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Kathy Aiken ReportingHe will be best remembered for guiding BYU to a National Championship in 1984. But today, Robbie Bosco stepped down from his coaching position with the Cougars. Bosco has accepted another position in the University.
Today's announcement was not a surprise. After two straight losing seasons many expected Gary Crowton to make some changes, Bosco possibly being one of them, but today Robbie said it was his decision to step aside.
Bosco: "I've been coaching 15 years that's a long time...great memories as a player and coach and this felt like a great opp. And there was a chance there was an opening somewhere and I took advantage of it and it worked out real well for me."
Now Bosco will be working with former teammate Tom Holmoe and the Cougar Club in fund raising for the University. He says despite two straight losing seasons, his relationship with Gary Crowton is solid and it did not play a role in his decision.
Bosco: "We had a good relationship and glad for the three years I had with him, but there were no problems there and we feel good about the parting."
He also feels good about spending more time with his family. Recruiting trips had him away more than he liked, and with six children he'll spend more time on their sidelines.
Bosco: "I want to go to their games more, do more family things together. You know as a football coach it's difficult to do things as a family."
Karen Bosco: "The kids are excited and he'll be home more. A daughter in high school sports and help coach so we're excited, it will be a good move."
Bosco starts his new position immediately. Meanwhile head coach Gary Crowton says he has no plans yet for a replacement, fueling speculation that he may call the plays next season.
Robbie Bosco Bio
Years at BYU: 15
Years Overall: 15
Prior to BYU: 1989 graduate assistant at BYU
Bowl Games Coached: 10
NFL Players Coached: 6
Of Note: Received the 1999 Unsung Hero Award from the American Football Foundation ... Has been inducted into the Kickoff Classic, Holiday Bowl, and BYU Halls of Fame ... played in the Holiday and Florida Citrus bowls.
Playing Career: Drafted in the third round by the Green Bay Packers, where he played two seasons in the NFL ...quarterbacked BYU to the 1984 National Championship with a perfect 13-0 record and led the nation in passing ... was twice voted third in the Heisman Trophy balloting ... set 10 NCAA records and was a second team All-American at BYU (1983-85).
Education: BYU (1989, M.A. in physical education); BYU (1985, B.A. in communications); Roseville HS (Roseville, Calif., 1981).
Hometown: Roseville, Calif.
Family: Wife (former Karen Holt), daughters (Amber, Karissa, Alexis) and sons (Dallin, Wesley, Collin).