The Utes may be losing another coach. Yahoo/Rivals' senior college football writer, Tom Dienhart reported through his Twitter page that Utah's cornerback coach, J.D. Williams will be named the UNLV Defensive Coordinator. Williams has only spent one season at the University of Utah, who was hired after his work in the Pac-10 at Cal and Washington.
In Williams lone season at Utah, he had the Utes ranked 15th in the country in passing defense, allowing just 176.0 yards per game. What's more impressive is the fact that he did this despite having to replace NFL draft picks, Sean Smith and Brice McCain. You can see vast improvements throughout the season in the Utes secondary. This is a tough loss for the Utes, and a great addition for the Rebels.
Utah does have a former cornerback coach on their staff, Aaron Alford, who moved to the offensive side of the ball as the running back's coach following the 2008 season. Utah's running back play this season was solid, so I wouldn't expect Alford to move back as the cornerback coach.