Dick Harmon: Mendenhall adapting to chairman of board coaching role

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  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Aug. 13, 2014 8:50 a.m.

    I have come to the conclusion that I must be on a blacklist of one of the moderators.
    I will submit my post again assuming it was a simple over site:

    I think this is a positive move for Bronco and the team. But I still think he will keep a very close eye on the defense.

  • GilmerTexasCougar Gilmer, TX
    Aug. 12, 2014 8:36 p.m.

    I hope Bronco remembers that he only used half his allotted practice days before the bowl game with Washington and the uninspired play by the Cougars proved they did not practice much. I'd really hate to see that again.

  • Ronald Uharriet SWun City, Ca.
    Aug. 12, 2014 3:44 p.m.

    No time off for the players and for the coaches until after the Bowl game in 2014.
    No more family outings until the end of the season.
    No time off for resting and healing until the season is finished.
    Depth charts must be used to replace those too tired or injured to play.

    Every moment of practice time must be used to perfect each players execution.
    It’s execution that is performed better than the foe that wins games.

    It is not time off for players and coaches that wins games.
    It is not time off for family outings during the football season that wins games.

    Every legal moment for practice must be used to perfect the execution of the game. A-men.

  • Floyd Johnson Broken Arrow, OK
    Aug. 12, 2014 2:21 p.m.

    OC Fan

    I see Texas, UCF, Boise and Houston picking up votes or low ranks in various pre-season polls. UCF is set to have one of the top defenses in the country this year. BYU will be the underdog in a few games, but no match-up on the schedule can be considered a guaranteed loss. The stage is set for a very memorable and respectable season. It is entirely up to BYU to win games.

  • Mkithpen Sandy, UT
    Aug. 12, 2014 12:37 p.m.

    My bet is 6 games into the season and Bronco is the D coordinator again. He is a true coach not an administrator as hard as he will try to be.

  • OC Fan Orange County, CA
    Aug. 12, 2014 11:11 a.m.

    With Texas ranked #24 in ESPN's power rankings, the Y has a chance to make a national statement in Austin. I hope Bronco's focus will translate to a faster start in these first two critical road games. Texas will be up for the game. Bronco's got to get the traditional early season lethargy cured because our late season schedule is so weak.

  • GD Syracuse, UT
    Aug. 12, 2014 10:34 a.m.

    I don't think a program can stay stagnant. Don't criticize Mendenhall for making positive changes. You need to read the book about Bronco "Run with the wind". A very good read and helps you understand why he does what he does. To say he is not a good coach is wrong. Look at his record. The players are putting forth a good effort and are winning more than they are losing, probably with less talent. I played high school basketball for a coach that I think was a lot like Mendenhall. My coach didn't say a lot but you felt you had to give a maximum effort just for him. I think Mendenhall is that way. I for one appreciate what he has done for the program and is currently doing. It is easy to find fault when your not in the trenches.

  • CFBFan Monterey, CA
    Aug. 12, 2014 4:26 a.m.

    Prudent minds might pause before making personal attacks and policy statements based on one tweet. There's more than one side to the story, but obviously there are those who will take any excuse to condemn their favorite.

    I'm not a Cougar but I admire Coach Mendenhall's sincere efforts to mentor young men, regardless of their background. Kudos to both Blackmon and Williams for accepting the fact that they knew the rules beforehand. Obviously they're not perfect, but their acceptance of responsibility is a true sign of maturity.

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    Aug. 11, 2014 11:50 p.m.

    Why does the BYU coaching staff start every year with a different philosophy? Do you think that this could be the problem with the program and why there is no consistency? Each year the players have to change to a completely different mind set. If this year does not show improvement over the past, it is time to go a different direction with the coaching staff.

    Aug. 11, 2014 11:34 p.m.

    Perhaps this will work - But I for one have always felt he was a first class Defensive Coordinator. He makes few mistakes in that role. On the flip side it appears that he views the offense through a defensive coordinators eyes. For example - he went for two against Boise St a few years ago because he viewed the world as a defensive move - Maybe this will turn out but I think we just lost the best defensive coordinator the school ever had.