Utah Wide Receivers Coach Aaron Roderick Is Being Pursued By BYU, Wisconsin And Hawaii

Update 1/8/13 (11:17am):
-Had a BYU source just tell me that Roderick hasn’t been offered the BYU Quarterback’s job (yet) but there has been contact between Robert Anae and Roderick. This could mean that Brandon Doman still could decide to stay.
-Also received word from another source that Gary Andersen has called Kyle Whittingham to let him know he’s going to make a run at Roderick. Curious to see if Whittingham can find a way to entice him to stay. I still say it’s doubtful.

1/8/13 (9:38am):
Sources are telling me that Utah Utes wide receivers coach/passing coordinator Aaron Roderick is being pursued by three different schools. BYU has offered Roderick the quarterbacks coaching job which means that demoted offensive coordinator Brandon Doman will not take the position. I am also being told that Wisconsin is expected to contact him today for their wide receivers coaching opportunity. Hawaii coach Norm Chow had offered him the offensive coordinator position that he turned down.

Sources tell me he is deciding between the BYU and Wisconsin opportunities. The favorite appears to be the Badgers due to the money being offered and the familiarity of coaching again with Gary Andersen and offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig. Sources also tell me however the BYU position is intriguing to him due to the revenge factor of recruiting and competing head-to-head with Utah, as well as the possible future of being the next OC if Anae eventually replaces Bronco Mendenhall at BYU.

Roderick has been at Utah for eight seasons serving primarily as wide receivers coach. He was the co-offensive coordinator in 2010 and passing game coordinator this season. In 2010 under Roderick’s leadership the Utes finished 10-3 with the only losses coming to TCU (13-0), Notre Dame (8-5) and Boise State (12-1). In 2011 he was demoted when the Utes hired Chow. In 2009, Roderick had accepted the receivers coach position at Washington but later changed his mind to return to Utah.

Another source also told me that the hiring of Brian Johnson over him last season may have been the final straw. In fact, the source went on to say that the hiring was not well received by most of the coaching staff from the beginning, feeling Roderick was more deserving of the position. Roderick is highly regarded and would be another huge loss for Whittingham’s staff.

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