Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
Hawai'i is in need of an offensive coordinator and they have reached out to Utah's Aaron Roderick to fill that role.
Right around the Christmas holiday's the Hawaii Warriors lost offensive coordinator Tommy Lee who decided to resign after one season at the helm of the Hawai'i offense. Names have been scarce about who will be Lee's replacement, but head coach Norm Chow reached out to a former co-worker in Utah's Aaron Roderick.
Roderick has been with Utah since where he has been the wide receivers coach from 2005 until now, the co-offensive coordinator in 2010 and then added the title of passing game coordinator in 2012 since he was looked over for the Utah offensive coordinator position.
Even though Roderick has been offered the position Kevin Graham of Sports Mashup and 1320 KFAN is reporting that Roderick has already turned down Chows' overtures. Roderick is also being pursued by BYU to be their quarterbacks coach and Wisconsin to be their wide receivers coach.
Roderick is a BYU alum so there is allure to going there, and if he heads to Wisconsin he will be reunited with Gary Andersen, the two coached together at Utah. Graham is speculating that Roderick will head to Wisconsin due to the money and familiarity of coaching with Andersen.
One would think that Roderick would want to move up the coaching ranks and taking the offensive coordinator spot at Hawai'i offers a good chance to do so, but looks like Roderick's move is all about the money.
Chow is also in no hurry to find a new offensive coordinator, and may wait until after national signing day.