wouldn't only because they'd worry too much about what people might
say about them.
I'm not surprised that Aggie fans are having such a difficult time with
this - this is the first time you've been used and lied to by a coach. As
a Utah fan, I remember Urban Meyer saying the same things in 2004. Such is the
life of a successful mid-major.But Aggies, you can take comfort in
the fact that you are a successful mid-major, just like Utah was a decade ago.
The only fanbase around here that hasn't had to deal with something like
this is BYU...and that's because nobody wants their coach.
Utah schools will always stuggle to keep talent since it is such a small market,
and therefor the dollars just aren't there. Wish it weren't so... but
it is what it is.
I'm shocked anyone bothers with the standard "I'm the coach of
University X; I'm not going anywhere" public statements. Any fan with
even a fleeting knowledge of modern sports dismisses these worthless
"promises" as the fluff they are. If anything, it's a
bad sign when you hear a coach make a point to say things like this. It's
akin to the dreaded "vote of confidence" owners routinely give
coaches/managers a few months/weeks before firing them. He may not have had the
Wisconsin offer when he said he'd remain in Logan, but of course he knew
he'd become Ron Burgundy (kind of a big deal) and was going to get offers
with many zeroes attached.You can't blame the guy; who
wouldn't accept wheelbarrows of money to move from cold, snowy Logan to
warm, sunny . . oh, wait. Well, the money's still nice. Good luck, Gary.
Your phony assurances don't even bother me, because I actually pay
attention to sports and knew as soon as you said "I'm staying!"
that was just your way of saying "goodbye."
You expect total commitment from your players, yet you can get no commitment out
of a head coach...nice. I knew it would likely happen sooner or later, just
didn't think it would happen after his comments about staying at USU. At
some point it all boils down to the money don't it.
@ Naval VetYeah, Norm Chow finally got to come back to his alma
matter, too---Utah---as the OC. How'd that work out, especially against
Colorado in SLC where Utah was playing to be the southern div rep in the
inagural PAC 12 Championship game? How'd the Utes play at home that
day?And how many more games did Chow coach the mighty Utah offense
before going to Hawaii as their head coach?Looking at Anderson, Chow
and Meyer, coaching at Utah isn't everything you think it is. Face reality
for a change, even if it is painful. And enjoy watching (not playing) any bowl
game of your choice this year.
What a bunch of hypocrites. Honestly there isn't a person alive who
wouldn't do what Coach Andersen did. How can you fault somebody for moving
up the ladder in their chosen career or way of life. Anyone who says they
wouldn't take a big promotion, or land a job doing what they love that
improved their financial and or personal well being, be it ranching, coaching,
business, whatever, isn't being honest with anyone specially themselves.
Good luck Coach Andersen go whoop up on Coach Meyer and the Buckeyes!!!p.s. None of us know what went into making this decision. I'm sure there
were some serious personal conflict and issues Coach Andersen had to deal with.
Like the fact that his oldest son plays for USU. He does have a redshirt year so
maybe he'll transfer and follow his dad who knows.
@navl vetHook, line and sinker. Like always. How "frantic and
emotional" of you. LOL!
Naval VetWhy would anybody travel all the way from Philly to El Paso
to watch a meaningless football game in the armpit of the country on New Years
eve?Not much has changed for the WACed PAC bottom feeders; once
again, U aren't going to a bowl because U aren't good enough to beat
"Opportunities are wonderful. It was very humbling the last three or four
weeks to go through that process and be involved in jobs. You learn a lot, but
you also learn a lot about yourself and where you want to be," Andersen told
the Idaho Statesman last week. "And you sit back and take a deep breath and
know who you want to be able to be around. I love the kids I get to coach here.
... The kids I have in the program, it just was not time. I look them in the eye
and I need to be where I'm at." This is what hurts the most Coach A!
We wonder really how sincere you were about these comments??
54-IQ"Nobody is coming after Bronco."As long as
you consider UCLA and Colorado "nobody".------------MaddenCoaches have to reassure skittish recruits that they
aren't leaving, right up to the moment that they accept an offer to leave.
It's the nature of the business of coaching. No coach in his right mind is
going to tell a new recruit that he may not be staying. Just like
players, coaches have to make decisions based on what's in their own best
interest. Turning down a $2.5 million/year offer to coach at Wisconsin in order
to stay at Utah State making $700k would be foolhardy. Opportunities like this
sometimes only come along once in a coaching career and Coach Anderson had to
choose whether to stay at Utah State the rest of his career or move on.Hopefully, the Aggies will quickly find a good coach to take Gary's place
and the Utah State football program will continue to be competitive in their new
Duckhunter:"I know it hurts but you'll just have to deal
with it."I know it hurts you that you can provide absolutely no
substance to your frantic and emotional fantasy that a BigTen coach would never
consider leaving to coach their Pac-12 alma mater. I know it ALSO hurts you
that you got called out for your made-up frantic and emotional strawman
argument. Again.And from reading some of your recent comments, it
ALSO hurts you to hear that I attended the 2011 Utah-Ga. Tech Sun Bowl last
year, while you got stuck watching some irrelevant bowl game opposite Tulsa in a
game that virtually nobody else watched.That's a LOT of pain.
A Badger fan here. Folks in Madison have a decent idea of what you might be
going through. And the Wisconsin players can definitely relate to the feelings
of the Aggie players. It's a tough time, that's for sure. I suppose
you'll have to make up your minds as to whether your (former) coach meant
to deceive you or not. Yes, it's a business, and yes, the coaches need to
think about their opportunities. That doesn't make it hurt less when they
"dump" you for another school. Anderson seems like more of an
experienced, class act than our coach was. We were all really impressed with
Anderson and the Aggies when they played (and outplayed) Wisconsin in September.
So good luck to all of you. Build on the success that Anderson helped to create.
You'll get through it, it just feels really crummy right now.
Too bad that the USU job isn't like the BYU job. Nobody is
coming after Bronco.
@waccyWas that supposed to be the answer to the question that no one
@naval vetI know it hurts but you'll just have to deal with it.
A big 10 guy might leave to take a pac 12 job, but that pac 12 job would not be
the utah job which next to colorado is the worst job in the pac 12. Once again I
know it hurts but you're just going to have to deal with it. LOL!
DuckhunterHighland, UTAs funny as it is that usu fans claims about
the aggies becoming the best program in the state from here on out came to an
immediate crashing halt, not that it was ever going to happen anyway, it is even
funnier that the utah "fans" claiming anderson was just sitting at usu
waiting to take over at utah in a few years also blew up in their face. I
especially love naval vets pathetic attempt to mask his disappointment in this
occuring since there is no chance at all anderson would leave wisconsin to step
down to the utah job when it opens up in a couple of years. LOL!_____________Yay! BYU beat one ranked team this year 6 -3. Not
even ranked when they played them.What's pathetic is they could not
capitalize off that. Instead you consider wins against Idaho and New Mex St. a
title run. Now that's even more pathetic.
Duckhunter:"I especially love naval vets pathetic attempt to
mask his disappointment in this occuring since there is no chance at all
anderson would leave wisconsin to step down to the utah job when it opens up in
a couple of years. LOL!"Never had I hoped, nor posted anything
about hoping, for Andersen to replace Whittingham. Never. So it looks like the
"pathetic attempt" was YOU in your desperate strawman.
"LOL"!And for what it's worth, Andersen played Center
at Utah. So there actually COULD be a chance he'd leave Wisconsin for
Utah. Just because YOUR alumni won't return to their alma mater,
doesn't mean that ours won't. BigTen head coaches wouldn't leave
their jobs for a lateral position for a MWC (or WAC) job, but it wouldn't
be a stretch should they do so for a Pac-12 school if it were their alma mater.
I think that every time a coach changes jobs then that should automatically
release every scholarship player that committed to them. More often than not the
players commit because they want to play for a certain coach. But when he leaves
they are stuck. Not fair to them.
@MaddenThe recruits that haven't signed yet can certainly
change their minds. I'm wondering what the weicher's kid is thinking
right now because the BYU ship has sailed for him.
Good for Coach Anderson!This is the nature of the beast I'm
afraid. Sorry Aggies.
Coaches have to publicly claim they are staying. To do otherwise would undermine
recruiting, hurting the school and yourself (if you don't get a good
offer). He has every right to change jobs. Do the athletes recruited have every
right to change their minds and switch schools if the coach was a major reason
for heading to Logan?
Andersen did this exact same thing to SUU several years ago. I realize that
Money is king but he left SUU after a very short stint to be an assistant coach
at another school. His Abrubt resignation caused SUU to scramble to find a new
head coach. He should Fulfill his contract then move on. The way he left so
suddenly never set well with me. I know how Aggie Nation feels right now.
re: soonerute And allows him to play in the Rose Bowl & for a
National Championship, which the utes will never do.
Good luck to Gary at Wisconsin. Except for a certain game in
November next year, I hope you have a great first season.
SL Tribune headline says it all: "Utah State football: Aggies
say, ‘This isn’t finished’ - Utah State football, Potato Bowl
champions, optimistic about prospects for coming seasons."With
the key members of the coaching staff going with him, it will be hard for the
Aggies to stay optimistic. It looks finished to me.
With Anderson departed who will replace Kyle Whittingham when he likely gets run
out of town after a 3rd consecutive season at the bottom of the PAC?
Smart man. Sconsin is a great job. He just needs to keep getting those huge
linemen and RBs to Madison and they'll keep winning.
navel vet"Wisconsin will not play Utah next year, unless we meet
in the Rose Bowl."In other words, the Utes won't be playing
the Badgers next year, so the Utes can relax because they don't have to
worry about losing to a Gary Anderson led team, again.Of course,
losing to a Kilani Sitake led Aggie team at home may be an even bigger
At least he had the decency to call his players individually, rather than
sending out a mass text like Todd Graham when he left Pitt.
I guess what hurts the most coach A is all the hoopla about staying???
Don't go sounding your trumpet when you have no intention of staying. I
Feel badly for the players and the recruiting just got crushed! Sad day in
As funny as it is that usu fans claims about the aggies becoming the best
program in the state from here on out came to an immediate crashing halt, not
that it was ever going to happen anyway, it is even funnier that the utah
"fans" claiming anderson was just sitting at usu waiting to take over at
utah in a few years also blew up in their face. I especially love naval vets
pathetic attempt to mask his disappointment in this occuring since there is no
chance at all anderson would leave wisconsin to step down to the utah job when
it opens up in a couple of years. LOL!
@soonerute"The move allows Gary Anderson to beat the Cougars
again next year."Except that he didn't beet them this year,
or last year.....
Too bad Utah St. had to lose such a great coach. Hopefully, the winning would
be sustainable. The MWC is a much tougher conference than the WAC. So much for
that Aggie tattoo Gary got a few years ago. Oh well. I'm pretty sure Paul
"Bear" Bryant was buried wearing his Texas A&M ring.The
BigTen is a great conference to be a part of. Wisconsin is a great school --
both academically and athletically. And of course, Madison is a great town.
I'm sure Andersen and his family will be happy there.Go
Aggies!Go Badgers!Go Andersen!
tooWACish&midmajoreyfortheU:"@ Sooner Ute...Correction: This
allows Anderson to beat BYU next year, not 'again next year' as they
lost to BYU this year. USU winning 'again next year' would be against
Utah."Nope. Sooner Ute got it right.(1) Wisconsin
will not play Utah next year, unless we meet in the Rose Bowl.(2)
For Anderson to beat the Indy-WACers "again", he would have had to have
beaten them before. And he DID. I suppose in your frantic and emotional,
blue-goggled haste to to trash talk the big brother who had OWNED you 3 in a
row, and 8 of the last 11 times, you had mentally blocked out that 31-16
manhandling Anderson and the 4-8 Aggies dropped on you back in 2010.Poor traumatized coug.
Suppose you get hired at a company making $60k per year. You are making good
money, and doing very well. Then another company comes calling and offers you
$200k. What would you do? I think we all know what we would do. Sadly that is
the way it works. Good luck to Coach Andersen, he earned it. Probably making a
couple million a year now. Good for him. Hopefully Utah State can keep up the
good work from the foundation he laid.
As an Aggie from the 60's it was great to see them back again and this is a
bummer but good for him he deserves it, Nice Guy
If a division 1 athlete on scholarship changes schools he or she must sit out
one year, two years if the transfer is within the conference. Until
similar penalties are imposed on coaches under contract, or the penalty on
players transferring is lifted, this is just one more example of the hypocrisy
of big time college football. So lets stop using terms like "student
athlete" and phrases like "it's all about the kids."It is
always about the money, period.
Hm . . . has this been confirmed yet though?Who is reporting this?
Because the media reported that Bronco had taken the Colorado job which turned
out to be wrong . . . also correct me if I'm wrong but didn't ESPN
report that the super conference thing was going down before Utah was extended
and accepted the Pac-12 invite? I don't know . . . anyway if
someone can substantiate or confirm this claim then I will believe it. Until
then, is it still hearsay? Has an official statement from USU been made?
@ Sooner UteCorrection: This allows Anderson to beat BYU next year,
not "again next year" as they lost to BYU this year. USU winning
"again next year" would be against Utah.I said all along
that being the USU Coach is "only good if you are mediocre: lose too many
and the alumni wants your head; win too many and a real program will hire you
away." His record was 27 - 24---pretty mediocre overall---but he came on
strong this year and sealed the deal. And just think--he had superb training
from Opportunity Urban- "I love Utah and want to raise my family
here."Hogwash!!Too bad the Aggie fans couldn't
fill their stadium for the best team in the school's history. Watch them
now sink into oblivian again in their new conference. (Sounds like Utah's
plight, doesn't it?)Good luck Coach Anderson, at Wisconsin, but
don't look for ever playing Utah in the Rose Bowl. While you will likely
make it, they probably won't.
This hurts, and I'm a BYU fan.I never wanted Anderson to
leave.Utah State playing well, has unified this state -- it has
reduced the stupid back-biting between Utah and BYU fans. Who among us
doesn't love the Aggies? In fact, everybody loves the Aggies.This hurts. Bad.--BYU fan
Here is the reality for Utah State. You can attract a great coach like Andersen
but if he has success he will leave. John Ralston, the coach of the 1961 Aggie
team that went 9-1-1 and was ranked No. 10 at the end of the season, left for
Stanford. It is what it is. It might be best to search for a good local area
talent who might stay for a while best case because of these deep ties,
that's the best hope. Otherwise you will get a bad coach you will fire or
a good one that is out the door when the bigger programs come calling.BTW--Mike Favero is a great HS coach and might take a crack at it, who knows I
hear Louis Wong might be available too and was a college coach.
I wish him success in his future endeavors. I hope he finds all that he is
Sportsnutz I told you the coach would leave. If he truly leaves, how will you
beat BYU next year?
GA deserves a promotion to a big time program after building a Top 25 team from
nothing and helping build another winner from the ashes left behind by Urban.
Does this mean Utah State will be 2 and 10 next year and the University of Utah
will have one more win? Will Weber State schedule them for a win? Winning at
Utah State is nothing like trying to win at Wisconsin. First of all the weather
stinks, and Michigan, Northwestern, Nebraska, Penn State and Ohio State come
calling often! Iowa, Purdue, Indiana and Michigan State will not be push overs!
One guaranteed win for everyone will be the Illini! But, then again a few
million dollars a year more and playing in Dane County Wisconsin with real fans
has it's draw! But coach Anderson: Don't buy a house until you win 10
Aggie fan here and not crying at all, I do agree coaches should just be quiet
until they have coached game 1 of the following season. However I do not in the
slightest resent him for leaving. The trick now becomes to maintain the
momentum, with the investment in the new facilities it can be done. Difficult
but not impossible. Crazy to consider that just like that Gary leap frogs Bronco
and Whit. But considering what he turned around I suppose the offer is well
deserved. In the end though no crying here. Now if Chuckie leaves . . .
Good for him. I have a lot of respect for him as a person and a coach. He
didn't just quadruple his salary, he increased it by 10x. Taking both his
coordinators, he'll keep Wisconsin in the top ten for years to come.
Aggie fans will never believe another coach. It truly is sad. But, I agree
with other posters--I can't blame him, but he needed to back off the
"I'm happy here" assertions if there was ANY possibility for him to
go anywhere else. This will just leave a bitter taste in the mouths of so many
who loved him for the success he had at USU, and the way in which he did it.
Sorry to see him go, but it IS Wisconsin. He definitely left the program better
than he found it. Utah State has life again. We'll see if they can keep
the fire burning up there. Hopefully so.
If I were USU I would make an offer to the most popular coordinator ASAP. Rumor
has it they are going with him. Make a play and keep one of them.
worfMcallen, TX"Flip-flop?Anderson didn't know this
kind of offer would come when he made the statement."Every coach
worth his salt knows that an offer could come. He could worded his
'I'm-staying-here' statement a bit better. He sounds like just
another typical coach--never believe a thing you hear and only half of what you
As a Badger fan living in Cache Valley, I am happy. On the other hand, UW will
likely see him move on to greener pastures if he has success there. The prior
coach for UW stated that he wouldn't leave and that he didn't want to
be like the SEC. He then promptly took the Arkansas opening this year. I think
coaches should just shut their traps and take the jobs that suit them, rather
than break promises and leave resented, disgruntled fans.Maybe Deron
Williams was wise in keeping his future plans to himself. It got him traded
from SLC, but he is now making 100mil with Brooklyn.
The move allows Gary Anderson to beat the Cougars again next year.
IIRC, the comment that he was staying was in reference to not taking the
Colorado job. That does not mean Anderson would not accept another offer.
Technical, I know, but still. I do not blame him. But I wish he would have
stayed. It was fun watching USU the last couple of years.
Would like to say I'm shocked, but......
Flip-flop?Anderson didn't know this kind of offer would come
when he made the statement.
I called it. No one who has the success he has can say he won't go to a
bigger school given the opportunity. He's a great coach and it looks like
he's finally at a great team. I bet the USU fan's are crying into
their pillows right about now. Good move Anderson.
Hopefully Utah State can do what Boise State has done and maintain a great
program even as the carousel turns.
To I Bleed Blue: It's about the opportunity to take care of him and his
family. I'm sure it would have to be a significant amount of money for him
to leave. In this economy wouldn't you jump at the chance? Be realistic!
The only sad part is that it leaves a sour taste in the mouth of the
players and fans. Everyone else in the administration of USU probably
understands all too well and would do the same thing if the opportunity
presented itself to them. So would any blogger on this post. To
ldssoccer: Bronco Mendenhall works under a different system. Brigham Young
University coaches are more than a sports outlet. They represent the Church
worldwide. Not too many people understand or want to understand that. Mendenhall
is well liked and will keep his job next year. I don't think he will be
there for more than 3-4 years, but it will be on his terms. Arm chair coaches on
this blog can whine all they want. We love Bronco!Go Cougars!
Typical Gary Andersen...ladder climber no matter whose toes he steps on or how
or when he leaves a program. He did it at SUU and now he's going to
abaNdon the Ags. Too bad but that's Gary...he will ALWAYS look out for
himself. He speaks of loyalty but they're hollow words. I predicted his
time would be at USU would be limited. Good-bye and good riddance.
I wouldn't fault him for taking the job, however to publicly claim to be
staying with the Aggies and then to reverse course just 3 weeks later?? If this
is true he would be one more in a long line of lying coaches within college
No one can blame Coach Anderson for "withdrawing" from Logan for
"greener" pastures. When a school with as "rich" of tradition
as Wisconsin comes calling, you can't decline that
"transaction."It's sad to see him go (if that does
happen), especially after everything he's done for the program here, but I
wish him well and success in the B1G Ten. Wisconsin would do well to pay the
man what's he's worth to land him out there.
What a shame that big Money came calling again. Just when this program was
thriving they will soon be on life support again.
He took the job. Seriously he was never going to stay. Quadrupled his salary
Famous last words:"I only regret that I have but one life to
give to my country.""I want you to know that when I cross
the river, my last conscious thoughts will be of the corps, and the corps, and
the corps."“I plan to remain the head football coach at
Utah State University.”
Reports now are that it's a done deal. Any hope Bronco will take the Utah