Taylor Stubblefield to coach wide receivers, Roderick moves to QBs

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Utah continues to finalize its coaching changes with the addition of Taylor Stubblefield as wide receivers coach and the move of Aaron Roderick to quarterbacks.

Utah football has added former Wake Forest wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield to the program and moved Aaron Roderick, who coached that position the last few seasons, over to quarterbacks coach to replace the outgoing Brian Johnson.

Stubblefield, who has yet to spend more than one season at a program since joining the coaching ranks in 2007, spent 2013 coaching at Wake Forest during Jim Grobe's final season. He had, prior to accepting a position with the Utes, accepted a similar gig with the Eastern Michigan Eagles - a place he also coached at in 2008. Stubblefield also spent a year at Central Washington, Illinois State, Central Michigan and New Mexico. Wake was his first gig as a BCS coach, though, he did play wide receiver for Purdue in the early 00s and spent a year in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers.

He replaces Roderick, who now will coach quarterbacks.

Stubblefield is an interesting hire. His coaching resume is light, and substantially inconsistent, but he is also outside Kyle Whittingham's circle and might bring a new dynamic to recruiting. His coaching, however, could prove difficult to dissect since he hasn't spent more than a year with any program, and most programs he coached at were smaller, and often struggling, schools.

Roderick, on the other hand, is a known quantity. His time at receivers, though, isn't without concern - specifically with the failure of many of Utah's receivers to fully develop and the consistency of their dropped passed. Putting him at quarterbacks, which he did not play in college, but did coach while at Southern Utah, such a crucial position, is a gamble for a coaching staff whose offense has struggled the last couple seasons.

I would have expected Dennis Erickson to get a look at QBs coach, with Whittingham switching Roderick over to running backs. But it is what it is. Hopefully this change proves successful.

It was also announced Wednesday that Whittingham will now coach special teams, taking a cue from former Utah head coach Urban Meyer.

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