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Gordon Monson: If BYU’s Kalani Sitake and his players need a chip on their shoulders, let’s give them a helping hand

His players love him, the fans love him, especially when the Cougars pull off huge wins. Hell, I love him, too. He’s a nice man, a good guy, a big ol’ huggable teddy bear, and the right coach for the BYU job, even though at times it doesn’t quite look that way. The question remains: Does Tom Holmoe — and the AD’s board of superiors — love him?

Beats me. Maybe they don’t know, yet, either.

Sitake says he coaches better and his team plays better when their backs are against the wall, when they have a chip on their shoulders, that he likes operating in tight spaces, and that he hopes to create and accentuate those uncomfortable conditions for his players and himself through the rest of the season.