BYU wants top football recruits, Mormon or not

Fresh off a three-year stint at Navy, new BYU football recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Joe DuPaix insists he isn’t the sole reason for what appears to be a subtle shift in BYU’s recruiting philosophy.

It just kind of looks that way.

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.

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