Whit isn't going anywhere, he is at the end of Florida's list and I'm sure that
Peterson from Boise or Mullen would go before Whit. Whit has his staple on this
program and finally has the chance to go to a BCS conf. With that will come
more money, could it happen I think Peterson is going to go to florida.
With Boise State unable to improve much with heading to the vacated MWC,
Peterson would be the likely candidate at Florida.Good luck to coach
Meyer. Proving that family must come first.
Wait 24 hours.
I thought Witt was heading to Miami. Florida would be better if its offered.I don't see why he would stay if he is given a better opportunity. Utah
is crippled when recruiting against the other PAC schools, and is going to be in
major flux for a few years as they try to figure out their identity in the new
conference. If either Miami or Florida offer I wish him the best.
Utahs always recruiting against other pac and big 12 schools. they'll be just
fine in that area.
You be a fool to take the job at Florida Kyle. Just stay put here in this state
This will be an interesting decision for Whittingham. I think he will stay at
Utah, not because he owes Utah anything but because he actually likes the school
and the area he lives in. That is a rare thing in today's athletic culture.
I hope Coach Whittingham stays. He is a very good coach, has an improving
program, and is moving up to a much better conference.Even if
offered, I don't see Chris Peterson taking the job. He is certainly qualified,
but he fits too well in Boise, and seems to truly enjoy it there.But
$5 million is a lot of money....
Coach Whit is not going to talk about what has yet to be and may never be
offered. He has already turned down millions of dollars from Tennessee and
Vandy why would Miami and Florida's money be any more attractive.To
those who think that Utah's football program is going to be "crippled"
against other PAC12 programs, I think such speculation is more wishful on the
part of some in Utah valley than real. The truth is that Utah's football
program has never been more vibrant. They already recruit well against PAC10
schools and now being part of that conference is not going to hurt.It seems to me that the football program that is really going to be crippled
and ultimately in flux is that other school down south. They have no
conference, no realistic chance to play for a National Championship. What five
or four star athlete is going to want to go there, unless of course it is for
Whittingham's not going anywhere, certainly not to florida. if he was going
anywhere he would have jumped to Tennessee pre-PAC10 move.
As I read these comments I have to ask myself - when will Utah and BYU fans get
over thier inferiority complex? Utah is in the BCS now. They have one of the
better programs in the country. Why would Whittingham leave? Utah fans - relax
we are ok. We can now keep big time coaches. BYU fans relax - it's ok if Utah
does well. Let's everybody grab some perspective.
Sweeten the cofferCuz the Money talks.If he gets the offerWhit
will walk.After that, Peterson will take the U job to get into a PAC
12 coaching position. The big loser in all this will be BSU.
Middle of the PAC 12 or Florida? I think this puts Witt in Florida and Utah is
automatically the automatic cellar dweller of the PAC 12 automatic qualifying
conference. It's all automatic.Witt's departure would be great
timing for Chris Hill because he can hire a new coach for little, to nothing,
because Utah doesn't receive a dime next year for going to the PAC 12. Chris
will thank Witt and send him on his way.You can bet the Utah
coaching opportunity will be back loaded based on performance and the football
program will be right there with basketball program. Irrelevant and a proverbial
cellar dweller.WOW! How fast of a come-apart is that? A BSC national
champion, Rated # 5, to a 2nd place MWC finish, Las Vegas Bowl looser, to the
bottom of the PAC 12, all in less than a year.This is a very sad
scenario, yet so realistic. It's a sad time for a Ute fan when so many things of
the future hang in balance, that are not even settled on the playing field. I'm
afraid it's all about THE MONEY.Anyway, GO UTES!
Both Peterson and Whitingham are no fools. Both are good candidates for any
upper major program. With money like what Florida has to offer... either one
would have to really think hard about that aspect and the opportunities that
money like that could provide for their families.. It would be an awful hard
choice to turn down that kind of money... which for a coach from a lower mid
major program could come but once in a lifetime. I'm sure Meyer has submitted
names that he would recommend. He's an astute coach who studies coaching styles
intensely. He more than anyone else will have more insight as to who should be
the next head coach at Florida. You can easily bet that both Whitingham and
Peterson are probably high up on that list.
Utah in the Pac-12 has ACCESS to the BCS Championship. Florida has a legitimate
shot every year. Urban turned down Notre Dame to go to Florida. Why? The
greatest recruiting ground in America. If Utah would've been in the Pac, Urban
still would've left. Utah is not Florida. Tennessee is not
Florida. If Florida comes calling, if Texas comes calling, if USC comes
calling, you listen. You may not go, but only a fool wouldn't listen.
Latest rumor: Whittingham to Florida - Urban back to Utah. Count on
In spite of all their money, Utah has a better team and program than Florida or
Miami right now. Sure Whit could make more money, but he'd have to rebuild (to
some extent) either of those programs. Why would he leave right now when his
program, that already competes at a "BCS level," is about to move to
an actual BCS conference, which will only help improve it?
Why are the zoobs commenting on this article... It has nothing to do about
BYwho... He is going to stay at Utah... Look at how much Urban aged while he was
at Florida for 6 years, Kyle has a great job here with great success, I could
see Chris Peterson heading there before Coach Whitt.Plus you have to
take into consideration when a coach looks at taking another job they have to
ask themselves is it worth it, The money may be great but is it really secure or
is he going to be leaving a sure deal with Utah to just be under the gun
constantly at Florida!!
This rumor is going on all ove the country and many analyst have already
confirmed, Chris Peterson is in Florida and word is there are discussing
Chris Peterson would be a fool to leave Boise. He's got a sure deal with BSU,
and to risk it at Florida with a down program vs. having a program that competes
already very well and only moving up would be too risky for me. Then again, I
wouldn't even be considered to coach in a Pee-Wee league.
TAGZZ | 9:26 a.m. Dec. 9, 2010 SLC, Utah "Why are the zoobs
commenting on this article..."Because many "zoobs"
are Utahns, and want the local University to do well...Because you
decide to "define" someone based upon your own values... They are not
required to "hate" because you do.Why do you care about
other's opinion anyway?===Why would Whitt turn down Tennessee
and the money? I'm guessing it would have alot to do with the lifestyle of
Tennessee vs Utah.Question is whether Utah and Bosie outweigh the
lifestyle of Forida.I'm sure an offer needs to be tendered first.===Kyle is a smart coach, and a player's coach. He's more worried
about preparing the players for BSU than "what-if's" right now...That, or his agent is in negotiations right now...
Coach Whitt cares too much his family to drag them through the whole Floria
thing right now...just as Urban explained how it effected his family....Whitt's
staying at Utah for at least 2 more years and will lead the Ute's to a PAC 12
Cahampionship and Rose Bowl win in 2013; then he will depart having left a firm
foundation for a Ute dynasty for years to come. And why the heck are BYwhos
commenting on this story...I guess they are trying to make themselves look
relevent. What a waste of time....why don't all you little zoobies go chase
that little quest you all love so much...the quest to nowhere!Go
@ ALL Get real folks! Florida is a "Big Time Program" They have
to get a "BIG NAME COACH" Neither Utah, Boise or TCU have a coach with
a Big enough name nationally to get an invite to Florida.Florida
supporters are not going to let the school do any kind of "try it and see
if it works" approach. They have to go after a name like Jon Gruden or
someone with that kind of National Status.
"Coach Whitt cares too much his family to drag them through the whole
Floria thing right now.""Whitt's staying at Utah for at
least 2 more years and will lead the Ute's to a PAC 12 Cahampionship and Rose
Bowl win in 2013; then he will depart having left a firm foundation for a Ute
dynasty for years to come."NorCalUTE: Do you think you are
psychic or does Kyle call you up for advice on these things? Whether
he is offered the job or not, I can't see him talking about leaving as he is in
the middle of recruiting for next year AND preparing his team for a bowl game.
Veritas... I have seen your comments on this board time and time again and you
despise the Utes... You could care less about the local Universities especially
since your beloved Kewgs backstabbed Utah State... I don't need a lecture about
Zoobs wanting the Utes to do well, Can't pull that one on me!!
Coach Whit is just a narcissist in a coach's clothing. Meyer retires and all he
can think about is his next big thing.As for recruiting, even a down
Florida team has better recruiting opps than an up Utah team, and any argument
to that is just silly.
I love how the zoobs say that we troll their boards; however do you count how
many of those homers comment on our boards! Go look at the comments regarding
Utah vs BSU in the Las Vegas Bowl. The first 20-25 comments are zoobs. Then
read a BYU article and the first 2-3 comments are U fans and the zoobs want to
riot. BYU's little brother hypocrisy knows no bounds!
wookie,Funny you didn't mention the 60-70 comments from lUsers on
the BYU schedule article.Last I checked that article had around 115
comments, again showing that regardless of good or bad(and this year was
admittedly bad) the focus will always be on byu, by both byu and lUser fans.
The self rigteous hypocrisy on the hill these days passes anything
ever seen in Provo
Sad that Coug fans' only hope is that Utah loses their coach to Florida again.
Didn't work out so hot for you guys last time, why do you think it worries the
Utes fans now? I think Whit will stay, but if he leaves, Utah will be fine.
How many schools are getting on the horn with Bronco with all these great
@ SoCal: remind me where Urban was before he got hired at Florida? It's on the
tip of my tongue... oh yeah - it was UTAH you dolt!
Johnny TriumphThat seemed a little harsh. Why are you hatin' on
Kyle? What has he done that has been narcissistic? How do you know that all he
can think about is his next big thing? And, if he is considering Florida, why is
wanting that a bad thing indicative of bad character? I'm a Cougar, but I don't
understand the animosity for Coach Whit?
If Whittingham goes anywhere, it will be to USC after they fire Lane Kiffin. He
would only do that for ego.He can achieve everything he wants as a
coach at Utah in the PAC 12. Once Utah starts plucking recruits away from UCLA,
ASU, USC, and Oregon, the program will explode.In another year or
two, when the PAC 12 money starts coming to the Utes, he'll get a nice salary
boost.Even with that, he already knows that money is not why he
Chris Hill is going to open the check book again. Whit will stay in SLC. It is great to have your coach wanted by big programs. Majerus went
through this every off-season as well. It is part of being a good program. It is
a lot more fun than trying to figure out who on the staff needs to be fired
because you had a down year -- we've seen enough of that in the past (and are
currently experiencing it in basketball).
Urban can not come to Utah. His daughter is at Geogia Tech and his family comes
Update to wookieBYU article now has over 140 comments, over half of
which are lUsers.
I think Whit's happy with his contract at Utah. He makes more than enough to
take care of his family's needs, and I don't think additional millions would be
that tempting if it means leaving the state he loves and uprooting his family.
He had a good NFL career before he became a coach. Money is likely not an
TAGZZ, some of us do care about the state University even though we are fans of
a private one. More of my siblings went there than to my school.Also
for the record Wittingham went to BYU and was a captain on the national
championship team so I think he does have something to do with BYU, but that's
TAGZZ | 1:25 p.m. Dec. 9, 2010 SLC, Utah "Veritas... I have
seen your comments on this board time and time again and you despise the
Utes..."Sorry, there Tagzzzzz...Tell me that I
expect more out of Ute Fanzz, and you have got me.Quote from my post
why you think I despise the Utes...Personally, I want the most for
my tax buck. I pay for the Utah program.Cal, Vegas folks don't pay a
dime.I call things how I see them.No one in FL wants
Kyle right now. Sorry, as much as the Utes want to be relevant, they
are not, and won't be soon. The "Maaco Paint Bowl" was more relevant
last year, and this year, no matter what Ute fans say, isn't a big deal to anone
but Utah fans, and with most Ute fans being Anti-BYU haters, that is about
10,000 people...So good luck at keeping Kyle...Since no
one wants him...(sourse:ESPN)
Update to Dead Head Wanna Be Ute Red Ted,You keep proving my
point!Thank you for being a being a typical TDS fan.
Ted,Brian Blechen is still unblocked!!!Go UTES!!!