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

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4BS
St George, UT

With Whittingham's handling of the QB situation and the team's debacle against Colorado, he should have been fired.

AltaHawkFan
Sandy, UT

re: ClarkHippo

utah won't be able to hang their successes on beating BYU in the future. They refuse to schedule BYU after the 2012 season and instead prefer to hide behind their 'difficult' pac12 schedule.

re: motorbike

Let's not forget that kyle was not the HC during the 2004 season in which you went to your first BCS game.

re: GoUtes

You're right ... Colorado did win a National Championship, but um .. it was only 21 yrs ago. Sorry but they haven't had a winning record since 2005 (7-6). They really are a terrible team. Hadn't won a game on the road in 4 yrs until they beat your utes. Thanks for sending their senior players off with a road win for the first time in their careers. hahahaha

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

patriot -

So Whittingham has his hand in 2 BCS wins (a lot of money), helps get them invited to the Pac 12 (a lot of money), leads them to a winning record and a $2Mil bowl game with a DIII QB in their inaugural Pac 12 season, and yet you act as though the U used their entire academic budget and are also having to steal from the poor to give him a raise?
Please! Whittingham's accomplishments this year and in previous years have helped lighten the load financially for the entire athletic department. I know you're still bitter about the U being invited to the Pac 12 but it's time you start dealing with the reality of it instead of trying to spin things in directions that have no merit.
Congrats Kyle.
And memo to Dr. Hill; keep matching any serious offer that comes Kyle's way.
Go Utes!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Question:

Given the opportunity would you "invest" two dollars for a return of twenty-five to thirty? If you "only" got ten to fifteen the first time and fifteen to twenty-five the second and then twenty-five to thirty every time thereafter would that change you mind?

Well, that is what the University of Utah just did only they did it a million times.

Does that help your understanding?

ClarkHippo
Tooele, UT

@AltaHawkFan 1:30

I have read at least two college football websites which say the BYU/Utah game is still a go up to at least 2015. If I'm wrong, please tell me your source.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Pet In Texas -

"Nobody was going to come beating down his door to get him to coach their team. Not sure why he needed a raise with that kind of record."
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I understand what you're saying but it's the above statement where you're going wrong - teams ARE "beating down his door to get him to coach their team" and that's exactly why he got the raise.
With that being the case, what would you have done differently if you were Dr. Hill? Hasn't Whittingham been a humongous part of a serious infusion of money that will now be coming into the Utah athletic program? And don't you believe he is probably the best coach for the Utah program?

JDL
Magna, UT

How is it that this comment board has turned into a red and blue rivalry?

Good for coach Whittingham. Good for Utah.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

AltaHawkFan
re: motorbike
"Let's not forget that kyle was not the HC during the 2004 season in which you went to your first BCS game."
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Read more carefully...I said "coached in" two BCS victories.
By the way, since you're looking for technicalities, Whittingham actually was a Head Coach in the Fiesta Bowl. He was officially Co-Head coach with Urban Meyer.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Who Am I Sir -

"Given the opportunity would you "invest" two dollars for a return of twenty-five to thirty? If you "only" got ten to fifteen the first time and fifteen to twenty-five the second and then twenty-five to thirty every time thereafter would that change you mind?"
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Perfectly said.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Sorry Pete in Texas, I called you "Pet" above - hahaha. Not deliberate I assure you.

SpanishImmersed
Mesa, AZ

A Phoenix TV sportscaster said that Whitt is at Utah for life, and that he was just playing ASU to up his salary...

So C.Hill was right to make the offer to keep Whitt from leaving.

AltaHawkFan
Sandy, UT

re: ClarkHippo

I believe that those websites are speculating that the series will continue but from what I've read, no contract has been signed for games beyond next year.

re: motorbike

I read what you wrote and understood it. I also think you were trying to deceive in a sense. Hence, my clarification. urban was the head coach for the 2004 season despite what honorary title they gave kyle for the bowl game.

re: JDL

Haven't you heard ? The BYU/utah rivalry is dead. Only the Colorado/utah rivalry matters now.

factcheck
Salt Lake City, UT

AltaHawk fan. Sarcasm look it up and then go read Goutes post.

AltaHawkFan
Sandy, UT

re: Spanish

That doesn't make sense at all. If kyle was at utah 'for life', then hill didn't need to increase his salary. He wasn't going anywhere.

che loco
Springville, UT

"The Quest for Mediocrity"

... and a hefty raise...

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

Good job keeping Whittingham, he is a fairly good coach(7-5). But I agree, sports are just messed up. Explain how he deserves a big raise for one non-conference win in september but no blame for 3 conference blowouts and a complete conference debacle in November? Seems strange. While UCLA fires their coach who took them to the championship game! Why didn't Rick N. get a hefty raise?Just doesn't make sense, since getting to the Rose bowl is the end all and be all of college football at least that's what we've heard all season.

AltaHawkFan
Sandy, UT

re: factcheck

You look up the definition of sarcasm. GoUtes comment may have been something, but it wasn't sarcasm.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

There's something wrong with our system when a college football coach makes $2M, the President of the US makes $400,000 and a high school math teacher makes $40,000 per year. All three are government employees, paid for by our hard earned tax dollars.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

AltaHawkFan -
"I read what you wrote and understood it. I also think you were trying to deceive in a sense"
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You've very wrong and perhaps a little paranoid my friend. I had no intention of deceit in the slightest, resorting to such silliness is not something I feel a need for.
"Coached in two BCS Bowls" means exactly that, and I believe most readers here would take that to mean exactly what I meant - coached in, not head coached in.

butters
Salt Lake city, UT

so, did a lot of you not read the article? coach whittingham is getting a raise because he's high in demand and chris hill wants to keep him around.

yeah, utah went 7-5 and lost an embarrassment of a game to colorado, but that doesn't stop a lot of high profile universities from coming after whit.

gene chizik had something like a 5-19 overall record as the coach at iowa state and auburn hired him. people were furious. guess what? he won a national championship. oops... there goes the nc words.

and please stop turning this into a byu/utah thing. whittingham got his raise because he's a utah man, born and raised and established here. he's the right guy for the job.

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