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Utah Utes football: Kyle Whittingham reticent regarding Urban Meyer's departure at Florida

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 5 2015 6:32 a.m. MDT

University of Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham (Keith Johnson, Deseret News) University of Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham (Keith Johnson, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham didn't offer much insight into Urban Meyer's resignation at Florida.

"All I'd like to say is that he's a close, personal friend and I wish him all the best," Whittingham said after the Utes' practice Wednesday afternoon at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Whittingham declined to say whether Meyer had discussed the decision with him before making the announcement. He also wouldn't say if he was interested in the Florida job — offering a variation of a standard response he regularly gives to media inquiries about other coaching opportunities.

"The only job I'm focused on is the one I've got, and we've got our hands full right here with Boise State and recruiting and academics winding down," Whittingham said. "So that's where my attention lies."

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