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BYU, Bronco talking extension

Bronco Mendenhall AP

Much to the chagrin of what’s a surprisingly sizable segment of the fan base, BYU is looking to extend what’s already been, by today’s standards at least, a long-term relationship with their head football coach.

Broncos coach Bronco Mendenhall confirmed to the Deseret News Saturday that he and the school are working on the terms of a new contract that would keep him in Provo beyond the upcoming season. ¬†Mendenhall’s current deal runs through the 2013 season.

There was no word on either the length or the value of the new deal.

Mendenhall will be entering his ninth season at the school with a career mark of 74-29, a winning percentage of .7184.  Legendary Cougars coach LaVell Edwards, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004, retired with a winning percentage of .7179.

The Cougars, coming off an 8-5 season that included a Poinsettia Bowl win over San Diego State, will kick off spring practice Monday.

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4 Responses to “BYU, Bronco talking extension”
  1. parkcityute says: Mar 3, 2013 12:09 PM

    Congratulations to Bronco on the new contract extension. I am sure BYU wants to keep him, and we Utes want you to keep him too! We have your number, Bronco and we hope that continues!

  2. timh1955 says: Mar 3, 2013 1:56 PM

    BYU is a meaningless team and at the level of a school like Boise State. They haven’t been any good in a long time. They should be in the MWC where none of the teams are any good.

  3. Pac12Ute says: Mar 3, 2013 2:30 PM

    @timh1955 I’m not a fan of the Y and wish your comment were true, but it isn’t. Aside from the Gary Crowton years, BYU has been a pretty consistent team since the 80’s. I’d estimate that they’re at least a middle of the pack team in any big conference and slightly higher than the middle in a few of those.

    1984… beating a 6-6 Michigan team shouldn’t result in a National Championship… EVER… even if you were 13-0.

  4. timh1955 says: Mar 3, 2013 3:19 PM

    Did you watch the BYU/Boise State game last year? It was like watching two bad high school teams play and it’s too bad both teams didn’t lose as they were terrible. BYU would be a bottom feeder in SEC along with Kentucky.

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