Thank you for your respectful disagreement. I suspect that if each of us try hard enough, we will find some truth in what the other of us has perceived from our different points of view.
Perhaps I have been too critical of Bronco in the way that I perceived that he mishandled this 5 star quarterback and the one before him, (Ben Olson). Maybe I just don’t like to hear the things, (right or wrong), that I heard from Bronco and unfairly, perhaps, I extended that dislike to areas that were unfair to Bronco.
I don’t like to hear a coach tell a 4-5 star quarter back that it is they that should be grateful to be accepted by BYU and not the other way around. That 4-5 star quarter back could have been accepted at any University and I believe that the Y should should be grateful to get them.
I told like the fact that a head coach tells a 5 star QB that has had professional training since the 5th grade, and earned his stars at High School, that those stars mean nothing to the coach until that player proves himself, as though all the said work than he had done since the 5th grade and in High School meant nothing.
I don’t like the fact that the coach was so quick to point out the 5 star players inability to get along with the team instead of helping him and the team form a good working relationship. I see a lot of potential that was not developed. I am sad for the boy and for the team.
I don’t like to have anyone set themselves up as the one to teach me their values assuming that I would not have those values unless I learned them from that teacher. I see that as patronizing. I did not like it when Bronco lectured to the seasoned coaches in the Nation that Football was just a game and was not all that important and that we should never run up the score. Then he didn’t practice what he preached. I am proud that we were able to get a 59-0 score from UCLA. I would have been disgusted to get less than the 70-0 scores from those FCS schools. I am not against getting the best score you can. I would prefer playing all the back up to give them experience and keep our starters from unnecessary risk of getting hurt, but still, I am okay with those scores. I am not okay with being a hypocrite. I am not okay sitting yourself up as the one to follow when you find that you are unable to lead in the manner that you instructed.
With all of these built in bias, on my part, of which i speak, perhaps I project too much negativeness towards the person that I had hoped would develop the kid to his fullest potential.
Perhaps, the kid, with all of his previous success and with all of his talent, regardless of his age and apparent immaturity, should have been able to overcome the fact that he gave up going to any P5 university he would choose, to come to a University that did not appreciate those stars and could not be guided to get along better with his coaches and thus, the team. I apologize. I do respect you GTwo and your opinion. We will just have to continue to respectfully disagree on this one, even in the areas that I see myself as perhaps unfair and bias for the reasons stated.