PROVO -- Bronco Mendenhall’s contract extension highlighted the news that was announced at BYU’s Media Day. Mendenhall signed a new deal that will extend his contract through the 2016 season.
“I am thrilled to have Bronco signed as our head football coach through the 2016 season,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “Over the past eight seasons, his leadership has guided our football program back to national prominence through top-25 rankings, bowl victories, All-American athletes and overall excitement at LaVell Edwards Stadium. I look forward to what the next four years will bring with the new era of BYU football.”
During his eight years at BYU’s head coach, the Cougars have a 74-29 record, and a 6-2 record in bowl games.
“BYU is a special place and this is a special time,” Mendenhall said. “I’m excited to build on the success of our program over past eight years, and I think there's much more that we can accomplish at BYU.”
BYU announced a 3-game series with USC. The Trojans will play in Provo on September 14, 2019, then host the Cougars on the Thanksgiving weekends in 2021 and 2023.
“We have a huge number of Cougar football fans in Southern California who will love having a chance to see their team play twice against one of the best programs in all of college football,” said Holmoe. “Cougar Nation will also be excited to have USC come to Provo.”
BYU also accepted an invitation to play in the Poinsettia Bowl in 2015.