Robbie Bosco: Interview Snippets from a National Championship Quarterback

Aug 22, 2022

Robbie Bosco took over as BYU quarterback after Steve Young graduated. He lead the Cougars to a perfect 13–0 record, defeating Michigan in the 1984 Holiday Bowl and clinching BYU’s first national championship.


During the 1984 season, Robbie completed 283 of 458 passes for 3,875 yards and 33 touchdowns, despite multiple injuries. He led the nation in passing yardage. He also finished second, behind Doug Flutie, in pass efficiency and third in the Heisman Trophy voting. He finished his BYU career with 10 NCAA records.


Initially, Robbie Knew Very Little About BYU


Robbie grew up in California and didn’t know much about BYU football. However, that changed very quickly after he saw Marc Wilson play.


(video length: 2:29)



Marie Osmond Asks About His Shoulder Injury


(video length: 2:36)



Marc Helped Robbie Get Started in His Coaching Career


“When I got cut from Green Bay I asked Marc what he thought I should do. He replied, ‘What do you want to do?’ I told him, with all my injuries, I felt like I was done. He told me that Idaho State was looking for a quarteback coach. I drove there, they handed me the playbook, and they said, ‘Let’s go!’ So, Marc helped me get started with 15 great years of coaching.”


(video length: 1:18)



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(video length: 2:14:12)



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