Rock On: Bronco gets his BYU on (8 items)

By , Deseret News

June 24, 2014


Among the gems uncovered at BYU’s football media day on Monday was Bronco Mendenhall’s admission that royal blue is his favorite uniform color. He said he asked about switching back to the traditional color when he first got his job, but was denied.

“Royal blue is the way I see BYU, still,” he said.

That will return, at least for some games this year. Also set to go is an all-white uniform combination, which he told 1280 The Zone could include “all kinds of symbolism.”

Why does Rock On sense a “tradition, spirit, honor” moment approaching?


Cougar athletics director Tom Holmoe said Mendenhall’s plea to the Austin American-Statesman for Big 12 inclusion wasn’t orchestrated.

“We may have a different approach to it,” Holmoe said, “(but) we have similar goals in mind — so we’re on the same page.”

Does he mean the what-were-you-thinking page?

2 of 8. ME, MYSELF AND Y.

Mendenhall said BYU is “THE national team to be talked about because BYU’s brand does stand alone and always will.”

Just wondering: If you want to get in a conference, wouldn’t you want to downplay the “stand alone” angle and pick up some “one-for-all” material?


Possible headline about the rash of inexperienced NBA head coaches: “Cleveland Becomes Latest Team to Find its Coach by Watching SportsCenter.”


Cougar running back Jamaal Williams told 1280 The Zone he thinks the St. Louis Rams will win the Super Bowl.

“I feel it. I had an itch in my right armpit. It’s my lucky armpit,” he said.

For once, Rock On has absolutely no comment.

5 of 8. TIMELESS

Tim Duncan has exercised his $10.3 million option to remain in San Antonio.

Sources say the city plans to construct Duncan viewing panels and display cases next to The Alamo, so tourists can study the city’s two oldest structures simultaneously.

1. Eddie Would Go
June 25, 2014

"Also set to go is an all-white uniform combination, which he told 1280 The Zone could include “all kinds of symbolism.”"

Sorry, I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...

2. BYUalum
South Jordan, UT,
Nov. 4, 2014

Huh? I just swallowed with pride! I really like Bronco Mendenhall. He's had a rough year, and he has stood tall. I am very pleased with him as coach of the BYU football team!

Go Cougars!