Okay, so here’s my report of the 4th Annual BYU Women’s Football Clinic. It was SO MUCH FUN! I love Cougar football…seriously, love it. So, last night was just about as good as it gets.
I went with my mom, my mother-in-law, Chris, and my sister-in-law, Liza. Chris got there early and saved some great seats up in the front for us. We had about an hour when we first got there to eat, take a tour of the locker room and press room, and to take pictures and get autographs with the players and coaches.
In the locker room – Coach Mendenhall’s office and Brandon Doman’s (former) locker
In the press box – I couldn’t believe the view…if anyone wants to give me seats in a box, I’ll totally take them!
Bronco started the night by talking about what else, but Tradition, Spirit, Honor. He also explained his “Quest for Perfection” and said he hoped that since this was the 8th or 9th time he’d explained it that some of the media might get it right… (a quest for each players personal best, which is as perfect as you can get and not a quest for an undefeated “perfect” season…although that would be great too!) I think Bronco has done great things for the program and I hope he is around for MANY years! The highlight of my night was getting my picture taken with Bronco Mendenhall…doesn’t he look happy to be in the picture with me…if only he understood that I REALLY am one of his biggest fans!
Next was a question and answer session with the players. There were 12 players there and they were all great. Wayne Latu (running back) is hilarious and seems to enjoy the spotlight. Harvey Unga didn’t seem to like the spotlight as much. One woman asked him to flex and he wouldn’t! Max Hall (quarterback) and Dennis Pitta (tight end) are now brother-in-laws. Max Hall is definitely the leader of the team. He takes charge and they all let him. They were great sports with all of the questions and provided us women with lots of laughs.
Pictures with Max Hall, David Nixon, Brandon Doman, and Harvey Unga
Next we went out on the field and got to run drills with the players and coaches. Personally, I liked the quarterback/receiver drill the best (dodging Brandon Doman after catching the ball), but they were all fun. They kept telling us to stop smiling and look mean, but it was too much fun not to so smile!
Chris works for BYU and is a big fan too. We’ve both been very excited about going to this. My mom and Liza were much more passive about it…just along for the ride. They would both say they liked BYU football, but now they are BIG fans and are totally converted…I feel like I did them a great service. We all want to go back next year. Anyone else?