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Published: Saturday, Jan. 15 2011 11:00 a.m. MST

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Iowa City, IA

Welcome Coach Dupaix...Make Doubters Believers!!!!!

Provo, UT

@ hedgehog

The Cougars are nine month away to kicking, beating and pounding the utes on a regular basis.

You may laugh at Indy, but BYU can support it self unlike utah who has to rely on other universities to support and finance their way of life.

Just a matter of time before you see the likely hood of Texas, USC, Oklahoma, etc... moving toward Indy in football. But you'll will never utah move to Indy in football, because of their dependence of a conference and a piece of the pie.

We'll be laughing at you and "U" in the near future starting with the BYU beat down upon utah in September.

Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

Never heard of him.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

The military academies are highly disciplined - I suspect this "culture" has influenced Coach Dupaix' coaching philosophy. Joe Dupaix will inject discipline in the BYU offense like Coach Mendenhall has done on the defense. Great times ahead.

Heber City, UT

Sounds exiciting. Hedgehog has spent toooooo much time underground. Come up for some fresh air and find out what is happening in football.

Utah Girl
Vernal, UT

I'm really excited to see how the changes will affect the team. I'm very impressed with Coach Mendenhall, and glad that he has taken a bigger lead this year instead of just running things in the background. He is a great coach. I don't know anything about DuPaix, but I wish him well, and it sounds like he will fit right in. Go Cougars!

American Fork, UT

I really don't know anything about coach DuPaix other than his name and that his Dad is a great high school coach in this state. But I like bringing in hungry young guys with motivation to prove themselves. Much better than bringing in musty old has beens that your rival discarded over a decade ago, blowing the dust off of him, emptying the mothballs out of his pockets, giving him some botox and viagra, propping him up on the sideline and listening to him complain about his arthritis.

But of course young and energetic isn't for everyone. Old and ornery showing the onset of alzheimers seems to be what some want.

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

Hire Cahoon too! Create an additional position, if necessary!

Mcallen, TX

Leave hedgehog in hibernation.

I trust that Bronco is doing the right thing. Youth and fresh ideas will be great for BYU. The future looks bright.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Otis Spurlock | 7:36 p.m. Jan. 15, 2011
Ogden, UT
Never heard of him.

Funny, he has never heard of you either.
Joe, broke the news to Bobby Miles... He's elated your going to be on staff.

Dude, you are coming at the right time. Hang on, it's going to be a blast...

Highland, UT

To Carson (the one who wrote the comment earlier):

Trying to keep up with the Utes? May I remind you that you guys were exposed by many teams, especially by 2 unranked teams, and you even lost horribly to one of them? Need I remind you that when you guys played BYU, you only won by a blocked field goal, we held you guys scoreless the first half, and you had the mercy of a blind ref? Not only that, when BYU lost to TCU, we didn't lose by nearly as much as you guys did. All I can say is that we ended the season going completely different directions and if anyone has catching up to do, it'll be Utah. I guess we'll see next season when BYU takes off and Utah drops into obscurity.

GO COUGS!!!!!!!!!

South Jordan, UT

JayDogg | 2:27 p.m. Jan. 15, 2011
Orem, UT

No way we are putting gold trim in the jerseys. Now that we no long share a conference with the Air Force Academy, we're going back to the classic Royal Blue! Gold trim, are you joking?!

Murray, UT

Sounds like another very solid hire, im really liking the staff that Mendenhall is putting together. Young energetic coaches that the players will feed off and love playing for.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Thanks for sharing, hedgehog, but you should stick to your knitting.

BYU fans couldn't care less whether BYU's football staff has hedgehog's good housekeeping seal of approval.

BYU football fans are excited to see Bronco assembling a staff for the future.

If Utah fans are excited about Whit settling for a blast from the past, that's fine with BYU fans.

Curtis Hight
Anchorage, AK

I watched Joey, er, Coach DuPaix, run in the 1995 Real Dairy Bowl: he was great! I hope he and BYU are very successful, but even if he plays a prominent role in them becoming national champions he can't win my respect more than he already has by the way he treats my younger sister: commencing as a high school man and continuing now as a married one. I'm sure she's elated that he and Monica will be bringing their family to the Wasatch Front.

South Jordan, UT

What a huge move! Who is this guy?

Orem, UT

Well of course if we went back to "royal" blue gold trim would look stupid, but we did use to have it when we first started wearing "navy" blue back in 99 or whenever. The combo of the two colors looks very nice. If you want to see an example just look at DuPaix's Navy picture.

Provo, UT

I think what effected Joey Dupaix's philosophy, more than anything, was being Roger Dupaix's son, the most successful football coach in the history of Utah...

Draper, UT

Sounds like BYU is trying to copy Skyline's program. Skyline South. After the Utah game next season they play a high school schedule, so that could be a good plan!

Lehi, UT

Before Uters start dissin'coaching peds, be it remembered that most of the Ute coaching staff are former COUGARS...

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