A source close to the BYU Football program has confirmed that running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Joe DuPaix and wide receivers coach Ben Cahoon were let go by head coach Bronco Mendenhall on Monday.
Both coaches had completed their second year on Mendenhall's staff. DuPaix came to BYU from Navy, where he had served for three seasons as slotbacks coach. Cahoon joined the BYU staff after a record-setting 13-year career as a wideout in the Canadian Football League. Cahoon also played wide receiver at BYU in 1996 and 1997.
Former offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Brandon Doman has yet to have his coaching status confirmed. I am told that there is a chance Doman could remain on the staff.
The Sports Beat:
A BYU representative says there is presently nothing to report on coaching changes, as Mendenhall and new offensive coordinator Robert Anae continue to assemble the new offensive staff.
Former BYU graduate assistants Steve Clark and Paul Peterson are said to have interviewed with Mendenhall and Anae, as has current student assistant and former BYU quarterback Max Hall, along with another former BYU QB in Jason Beck.
Clark just completed his sixth season as the offensive coordinator at Southern Utah, while Peterson was just named offensive coordinator at Sacramento State, after four seasons as the QB/WR coach at Southern Utah.