Mendenhall looks for progress in year two at UVA
Bronco Mendenhall surprised many when he left BYU after 11 seasons to take over a Virginia program with 15 wins in four seasons. But to listen to Mendenhall at the start of Friday's interviews at the ACC media days, he was ready for a rebuild after what he described as "an intentional choice." Virginia went 2-10 in Mendenhall's first season with one ACC win. By comparison, Mendenhall never won fewer than six games and had five seasons with at least 10 wins at BYU. Still, Mendenhall said it was "gratifying, invigorating, challenging all at the same time." The coach it was what he was ready for at this stage of his coaching career and he's "getting exactly what I wanted and what I chose." The league's Coastal Division teams are on the schedule for Friday's interviews in Charlotte.