Bronco no longer wanted to coach at BYU, and wanted a new challenge, with a huge pay increase. Bronco is currently the 4th highest paid coach in the AAC. His wife also wanted to try a new place. Plus, Bronco's style had grown very tired at BYU. He has a "circle the wagons" approach. Tradition, Spirit, Honor. He had very poor recruiting his past few years, as he failed to recruit the OLine and DLine at BYU. Bronco knew it was a ticking time bomb, and was very upset when asked about poor recruiting.
So far at Virginia Bronco has had 2 losing seasons. His record is 8-17 in 2 seasons. His recruiting is very mediocre for a P5. If he doesn't show improvement this season, he'll probably get fired and be back coaching in the MWC sooner rather than later. Probably at New Mexico or USU. He realizes this and has recently publicly stated that he is going to schedule very easy OOC games at Virginia moving forward (wants 3 built in wins so Virginia can be bowl eligible). He'll probably try and schedule a few MWC schools but not Boise.
The jury is out on Kalani Sitake. Kalani had a great year one, going 9-4, and a terrible year two, going 4-9, and is 13 and 13 overall. In comparison, Matt Wells is worse at 9-16 during that same time frame, against a much easier schedule. To Kalani's credit, he hired an all new Offensive Staff this off-season. We'll see if it helps. Kalani needs to improve his organizational skills.
Prediction: Kalani needs to improve, and will have a much improved season this year. I see BYU going 8-4.
BYU has got to beat Boise. And we can't allow the BYU program to be a middling program, like say a Wyoming. The fans won't accept that.