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Bronco Mendenhall: 2012 Colorado Coaching search profile

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  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    BYU Profile

    Official Website

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    Born: February 21st, 1966 Alpine, UT

    Alma Mater: Oregon State 1987


    Coaching Experience

    Brigham Young (2003-present)
    Head coach (2005-present)
    Defensive Coordinator (2003-04)
    New Mexico (1998-2002)
    Assistant Head Coach (2002)
    Defensive Coordinator; Secondary (1998-2002)
    Louisiana Tech (1997)
    Secondary
    Oregon State (1995-96)
    Defensive Coordinator; Secondary (1996)
    Defensive Line (1995)
    Northern Arizona (1993-94)
    Co-Defensive Coordinator; Secondary (1994)
    Secondary (1993)
    Snow College (1991-92)
    Defensive Coordinator; Secondary
    Oregon State (1989-90)
    Graduate Assistant; Defensive Line
    2005 BYU 6-6 5-3/T 2nd MWC Las Vegas L, 35-28 vs. Cal
    2006 BYU 11-2 8-0/1st MWC Las Vegas W, 38-8 vs. Oregon
    2007 BYU 11-2 8-0/1st MWC Las Vegas W, 17-16 vs. UCLA
    2008 BYU 10-3 6-2/3rd MWC Las Vegas L, 31-21 vs. Arizona
    2009 BYU 11-2 7-1/2nd MWC Las Vegas W, 44-20 vs. Oregon State
    2010 BYU 7-6 5-3/3rd MWC New Mexico W, 52-24 vs. UTEP
    2011 BYU 10-3 Independent Armed Forces W. 24-21 vs. Tulsa
    TOTAL BYU 66-24 (.733) 39-9 (.813) Las Vegas, New Mexico, Armed Forces 5-2 (.714)


    Bio


    During his seven seasons as the head coach at Brigham Young University, Bronco Mendenhall has returned the Cougars to the ranks of the nation's top teams. Taking over a BYU program in 2005 that was coming off three losing seasons, Mendenhall has guided his teams to seven straight bowl invitations, two outright conference championships and regular national top-25 rankings. The Cougars finished their first season as a football independent in 2011 with a 10-3 record and No. 25 final ranking to finish nationally ranked for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

    Under his leadership, BYU has earned a 66-24 (.733) record over the past seven seasons to rank No. 15 in total wins among all teams in the nation during that span. The Cougars have received seven straight bowl invitations for the first time since a string of 17 consecutive bowls invitations from 1978 through 1994. Mendenhall is the only coach in BYU football history to take his first seven teams to a bowl game.

    Mendenhall has led BYU to bowl wins in five of the last six seasons to become the first Cougar teams to ever win five bowls in a six-year span. Nationally, BYU is one of only seven programs to win five bowl games in the last six seasons. The Cougars have also won 10 or more games in five of the past six seasons and five of Mendenhall's seven seasons overall. In fact, only four programs have had more 10-win seasons over the past seven years.

    After a 6-6 first season in 2005, the Cougars have achieved a 60-18 record over the past six years -- only nine teams have more wins over that span. BYU is one of only six FBS programs to win 10 or more games during at least five of the last six seasons, and BYU and Boise State are the only programs in the West to achieve that consistent level of success. From 2006-2009 Mendenhall guided the Cougars to four straight seasons with 10 or more wins for the first time in school history.
    BYU's success under Mendenhall is also evident in the national rankings and NCAA statistics. BYU has finished ranked in the top 25 in the various national statistical categories 88 times in the past seven seasons (46 offense, 32 defense, 9 special teams, 1 misc.). The Cougars have achieved 55 top-15 statistical rankings, 37 top-10 rankings and 19 top-5 rankings in that span. The Cougars have also been ranked in the top-25 polls during each of the past six seasons and finished ranked No. 12 following the 2009 season -- the program's highest final ranking since finishing No. 5 in 1996.

    Another hallmark of Mendenhall's program has been the emphasis on balance and priorities in the many other facets of life outside of football. Reflecting that emphasis, BYU consistently received the most academic all-conference honorees each season as a conference member and ranks tied for third nationally for Academic All-America recipients over Mendenhall's seven seasons at the helm. Seven Cougar student-athletes have been named ESPN Academic All-Americans in that span. Among all FBS schools only Penn State and Nebraska have had more during that period.

    Before going independent in 2011, BYU was consistently a top MWC contender under Mendenhall. BYU achieved a 39-9 (.813) conference record over the prior six years to help the Cougars complete their 12-year tenure in the MWC with 64 conference wins -- the most of any MWC school in the span. Mendenhall has also helped the Cougars bring bowl wins over Oregon, UCLA, Oregon State, UTEP and Tulsa

    Mendenhall also serves as the team's defensive coordinator. The Cougars had the nation's No. 13 defense in 2011 to help BYU become one of only 11 programs to receive a final Top 25 overall team ranking in at least one of the two major polls during five of the past six seasons. BYU is one of only nine teams to do so in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
     
  2. UtahBuff

    UtahBuff New Member

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    Most of the local media here in SLC give us a snowball's chance in hell of landing Mendenhall. FWIW.
     
  3. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Isn't he Mormon? Why would he leave?
     
  4. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Being reported on Netbuffs that he interviewed today.
     
  5. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    What is this netbuffs you speak of?
     
  6. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Twitter now reporting as well:

     
  7. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    Well, guess Woody was on to something. Not really sure how I feel about this.
     
  8. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Hmmm, looks solid to me
     
  9. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Meh. Give me Strong, Diaco, or Golden.
     
  10. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Id be good with this hire.
     
  11. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I can't imagine why he would want to leave BYU where he could aspire to winning Las Vegas Bowls.

    In all honesty, his track record is pretty damn solid.
     
  12. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I'd be curious to see the thoughts on him if he coached somewhere other than BYU
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This would certainly step up the Utah game as more of a rivalry.

    Bronco's a hell of a coach.
     
  15. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    Well isn't that part of the deal. If everything was the same about MacIntyre, except he was the coach at Cincy, how dramatically would the perception change. The school you've got experience with is a big part of the evaluation, no?
     
  16. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    If he interviewed on a Sunday he is likely not a very good mormon.
     
  17. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    :lol:
     
  18. CUAviator

    CUAviator Well-Known Member

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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    73-29 record as a head coach. 5/8 seasons finishing in the Top 25.

    That's a program that doesn't pull in Top 40 classes. He's landed some guys that everyone in the west wanted, though.
     
  20. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    I think at a program that accepts a more diverse assortment of student athletes, we may be able to see those kind of results here.
     
  21. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Dumb question - can we accurately judge his recruiting? The Mormon thing probably helped him a bit with some kids & probably caused others to take BYU off their list completely.
     
  22. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I don't think it is dumb. It's similar but different to our discussions of recruiting at Air Force.

    I think in general it makes it harder. Not to play the racist card like our B4L friends have, but Mormons are not necessarily the stereotypical football player in the BCS. BYU is pretty strict about applying their belief system to their student athletes.

    I believe just a year or 2 ago they punished (maybe even kicked off the team in hoops?) a kid b/c he had premarital sex. Imagine if that is a screening criteria for recruiting!
     
  23. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I am actually liking him even more now that I just researched my comment about BYU kicking off a BB player b/c he had premarital sex. Here is a quote about the honor code which applies to the student athletes as well:

    http://www.care2.com/causes/basketb...yu-team-for-premarital-sex.html#ixzz2DxAZIQ7Z
     
  24. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    Why are you liking him even more now?

    This is old news, and I'm not sure what you're getting at.
     
  25. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    0%, 0%, 0% chance. So who is next? I love people hating on coaches only to post completely unrealistic candidates instead
     
  26. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    My point is: If he is regularly have winning records, playing and frequently beating BCS teams, going to bowl games, etc. with a team made up of recruits that have to meet that hardcore honour code, than the "additional challenges" of recruiting to Colorado because we expect better academics than others should be "easy for him"

    Therefore if he is achieving all those victories w/ hardcore restrictions like BYU, he should be able to do even better at CU w/ less strict requirements on recruits.

    Can you imagine being an HC at a school that put restrictions on facial hair, drinking coffee/ alcohol AND premarital sex!!! Isn't that half the reason kids go to uni?
     
  27. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    Uni? Where are you from?

    Anyway, thanks for clarifying. I thought most sports fans were aware of what the typical BYU athlete is like, or is at least willing to confirm to.

    The restrictions can't be too tough, or they're at least probably fairly easy to get around. Heck, Jim McMahon made it through his time at BYU. I think it was much harder for him to deal with the restrictions imposed by Pete Rozelle.
     
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  28. SINKRATZ

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    Not saying you won't end up being right about those 3, but don't pretend like you know we have no chance with them.
     
  29. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Isn't mike leach a alum?
     
  30. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    OK, Strong I can certainly see as being unrealistic and Golden it's hard to say with the state of the Miami program, but Diaco is completely realistic. Or at least he should be.
     

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