On the 2013 season: "I do know this program can achieve more. I am very confident in what's already been done and proud of what's been done, but I want more. The players want more."
On graduated players: "We talk about players that we've lost, for eight years we've been in the top 25 defensively every year, and so it is just the next version. We don't know yet who all the names and faces will be, but we do know the outcome."
On contract extension: "I didn't see myself being a long-time college football coach. I was pretty overwhelmed with what the pace was and the pressures. However, I like it."
On the 2013 BYU team: "I expect them to be one of the most exciting teams in the country. I expect them to be relevant nationally because of the way the schedule shakes out."
BYU football's three big announcements:
Tom Holmoe: "One of the things we're looking forward to in the future is playing big-time teams, and we've been able to ink an agreement with the University of Southern California. We'll play three games with them, twice down in L.A. We'll start the series off in Provo."
Tom Holmoe: "We're going to be back in San Diego for the Poinsettia Bowl [in 2015]. A lot of the traditions of BYU Football started in San Diego, and it was great for us to go back last year."
Tom Holmoe: "We've agreed to terms on a new contract that would take [Bronco Mendenhall
] through the 2016 season. It's important for me, as the athletic director, but I think more importantly our football program, fans, our university, our student-athletes, our future football players that this great football program continues."