BYU wide receivers coach Guy Holliday has been hired for the same position with the University of Utah. Holliday was one of the few coaches that did not follow Bronco Mendenhall to join his new staff at Virginia.
Holliday spent the previous three years at BYU and he is taking over for Taylor Stubblefield who was not retained last month. During his time at BYU and helped the Cougar offense continually be one of the best in the country and this past year it ranked 21st, even with losing starter Taysom Hill in the first game.
Holliday is also a solid recruiter and helped BYU land four-star Troy Warner and also Snow College wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman. Warner is currently enrolled but Trinnaman is still a verbal commit but all accounts say he is still firm with his BYU commitment. He also helped bring in Nick Kurtz and overall has helped improve BYU’s receiving corp during his few years in Provo.
Holliday also has sent 23 wide receivers to the NFL with his team coaching which in addition to BYU includes spending 2008-12 as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at UTEP. He also has coached in the SEC with Mississippi State from 2003-06, plus stints at Western Michigan, Alabama A&M and Cornell.