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Utah's Roderick changes his mind, again, decides not to take BYU position

Published January 17, 2013 12:40 pm

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Well, that didn't last long, did it? A day after accepting a position on the BYU offensive coaching staff, former Cougar receiver Aaron Roderick has decided to remain at Utah as that school's receivers coach and passing game coordinator.Roderick joined Utah's staff in 2005 and has held various coaching positions on the offensive side of the ball. It's not that Roderick hasn't done this before. In 2009, he accepted a position at Washington under former BYU quarterback Steve Sarkisian, but changed his mind less than two weeks later and returned to Utah."The response from my players, our coaches and the fans left me overwhelmed and I realized how much I loved it here and didn't want to leave," Roderick said in a school news release. "I believe in Coach Whittingham and this program and I want to continue to be a part of it." So where does BYU go from here? As we reported yesterday, the Cougars are known to have interviewed Paul Peterson (Sac State), Steve Clark (SUU), Max Hall (former BYU QB) and Jason Beck (former BYU QB) for one of the open positions on the staff. Question is: Do any of those guys want to coach receivers? Or does BYU go back to Ben Cahoon and ask him if he wants his old job back? Whatever happens, BYU has a whole bunch of recruits coming to Provo this weekend and was hoping to have the staff intact at this time. This latest development probably means that won't happen.