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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12 2014 10:05 a.m. MST

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Tooele, UT

It will be interesting to soon hear Chris B's positive take on this hire as he also reiterates to us once again what a wonderful opportunity it is to play in the prestigious PAC12... regardless of how well or not the Utes do in it.

Harrisville, UT

Someone recently posted that this was Guy Holliday's job and that it was a "done deal". lol
What I want to know is why didn't Utah get this position filled by the Oregon offensive coordinator or receivers coach? anyone?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


He's a record setting former player with NFL experience and ties across the country that will benefit recruiting. What's the downside to this hire?


Las Vegas, NV

It will be interesting to see this hire at work. He is a DC guy and we'll see how it all works out.

I love how the first three posts are from byU "fans".

Can't wait for August!! Football can't start soon enough!

Go Utes!!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


You're so right. Can you imagine being one of those programs who has lost year after year after year to this merry go round of coaches at the U?

Tooele, UT

@ Chris B:

In answer to your question, the downside to the Ute's recent hiring practices (3 new coaches this year alone) is that the players never get a chance to get used to any particular style of coaching.

The approach is changed every year and the players hardly have a chance to adjust before another new set of coaches are brought in.

Everything is always in a state of change. Players (like the rest of us) would enjoy a certain amount of stability.

Ogden, UT

@ chris b

Coaches want to go to the U because they know they will get the holidays off and not have to put in extra time scouting their opponent at a BOWL game.

I think i'll send them my resume, i want the holidays off too.


Please, every coaching staff every year has some amount of turnover. Yes, the Utes have more than the average team at the offensive coordinator position, but position coaches coming and going is a normal thing. The frustration I had is that Roderick wasn't moved from the position earlier. Dres' season last year was the first 1,000 yard receiving season a Utah player has had since 2009, I believe. It's good to see Coach Whit letting Christensen take the reins of the offensive staff. Welcome, Coach Stubblefield.

Highland, UT

Well christy I hope you enjoyed your little bout of premature exuberation over Coach Holliday. lol

Hyrum, UT

@ Vegas Ute and Chris B:

Let the record show that you two Ute fans are the first ones to bring up BYU in these comments to an article strictly about Utah. Makes it hard to deny there's no obsession there.

Salt Lake City, UT

Welcome coach.

Trabuco Canyon, CA

I just hope that the new offensive coordinator has a better idea of what makes a good QB than the past OC's have had. Last year we had two freshmen QB's who were more agile, had quicker feet, and a more accurate throwing arm than Wilson. But Wilson had more "experience". What good is "more experience" when your QB throws 20 picks in 3 games? This year, it looks like we will have three QB's with very good QB capabilities and attributes. I hope they go with the best QB, this year, not simply the one with the most experience.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Great hire for the Utes!!! Welcome to the PAC12!!! Hope you can help the team finish better then 5-7 overall and 2-7 in the PAC!!! Onward and Upward!!! Hope you are still around in three years when the Holy War resumes!!!

Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!

Salt Lake City, UT

Highland, UT

Coach who? This is a PAC 12 article. The Independant teams are in the irrelevant section.

Orem, UT

Wait a second Chris, didn't you tell us that Guy Holliday was going to take the job. Were you wrong about that or did he just turn the utes down?

Pocatello, ID

I think this is a hire that shows Kyle is definitely turning over the reins of the offense to DC. DC now has his own OL coach and receivers coach.

By all reports, Roderick did well as a QB coach at SUU, so he's not exactly new to the QB coaching job. I'm also glad he is staying around as coach for recruiting. Recruits speak highly of him when he is involved with their recruiting.

Looking forward to seeing how these changes gel.

Go Utes.

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

Re: Objectified "It will be interesting to soon hear Chris B's positive take on this hire as he also reiterates to us once again what a wonderful opportunity it is to play in the prestigious PAC12... regardless of how well or not the Utes do in it."

It's a Ute article, why shouldn't he? If someone is so bothered by this, why would they be the first one to jump onto the comments section of an article about a school they obviously don't care about?

The Ute's problems since joining the PAC 12 haven't been because of a WR or QB coach. Anyone other than the "uninformed" that Bronco speaks about know it was the poor planning for quality quarterbacks, especially in case of injury. That has been addressed and the Utes will be ok. However, win or lose, the Utes still are in the PAC 12 and the fans love it and that bothers a lot of jealous people.

Hyrum, UT

@ 54-10:

"Irrelevant" is the section of the annual PAC12 football brochure where Utah always ends up. It's actually too predictable to make for interesting reading.

What is relevant (and funny) is the fact that Vegas Ute and Chris B are the first ones in their comments to this article to mention BYU. Ute fans being obsessed about BYU is also very predictable.

Salt Lake City, UT

Hyrum, UT

What is predictable is the annual beatdown Utah football puts on BYU every year. I, for one, am going to miss that annual assured victory.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Coach Whitt needs to get the Utes to a bowl game or he's out. I hope it works out and that Utah get's back to it's winning ways.

@ the Moderator

How is calling someone "Chrissy" considered civil dialogue or in any way thoughtful?

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