Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian announced today that Aaron Roderick -- introduced last week as receivers coach, will not be joining the UW staff. Instead, Roderick has decided to stay on at Utah.
This is the second time a university has had to retract a Roderick announcement. About 10 days ago, Utah had announced that he was staying there and accepting a promotion to co-offensive coordinator. Then they had to put out a new release saying he was going to UW instead.
"I handled this whole thing badly," Roderick said in a Utah press release. "But I didn't want to compound my mistakes, when where I really want to be is Utah. This was never about titles and money. This is about doing what is right for me and my family. I love coaching at the University of Utah and I am grateful that Coach Whittingham welcomed me back."
The search to fill that final UW football assistant coaching position will continue.