There is a hot seat in Provo, and BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall is sharing it with his young and inexperienced Defensive Coordinator Nick Howell. There was little outrage at the DC promotion given to Howell this season–he’s been working with the defense since 2007 and most felt he was doing a good job and deserved the promotion. However, as he has guided the defense to a very underwhelming 2014 campaign there are certainly now fan rumblings calling for his dismissal. These voices of dissent have pointed out that Howell is very young (he’s now 35), had no prior D1 coaching experience, didn’t even have a winning record as a High School head coach at Ben Lomond, and didn’t play a single down of collegiate or professional football. I say those are all dumb arguments.Read the full story at BYU Insider
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