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Published: Thursday, Jan. 17 2013 11:55 a.m. MST

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Mike D

Is this a surprise? He did the same thing with Washington and Coach Sarkisian a few years back.

Lehi, UT

Indecisiveness is a great quality in a good coach...NOT!! I can see someone doing this once....maybe. But twice? He better hope that Coach Whit stays on for a very long tenure and that ARod does not overstay his welcome or that Kyle will take him elsewhere if and when he leaves. I think Aaron has forever shut the door on any other offers with another quality program. No coach is going to go out on a limb and offer him a job again. Very foolish move!!! And that is an understatement.

Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00

Roderick is hilarious. I'm dumbfounded. He has no decision making skills. Maybe that's why he wasn't offered the offensive coordinator position at Utah after Chow announced his departure. First, he does it to Washington and now BYU. He's scarred himself for life in trying to get a better position or a literal move to another institution. Coaches all over the place must be rolling their eyes. The Utes can keep him. The Cougars need more leaders with good decision making skills, not someone who is constantly going to go back on his word. It's better to know what he's like now before preparations for next season really get into high gear.

Pleasant Grove, UT

This is exactly how I reacted when my employer tendered an attractive counteroffer when a competitor made their move. Good for him, and best of luck. And Go, Cougars!

Chandler, AZ

Classic love/hate relationship.
Whitingham and the Utes continue to dis-respect him and he continues to ask for more.

At least Johnson will have somebody to save him once again.

Saratoga Springs, UT

These quotes are the biggest farce ever. He is a great recruiter and Witt didn't want to lose that to BYU so he threw more money and maybe more opportunity at him. Why doesn't everyone quit lying and start telling the truth. It is all find and dandy if he wants to stay, just say what really happened. You don't accept a job like this without thinking about it, praying about it and talking to family. He accepted the job at the Y because it provided him more, then the U came back with more and so he is staying. Neither of you have anyone fooled with your fake statements Witt and Roderick. Truth please, just once.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Got to love being in a BCS conference, with BCS money, BCS athletes, and BCS quality coaches!

Highland, UT

Well it appears BYU has dodged a bullet. Based on utah's offensive performance and the wr's performance up there the last few years I really don't think BYU was getting much in hiring him.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Our loss is BYU's loss is our gain!


Next time it will be with Wisconsin. Good way to jack up your salary dude!

Charlotte, NC

No doubt that Whittingham increased his pay to stay.

Cedar Hills, UT

Glad that in the end, A Rod realizes what he's got.

Go Utes!

Salt Lake City, UT


How can it be an understatement when you used three exclamation points?

You don't think Aaron got a raise between yesterday and today? I disagree that no one will ever offer Aaron a job again. Coaches know that money talks. They understand that other coaches are looking out for themselves financially. If Aaron deserves an offer from another school, he'll get one.

I've wondered why Whit was so quiet after the announcement yesterday. Today's story tells us why.

Omaha, NE

Who is up for a serving of humble pie? I found the posts of ARod leaving to leave the U and join the Y funny. Now what will people say...?

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Not to mention that at this point, all the Utes who panned him because of all the dropped passes will now see this as some cosmic sign of miraculous things to come.

In fairness, all the cougs who proclaimed this as one more evidence that the ship on the hill is taking on water, will somehow contort to say, "we didn't want him anyway."

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Why? Clearly he wasn't happy with where he was at. The only reason he should have gone back at all is if they fired Brian Johnson and give him the OC job. Outside of that I don't see how this makes any sense.

Vernal, UT

K.W. must have gone begging and promised him something... like the OC. It wouldn't surprise me, B.J. did about as good a job as B.D. at BYU (almost). Maybe A.R. was just using BYU to get a better deal from K.W. and the U of U. No, that would be disingenuous from "a man of faith" as B.M. put it. Look for A.R. to be the OC at the U of U next year.

Omaha, NE

Thank you Duckhunter for your insightful comments.

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

Chris B

"You can have Roderick. We dont care."

Brave Sir Robin

"Meh, you can have him. Utah's receivers took a major step back while on his watch."


"ARod was never one of my favorite coaches."


"He did a good job recruiting for Utah and did not do as good of a job as a wide receivers coach. Utah's wide receivers have been average at best and drops were a huge problem."

Dave S
Holladay, UT

Gotta love the first couple of comments that just yesterday were praising Roderick and welcoming him to byu. Give him credit for following his heart and realizing he wants to beat byu one more year before the break. Can't blame him for wanting to remain in the conference of champions and not the conference of obscurity.

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