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BYU Coach Bronco Mendenhall Calls Me Friend

Coach Bronco Mendenhall and I became friends in the most unusual way. You can read more about us in an article in the Deseret News.

Milagros Mexican Food OremWhere does Bronco Mendenhall like to hang out? At Milagros in Orem

Article By Dick Harmon, Deseret News

So, where does Bronco Mendenhall hang out?

There’s a table reserved just for him and his staff in a corner. It is there, they can have a little privacy, pound some food down while figuring out life as an independent football program.

It’s called Milagros, a Mexican restaurant at 800 North in Orem by the new WinCo Foods store.

The owner, Dave Tuomisto, forged a friendship with the very private Mendenhall several years ago, far away from chips, salsa and honey pineapple shrimp salads.

Tuomisto and Mendenhall first met over the tail pipes of a Harley Davidson. Now, Mendenhall will pass up 10 Mexican restaurants on the way to dine at Dave’s place.

“He is a friend of mine,” said Mendenhall.

And that label is quite the endorsement by the BYU coach who allows very few into his inner circle.

Read more at the Deseret News

Dick, thanks for the great story!

Dave