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[6 Apr 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
BYU Locks Up Rose, Future

Wednesday was a tremendous day for BYU basketball.
The university locked up head coach Dave Rose through the 2015-16 season with a contract extension and no doubt a hefty pay raise.
The move means that BYU basketball is poised to remain at a high level for many years to come.
The fact that Rose reportedly told Oklahoma thanks-but-no-thanks to stay at BYU is very telling about how committed Rose is to continuing what he started six seasons ago in Provo.
The Sooners were apparently prepared to throw a massive chunk of change at Dave, …

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[1 Feb 2011 | 14 Comments | ]
Cahoon the Final Piece of the Puzzle

BYU announced the hiring today of former Cougar receiver Ben Cahoon to complete the revamping of its offensive staff.
Cahoon will coach the wide receivers after recently retiring from a 13-year career with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
He is considered one of the greatest receivers in the history of the the CFL, holding the league’s all-time career reception record with 1,017.
He is also the all-time receptions and yardage leader in the history of the Grey Cup.
Cahoon was considered the front runner in several circles to fill the final …

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[31 Jan 2011 | 15 Comments | ]
BYU Needs More From Its Bench

Watching BYU squander a 13-point, second-half lead at New Mexico, it was apparent that the Cougars were fatigued, worn out.
They simply ran out of gas in Albuquerque.
The BYU players’ legs were rubber in that game, causing them to struggle with their shot and fail to move their feet defensively.
The result was that BYU shot just 42 percent for the game, while the Lobos hit an impressive 51 percent from the field, regularly penetrating the lane and then kicking the ball out for open shots on the perimeter when the game …

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[17 Jan 2011 | 17 Comments | ]
A Closer Look at the Joe Dupaix Hiring

So let’s get this straight, BYU hired an offensive assistant coach last Friday that is an expert at coaching option football?
Seems like a strange fit for passing U.
Actually, it might not be as much of a round-peg-in-a-square hole situation as it may appear on the surface.
First of all, Joe is tight with new offensive coordinator Brandon Doman.
Both are former quarterbacks at Salt Lake City’s Skyline High School and have been friends for many years.
Unlike the Robert Anae situation, where an offensive coordinator was essentially forced upon a head coach, there …

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[15 Jan 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Why Dave Rose is Such a Great Coach

I’ve been thinking of writing on this topic for awhile and after reading Dick Harmon’s article in the Desert News I thought it would be a good time to add my two cents on what makes Coach Rose — well, Coach Rose.
What’s interesting for me was I able to see Coach Rose in two different roles during my career.
During my freshman year Heath Schroyer was on the staff and was the main guy when it came to implementing a defensive game plan.
Schroyer also took on the role of motivator and …

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[6 Jan 2011 | 14 Comments | ]
Doman is the Right Man for the Job

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Tuesday’s announcement that Brandon Doman has been promoted to offensive coordinator at BYU came as no surprise.
For some time now the former BYU quarterback has been seen as the potential heir-apparent to Bronco Mendenhall in Provo when the time comes that Mendenhall decides to hang up his whistle.
Tuesday’s events seem to solidify those notions.
When Bronco took the head coaching job in 2005,  he made comments that led people to believe that he wouldn’t be shooting for any …

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[4 Jan 2011 | 12 Comments | ]
Arizona a Great Fit For Anae

Update: Doman Hired as Offensive Coordinator (see below)
It certainly didn’t take long for Robert Anae to land on his feet.
Recent reports have him headed to Arizona as the co-offensive coordinator on Mike Stoops’ staff, teaming with current co-offensive coordinator Seth Littrell.
He replaces Bill Bendenbaugh who served as co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Wildcats and took a position as the offensive line coach at West Virginia.
This move seems to be a perfect fit for Anae.
The Wildcats just completed their fourth season running the Texas Tech-style, spread-passing offense.
Before coming …

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[30 Dec 2010 | 29 Comments | ]
Anae Is Out, Clearing The Way For Doman

With Robert Anae’s resignation on Thursday, expect Brandon Doman to be elevated to offensive coordinator at BYU as early as Monday.
Doman and BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall will need to get busy putting together an offensive staff as soon as possible, which may include adding two or three new faces.
It’s likely you will see a new receiver coach, a new quarterback coach and possibly a new offensive line coach (although my money is on Mark Weber being retained) when everything is said and done.
Mendenhall and Doman will want to move …

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[21 Dec 2010 | 41 Comments | ]
Changes, They Are a Comin’

There is little question now that there will be a considerable shake up in the offensive coaching staff at BYU.
Dick Harmon of the Deseret News broke the story Monday afternoon that BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall has put his offensive staff on notice and encouraged them to explore their options out on the job market.
It appears as if his information is coming straight from one or more of the coaches involved.
BYU issued a press release stating that no coaches have been released, but did say that a meeting took place …

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[20 Dec 2010 | 20 Comments | ]
Not Your Average 7-6 Season

As 7-6 season go, 2010 was not short on drama for the BYU Cougars.
Just days before the football season got under way, BYU made the historic announcement that it would leave the Mountain West Conference, becoming an independent in football and moving most of its other athletic programs to the West Coast Conference beginning in 2011.
The school also announced an eight-year television relationship with ESPN and a six-game football series with Notre Dame.
The move would also give BYU the opportunity to own the rights to all games of all sports. …