BYU AD indicates that changes are coming
Posted by: Chris Vannini on October 30, 2012
BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe isn't very happy, and he isn't hiding it.
While at West Coast Conference basketball media day, he spoke with the Deseret News and addressed the football program, which is sitting at 5-4 with three losses by three points or less. While BYU is No. 4 in total defense, it's No. 78 in total offense
"This is a team that, I think the expectations were high," Holmoe told the paper. "Sometimes our media and the local media, in an effort to pub the season, some players and some units on our team were made to look better than they really were. "The expectations were really, really high with a pretty competitive schedule. And we certainly didn't live up to that."
Holmoe said he and Bronco Mendenhall will address possible staff changes after the season. Holmoe said there has been chemistry issues with the staff. He considers himself a "football guy," and has national championship on his mind.
"I want to be a really great team. I'm a football guy, but I don't think there was a time when I thought, 'We're going to win the national championship this year,'" he told the paper. "You could see some of our troubles early. We've addressed some of them, but some of them aren't going to change this year. It's been an eye-opening experience for some of our players and coaches to be able to see and say, 'Oh, okay, that's what we need to do.'
"I think there will be some changes that take place between this year and next year that will help our team in many ways, in different aspects, from technical details to things that will be noticeable. It will be good."
Below is part of Mendenhall's weekly television show.
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