Utah football: Utes to hire a new offensive line coach

Published: Saturday, Jan. 11 2014 8:05 p.m. MST

Utah Utes coach Dan Finn directs linemen in the first spring football practice in Salt Lake City Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham is making another change to his staff on offense.

Last month, former Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen was named offensive coordinator in a shuffle that led to Dennis Erickson and Brian Johnson being assigned as position coaches for the upcoming season. They were also co-offensive coordinators in 2013.

Now comes confirmation that Dan Finn will not be retained as the offensive line coach after two seasons on the job.

According to an unattributed source on coachingsearch.com, former Wyoming assistant Jim Harding is a strong candidate to replace Finn. Harding was on Christensen’s staff at Wyoming for the past five seasons.

Whittingham was unavailable for comment Saturday evening to confirm or deny the report.

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