SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - The National Kidney Foundation of Utah Golf Tournament is one of the few times you'll ever see the Utes and Cougars working together for the same cause. It's a day when coach Kyle Whittingham and coach Bronco Mendenhall both lend their support to a good cause and put their golf swings on display.
"It makes me laugh because what do you think when you're so bad," Mendenhall said.
For years it's been about which coach could assemble the best foursome. Today, that coach was Kyle Whittingham. His team of current linebacker Chaz Walker and former quarterbacks Scott Cate and Scott Mitchell won with a 16-under-par 56. Ever since the first year the coaches participated, the losing coach had to sing his rivals' fight song, which attracts a lot of media coverage. This year, Mendenhall sang along to the BYU fight song.
"I never know what the heck is going to happen when I get up there," Mendenhall added. "I had the red pom poms but I don't know the words to the Utes fight song. Then the Cougar one played and I know the words to that so I switched out."
Former coaches LaVell Edwards and Ron McBride were always willing to sing. They were both in attendance this year and spent some time making jokes about one another.
"It was a lot more fun when we were trying to out cheat each other," Edwards said.
"I used to always bring a surprise guy," McBride added.
"Yeah, like the University of Utah golf team," Edwards said with a smile.