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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 1 2011 9:00 a.m. MST

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Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

This is fantastic. Can't wait to see what his effect on our talented young reciever's will be. He brings professional cred along with the fact that he has worked in the summers with a lot of our kids. Go Cougs!

Provo, UT

Wow- what a surprise!

Spanish Fork, Utah

Awesome news!!! This guy is a stud!

Orem, UT

BYU's offensive staff is going to be awesome. Young, energetic, great knowledge of the positions, great recruiters, and an old dog with decades of experience to help the younger coaches with teaching skills when needed.

Welcome aboard Ben!

Rock Chalk BYU
Lawrence, KS

Other than a Detmer hire, the consensus of the fan's hopes for coaching changes have come true!

I was at Ricks College and BYU when Cahoon was there. He was awesome! The fans in Montreal love him, and why wouldn't they, what's not to like? I think he has the on-and-off-the-field skills to be a great coach!

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

And all we were hoping for was a change at Offensive Coordinator...My, my... how things have blossomed...We didn't get Tye Detmer but in the long haul I think we came out in even much better shape. Now with Ben Cahoon in the fold the transformation will progress and this team will be a lot better than it was destined to become had things remained the same as they were at seasons end. Here's to a brighter looking future...despite the opening 2011 schedule which was just to get things rolling. Still hope that TCU will be the 13th game in 2011 even if they do beat us. 2012 will ultimately be the breakout year anyways. And despite the obvious naysayers who will jump on this...down the road I still believe that ESPN will be a catylyst in keeping BYU vs Utah a reality. Both Schools and the PAC can only benifit from it. It's not a losing propostion. Not when there's already an existing ready made lucrative market and wide Fan base to support it. Utah and the PAC have more to lose than to gain if they pass on this.


Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Good move, Coach Mendenhall.

Salt Lake City, UT

BYU's coaching staff is top notch. Very exciting. Recruiting is going to get better and better with this staff, guaranteed.

Iowa City, IA

Great hire, by by dropped passes, hello great routes. Heaps has got to be loving this.

This article says the staff is complete. Meaning the end of this chapter, no one was fired, all coaches were given notice, everyone ended up with a job. Another coaches award for Bronco.

Herriman, UT

Wonderful hire! Now BYU needs to show the patience to let these guys recruit and coach to continue building the program to be a consistent, top-25 program.

Salt Lake city, UT

good get for the Y. i lived in hamilton, ontario for a while and i got sick of watching cahoon and calvillo shred my ti-cat defense 2-3 times a year. too bad forward motion isn't allowed in the american game. i think that's what makes canadian football fun to watch. all the same though, football is football and byu got a good guy.

Centerville, UT

As a die hard Ute and 26 year football season ticket holder, I have to say congratulations to the program and fans of byU. I have had the privilege of meeting Mr. Cahoon on a couple of different occasions in the past and he is extremely knowlegeable in his area of expertise (WR's), but more importantly he is a good man and will represent his school and team with class (Max could take a lesson from Ben!). Here's hoping for his success in all games but one! ;)

Go Utes!!!

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Most notable, to me, is Mendenhall keeping the defense. Big Big news for him to keep the D.

This staff gets BYU nicely poised for good things into the future. 2011 will be a nice schedule to make adjustments to the team and set up for years into the future.

Great job Cougars

Omaha, NE

Bad for Canada, good for BYU! What an awesome hire! This team is going to be something else.

South Jordan, UT

seems like a great pick up for a positional coach.

doman is going to be the one w/ a lot of pressure - will be interesting how he does w/ the full control.. definitely like the new pick ups though.

San Bernardino, CA

Best hire ever! Cahoon is just an average guy who studied and worked like crazy until he became legendary. I can't imagine a better background for being a coach; super talented people who didn't have to work for it could never develop others the way Cahoon could. I think BYU is about to become Wide Receiver U.

Springville, UT


Talk about a fantastic addition to the program! We're cheering and rooting for you Coach Cahoon!

Welcome back to Provo!

Goooooo Cougars!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Two thumbs up on this one!!!

Go Cougars!!!

Roy, UT

Personally I think BYU has the opportunity to go 12-0 or 13-0 if the TCU game comes to fruition. I say that almost every year and then they let they're guard down for one game, and then they lose another one somewhere. I think Heaps will lose some frustration in the coming year when the WR's actually hang on to the balls they are thrown!!! Good pick up!!! I couldn't believe some of the drops last year, it was very uncharacteristic of the Cougars to drop so MANY PASSES!!! I personally think that this team is going to be good, and only get better! Way to go Bronco, way to go BYU!!!

Edmonton, Alberta

I've never been a fan of the Montreal Alouettes but Ben Cahoon was simply the best receiver in the history of the CFL. All the best Ben, your hard work and perserverance paid off and thanks for the great memories of amazing catches in the CFL. Cougar fans should be very very excited about having Ben Cahoon become a receivers coach.

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