There are rumors circulating that Utah has filled the vacancy at wide receiver coach by hiring former BYU wide receiver coach Guy Holliday. Nothing has officially come out from the university, but it sounds like the deal is all but done.
The rumors of Holliday began to circulate yesterday when Holliday followed Utah Athletics, Kyle Whittingham, and Fred Whitthingham Jr. among others on Twitter. The news of Holliday to Utah was first broken by Hans Olsen of 1280 the Zone.
Guy Holiday will take over as WR coach at the U of U. Not sure when the official announcement will be made, but it's a done deal.— Hans Olsen (@975Hans) January 6, 2016
Holliday did not follow former BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall, like much of his BYU staff did. Holliday will replace former Utah wide receiver coach Taylor Stubblefield, who coached at Utah for two seasons before being let go. In his three seasons at BYU, he earned a reputation as an excellent recruiter. He has been the recruiting coordinator at both UTEP and BYU. He also has a long track record of helping wide receivers reach the NFL, helping 20 receivers make the NFL over his career.
Holliday has experience coaching at a historically black college or university (Alabama State, Tuskegee, and Clark-Atlanta), in the Ivy League (Cornell), in the SEC (Mississippi State), and at UTEP, Western Michigan, and BYU. This gives him recruiting ties all over the country. People have speculated at the possibility that Snow College four-star wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman may follow Holliday to Utah, as Holliday was his primary recruiter at BYU. If Utah could snag Trinnaman from BYU, they would have three Rivals four-star recruits: QB Troy Williams (who has signed with Utah), OT Garett Bolles, and Trinnaman, giving Utah three instant impact players at key offensive positions.
We will update you when Holliday's hire is made official from the Utah administration.