Scream at will.
I know that none of these ideas will come to pass, but hopefully it may give someone an idea of something that could come to pass.
It’s all about making changes that will help BYU football attract more 4-5 star players and win more of the significant games.
Playing FCS teams and bottom of the G5 teams are not playing significant teams, unless you lose to them, and at which time, they become significant in making us insignificant.
Keep the AD requirement that he must be a member in good standing of the LDS Church and that he hires those, as HC’s, to refrain from public intoxication, refrain from street drugs, refrain from using fowl language, and refrain from sex outside of marriage and refrain from stealing, and refrain from fighting or anything else that could be an embarrassment to the University and the ‘Church that owns it, for the full duration of time that the person is the HC at the University. Remove the requirement that the HC must be a member of the Church.
Open up the pocket book and go after coaches like Nick Saber, like Urban Myers, like Jim Harbaugh, like Bob Stoops, Jimbo Fisher, Dabo Swinney, or Chris Peterson. There are others like David Shaw,Bill Snyder, Gary Patterson,
and Bobby Petrine that also know how to take a struggling team and make it a strong relevant team. Kyle Whittingham is approaching that list, but has not yet reached it for our needs. Do the math. Paying top dollar for a coach that can bring top conference opportunities top recruits and top bowl games and top TV revenue is a heck of a good investment.
Make it possible for 4-5 star players to go on a mission after the football career, College/NFL. We have made other changes in our recent past, we can do it again to further help the program.
Hold tight to our Honor Code beliefs. Have the penalty for breaking the honor code the same as it would be with NCCA penalties. It the case where there would not be NCCA penalty, use community service as soon as the season ends. if the crime was not bad enough for an NCCA penalty, than community service should be fine for after the season. Why punish the team, the fans, the coaches, for something not bad enough to draw NCCA penalties.
Realize that the very best coaches may be able to raise a players ability to compete by teaching to execuite, to exercise and train, to be fit, but he can not teach the Natural gift of greatness that the genes have blessed some players with that earn their 4-5 stars. Peterson said, and I paraphrase, “ give me a one star player and I will make him a 5 star player by his senior year”. If that is true, than we should pay Peterson what ever amount of money he ask to coach for us.
I don’t believe it. How ever, I do consider Peterson as one of our great coaches and I would be proud to have him.
Finally, and while last, but not least. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. The coaches we have now are all relative new at what they are doing. They are all great men. We may have a tough time finding anyone else as good.
They learned much this season. Unfortunately, they learned more about what does not work than they did learn about what does work. They are still searching for this answer. Hopefully they will soon find it. In the meantime, I remain in full support for the staff that is sort of having a “On the job training” “ Learn as you go” season, full of things that need to be improved. Heads up! Next season, they will no longer be new at the job. We may all be very happy that we have had the patience to keep them.