An interview with BYU Head Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall shed further light on the uniqueness of the school’s programs.
Balance is important in the Mendenhall coaching style, for which he has borne criticism. #55, senior defensive tackle from Anchorage, Alaska Eathyn Manumaleuna said, “God comes first, family comes second, then school and then football. That is coach’s priorities too.”
According to Mendenhall “…all sports are for us to teach the most vital lessons about our Father in Heaven. The school in which I work represents my faith and football is not first in life and I don’t want it to be first in theirs yet I do want to win a national championship and I do want to show that you can have a completely balanced life through academics, through social conduct, through spirituality through service and be great at what you do.”