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Mendenhall receives 3-year extension

Posted on: July 12, 2011 6:08 pm
Edited on: July 12, 2011 7:08 pm
PROVO, Utah - BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall will lead the Cougars into the unchartered waters of being an independent and he'll do so with a new contract. Mendendall said Tuesday that he signed a three-year extension through the 2013 season.

"I am absolutely satisfied with my job here and I have been treated more than fairly," Mendenhall said. "I am very realistic. There is a lot on the line going independent, so I want to ensure that I am worthy of my position. I want to give everything I have and lead the charge through independence."

Mendenhall is 56-21 in six seasons with the Cougars and has taken BYU to six consecutive bowl games. His 72.7 winning percentage is tied for seventh among the active FBS coaches with at least five years experience, trailing Boise State's Chris Petersen (92.4 percent), Oklahoma's Bob Stoops (80.6), TCU's Gary Patterson (77.8), Penn State's Joe Paterno (74.8), Utah's Kyle Whittingham (74.0) and Georgia's Mark Richt (73.9). Arkansas' Bobby Petrino is tied with Mendenhall for seventh.

Mendenhall, who took over the defensive coordinator duties midway through last season, also said he will again be BYU's defensive coordinator this season.

"Bronco is an incredible leader and one of hte best coaches in the country," BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said. "He is committed to the program and we are committed to him as the leader of our football team. Bronco is loyal to this team and the university and does things the right way, on and off the field. We are excited for the future as we begin our journey as an independent."


Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: July 13, 2011 11:33 am

Mendenhall receives 3-year extension

Funny: out of those eight coaches, one is on the hot seat (Richt) and many of one's fans wish he would retire on his own terms (Paterno).  That makes the "satisfaction rating" of coaches with the eight best winning percentages .750.  If you take only BCS coaches, it brings it down to .500.  Coaching is definitely a tough profession.  

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 1:10 am

Mendenhall receives 3-year extension

Glad to have you Bronco!  Keep up the good work.  You're great for the program.

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