BYU’s Nathan Meikle, right, talks with Utah’s Eric Weddle after game Nov 19, 2005 in Provo. Utah won in overtime.

BYU’s Nathan Meikle, right, talks with Utah’s Eric Weddle after game Nov 19, 2005 in Provo. Utah won in overtime. Meikle is now a professor at the University of Kansas. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

The former BYU receiver, who played for Roderick at Snow College, gives his take on the BYU offense, and shares details on his podcast, which is geared toward educating young people on important life lessons

Nate Meikle was a productive slot receiver target for John Beck at BYU before working as a sideline radio sportscaster doing Cougar games. Now, he’s an academic type, a brainiac, a professor at the University of Kansas.

He just moved to Lawrence, Kansas, this past week from South Bend, Indiana, where he worked and studied at Notre Dame. At Kansas, Dr. Meikle will teach classes on ethics and leadership. He’s only got half a dozen years to reach tenure. That’s when professors can comfortably settle in, wear those sweaters with elbow patches, hang out at the faculty lounge, and light fires under a new generation.

Meikle has always loved seeing offenses develop — he was plugged in as a player with Beck and his insight as a media guy was valuable. Meikle sees plenty of positives with Aaron Roderick taking over for Jeff Grimes as BYU’s new offensive coordinator.

“I’m really excited to see what Aaron Roderick can do with the BYU offense,” said Meikle.

“A-Rod and I go way back to 2002 at Snow College where he was my running back coach …and one of my favorite coaches of all time. He’s the epitome of a players’ coach in the same way that Sitake is. … They both really care about their guys.

“I also loved A-Rod because you knew that he knew exactly …read more

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