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Bronco Mendenhall talks American football on New Zealand television

Bronco is very media savvy

Did Bronco Mendenhall’s comments really change the quarterback situation last week? No. They were simply more of the same rhetoric that has been going around for the last three months. The quarterback competition is still open. Yet, somehow, while still being noncommittal about a 2011 starter, Mendenhall found a way to diffuse this issue without saying anything substantive or conclusive. It was genius.

Daily Herald: Recruiting class of 2011 off to strong start

You can add USC transfer Uona Kaveinga (6-0 245 LB) to the Class of 2011 as well. He's working out with the team and will have two years to play two. So what prizes are still out there for the Cougars? Here's a look at the top guys still on the board who BYU has offered. Kasen Williams (6-2 195 WR) Skyline (Issaquah, Wash.) Austin Seferian-Jenkins (6-7 245 TE) Gig Harbor (Wash.) Harvey Langi (6-1 208 RB) Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) Brennan Scarlett (6-4 245 DE) Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.) Taniela Tupou (6-2 260 DE) Archbishop Murphy (Everett, Wash.)

Deseret News: Moses Kaumatule commits

Bingham High junior defensive lineman Moses Kaumatule committed to sign with BYU as part of the Cougar class of 2011 today after he and his family visited with Bronco Mendenhall, according to his high school coach Dave Peck. Kaumatule, 6-1, 235 pounds, had 49 tackles and 5.5 sacks this past year for Bingham and had seven tackles and a sack in the state championship game against Davis. He is the third junior at Bingham to commit to BYU. Others include running back Manoa Pikula and defensive end Baker Pritchard. The Cougars also have a commitment from Pleasant Grove middle linebacker Austin Heder, giving BYU five recruits for 2011 class.

Daily Herald: Here's hoping Heaps' recruiting work is for the best

My one concern about BYU's impressive and promising incoming class has nagged me for months, though. Wednesday's lunchtime ceremony and Mendenhall's explanations didn't totally soften that edge. It's been well documented how one incoming BYU player, highly touted quarterback Jake Heaps, has been a recruiting service all his own. He is supposed to be a really good player, maybe even right away. He wanted really good players around him. Makes perfect sense. He went out and texted them, befriended them -- all within the rules -- and courted several kids to Provo. Call these cases, "Heaps of Faith." Heaps held a "commitment" ceremony over the summer. A lot of people in blue cheered the deal in Salt Lake City. A lot of people (some in blue, but mostly others who root for rivals) rolled their eyes. But there was a very admirable quality about the over-the-top orchestration: Joined by some other future Cougars, he appeared genuinely thrilled to share the spotlight and even deflect it to his new friends. Cougar recruiting coordinator Paul Tidwell quipped a couple of days ago that he hopes he isn't soon out of a job because of Heaps. Let's hope, for everyone's sake, that this unusual strategy works out. We all know players in this class, like any other, will drift in varying orbits. Injuries, playing time availability and, of course, those two-year missions will present plenty of helter-skelter scenarios just like any other year. I absolutely love that Mendenhall mocks nerdy reporters like myself, recruiting-service geeks and even his own fan base for questioning his recruiting strategies. Truth is, none of us have a clue -- or any real perspective -- about the scene.

Orlando Sentinel: Mendenhall preaches kinder, gentler approach to coaching

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall knows his schedule is unusual, but it also might make him the happiest coach in college football. Florida coach Urban Meyer has become the poster child for the horrors of college coaching, featuring a rigorous schedule and unhealthy diet that could easily lead to massive health problems. Coaches often talk of working 18-hour days, sleeping at the office after long road trips to get a head start on breaking down film, hopping on flight after flight to woo recruits and taking less than a week off during the offseason before ramping back up again. Mendenhall looks at those coaches and sympathetically shakes his head.

ESPN: A Question Of Faith

This is an old feature on Bronco from when he first became coach. It is still an interesting read, especially now knowing how the hire turned out.

Deseret News: A Transformed - and more fun - Bronco

BYU's senior class relfects on how Bronco has changed the program, and himself.

Mendenhall Compares to Notre Dame's Charlie Weis?

"BYU has a good football team, do not get me wrong they have won ten games or more since 2006 with Bronco Mendenhall running the ship. The big complaint by a lot of people is Bronco's stubbornness to adjust his game plan whether it is on the offense or defense side of the ball. He has always said if we [BYU] execute our plays we will be fine. Now he has company with Notre Dame's Charle Weiss who apparently does the same for his team." - MWC Connection

Tons of Links: TCU vs. BYU

500 wins: How BYU football got there - The Daily Universe BCS stinks but coaches have games within the system - Ft. Worth Star Tele. BYU must contend with TCU special teams ace - Salt Lake Tribune BYU needs to make a statement against TCU - The Daily Universe BYU quarterback, offense to challenge TCU - Ft. Worth Star Telegram BYU-TCU showdown in national spotlight - KSL Coaches differ on motivation, philosophies, techniques - Salt Lake Tribune Corso famous for his wild predictions - Deseret News ESPN deserves credit for Provo visit - Deseret News Execution versus Execution - Cougar Tracks (Bronco Mendenhall Show) Football program sparks interest in university - TCU Daily Skiff GameDay much easier to find than actual game on TV - Daily Herald GameDay putting spotlight on Provo - Deseret News Hall in final running for Unitas Award - BYU Athletics Hall is more prepared this season - Deseret News Healthy Jones starting to have fun playing safety - Ft. Worth Star Telegram Jacobson could return for TCU game - Deseret News More raw emotion from Mendenhall would help BYU - Salt Lake Tribune Patterson deserves credit for TCU wins - Deseret News Payback on his mind - Salt Lake Tribune Peak of Pyramid is out of reach for Horned Frogs - Ft. Worth Star Telegram Revenge isn't a dish on the Cougars' menu - Deseret News TCU-BYU game is big for Mountain West - Wyoming Tribune-Eagle TCU-BYU 'rivalry' built on respect, friendship - Ft. Worth Star Telegram TCU reaches midway point in BCS-busting chase - USA Today TCU's terrific trio fuel Frog's bid to bust the BCS - Deseret News TCU vs. BYU Preview - ESPN Video The Bronco Mendenhall Show - KSL (Greg Wrubell) The roles are reversed for BYU and TCU - ESPN Unknown Winners: BYU's Hall and TCU's Dalton not flashy... - LA Times Weekend may influence TCU goals - The Daily Universe
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