BYU hires CFL HOFer Ben Cahoon as WR coach

BYU first-year head caoch Kalani Sitake has hired former Cougar and Canadian Football League Hall of Famer Ben Cahoon as his wide receivers coach, according to an official statement that was reported by NBC Sports.

“I’m excited to announce Ben as the receivers coach at BYU,” Sitake said in a statement. “Ben is one of the most prolific receivers in CFL history and has a great football mind. He is an excellent football tactician and teacher and is passionate about helping the young men in our program.”

Cahoon graduated from BYU in 1997 after posting 68 catches for 1,097 yards and six touchdowns across two seasons. He then went north of the border and spent 13 years with the Montreal Alouettes, for whom he caught 1,017 passes for 13,301 yards and 65 touchdowns. Cahoon was also a three-time Grey Cup Champion, the CFL’s equivalent of the Super Bowl.

And now he is going back to where it all began. He was BYU’s wide receivers coach in 2011 and 2012, but was released by former coach Bronco Mendenhall. Paired with another former BYU star in new offensive coordinator Ty Detmer, Cahoon should help make the Cougars’ offense absolutely electrifying in 2016.

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