Head Coach - Steve Sarkisian Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach - Jim Michalczik Quarterbacks/Passing Game Coordinator - Doug Nussmeier Running Backs - Joel Thomas Wide Receivers/Tight Ends - Aaron Roderick Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach - Nick Holt Defensive Line/Special Teams - Johnny Nansen Linebackers - Mike Cox Cornerbacks - Demetrice Martin Safeties - Jeff MillsDefensive Graduate Torrey Myers, who held the same position under Tyrone Willingham, will stay on. It's unclear who will fill the other Graduate Assistant position at this time, and whoever fills that role may also be in charge of tight ends, depending on how responsibilities are divided.
Roderick was part of a staff that helped lead the Utes to a No. 2 ranking in the AP final rankings. During the past four seasons under Roderick, five Ute receivers have caught at least 20 passes, and the 2005 and 2007 teams featured a pair of receivers with 50-plus catches. 2008 saw four Utes with at least 30 catches each, led by Freddie Brown, who had 77 grabs for 900 yards.
Roderick played his college football at Snow College and then at BYU, where he was an Academic All-Conference selection. Before his stint at Utah, he was the Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Southern Utah.
According to the school on Thursday, Sarkisian officially announced the hiring of Cox, Mills, Nussmeier and Thomas, as well as Dennis Slutak, has been hired as assistant athletic director for football operations.
To read the official release, click on the link below.
Sarkisian Announces More Football Hirings