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BYU trying to attract non-LDS players

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08:19 AM ET 06.27 | Subtle or not, there appears to be a shift in philosophy at Brigham Young under football recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Joe DuPaix. Having signed a nearly all-LDS class of football players in February -- 18 of the school's 19 signees from the class of 2011 are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints -- the Cougars' revamped coaching staff, by all appearances, has broadened its scope a bit when it comes to trying to attract non-LDS players to the school owned by the church. BYU already has a commitment from linebacker Bobby Wolford, a self-described devout Catholic from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Fla., and has made scholarship offers to several other non-LDS players, including running back Jamaal Williams of Fontana, Calif., and Jherremya Leuta-Douyere.

The Salt Lake Tribune

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June 27, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Prepping for their move to the Big12 ...

June 27, 2011  08:55 AM ET

I didn't know Mormons took psycodelics.

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June 27, 2011  09:47 AM ET
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The LDS can easily proselytize these infidels once they get on campus.

Or burn them at the stake. ;)

June 27, 2011  10:04 AM ET

I wonder when they take the 1 year off if the coach will be around the following year!

June 27, 2011  10:04 AM ET
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Or burn them at the stake. ;)

yummm!

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June 27, 2011  10:17 AM ET

It seems that their attempt to attract attention to themselves by going "independent" has back fired. Only 7 people care to comment on this.......and in these circles thats saying a mouthful.

June 27, 2011  10:25 AM ET
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And to think...No PUSSYif you sign.... only reason to go if BYU was my only scholly

hmmm ....scratch that one off the list

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June 27, 2011  10:52 AM ET

The problem is that the normal recruits the school has a no sex, no booze, no caffeine policy.

And who wants to attend a school where the women are bound by those rules?

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June 27, 2011  11:14 AM ET
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The problem is that the normal recruits the school has a no sex, no booze, no caffeine policy.And who wants to attend a school where the women are bound by those rules?

Is the no sex thing only with other students?

June 27, 2011  11:15 AM ET
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What happen to AllOut? Schools like this MAKE guys try to see what they can get away with. Nobody can follow a player 24/7.

GOD can!

June 27, 2011  11:18 AM ET
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The problem is that the normal recruits the school has a no sex, no booze, no caffeine policy.And who wants to attend a school where the women are bound by those rules?

Yes and most BYU folks are a bit off center, however I have met a few cool BYU peeps but the cool ones are few and far between.

June 27, 2011  11:19 AM ET
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What happen to AllOut? Schools like this MAKE guys try to see what they can get away with. Nobody can follow a player 24/7.

Was thinking the same thing, AllOut where are you?

June 27, 2011  11:30 AM ET
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The problem is that the normal recruits the school has a no sex, no booze, no caffeine policy.And who wants to attend a school where the women are bound by those rules?

that stuff they banned is 80%of college life ...man must be one helluv of a boring place

June 27, 2011  11:46 AM ET

Bowing to the almighty dollar!

"Ye cannot serve God and mammon". The real Bible Matt 6:24

 
June 27, 2011  12:25 PM ET

Gucci spam in a Mormon thread?

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