Perhaps he wants a new challenge of trying to win with 1 star
"athletes"(if you can call them that) as opposed to 3 star athletes. However, the challenge should be more or less the same, given that half
of his season will be against "non AQ" teams whereas at Utah he was
facing a gauntlet of significant BCS teams.
Re: Chris B Perhaps he wants to be part of a staff that will treat
him with respect instead of passing him up for a job that should have been his
and filling it with a 25 year old. Kyle thought he could plug in a kid
that's a job for a man and win Sugar Bowls every year. It's nice to
see the arrogance on the hill coming back to bite Kyle Whittingham . . . and
most of all fans like you.Kyle is a good coach though, maybe he
takes a step back and learns from his mistakes.
@ Chris;Sometimes you make some really good comments, but whenever
anything involves BYU, that good sense seems to be tossed out the window, which
is really too bad. I hope that perhaps one day you may let go of all that Max
Hall-esque hatred and realize that the two teams have a lot more in common than
some realize.As for the Utes, I hope they can find someone as good
to replace Roderick. He seems to have had good success at Utah, and hopefully
they continue to have better success with a replacement. Best of luck to both
We have problems. I see facial hair. Get him a razor before he gets kicked out
Both Kyle and Ronco are guilty of doing so much in state and ex player stuff.
How about grabbing some talent from CA? Texas? Florida?As soon as
there is a change it seems like these two look about 50 miles in circumference
to add to their team...hiring a once fired OC in Anae, hiring an ex player &
current Utes coach, promoting QB coaches to OC.Did anyone notice
that Ohio State hired Floridas ex coach? UCLA grabbed Mora? Kiffin from Tenn?
Isn't it strange that UCLA didnt promote from within? Or hire an old
player? Or just or just look around at someone who might be standing around the
locker room?I think it's a big flaw! In both schools...like
they are lazy or can't afford airline tickets?
Re: Cougar ClawsYes, because we all know Bronco treats BYU coaches
with respect.Anae was forced out.Doman was fired, but
didn't have much of a chance. Bronco had a mancrush on Riley Nelson. What
OC could have been that successful with Nelson at QB?Cahoon and
Dupaix were sure treated with respect. Bronco never takes
responsibility. Always deflects it to someone else.
The Cahoon decision makes more sense now. Roderick has many of the qualities of
Cahoon with significantly more coaching experience. BYU has probably increased
the years of experience in their offensive staff 5 fold over the previous
season. Anyone want to take up that challenge and find the statisitics related
to experience among coaches? It would be interesting to compare with similar
programs and end of year ranking.
I attended Junior High & High School with Aaron and he's a super nice
guy, was a good athlete in high school and college, and appears to be a very
competent coach. Knowing his personality a bit I imagine that his players love
to work with him. It's fun to watch his career and I wish him the best of
luck back at his alma mater.
christy"However, the challenge should be more or less the same,
given that half of his season will be against "non AQ" teams whereas at
Utah he was facing a gauntlet of significant BCS teams."How many
teams on Utah's schedule could even remotely be considered
"significant" BCS teams?Utah State - better than many PAC 12
teams, but not a BCS teamWeber State - lolOregon State - depends on
the yearBYU - better than most PAC 12 team, but thankfully not a BCS
teamUCLA - depends on the yearStanford - probablyArizona -
maybeUSC - depends on the yearASU - maybeOregon - most likely,
depending on what happens with their coaching staffWSU - lolColorado
- lolSo where is this rumored gauntlet of "significant" BCS
teams?Roderick obviously wanted a real challenge playing teams like
Texas, Boise State, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame.
Chris B:So, now I understand your bitterness toward BYU. The rules,
and standards upsets you. America is great! Don't go there.
Chris B really. BYU's Schedule is not soft. While Utah's is a little
tougher, because they play Stanford and Orgegon this year, BYU's is nothing
to scoff at. Besides Hawaii and Middle Tennesee St. The rest of the teams are
pretty good. Proves my theory, there is no such thing as a Utes fan, just BYU
Chris B's comments are offensive and abusive. I have had comments censored
for far less. When it comes to BYU Chris's comments are anything but
thoughtful.Why is Chris allowed to degenerate and insult LDS people
in general and BYU fans in particular?
@Chrissy B"given that half of his season will be against "non
AQ" teams whereas at Utah he was facing a gauntlet of significant BCS
teams"Lol!! Only at Utah do they consider playing Northern
Colorado, the Colorado Buffaloes and Washington State to be a
"gauntlet"! I guess that's how low things have gotten up on the
Re: Mount Olympus Anae left on his own accord because of his own
pride, actually.Doman, DuPaix, and Cahoon getting fired were not
Bronco's decision. That may be what was reported. If Bronco "fired"
those coaches it was because he was forced to. It was confirmed in a report that
Anae coming back was an administrative decision. While I agree that Bronco
really messed things up with the Riley Nelson situation, I don't believe
Brandon Doman would have been fired by Bronco. Bronco would have protected him
if he could. And I assume you are a Ute fan? Because Bronco has
admitted many times in post game loss reports that the players weren't
adequately prepared and that it is his responsibility to prepare his players.
Bronco Mendenhall may not be perfect, but he does way more things
right than he doesn't. Outside of the Riley Nelson decision (which I admit
was really weird) Bronco has done great things for BYU.
Shave and a haircut, Two bits.
I would like to see Chris B blocked. His comments are distasteful and negative.
Granted there are some Cougar fans who post negative things but I find his
comments to be nothing but spam and are an embarrassment to Ute fans. Regardless, I am happy for Coach Roderick. And he seems to be happy with his
new position at the Y. Hopefully the U can reload and get another great
receivers coach. I don't know who, but maybe Ben Cahoon?
@ The RockI am along with you on this movement to get rid of Chris
May we should all start loving Chris B.
If you can't beat 'em, hire 'em.
Great game summation from ESPN on a thrilling win for Saint Mary's and a
gut-wrenching loss for BYU:"There is a decent chance you were
sleeping when Saint Mary's guard Matthew Dellavedova hit the buzzer-beater
of the season to knock off BYU in Provo on Wednesday night. If that is the case,
you should watch the video now: I mean … what a shot, and what
a play. Dellavedova somehow creates enough momentum with the catch and dribble
to get to 40-ish feet within 2.5 seconds, at which point he euro-steps a
defender, hops, double-clutches, hangs, and hits, followed by what must have
been the single most ecstatic few seconds of his life. That celebration! Delly
marches down the opposing team's floor, screaming and fist-pumping in a gym
full of wailing white-shirted souls, not at all unlike that classic Michael
Jordan-Cleveland Cavaliers finish. If heaven is real, and you get to choose your
own adventure, I think most basketball players would sign up for this portion of
I always felt like Roderick did alot better job as O.C. in 2010 then he was
given credit for.His offense scored 56 or more points in 4 of the first 8 games
on their way to an 8-0 start and no.5 national ranking. Then they ran into 1 of
the truly great defenses in college football in TCU. That game really affected
the whole team for many weeks after that. I also felt the game plan and scheme
for the Boise St game was very good. The players just failed to execute it. That
having been said this move is good for both teams. BYU gets a big upgrade in
coaching at the reciever position and my Utes get to pursue a coach who can
hopefully justify a change in the coaching duties on the offensve staff. Has
anyone heard what Jeff Tedford is looking to do in the twilight of his coaching
career? I'd love to see him as OC on the hill.
-continued"But I have to say, watching the final few possessions
of that game, I feel especially bad for BYU forward Tyler Haws. Because his
might have been better. Of course, Haws' shot wasn't
actually the game-winner. But as you saw on the video, on the penultimate
possession, the Cougars got the ball to Haws on the wing with about 7 seconds
left. He probably caught the ball too far away from the hoop, honestly,
especially with his back to the basket. Instead of panicking, though,he
doesn't hesitate for more than a second. He doesn't even try to face
up. Instead, he brings his right leg through, which gets him close enough to the
lane to make his first step with his left. He does, and then Haws lands again on
his right -- the wrong foot for the shot, by the way -- then starts falling away
and twisting in midair while two Gaels defenders reach out in desperation. And
the thing is just … buckets.
conclusion:When you make a shot like that with 2.5 seconds left,
nine times out of 10 you win the game. Actually, correction: According to Ken
Pomeroy's math (his win probability scores track these sorts of things,
naturally) you win that game *9.5* times out of 10. Plus, I'd guess that
given the type of shot Dellevadova took, it might even be higher than that. You
simply don't see too many double-clutch 40-footers go down. Haws' shot was clinical and polished and just like, have this --
honestly, it reminded me of Dirk Nowitzki. Dellevadova's, mind-blowing
though it was, was a kiss from the basketball gods. I like them both
equally. Considering what Dellevadova did Wednesday night ... yeah. What a
SportsFanInteresting summation, but it looks like you posted it on
the wrong article.----------Anae is assembling a great
staff, and with the talent BYU has coming back for next season, the only thing
missing is a great offensive line. It sounds like BYU's receivers are
looking forward to working with Roderick and I think he'll do a great job.
Hes getting of the shinking ship. And on to a missle
It's unfortunate that DuPaix and Cahoon got caught in the coaching shuffle,
but I understand why Anae would want to assemble his own coaching staff and
replacing Cahoon with Roderick (a coach Anae already has a strong relationship
with), makes alot of sense.
Money talks. Despite being a pac12 doormat now, as long as Utah brings in the
money Chris Hill, PhD's job is safe. Aaron Roderick should be very good in
game planning against Utah next year for the Cougars. He was a victim of
package12 pc passive aggressiveness by liberal gurus. One more year of losing by
Utah will cost either Kyle or the OC's job. The future looks brighter at
the Y than at the U right now however time will tell of course. Sadly, Utah
State lost a great coach and it will be interesting to see if the team players
can carry on. They have become a fan favorite in this state.
Welcome back to BYU Aaron! We have a remarkable group of talented receivers for
you to coach here, as you know. With our defense and your help with a newly
energized offense, we look forward to an outstanding year of football! Thanks
for deciding to return! You will look good in blue.
He was going no where fast at Utah. I wish him the best, but with a 25 year old
OC, he wasn't getting promoted anytime soon. He saw a chance to work with
Hoffman and put out a potential NFL receiver on his resume and hopes that will
give him enough resume to get to OC someday. Or, Bronco is out the
door after next year and Anae is the new HC. Roderick was promised the OC job
next year.Just speculation, but there has to be more to the story.
I'm pretty sure he's getting a pay cut (I don't think BYU's
position coaches are making $200k + a year).
Just reported that Arod is staying at Utah.Lol.
Roderick shattered return records at Ricks. You know what records he
didn't shatter? Cahoon's receiving records. The memory I have of
each of them is that laid out catch Ben had against Texas A&M and any one of
Aaron's 15 yards behind the deepest defender (he was certainly fast!), ball
laid in his lap, and he somehow manages to drop it. You pick the game -
happened several times. Ben was a much better receiver, but perhaps Aaron is a
much better coach. I can't imagine any one of the current receivers
feeling like they are going to get better coaching on exactly what it takes to
be a great receiver than what they got from Ben. I'll remain a fan, but it
hurt to see two of my former teammates (and all-around awesome guys) get axed
the same day. Both Ben and Joe are great guys and I hope for the best for both
of them going forward.
Guess what, Aaron is now back with Utah, life is crazy. You just never know.
After trashing Roderick, it'll be interesting to see how the kids on the
hill spin his decision to stay at Utah.
BackpacnWhat "trashing" are you seeing on this thread? I
have seen nothing but praise for A Rod. Good coach and still a UTE!
Maybe with him staying at the U Anae will be pursuaded to keep on Calhoun. That
would be great news for the Cougar faithful.
Sinew South"Roderick shattered return records at Ricks."Coincidentally, Roderick also shattered a return record at Utah.
Roderick did a nice job at Utah. As a season ticket holder for the past 18
seasons, I've seen coaches come and go. I don't think Utah was the
best place for him after the promotion of Brian Johnson and maybe there were
some hard feelings there. However, he deserves to be treated with respect bythe
fans and I personally wish him well.