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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 15 2013 11:50 a.m. MST

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Highland, UT

It is sad to see guys lose their jobs and of course none of us really knows how good they were at those jobs. But we do know the offense was very average the last couple of years and of course once the decision was made to re-hire Anae the right thing to do is to let Anae put together the offensive staff he wants.

I feel badly for those that have lost their jobs but if it results in a better offense then I will have no complaints, that is simply the way things work in major college football. Just improve the offense and win games.

I do know Steve Clark and I would love to see him get an opportunity to come to BYU and coach. I guess we'll see how it all falls out.

Nampa, ID

Wow. I thought Cahoon would stay. That guy is precision. As far as QB coach, I'd take the SUU guy. They're tearing it up down there. Enough from the arm chair, I'm out.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Remember how Heaps, Doman, and Cahoon were supposed to create an offensive juggernaut?


So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Interesting moves. I liked DuPaix and Cahoon. I thought the position players under them progressed well under their tutelage. But I also know that Anae needs his people to form a strong, cohesive offensive staff. Here's hoping that the offensive headaches of the last 2 years are behind us. I like the possibility of Hall as the QB coach. I don't see Doman going from OC back to QB Coach. With him being a bishop, the school/athletic dept can give him another role w/ the school that will allow more time for his calling in the church. Let's go, Cougs!

South Jordan, Utah

Y seems to have a strange system of accountability. We still do not know who was responsible for last year's quarterback and offense fiasco decisions. But I'm pretty sure Cahoon was a bright spot on the offense staff.

Woods Cross, UT

Heaps is good, but please put a gag order on him with the press. We don't need any "classless" fiascos.

Woods Cross, UT

Max Hall is good, but if hired, please put a gag order on him. We don't need any "classless" fiascos.

BurdVille, UT

Glad Atuaia will get the RB Coach gig, he should have got it before Dupaix, but that's the Coaching Job business "It's all abou Who U know!" As for QB Coach, i hope they go with Paul Peterson, he's got a great Track record, I think he even helped Matty Ice while he was at Boston College. Definately don't want Max Hall, he'll go against byu standards of "Love thy Neighbor"..... Hater....... GO UTESSSSSSS!!!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I am actually shocked by Roscoe letting Cahoon go. I dont see you getting someone better than him.

They both seemed like decent recruiters too.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

"Remember how Heaps, Doman, and Cahoon were supposed to create an offensive juggernaut?"

Chris B -

I remember that utah didn't go to a bowl game this year.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I'm not surprised that Joe DuPaix is leaving. Letting Ben Cahoon go doesn't make as much sense though. I'm not sure how much of this is about competence and how much is about chemistry.

One problem with this whole process is that BYU will probably lose one valuable asset in the long run. Talented Assistant Coaches have been very loyal to the school and that has provided stability. If you clean house every other year, why should anybody be loyal to you anymore? In the end you may be worse off.

Billy Budd
Saint George, UT

Bronco decided to stay with Riley no matter what the cost...
The only people paying for that decision are Joe, Ben and maybe Brandon...

Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00

I don't know why Holmoe and Mendenhall decided to give Anae another shot at the same position everyone complained about the first time around.Furthermore, I have no idea why Cahoon and DuPaix were let go. It seemed like the wide receivers and running backs were the only positions on offense that showed any promise last season. It seemed like the problems revolved around an inexperienced offensive coordinator and a defensive minded head coach who made poor decisions in the area of quarterback, and an offensive line that suffered a number of injuries early on. We'll never know though the behind the scenes politics. It just feels like bringing back a former offensive coordinator, demoting the old OC to just quarterback coach, and bringing in inexperienced running back and wide receiver coaches seems a bit odd with the first two decisions seeming a bit retreadish.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Tom in CA

I remember that BYU played the 3rd-easiest schedule in college football this year. I have to hand it to Bronco: If your goal is to get bowl eligible, that's the way to do it.

Serenity Now
Highland, UT

These changes seem reactionary, as though the BYU football program was miles away from BCS success instead of inches. Both these young position coaches seemed very capable to this outsider/fan, and the learning curve for new position coaches could taken even longer before the offense improves. Hope Bronco and Anae know what they're doing. And I hope AD Holmoe is keeping his nose out of the tent.

Salt Lake City, UT

But wait, with all of those CFL receiving yards Cahoon was supposed to help create an offense that was like "the good old days". Guess that didn't happen.

Aloha Saint George
Saint George, Utah

Doman needs to get out of Anae's kitchen. I won't be surprised to see Doman elsewhere if Anae want's to succeed.

Mendenhall need to get need new DC. Tidwell would be ideal. Works better when HC is NOT OC or DC. It demonstrates too much bias toward one side of the ball. Why side of the ball was best? Case in point!

No U Won't
Reality, UT

Interesting that BYU had the third easiest schedule, because according to the Sagarin rankings, their SOS ranking was 63. Fairly certain that there are more than 66 teams in college football. But then again, I could be wrong.

Sandy, UT

re: Brave? Sir Robin

BYU's schedule was ranked 63rd (compared to utah's 41st ranked schedule) out of 124 D-1 schools. Where did you come up with 3rd worst or is that just an example of ute math ?

Me, Myself and I
The Promised Land, UT

I can't believe they got rid of DuPaix. It really makes no sense unless he and Bronco had conflicting coaching philosophies, in which case why did Bronco hire him in the first place. Joe is a class act and a stand up guy he'll find a home somewhere he is truly appreciated. I bet Cal Poly or Navy either one would love to have him back.

Good luck Joe!

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