B-Y-U's LaVell Edwards plans one more season


Thursday, August 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Provo, Utah-AP) -- Brigham Young University football coach LaVell Edwards says he'll retire after the coming college season.

The university plans an afternoon news conference to make the announcement. A school source confirms Edwards' plans to The Associated Press.

Edwards led the Cougars to a 13-and-0 record and a national championship in 1984. Under his guidance B-Y-U has developed one of the nation's most efficient passing attacks and a string of outstanding quarterbacks, including 1990 Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer and four Davey O'Brien Trophy winners.

The quarterback run started with Gary Scheide and Gifford Nielson in the 1970s and continued with Jim McMahon and Steve Young.

B-Y-U has not been shut out for an N-C-A-A record 312 consecutive games, and the team has led the nation in passing seven times under Edwards.

B-Y-U has also produced Outland Trophy winners Jason Buck and Mo Elewonibi since Edwards was promoted from defensive coordinator in 1972.