Kalani Sitake http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Kalani Sitake en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:34:59 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Utah Utes still pursuing several big-time prospects as national letter of intent day draws near http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620309/Utah-Utes-still-pursuing-several-big-time-prospects-as-national-letter-of-intent-day-draws-near.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620309/Utah-Utes-still-pursuing-several-big-time-prospects-as-national-letter-of-intent-day-draws-near.html Utah recruiting took a bit of a blow with a couple of previously committed players opting for Oregon State. Those losses have... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:55:00 MST Brad Rock: The best part about Utah coach Kyle Whittingham's new contract? Utes are willing to share details http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619828/Brad-Rock-The-best-part-about-Utah-coach-Kyle-Whittinghams-new-contract-Utes-are-willing-to-share.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619828/Brad-Rock-The-best-part-about-Utah-coach-Kyle-Whittinghams-new-contract-Utes-are-willing-to-share.html Details show both Kyle Whittingham and Chris Hill got something that should help the Ute football program in the long term. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:20:00 MST Utah coach Kyle Whittingham agrees to new 4-year deal with Utes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619807/Utah-coach-Kyle-Whittingham-agrees-to-new-4-year-deal-with-Utes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619807/Utah-coach-Kyle-Whittingham-agrees-to-new-4-year-deal-with-Utes.html Coach expresses appreciation to the university for expressing "confidence and commitment" to the program. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:20:00 MST BYU offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley transferring to Oregon State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619633/BYU-offensive-lineman-Brayden-Kearsley-transferring-to-Oregon-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619633/BYU-offensive-lineman-Brayden-Kearsley-transferring-to-Oregon-State.html Brayden Kearsley announced via Twitter he will transfer to Oregon State, about an hour and a half drive from his hometown of... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:30:00 MST In college football, assistant coach salaries on the rise http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619020/In-college-football-assistant-coach-salaries-on-the-rise.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619020/In-college-football-assistant-coach-salaries-on-the-rise.html College football coaches have seen their salaries soar to historic heights. In recent years, the pay for key assistants like... Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:50:00 MST Whittingham insists Utah football is moving forward in all aspects http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619170/Whittingham-insists-Utah-football-is-moving-forward-in-all-aspects.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619170/Whittingham-insists-Utah-football-is-moving-forward-in-all-aspects.html Coach discusses a variety of topics as the drama subsides up on the hill. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:25:00 MST Morning links: Bill Walton talks about Utah's blowout victory; Lotulelei breaks foot http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619159/Morning-links-Bill-Walton-talks-about-Utahs-blowout-victory-Lotulelei-breaks-foot.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619159/Morning-links-Bill-Walton-talks-about-Utahs-blowout-victory-Lotulelei-breaks-foot.html Basketball hall of famer Bill Walton had some fun color commentating on Utah's 74-49 victory over Colorado; and former Utah... Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:42:24 MST Utah coach Kyle Whittingham breaks silence, says he's 'excited' to be the head of Utes' program http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619139/Utah-coach-Kyle-Whittingham-breaks-silence-says-hes-excited-to-be-the-head-of-Utes-program.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619139/Utah-coach-Kyle-Whittingham-breaks-silence-says-hes-excited-to-be-the-head-of-Utes-program.html Coach Whittingham emphasizes that he's "excited" to be with the Utes and moving forward on a national radio show. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:35:00 MST Doug Robinson: Trouble on the Hill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619061/Trouble-on-the-Hill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619061/Trouble-on-the-Hill.html Once on the hot seat, Kyle Whittingham more than answered the challenge with his best coaching job to date — beating... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 21:00:00 MST Sitake takes to the air over move from Utah to Oregon State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618892/Sitake-takes-to-the-air-over-move-from-Utah-to-Oregon-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618892/Sitake-takes-to-the-air-over-move-from-Utah-to-Oregon-State.html Defensive coordinator tells ESPN 700AM that it "just felt right" to accept Gary Andersen's offer. Sun, 04 Jan 2015 07:05:00 MST Rapid Fire: BYU brawl and coaching woes; Ute coaching chaos; big win for Jazz; college basketball and more http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618679/Rapid-Fire-BYU-brawl-and-coaching-woes-Ute-coaching-chaos-big-win-for-Jazz-college-basketball.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618679/Rapid-Fire-BYU-brawl-and-coaching-woes-Ute-coaching-chaos-big-win-for-Jazz-college-basketball.html Last week was a rather historic one in local sports. In college football, BYU experienced chaos on the field, while the Utes... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:40:00 MST Utah coach Kyle Whittingham decides to take more time before releasing statement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618691/Utah-coach-Kyle-Whittingham-decides-to-take-more-time-before-releasing-statement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618691/Utah-coach-Kyle-Whittingham-decides-to-take-more-time-before-releasing-statement.html Utah senior associate athletics director Liz Abel said that Whittingham “decided he wants to take more time to compose... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:50:00 MST 2 Utah high school athletes excited to compete in Army All-American Bowl http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618640/2-Utah-high-school-athletes-excited-to-compete-in-Army-All-American-Bowl.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618640/2-Utah-high-school-athletes-excited-to-compete-in-Army-All-American-Bowl.html Salem Hills senior Porter Gustin and Brighton High senior Osa Masina will compete as linebackers for the West squad at the... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:16:02 MST Utah football: Hill releases a statement on Whittingham, Sitake http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618628/Utah-football-Hill-releases-a-statement-on-Whittingham-Sitake.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618628/Utah-football-Hill-releases-a-statement-on-Whittingham-Sitake.html Message to fans and recruits includes reassurance that Whittingham is the Utes' coach and "any rumors to the contrary have no... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:30:00 MST Brad Rock: Silence is the wrong approach for Ute controversy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618581/Silence-is-the-wrong-approach-for-Ute-controversy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618581/Silence-is-the-wrong-approach-for-Ute-controversy.html There have been some embarrassing incidents in Utah football history. This ranks among them. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 21:00:00 MST Source: Kyle Whittingham not being forced out as Utes' football coach http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618560/Source-Kyle-Whittingham-not-being-forced-out-as-Utes-football-coach.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618560/Source-Kyle-Whittingham-not-being-forced-out-as-Utes-football-coach.html Source says there's no validity to reports that Kyle Whittingham is being forced out. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 22:35:00 MST Brad Rock: Memo to Utes: Get your act together http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618525/Brad-Rock-Memo-to-Utes-Get-your-act-together.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618525/Brad-Rock-Memo-to-Utes-Get-your-act-together.html An exodus of assistant coaches and concerns over Kyle Whittingham's status have turned a nice season into a circus. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:20:00 MST Hill, Whittingham meet after football coaching departures http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618524/Hill-Whittingham-meet-after-football-coaching-departures.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618524/Hill-Whittingham-meet-after-football-coaching-departures.html What was discussed, however, is not immediately known with athletics director, coach unavailable for comment. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 20:25:00 MST Utah offensive coordinator Dave Christensen leaving for Texas A&M http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618477/Utah-offensive-coordinator-Dave-Christensen-leaving-for-Texas-AM.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618477/Utah-offensive-coordinator-Dave-Christensen-leaving-for-Texas-AM.html After one season with the Utes, assistant coach is moving on for a three-year deal with the Aggies. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:18:55 MST Sitake, Tuiaki leaving Utah for Oregon State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618372/Sitake-Tuiaki-leaving-Utah-for-Oregon-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618372/Sitake-Tuiaki-leaving-Utah-for-Oregon-State.html Departures come in the wake of the Utes' first winning season since 2011. Defense leads the nation in sacks this season. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:15:00 MST Utah's Orchard prepares for his final game with the Utes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618034/Utahs-Orchard-prepares-for-his-final-game-with-the-Utes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618034/Utahs-Orchard-prepares-for-his-final-game-with-the-Utes.html Highly honored senior has made his mark with the program he represented well over the past four seasons. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:07:30 MST Utah assistant Dennis Erickson has plenty of experience in bowl games http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617591/Utah-assistant-Dennis-Erickson-has-plenty-of-experience-in-bowl-games.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617591/Utah-assistant-Dennis-Erickson-has-plenty-of-experience-in-bowl-games.html Utah running backs coach Dennis Erickson has the experience of 12 bowl games as a head coach. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:06:32 MST Utah Utes video: Dirk Facer talks about quarterbacks, Kalani Sitake and the Las Vegas Bowl http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617313/Utah-Utes-video-Dirk-Facer-talks-about-quarterbacks-Kalani-Sitake-and-the-Las-Vegas-Bowl.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617313/Utah-Utes-video-Dirk-Facer-talks-about-quarterbacks-Kalani-Sitake-and-the-Las-Vegas-Bowl.html Deseret News beat writer Dirk Facer answers questions about the Utah Utes' bowl selection to the Las Vegas Bowl, the future... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:45:00 MST Utah football notes: Utes begin Las Vegas Bowl practices http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617283/Utah-football-notes-Utes-begin-Las-Vegas-Bowl-practices.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617283/Utah-football-notes-Utes-begin-Las-Vegas-Bowl-practices.html The Utes will take on Colorado State Dec. 20 at Sam Boyd Stadium in their first bowl appearance in two years. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:55:00 MST Rapid Fire: Potentially great news for BYU; Utes bust the Shockers' streak; Snyder's Jazz honeymoon over http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617228/Rapid-Fire-Potentially-great-news-for-BYU-Utes-bust-the-Shockers-streak-Snyders-Jazz-honeymoon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617228/Rapid-Fire-Potentially-great-news-for-BYU-Utes-bust-the-Shockers-streak-Snyders-Jazz-honeymoon.html This week, the Utes won their biggest regular-season men’s basketball game since beating No. 1 Alabama in 2002; BYU... Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:52:35 MST Dick Harmon: Surveying the college football landscape heading into this weekend http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617139/Surveying-the-college-football-landscape-heading-into-this-weekend.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617139/Surveying-the-college-football-landscape-heading-into-this-weekend.html This is a time for coaching changes, league playoffs, Heisman voting and bowl bids. Don't look for Bronco Mendenhall to... Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:15:00 MST Peavler: Should BYU even think about pulling a Nebraska with Bronco Mendenhall? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617067/Peavler-Should-BYU-even-think-about-pulling-a-Nebraska-with-Bronco-Mendenhall.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617067/Peavler-Should-BYU-even-think-about-pulling-a-Nebraska-with-Bronco-Mendenhall.html Nebraska just made a bold move in throwing Bo Pelini overboard. Some Cougar fans have taken to Twitter and message boards... Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:11:35 MST Utah Utes report card: Offense finally carries the load http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616651/Utah-Utes-report-card-Offense-finally-carries-the-load.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616651/Utah-Utes-report-card-Offense-finally-carries-the-load.html Utah finished off its season with a 38-34 win over Colorado in Boulder. With the victory the Utes finish their regular season... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:50:00 MST Brad Rock: Utah schools take the risk of running quarterbacks http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612923/Utah-schools-take-the-risk-of-running-quarterbacks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612923/Utah-schools-take-the-risk-of-running-quarterbacks.html BYU and USU now have drop-back quarterbacks — but not by design. Meanwhile, Utah goes forward with a running... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:45:18 MDT Utah Utes on top of things defensively during bye week http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612946/Utah-Utes-on-top-of-things-defensively-during-bye-week.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612946/Utah-Utes-on-top-of-things-defensively-during-bye-week.html After upsetting UCLA on Oct. 4, 24th-ranked Utah was the national leader in sacks and tackles for loss. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:15:00 MDT Dick Harmon: How will Utes slow down Connor Halliday and WSU's passing attack? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611856/How-will-Utes-slow-down-Connor-Halliday-and-WSUs-passing-attack.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611856/How-will-Utes-slow-down-Connor-Halliday-and-WSUs-passing-attack.html Washington State kept things interesting against Oregon last week, and now the Ute defense gets a chance at showing its... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:21:15 MDT Utes to wear white in Michigan http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610615/Utes-to-wear-white-in-Michigan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610615/Utes-to-wear-white-in-Michigan.html Utah will debut new helmets in its Sept. 20 game at the Big House against the Wolverines. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:15:00 MDT Fresno State impressed with Utes' defense http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610409/Fresno-State-impressed-with-Utes-defense.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610409/Fresno-State-impressed-with-Utes-defense.html Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter said Utah's defense was much better than it was against Idaho State a week earlier. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 18:35:30 MDT Utes Utes vs. Fresno State Bulldogs: Who will make the biggest leap from Week 1? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610284/Utes-Utes-vs-Fresno-State-Bulldogs-Who-will-make-the-biggest-leap-from-Week-1.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610284/Utes-Utes-vs-Fresno-State-Bulldogs-Who-will-make-the-biggest-leap-from-Week-1.html Utah (1-0) hosts Fresno State (0-1) Saturday afternoon at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:55:00 MDT Utes pursuing more takeaways on defense http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610175/Utes-pursuing-more-takeaways-on-defense.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610175/Utes-pursuing-more-takeaways-on-defense.html In other news: Phillips becomes a father, while assistant coaches to give media the silent treatment. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:02:58 MDT Deseret News recruiting database http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657019/Deseret-News-recruiting-database.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657019/Deseret-News-recruiting-database.html Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:19:38 MDT Deseret News recruiting database http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656879/Deseret-News-recruiting-database.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656879/Deseret-News-recruiting-database.html Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:18:20 MDT Deseret News recruiting database http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654965/Deseret-News-recruiting-database.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654965/Deseret-News-recruiting-database.html Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT All Poly Camp: This was the place for football http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605584/All-Poly-Camp-This-was-the-place-for-football.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605584/All-Poly-Camp-This-was-the-place-for-football.html All Poly Camp brought several of college football's top coaches to town, making Davis County a hub of action over the past... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:10:00 MDT 5 questions: Trevor Reilly hitting waiting-game phase as NFL draft approaches http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601403/5-questions-Trevor-Reilly-hitting-waiting-game-phase-as-NFL-draft-approaches.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601403/5-questions-Trevor-Reilly-hitting-waiting-game-phase-as-NFL-draft-approaches.html Former Utah standout is preparing for next month's NFL draft. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:25:23 MDT Utah football notes: Utes roll out the red carpet http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601418/Utah-football-notes-Utes-roll-out-the-red-carpet.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601418/Utah-football-notes-Utes-roll-out-the-red-carpet.html Former players enjoy coming back for Utah's spring finale up on the hill. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:05:00 MDT UteLinks: Kalani Sitake does a Q&A with ESPN.com http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601307/UteLinks-Kalani-Sitake-does-a-QA-with-ESPNcom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601307/UteLinks-Kalani-Sitake-does-a-QA-with-ESPNcom.html Utah defensive coordinator chats about last year and the upcoming season. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:18:23 MDT Utah football: Ute defensive coaches combine to lose 86 pounds — but Brian Blechen still wins weight loss challenge http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601012/Utah-football-Ute-defensive-coaches-combine-to-lose-86-pounds-2-but-Brian-Blechen-still-wins.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601012/Utah-football-Ute-defensive-coaches-combine-to-lose-86-pounds-2-but-Brian-Blechen-still-wins.html In an effort to motivate safety Brian Blechen to lose a few pounds, the Utah defensive football coaches lost a combined 86... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:55:00 MDT Utah football: Sanders-Williams makes smooth adjustment to linebacker in U. scrimmage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600888/Utah-football-Sanders-Williams-makes-smooth-adjustment-to-linebacker-in-U-scrimmage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600888/Utah-football-Sanders-Williams-makes-smooth-adjustment-to-linebacker-in-U-scrimmage.html Marcus Sanders-Williams was the top running back in the last scrimmage, but was a standout at linebacker in Utah's football... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:00:00 MDT Utah football: Defense shines in Utes' most important spring session http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600876/Utah-football-Defense-shines-in-Utes-most-important-spring-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600876/Utah-football-Defense-shines-in-Utes-most-important-spring-session.html Saturday's scrimmage at Rice-Eccles Stadium was the Utes' 11th practice of spring camp and featured a strong performance by... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:45:00 MDT Utah football: Junior quarterback Travis Wilson shines in Utes' first spring scrimmage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600274/Utah-football-Junior-quarterback-Travis-Wilson-shines-in-Utes-first-spring-scrimmage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600274/Utah-football-Junior-quarterback-Travis-Wilson-shines-in-Utes-first-spring-scrimmage.html Quarterback Travis Wilson throws five touchdown passes in a scrimmage Friday afternoon at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:45:00 MDT Utah football: Ute defensive end Nate Orchard relishes role as the leader of Utah's defense http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600004/Utah-football-Ute-defensive-end-Nate-Orchard-relishes-role-as-the-leader-of-Utahs-defense.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600004/Utah-football-Ute-defensive-end-Nate-Orchard-relishes-role-as-the-leader-of-Utahs-defense.html Utah defensive end Nate Orchard is a senior and will be counted on to be one of the leaders of the Ute defense in 2014. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:06:46 MDT UteLinks: Brian Johnson says Dan Mullen hasn't changed much http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599608/UteLinks-Brian-Johnson-says-Dan-Mullen-hasnt-changed-much.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599608/UteLinks-Brian-Johnson-says-Dan-Mullen-hasnt-changed-much.html Coaches reunited at Mississippi State. Mullen was Johnson's position coach back in the day at Utah. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:45:00 MDT Utah Utes football: Miami transfer Gionni Paul is relishing opportunity with Utes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599324/Utah-Utes-football-Miami-transfer-Gionni-Paul-is-relishing-opportunity-with-Utes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599324/Utah-Utes-football-Miami-transfer-Gionni-Paul-is-relishing-opportunity-with-Utes.html Florida native Gionni Paul transfered to Utah because of his relationship with Utah assistant coach Dennis Erickson. He spent... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:55:00 MDT Utah football: Blechen is healthy and ready to resume his career http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599138/Utah-football-Blechen-is-healthy-and-ready-to-resume-his-career.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599138/Utah-football-Blechen-is-healthy-and-ready-to-resume-his-career.html Utah safety Brian Blechen made an impact in his first three seasons before missing all of 2013 because of injury. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:30:11 MDT