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BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall's comments after 59-13 win over Idaho State

First Published      Last Updated Nov 16 2013 06:40 pm

Here are BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's comments to the media in his after-game press conference after the Cougars walloped Idaho State 59-13 on Saturday in front of an announced crowd of 58,645 at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Senior Day:

Opening Statement:

"Nice way to send our seniors out. Really nice way to just have a moment in front of them and their families and the home crowd. Glad we had a chance to play so many players. It might be the most players I've ever had a chance to play in a game, which gave us a chance especially this late in the season to reward that many players.


p class="TEXT_w_Indent"> The game was clearly out of hand the middle of the second quarter, and we tried to manage it the best way possible with as much class and respect for our opponent as we could, and also let our younger players play. I think we accomplished that, while maintaining some health of our starters and some of our key backups going into our next two games and before our bowl game."

On Kyle Van Noy's play near goal line:

"Yeah, the set point for him to do something that will surprise me now is, I don;t know if he can do anything that will surprise me. He is one of the most productive football players that I've ever coached or watched play. He just makes plays."

On whether Jason Munns said to play the younger guys:

"He did. I didn't know that. When I shook hands with Jase at the end, after the game, I looked back at coach Beck and he said, 'you know what? I talked with Jason earlier in the week and he said, you know what, I think the younger guys ought to play. That's just who he is. He's a remarkable young man, and leader. And those kind of experiences teach me a lot, and I was proud of him. Again, I didn't know that until I came back in the locker room and talked to jason Beck."

On why Taysom Hill struggled a bit:

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