After some uncertainty, Utah receivers coach Aaron Roderick has decided to move to Washington in the same position, completing Steve Sarkisian's football staff.
Sarkisian confirmed the hiring through a UW media representative, although the official announcement will come next wek. However, the University of Utah posted this announcement on its Web site:
SALT LAKE CITY - Dave Schramm is Utah's new offensive coordinator, Kyle Whittingham has announced, amending an earlier decision to split the coordinator duties between Schramm and Aaron Roderick. Roderick took a position at the University of Washington today after initially agreeing to serve as Utah's co-coordinator.
Whether Schramm continues to coach running backs and coordinate Utah's recruiting efforts will be determined later, as Whittingham searches for assistants to fill his openings. Previously, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Andy Ludwig and offensive line coach Charlie Dickey accepted jobs at Kansas State. With Roderick's departure, Whittingham has three openings.
"It was an easy decision to hand the coordinator duties over to Dave after we received the news on Aaron this morning," said Whittingham. "Dave is a veteran coach with a great track record and he has played a major role in our game planning and play calling ever since he got here four years ago."
Schramm has coached two 1,000-yard rushers in his first four years at Utah--Quinton Ganther (now with the Tennessee Titans) in 2005, and Darrell Mack in 2007. Prior to Schramm, Utah had just seven 1,000-yard rushers in its history. Schramm has 21years of college coaching experience at Austin Peay, Nebraska, San Diego State, Southwest Texas State, Montana and Utah.
Meanwhile RealDawg.com is reporting that the Huskies have received oral commitments from wide receiver James Johnson of Valley Center, Calif., and defensive back Will Shamburger of Bellflower, Calif.