Report: New Mexico targeting Bronco Mendenhall

New Mexico is targeting former BYU and Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall to fill its coaching vacancy, ESPN reported Tuesday.

Mendenhall, 57, compiled a 135-81 record in 17 seasons as the head coach of the Cougars (2005-15) and the Cavaliers (2016-21).

He led BYU to 11 straight bowl games and took Virginia to three in a row, including the Orange Bowl during the 2019 season. His teams were 7-7 in bowl games.

When Mendenhall stepped down at Virginia in December 2021, he said he was not retiring from coaching.

New Mexico fired head coach Danny Gonzales last month after he compiled an 11-32 record in four seasons at his alma mater, including a 4-8 record in 2023.