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October 2001

October 2001


Words of Wisdom

LaVell Edwards
© October 2001

In 1972, BYU was 172-232-23 (.431), with only one conference title and no bowl appearances in 47 seasons. That same year, the Cougars hired Utah native, LaVell Edwards as head coach and in the next 29 seasons saw one of the greatest turn-arounds in college football history.

From 1972 to 2000, LaVell Edwards guided the Cougars to 20 conference titles, 22 bowl appearances, 13 top-25 finishes (including four top-ten seasons), a Heisman Trophy winner (Ty Detmer, 1990), over 20 Academic All-Americans and countless other national and conference achievements. The National Coach of the Year in 1984, Coach Edwards retired following the 2000 season with 257 wins.

"Patience is being able to read the defensive man and be a protector, not an aggressor."

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