Sure fire NFL careers:Ansah (obvious)Stephenson as a punterHorneug as a deep snapper (Denny has been doing it for 10 years! Forget
training your kid to run with the ball -- shortest NFL careers -- teach him to
deep snap!)Possible: Fuga -- good size, great strength, great
character, and if he finds the right team, it will work.The rest
might make practice squads but there are lots of "them" around. Tough to
@Bluto,I'm just saying its a reasonable expection of a coach to
be able to identify, recruit, land, coach, and land kids in the NFL. I would
imagine any significant BCS program has those expectations of their coaches.For example, Whittingham has done that 20 times.How many
times has Bronco done that?Don't want to answer do you?I'll answer for you:Zero.Bronco hasn't
been able to do one time what Whittingham has done 20 times.And yes,
@Two forI clearly stated these were the players who were at BYU with
Bronco, which then went on to the NFL..I count 26. (I've removed
Hoke).Nobody is sliding anything.These are the facts.These
players were at BYU under the Bronco era, period.Which you still fail to
recognize.He was involved in their development and preparation.You can't deal with the fact, that your phony narrative, that "BYU
has not sent anyone to the NFL under Bronco", has been exposed.You
didn't do your research before floating yet another phony construct.The "Mask of False Bravado" has been peeled back on every Ute
fan, who thought they would take the Pac by storm.Utah competes in
17 sports? They are at the bottom in just about every discipline.Outside
of gymnastics, they can't even hope to compete for Championships.And all U have left is arguing over tedious minutia with your ever watchful
eye on all things BYU.....That SCREAMS Insecurity on your part.BYU
has Legacy, Brand and National Exposure.8-10 of BYU's programs each
year, rank in the Top-25.Utah can't begin to match that...
Bronco was a coach at a PAC 10 school before Utah had even thought of becoming
the whipping boy for the PAC 10.
I beleive he also sent a guy named Brian Urlacher into the NFL while he was at
@ NevadoCOugWhitt is the head coach. He is responsible for every
single player that is present on his roster. The players I mentioned played
offense and graduated the year Bronco was brought in as a DC. Bronco
didn't coach them, develop them, recruit them, etc. Someone will have to
explain to me why Bronco would get credit for those players going to the NFL.@ BlutoCall me insecure, but I'm not the one trying to
slide dishonest numbers by to make my team's coach look better. Like I
just said, Bronco does not get credit for offensive players that made it to the
league while he was a DC. Currently in the league, the number of players from
Utah completely dwarfs the number of players from BYU. That indicates Utah is
better at developing NFL caliber players. It doesn't take anything away
from BYU, but those are the facts.
@Two forNo, I listed every player that played under
"Bronco's Era and Tutelage".Outside of Hoke (I'll
sitpulate) every player I listed was there when Bronco was.Every
player listed made an NFL roster and recieved a check.Something you never
did.For years, all you insecure Utes have said that Bronco has never
put anyone in the NFL. Now, who's being dishonest?Booyah!
Two For Flinching:In other words, by your logic, Whittingham
can't take any credit for any Ute offensive players currently in the NFL.
I'm guessing that would put the Ute total far below the 20+ that the troll
is claiming.Again, this isn't a measuring stick. How many
Harvard players are in the NFL? Are you going to say that the coach at Harvard,
or any other Ivy league school is a bad coach? Just by their NFL numbers?Now don't get me wrong. I'm not comparing BYU to Harvard as
an academic institution. All I am saying is that both schools have standards
that severely limit their recruiting.And as someone else pointed
out, there are a significant number of players from BYU who chose not to play in
the NFL at all. I'm sure there are a number of former Utes who made the
same choice. So again, not really important, is it?
Bluto,So zero? What a coach. What a program.
@ BlutoYour list is extremely suspect. Chris Hoke graduated from the
Y in 2001. That was LONG before the Bronco era began. Reno Mahe and Spencer
Nead were offensive players that graduated in 2003, the same year Mendenhall was
hired as a DC. Giving Bronco credit for Mahe and the two reps Nead took in the
NFL is a stretch to say the least. Same goes for Joe Wong. I'm sure there
are plenty of other 'dishonest' names on that list as well.
@Christy BYou've been schooled.Deal with it!Prima
Crafty wordplay?It's crafty to think a coach in 8 years would
recruit and land guys in the nfl?Your list of guys now working at
Verizon is pathetic. Sabah, spurrier, miles, Meyer, and yes
whittingham all haveOVER 20 each of guys recruited and landed in the
nflYou are embarrassing yourself by not admitting reality Your coach has exactly zero guys he ha recruited and stuck in the nflAll I am saying is do you think recruits know this?But good job on
your current Verizon employee list.
As much as Chris B. obsesses about and tries to downgrade Bronco Mendenhall, I
would love to see him have the opportunity to interview him in person and ask
him face to face. My suspicion is it would turn out a lot like suspender boy
after last year's game. Wait, Chris are you suspender boy? Thanks for
continuing to prove that despite all your noise to the contrary about
"your" BCS membership ( what sport do you play anyway?) and being beyond
the BYU rivalry, BYU will always be the measuring stick for Utah football.
.... and of all these, Ziggy will be the only Coug drafted. Even though Hansen
was invited to the combine, don't get too excited that he'll
automatically get drafted. Matt Reynolds, who the DN was touting all 4 years he
started as one of the greatest Cougs o-lineman of all time, went to the combine
last year as a sure-fire draftee .... and was a non-drafted free agent who
enjoyed quality time on the practice squad.
@Chrissy BHere is a list of BYU players who made NFL rosters and
which played at BYU, in the "Bronco Mendenhall Coaching Era".
2003-2012.Your failed attempt at crafty wordplay
notwithstanding...These are indeed players that went from
"Bronco's Tutelage" to the NFL.Archibald, Ben Beck, John Bockwoldt, ColbyBright, Travis Coats, DanielCollie, Austin Denney, John Feinga, RayFrancisco, AaronHall, Max Hoke, Chris Jackson, Scott Kehl, Bryan Mahe,
Reno Nead, SpencerNixon, David Pitta, DennisPoppinga,
Brady Reid, GabeReynolds, Dallas So'Oto, VicTahi,
NaufahuTonga, ManassaUnga, Harvey Watkins, Todd Wong,
Joe Young, Scott That's 27 players from BYU who recieved
and are still receiving, NFL paychecks. Booyah!All this even
in the abyss of the Mtn. televison contract.As is quite evident, with
BYU's newfound National Exposure and with their long established Brand,
things are only going to get better for BYU's pipeline to the Pros..Now Chrissy, we're still waiting to see so much as a High School
Letter from your storied athletic career. We'll accept a jr. jazz
participation trophy at this point.
Bronco has been with the BYU program for 12 years.Eight as a head
coach.Therefore, every BYU player which has made an NFL roster since
then, Bronco can lay claim to being instrumental in putting them there.Your narrow minded attitude is just so desperate and tedious.I thought
all you Utes left BYU behind? Hilarious!Ziggy going in the
first round is really flipping you out, as another one of your false narratives
is destroyed, while your "Mask of False Bravado" is revealed.
@ Chris B.What we are saying is that we don't care. BYU's
mission never has and never will be about putting players in the NFL. If some
players make it and choose to pursue it, then great. Most players even on a
team like Alabama are going to end up doing something other than playing in the
NFL. Go Cougs!!!!
Can someone please remind me how many BYU players had the choice to pursue an
NFL career, and chose not to, due to personal reasons, beliefs, etc.? Since when
has an NFL career been the measure of a man's succcess?
@byufan1993 and fibonacci,Is that your list then?Looks
something like this?Guys Bronco has RECRUITED and PUT in the NFL:
Chris B. - why no reference to the BCS? You turning over a new leaf, bro?Anyways, I'll answer your question. I can only think of four
(record books show five but, I cannot remember which year Matt Reynolds was)
though I see two first rounders in the next two years:1. Austin
Collie2. Daniel Coats 3. Bryan Kehl4. Todd Watkins
Chris B.Based on your comments, you would think that putting players
into the NFL is what makes a team great or a coach great. BYU's success is
not measured by the number of NFL players that are playing. BYU has been a very
successful program and will continue to be successful no matter how many players
are in the NFL. Having said that, I'm still excited to see Pitta excel in
the NFL because he is the epitomy of a an athlete with a strong work ethic and
Chris B Why should you care? I thought you were too big for us or
whatever? Obviously not by your obsession with us
Can somoeone remind me how many players bronco has RECRUITED and PUT in the
NFL?A list would be interesting, if a byu fan could help me out.Thanks!