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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16 2013 3:45 p.m. MST

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UteJunky70
midvale, UT

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.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

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"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.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

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 finish.

CordonBleu
Park City, UT

SportsFan

Interesting summation, but it looks like you posted it on the wrong article.

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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.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Hes getting of the shinking ship. And on to a missle

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

BYUHOCKEY
American Fork, UT

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.

Snark
Provo, UT

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.

ute4ever
West Jordan, UT

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).

Derek_
Sandy, UT

Just reported that Arod is staying at Utah.

Lol.

Sinew South
Centennial, CO

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.

Juggernaut
Cedar Hills, UT

Guess what, Aaron is now back with Utah, life is crazy. You just never know.

backpacn
Sandy, UT

After trashing Roderick, it'll be interesting to see how the kids on the hill spin his decision to stay at Utah.

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Backpacn

What "trashing" are you seeing on this thread? I have seen nothing but praise for A Rod. Good coach and still a UTE!

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Maybe with him staying at the U Anae will be pursuaded to keep on Calhoun. That would be great news for the Cougar faithful.

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

Sinew South

"Roderick shattered return records at Ricks."

Coincidentally, Roderick also shattered a return record at Utah.

Utah'95
FPO, AE

DeepBlue,

Nice!!!

davidutefan
Evanston, WY

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.

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