A source has told me that Utah wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Aaron Roderick is leaving to take the same position at BYU. KSL’s Greg Wrubell first tweeted out the possibility. Roderick had been pursued by BYU originally along with Wisconsin and Hawaii. The Wisconsin position was withdrawn by coach Gary Andersen as they both felt it would be best for Roderick to stay in Utah for family reasons.
Roderick is a BYU alum who played there for two years (1997-1998) and started his coaching career at the school as a offensive graduate assistant (1999-2001). He has been coaching at Utah for the past seven years.
The move does not surprise me. Roderick felt slighted at Utah after being jacked around between wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator, back to wide receivers coach when Kyle Whittingham hired 25 year old Brian Johnson as the OC when Norm Chow left. At BYU he obviously would not have to move the family and I have to believe he has a greater upside there. If Robert Anae has success he could be the heir apparent to Bronco Mendenhall which could put Roderick in line to be the next offensive coordinator.