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Published: Monday, Dec. 12 2011 1:20 p.m. MST

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Cougar Alumni
Beaver, UT

What does Bronco make?

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

Whitt is one of the best in the business. Well earned. Good job Dr. Hill.

UtahBy44
Beaver, UT

Worth every penny!

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

This will stifle all those Y trolls who were desperately hoping Whitt took the Arizona State job. So BYU can start beating the Utes again! Sorry Cougies, it must be very frustrating losing 2 years in a row, 7 of 10, and losing the series 55-34-4.

Pete in Texas
Copperas Cove, TX

Bleed Crimson, your narrow minded comments don't even address the facts with your football program. Your beloved Utes lost to Colorado. Colorado? And he's getting a raise? What in the world are ya'll putting in your Gatorade water buckets? Because I'd like to make sure my boss is drinking the same mind-numbing fluid. (Wouldn't that be nice..... "Pete, you took a step backward in your job and our company got beat by the worst team in the construction world, so how about we talk about getting you a raise.....?) I wish my reality was as oblivious to facts as the Utes are.....

Ute's R Gr8
Sandy, Utah

Whitt rules!

What program is that in the rearview mirror?

Hang in there Band of Lil Brothers

AZnewser
Snowflake, AZ

This is further evidence that college athletics is out of control. $2 million to pay a coach at a public school? Ridiculous. Put that money into the library! The majority of athletic programs lost money last year, and they continue to inflate salaries. Stop the madness!

Mr. Obvious
Sandy, Utah

@Pete in Texas

"Your beloved Utes lost to Colorado. Colorado? And he's getting a raise?"

We did lose to Colorado, but I believe the $200K raise was a result of the 54 - 10 beat down down in LES!

Let see, thats about $4K per point!

Try and reconstruct that score!

Hang in there Band of Lil Brothers

AZRods
Maricopa, AZ

Smart Ute fans.
And just in case anyone grumbles that Whit is over paid, try looking around the country right now to find a proven quality coach. And one who has:
Proven he can win for several years, which means he's coaching his own recruits.
Remember, Urban's been gone for several years.
Continues to run a clean and reputable program with little or no drama.
Has a fan base that loves him AND an administration that does too, and wisely so.
Count your blessings people.

Y Grad Pumping Gas
Beaver, UT

Now I know who Coach Bronco wears a grey T shirt!

He can't afford a decent one.

I say give Bronco a raise, he has to put up with the Holmoe's "Indy Folly"

61Cougar
Seattle, Wa

This is a well-deserved increase for Coach W. It also marks an escalation of the divide between BYU and Utah that began when Utah accepted the invite to join the Pac-12.

BYU's subsequent move to independence and TV deal with ESPN actually gave BYU a $$ edge over Utah for this season (BYU doesn't have to split its TV/Bowl revenue with anyone else)--but only because Utah does not get a fully vested share of TV monies this season. Going forward, it will be a different story.

The Pac-12's new TV package--shared among member schools--promises the sort of revenue that is allowing these universities to bring in new coaches and staffs at salaries that rival the SEC. Utah is now able to up its budget for facilities and staff to help attract and keep the best it can (keeping Witt is a good call, Dr. Hill).

I do not believe that BYU will ever try to compete with the $$ being thrown around by the major conferences now and will continue to rely on loyalty, atmosphere, church affiliation, and exposure as an independent to attract coaches and recruits.

Which is where they should be.

Balan
South Jordan, Utah

AZnewser is right. We are in the worst economy since the Great Depression and we are giving football coaches a raise to $2,000,000??? Heck, if most people made $2M in ONE year they would be set for life. And he gets it for multiple years. This just shows how screwed up sports really is.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Congrats, Coach Whitt, on a mediocre season and a $300k pay raise! Glad to see a U employee make good on mediocrity.

College Football is a joke anymore and needs to be restrained.

Barney Google
Beaver, UT

@61Cougar

I actually agree with you

Great comment.

utahutefan3213
Clearfield, UT

Money well spent!

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

I heard thru the grapevine that Whitt is getting the money from a deduction from coach K's salary. Pretty soon the one sport u will funnel all the money from all the coaches salaries into one pot for coach W. A food drive will then be the price of admission for all other sports to feed the coaches and their families since being in the conference of chumpions is pay enough for them.

Pete in Texas
Copperas Cove, TX

To Mr. Obvious,

Again, I state the question, Whit's getting a raise based SOLELY on beating BYU this year 54-10? The rest of the season isn't even factored in especially losing to the last placed team in your own conference?

Sheesh.... and ya'll refer to BYU as the little brother? I hate to say it, but this goes back to the Lavell era when all Utah fans cared about was beating BYU. It didn't matter if every other game was a loss, they simply wanted to beat the rival. So BYU went on to win how many conference championships and be rated in the Top 25 how many years, and all Utah fans would say was, "Well, we beat BYU!"

Talk about an inferiority complex. I hate to say it, but spiked Gatorade and Crimson-colored glasses may not be all ya'll need to stay happy. It sounds like you need some counseling from someone with the letters "PhD" listed after their name......

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

@ Pete in Texas

"Bleed Crimson, your narrow minded comments don't even address the facts with your football program. Your beloved Utes lost to Colorado. Colorado? And he's getting a raise?"

Actually I am addressing the facts. My beloved Utes thumped your Cougies pretty bad, in fact it was 54-10 bad? Yes we lost to the Buffs, but I find it interesting that Y fans have to parade behind Colorado's team because BYU couldn't get the job done.

"What in the world are ya'll putting in your Gatorade water buckets?

To answer your question: On the Utah sidelines we drink normal Gatorade, what do they put in the Cougar's drink buckets on the sidelines pickle juice or something? lol!

"I wish my reality was as oblivious to facts as the Utes are"

Pete in Texas the reality is the Utes are in the Pac-12, Coach Whitt gets raise, Utah runs BYU out of their own stadium. Delusion is BYU going Independent thinking it's the best move a team can make, when reality is they have nothing to play for.

I drink Gatorade and that's Reality!

UtahBy44
Beaver, UT

@ Pete in Texas

"Sheesh.... and ya'll refer to BYU as the little brother? I hate to say it, but this goes back to the Lavell era when all Utah fans cared about was beating BYU."

Lavell who?

Hang in there Band of Lil Brothers!

Pete in Texas
Copperas Cove, TX

Bleed Crimson,

You want to talk reality, but you shrug off the number of conference championships that you've won compared to your "little brother". You want to talk reality beating your own chest saying you beat BYU this year, but you shrug off losing to the worst team in your own conference. You want to talk reality by saying Utah is in the Pac 12, but you aren't full partners this year so you shrug off that BYU made more money than your college this year while being independent and having "nothing to play for". You want to talk reality and justify Coach Whit's raise by producing a record worse this year than last.

Call me when your idea of reality actually resembles what reality is.

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