A new name emerges out of the blue for the final offensive coaching position.
With the name Steve Clark hovering around BYU's final coaching opening, a new name has emerged: Guy Holliday.
This out-of-nowhere name comes via Holliday's son, Justin, a UTEP wide receiver:
For everyone asking where my dad was sorry i couldn't tell you what [was] going on but he just gave me [word] that he's the wr coach at BYU now - Justin Holliday via Twitter
Holliday, 50, was wide receivers coach at UTEP from 2008-2012, and was not retained in that position with the retirement of head coach Mike Price. New UTEP coach Sean Kugler named Todd Whitten to the position upon taking the head coaching job. It seems Justin wanted his followers to know where his dad was headed next.
His son, Justin, was a freshman at UTEP in 2012.
It has been believed, including by us, that Steve Clark, current Southern Utah offensive coordinator and former BYU assistant, was ready to assume the vacant WR coach position. Who knows the veracity of the tweet, but it feels unlikely Justin would lie about such a thing -- though perhaps Guy has been in talks with BYU but nothing is finalized.
Here is what Holliday's coaching path looks like:
2008-2012: WR coach/recruiting coordinator, UTEP
2007: WR coach, Cornell
2003-2006: WR coach, Mississippi State
2000-2002: WR/TE coach, Western Michigan
1995-1999: Offensive Coordinator, Alabama State
1992-1994: Offensive Coordinator, Tuskegee
Much thanks to @ldsoccertodd for the Twitter assist.