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BYU football coaching staff: USC assistant Nu'u Tafisi reportedly hired as BYU strength and conditioning coach

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Reports have BYU hiring a longtime strength assistant as new head conditioning coach.

Nu'u Tafisi poses for his Seahawks mugshot in 2008.
Nu'u Tafisi poses for his Seahawks mugshot in 2008.
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Multiple reports point to Nu'u Tafisi as BYU's next head strength and conditioning coach, replacing Frank Wintrich who departed with Bronco Mendenhall to Virginia.

The most firm public report from any media member comes from 1320 KFAN's Mitch Harper.

Tafisi most recently served as strength and conditioning assistant at USC in 2015. He previously held similar positions at Utah and Boise State, according to the announcement when hired at USC. Firm information about his tenures there could not be found, although Utah still lists Tafisi on its staff directory.

As a player, Tafisi was a two-year starter at California and was named to the all-Pac-10 second team defense. He spent three seasons (2007-09) as a practice squad member of the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.

Buzz about Tafisi mounted all day Saturday, beginning with a supposed BYU rumor-sharing Twitter account.

Former teammates, opponents and players coached by Tafisi had some discussion throughout the day.

Total Blue Sports also reported the hire.

Tafisi's reported hire continues to shape BYU's coaching staff under Kalani Sitake after the official hire of Ed Lamb earlier in the day.