Dick Harmon talks Bronco Mendenhall, including contract negotiations and recent decisions on the offensive side of the ball

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Dick Harmon spoke at length with the crew from 97.5/1280 The Zone Sports Network, touching on Bronco Mendenhall’s ongoing contract status, the offensive coaching staff overhaul and the decision to let Riley Nelson play while he was hurt last season.

You can listen to the full interview segment at 1280thezone.com, or by clicking here.

Dick Harmon addresses why Bronco Mendenhall may be okay with a long-term contract now, and what factors come into play in negotiations between Mendenhall and BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe.

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Riley Nelson was hurt for much of the 2012 season, but he still played. Was that Mendenhall’s call, and, if so, why did he make it?


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Matt Petersen

Matt joined the DeseretNews.com staff after three years of sports reporting and sports web editing at The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah. While there he covered BYU, UVU, high school and NBA sports. Born in Nebraska and raised in Phoenix, AZ, Matt has grown to love the scenery, sports and people in Utah since moving there in 2009 to finish his studies at Utah Valley University. Matt is an avid NBA follower and makes time to dust off the high-tops to do more than just write and watch the game.

One comment

  1. manaen

    The unasked question
    BYU was a near-elite program when RobertAnae.01 left and purportedly aiming to become an elite program. No elite programs stay at that level by hiring young, no-OC-experience Offensive Coordinators.

    The unasked question for Bronco/Tom:
    “In what way did it make sense to you two years ago to convert a near-elite program into a two-year internship for an OC wannabe?”

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