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Published: Monday, Feb. 7 2011 12:00 p.m. MST

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Ann Arbor, MI


American Fork, UT

This is a risky hire. Cahoon has zero coaching experience. Obviously Bronco is impressed with him however and thinks he can do the job.

I hope that he becomes a great coach. I'm not one that thinks an individual has to have experience to get a job doing something. If that were the case no one would ever get a job because none of us ever had any experience until we actually were given a chance to do it. But when a head coach makes a decision to hire a position coach that doesn't have any experience doing it then the head coach is responsible for the outcome.

I look at the obvious mistake Whittingham made last year hiring the inexperienced, and very young, Brian Johnson to coach the qb's at utah. Any objective observer of that situation can see that it was a disastrous move, at least for last year. The qb's there actually got worse, not better.

Boise, ID

He is the receivers coach. He needs to teach them to run routes, catch, and block. I think Cahoon will handle all of that just fine. Can't wait for next season.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

re: hedgehog

I know you are but what am I?

Now, on to the non-junior high dialog. . .

BYU has recruited surprisingly well at WR. There is a late-comer in this year's recruiting class at WR. He's actually a Cody Hoffman, under the radar type.

I think Coach Cahoon will be a great coach and will have a lot of talent to work with.

One guy I would be thrilled to death about if BYU actually landed him is Davonte Neal out of AZ for the class of 2012. If you haven't seen his highlights on film, you'll be AMAZED at how athletic this kid is. He's a good option with his size and speed for a slot receiver type position. BYU has offered him but so have schools like LSU and USC. The Cougs will be hard pressed to get him, but wow, if they can pull it off he will be an incredible athlete on BYU's roster.

Lehi, UT

As a teacher, I love his approach. If my student misspells a word, I'm not going to make her run laps or do math facts. I'm going to have her practice spelling.

Seems like a duh statement, but it's true for sports too. If you make a mistake, do you need a negative, unrelated consequence? No. The consequence has to be related to the mistake or it does little good.

To have his receivers catching more balls if they drop one, run more routes if they mess it up, do more blocking if they miss an assignment, sounds about perfect to me.

Ann Arbor, MI

kegar klaws,

Easy cowboy, unless Davonte is a devout mormon he will choose a BCS program.

I understand you excitment though, seeing that BYU didn't offer anyone let alone get anyone of significance in 2011 class.

Captain L
Provo, UT

Cahoon has lots of experience, alot more experience than alot of coaches have. Teaching how something is done is best done by those who have done it and know how it needs to be done and Ben is a perfect fit in that regard. There are alot of great players who can't coach or explain or show or paint a picture in such a way that young players can see, understand and incorporate into their game what is trying to be taught, but I don't think that will be a problem for Ben. Ben has been the type to study, breakdown and put in tons of hours to be able to understand what and how to do his job as a wide receiver and that will help him a ton as he tries to help these young receivers become the best they can be. His attitude as a perfectionist will rub off on the receivers, he will demand it.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Re: hedgiepoo

You mean unless he is a devout mormon like Brian Logan, JJ DiLuigi, Joshua Quezada, Drew Phillips and Cody Hoffman are?

I don't expect you to have the BYU depth chart memorized but there are a lot of great athletes on BYU's team even now, that aren't LDS kids. I only expect that trend to continue.

If he values education and living a clean lifestyle (which a lot more of these kids do than you think), then I think BYU will be a great possibility for him.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

hedgehog | 1:10 p.m. Feb. 7, 2011
Ann Arbor, MI

So move off the tracks, because BYU has an offense, and a defense.

Can I quote you after the game at LES?

Eagle Mountain, UT

Yip yip yap say the little hedgehogs..er dogs as the cars go past. They don't notice or pay attention because she is of no significance. There will always be yappy little dogs trying to stop whatever is rolling over them. In this case it is BYU. This little dog hates blue cars but can't seem to get noticed or make a difference.
Jealousy and obsession; Get used to it hedgie..oh wait, that is your life.
Cahoon will be a terrific coach. He will have BYU receivers in top form. Really looking forward to September.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

With valentine day approaching, I hope you'll feel the love from all the courgar fans. There isn't a BYU article that goes by without your articulate analysis. You are always right and put the rest of us to shame. We love you so much.
BTW, where is michigan? I heard it's name years ago, but fail to read anything about since a guy named bo was there. Is the state still in the US or is it a providence of Canada now?

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT


Grab a mirror...

Now say this to yourself...

'you're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggone it, people like you.'

Feel better than the negativity?

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA


Why don't you man-up and let us all know what your religion is so we can take cheap shots at it.

Or even better, leave religion out of your meaningless comments. I'm surprised some of your brethren haven't taken you to task on this issue by now.

Don't Feed the Trolls
Salt Lake City, UT

Trolls feed on attention, and die without it. Get the hint, Cougar fans.

West Jordan, UT

Wow. I already love Ben. He's a guy that can be trusted to make very good decisions.

It's a great time to be a Cougar fan!

American Fork, UT

@Tom in CA

If by her "brethren" you mean ute "fans" then I am not surprised they don't say anything about what she does. There are several reasons for it.

One is that utah has a very tenuous "fan"base. There just aren't very many of them. I would be surprised if there are more than 20,000 real ute "fans", meaning the type that actually love the school and its sports programs and will support it regardless of how they perform. If they do not win then they don't have any more "fans" than that. Because of that those guys tolerate the wedgies and christina b's because they know they have to have them to try to make their numbers seem greater than they really are.

The other reason is that those "brethren" mostly agree with wedgie. They are haters, just like she is, and they have spent so long being beaten down by BYU in almost every sport that they simply hate and haters like that are drawn to each other. They can comiserate and wallow in self pity as well as cast vitriol and criticism at their betters.

It is pathetic really.

Roy, UT

Ben Cahoon's experience,as I understand it, covers more than a decade of excellence in Canadian professional football. He must have had countless position coaches throughout his career, and hopefully gleans from them the best, most effective ways to help recievers excell. He has my vote, I am hoping he will make a great contribution to the Y football program in the years to come. Good luck Ben.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

@Hedgie Doggie
I really don't see how Trainwrecks fit into an article about Ben Cahoon coaching wide receivers but yes Hedgie... unusual as it is... you are finally right for once. There was a trainwreck South of Toledo involving about 22 rail cars. In fact several of the tankers filled with denatured ethanol exploded and lit up the sky for hundreds of miles. Since Ann Arbor is only about 70 miles away you must have seen it. I thought it was fireworks clear out in Utah celebrating the clean sweep of UNLV.


Alpha Chicken
Orem, UT

I am a Utah fan but have had season tickets at both BYU and UTAH at different times and follow both programs (like we all do) pretty close. I like Cahoon as a recievers coach. I think he has lots of potential. A bit of a gamble, as all first year coaches, but probably a good move.

Hayden, ID

Cahoon will do very well at BYU! He will make a name for himself by improving BYU's receives, helping win many games and end up coaching for the Utees, just like other coaches they have!

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