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Kyle Whittingham touches on his, Utah’s future at Big 12 media days

Jul 10, 2024, 9:00 AM | Updated: 10:10 am

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FILE: Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

(AP Photo/Young Kwak)

LAS VEGAS – Kyle Whittingham and the Utes are taking the stage for the first time as members of the Big 12 and naturally, curiosity about the long-tenured head coach came up.

Whittingham is going into his 30th year overall at Utah and 20th has the head man in charge and recently named defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley as his “heir apparent”.

Scalley himself is going into his 17th season as a coach at Utah with four more years spent as a player. It’s that kind of continuity that gives Whittingham comfort in the future of the program long after he leaves, whenever that may be.

 

Kyle Whittingham talks Morgan Scalley, retirement (sort of) at Big 12 media days

It’s no secret that Scalley is the ultimate “Utah Man” which is why he was ultimately the ideal candidate to take over for Whitt whenever he decides to hang ’em up.

“Morgan Scalley is an exceptional football coach,” Whittingham said. “He’s a proven commodity. A Utah guy. He played high school football in the state of Utah, played at Utah, jumped right into coaching when he was done playing. He’s invested into this program as much as anyone has been …”

Read the full story and more from Michelle Bodkin at KSLSports.com.

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Kyle Whittingham touches on his, Utah’s future at Big 12 media days