"Harvey's first choice and what he is fighting diligently for and trying to express to the administration at BYU is that he wants to be back. This goes back to the decision he made to not declare for the [NFL] draft and to stay at BYU. ... So that is his hope. That is his intent, and that is what he would like to do."
"A long time ago at BYU, quarterbacks wouldn’t go on missions ... I’m not sure whether Jake is planning to go or not, we haven’t had that conversation."
"They're [Kona Schwenke and his family/advisors] not totally committed if that's what they're going to do. There's always a couple of players like that every year. History has shown that those that do that and waver at the end, a lot of times we end up not getting those young men, which makes us wonder how committed they were in the beginning. That's just part of the recruiting process. Some will be totally committed and stick with their word and don't waver at all, which is the majority. There might be one or two that waver at the end and feel pressure or are being recruited by other schools.
"I can't speak for coach Mendenhall, but I think his approach is, he wants kids who want to be here, who are 100 percent committed. If the kids aren't 100 percent sure about coming to BYU, then it might be best that they take a trip and go somewhere else."
"Anytime you go to Laramie in late October or November, it's always adventurous. You just prepare for the best. You really can't overemphasize it. Otherwise it can interfere with your execution and the mindset of your team. You just go up and play."
"We're not going to change for the sake of change. Nor are we going to change when we're having the success and as long as I feel like we're improving and moving forward, then I don't intend, really, any radical changes."
I would say both [MWC and WAC champs] would be deserving [of a BCS bid], but I also don’t think that is likely, and I think the only way that our conference will end up having a BCS bid is if someone is able to remain undefeated. So TCU right now has the best chance of that bid. Again, I don’t think our league has the respect yet, [to surpass] the one-loss teams. However, our conference is stronger than the WAC, and I don’t think there is any argument about that. And the teams that the top three teams in our league have lost to, or might lose to, should all be very good football teams. So it might be the year, and I could be surprised, but I am still of the opinion that you probably are going to have to go undefeated to get in [to the BCS]." - Bronco Mendenhall
Along the way, I simply wasn't told the truth by one of my players. That's probably what is most disturbing to me, but he's been held accountable now." - Bronco Mendenhall on the dismissal of Shiloah Te'o
TCU knows, as many do, that the conference championship will go through BYU." - Bronco Mendenhall
The level of criticism usually matches the level of education."
Bronco is aware that ACC officials will be working the game, and that 'through past experiences' the coaches 'know what the (officials') tendencies could be, and are 'prepared as much as possible to handle those.'"