LLOYD: BYU football not concerned with allegations

2014-06-23T11:30:00Z 2014-06-23T21:48:04Z LLOYD: BYU football not concerned with allegationsJared Lloyd Daily Herald Daily Herald
June 23, 2014 11:30 am  • 

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe and Cougar head football coach Bronco Mendenhall addressed the investigation into allegations of improper benefits for the first time at Monday's Media Day.

Holmoe talked about how often violations happen and teams are constantly being vigilant to try and take care of them quickly and efficiently.

He went on to say that these aren't major concerns and appeared confident that they wouldn't have any effect on the upcoming season.

Mendenhall talked about the speed in which the allegations were addressed and later told me that while the big mistakes are always a concern, he is confident that the program will be responsible for staying within the rules.

I think the clear message is that the initial rumors were overblown. Holmoe and Mendenhall appeared comfortable and confident, not defensive. Simply the willingness to talk about them indicate that it doesn't appear to anything that will result in significant changes.

Check back for complete details on the investigation, on BYU's football future and everything else from Media Day.

Pre-Media Day Thoughts

Here we are at the unofficial launching pad of the fall football season in Provo: BYU football media day.

Even though camp and the season still remains weeks away, this is the first time fans and reporters get a real taste of what is to come.

I'm looking forward to sitting down with a lot of the players and coaches, finding out how the offseason has gone and seeing what they have to say about the upcoming year.

I do expect there to be some sort of big announcement, which could be scheduling a series with Penn State.

But that's all just around the corner. For now, I'm just savoring the anticipation.

No, it's not actually gridiron action, but it is a chance to talk some football and I'm always up for that.

I will be posting details on all the excitement on my blog here and on my Twitter (@JaredrLloyd), plus you can follow @CougarBlue for all sorts of updates.

Come along and enjoy the ride that will be 2014 BYU football media day.

Daily Herald sports editor ​Jared Lloyd can be reached at 801-344-2555 or jlloyd@heraldextra.com. Twitter: @JaredrLloyd. Instagram: @JaredrLloyd.

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