UVA football coach Bronco Mendenhall: ‘I only know winning football’
Mendenhall, 99-43 in 11 years at BYU before signing on earlier this month to take over the ‘Hoos football program, made a memorable first impression.
“Tonight I’m going to get a quick glimpse into who you are, how you play and what the result is going to be. Wait ‘til you see football,” Mendenhall said to wild applause from the John Paul Jones Arena crowd.
The line of the night: “I only know winning football.” This to a fan base that has had to endure eight losing seasons in the last 10 years.
As you can imagine, yeah, there was even wilder applause at this point.
“I don’t know what it’s like to be home for the holidays,” Mendenhall said. “Bowl games happen with this program. And so if the past is any indication, 11 years as a head coach, 11 straight bowl games. Why not start making it 12 next season?”
– Story by Chris Graham
UVA Basketball Fans!
Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”
Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”
Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell