BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall and Athletic Director Tom Holmoe addressed the media hours after news broke that Mendenhall had accepted the head coaching position at the University of Virginia.
“This isn’t something that can be scripted, nor is life something that can be scripted,” an emotional Mendenhall told reporters at the news conference. “Who I am now has been shaped, molded and directed through BYU. I am a product of Brigham Young University and I’m fortunate and lucky to have been challenged and given the opportunities that I’ve been given here in a way that is not explainable.”
Mendenhall said that a desire for change, growth and development was at the heart of his and his family’s decision to accept the Virginia job.