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Provo • Brandon Doman returned to the pressbox for Friday's BYU-Central Florida football game after the new offensive coordinator coached from the sidelines for the Cougars' first three games.
With BYU's offense scoring just three touchdowns in its first three games, Doman was under fire for the offense's struggles, with many critics saying he belonged upstairs where he could see the field better.
"Obviously, things weren't working, but it wasn't a strategic move," said BYU quarterback Jake Heaps. "But it worked out, and it is probably going to be a permanent thing now."
Doman coached from the pressbox in his first four years as BYU's quarterbacks coach, then moved to the sidelines his last two years in that position when then-offensive coordinator Robert Anae decided to go up top.
Lance Reynolds was on the field for the first time since the Gary Crowton era, he said.
Coach to Cure MD Week
BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall and UCF coach George O'Leary both wore special arm patches on Friday night to raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. They were among the 109 coaches scheduled to wear the patches this weekend to commemorate Coach to Cure MD week in college football.
The program is a partnership with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and in its fourth year.
BYU receiver Ross Apo suffered a mild concussion after taking a blow to the head in the first quarter and did not return to the game. He will need to pass concussion protocol to play next week against Utah State.
Linebacker Jordan Pendleton (ankle) and offensive guard Houston Reynolds (foot) did not play.
With an enrollment of 56,235, Central Florida is the second-largest university in the nation, behind only Arizona State (58,371). BYU lists its enrollment at 33,278. … BYU linebacker Brandon Ogletree and his wife, Amanda, welcomed a baby boy into their family, their first child, on Friday morning in Provo. BYU now has seven fathers on its team. … Former BYU quarterback Gary Sheide was inducted into the BYU sports hall of fame this weekend. … Scouts from the New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills were in attendance. Several said they will remain in Utah for the USU-Colorado State game Saturday night in Logan. … Former BYU All-American receiver Jay Miller (1973-74) carried the alumni flag onto the field. Receiver Cody Hoffman brought out the team flag and kicker Justin Sorensen brought out the special teams flag.