BYU coach thinks team will ‘bounce back from the slow start’

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PROVO — Starting the season with one win and two losses is not where the BYU football team wanted to be three games into the season.

They’re heavy favorites against Middle Tennessee State this Friday, so that should be win number two.  But they still have some tough games to play the rest of the season, against teams like Utah State, Boise State, Wisconsin and Notre Dame.  Those tough games could make it a challenge for BYU to win six games to become bowl eligible.

But head coach Bronco Mendenhall thinks his team will bounce back from the slow start.  Here’s his response when he was asked where BYU is currently as a program.

“I think we are one of the best in the country, at least if you consider top 25 consistently,” Mendenhall said.  “I think we all acknowledge we’ve been here before at 1-and-2.  I’m not sending any flares off nor hitting the panic button.  We’ve been 1-and-4 before and we’ve yet to be excluded from a bowl game.  We always just find a way to be resilient and win, because that’s who are players are.  I think we are a consistent winner, and I think we’re a program, and a head coach that is expanding scheme and strategy with the hope to return to be even better than we’ve been.”