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Published: Thursday, Dec. 15 2011 9:39 p.m. MST

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TexasGirlAUte
Draper, UT

Honestly, If/When Coach Whitt decides to leave Utah, I'd like to see Sitake take over as head coach. I think he'd be a pretty good fit.

I don't want to see either of them go just yet, but if I had to pick, I'd rather have Coach Chow take the Hawaii job. But I really want to see what he can do with recruiting here at Utah.

Here's to hoping we get to keep both of them, but if not... Good luck Coaches!

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

Best wishes to both. If neither gets the spot, hopefully Bronco will take it. He can bring Doman with him.

reasonableUTE
Provo, UT

I would be elated if both stayed, that being said I also wouldn't be to worried if one or both left. Utah has always had great d-coordinators and coach whitt will no doubt find a fine replacement for Sitake if he leaves. Nothing but full confidence here... though I would love to see both of them stay. About kyle, I seriously doubt he's going anywhere. He's already rejected at least one SEC head coaching job (TN).

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Why would Whit would leave the state of Utah (I am not talking about UoU? Norm should take this job if he can stand taking to media interviews for being a head coach? We will see who gets this Hawaii job.

Hegdehog
Bountiful, UT

@unreasonableUTE
" About kyle, I seriously doubt he's going anywhere. He's already rejected at least one SEC head coaching job (TN)."

That's not a big deal. 6 other Head Coaches were offered that job before Kyle and all turned it down. Even the HC at Duke got offered and turned it down (we're talking DUKE football?!) before Kyle. Frankly, it would have been embarrassing if Kyle had said yes, it would make him look desperate.

Worst case scenario with both Chow and Sitake applying for that job is if they hire Chow (good for him to finally get a HC job after all these years) and he hires Sitake away to be his Defensive Coordinator with the plan to groom him to take over in a few years when Chow retires (he's 70 something years old).

That would be a bummer. 3rd Offensive Coordinator in 3 yrs added to the current mess at QB spells another disastrous year in the Pac12.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Hegdehog -

A lot of jealousy in that comment you made...and even more inaccuracies.
But you go girl!

oldcougar
Orem, UT

I'd love to see coach Chow get a HC job after all these years. I wish him well. As for coach Sitake...maybe he'll be interested in coaching some day at his alma mater...:)

MiP
Iowa City, IA

I see both staying....for now.

bigutefan
Las Vegas, NV

I don't think there are many Ute fans who thought when Chow signed with the Utes that he would be here forever. I am hoping for a couple of more years, but I just never felt like it was going to be permanent. We all know Whittingham is the voice of the defense, I think it would be less of a big deal if Sitake were to go. I just like knowing that if and when Kyle decides to leave, our coach in waiting is doing very well in Logan and is getting great experience before he becomes the head coach of a BCS caliber team. How many schools can say they have a back up coach already in training. Gary Anderson rocks!

I find it pretty amazing that year in and out, that the coaches at the University in Salt Lake are always in high demand for job openings. That never seems to even be a topic in other parts of Utah. Things that make you go hmmm.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

bigutefan:

Hear, hear! Chow would be the greater loss to the Utah program. Sitake is a fine coach, but he's really just picked up where the masters left off. Utah's defenses have been strong going back to Fred Whittingham. The torch was passed to his son Kyle in 1995, then USU HC Gary Andersen in 2005, and then finally to Sitake for the past 3 seasons. If/when Sitake leaves, we'll have little trouble in replacing him. Chow on the other hand....

I can be counted among the Utah fans who never expected Chow would be a mainstay at the U. He IS head coaching material, and would do very well at Hawai'i should they offer the position, and should he accept. I would wish him well, but certainly prefer to keep him in SLC.

Good luck Chow.

GO UTES!!!

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

@bigpuke
"I find it pretty amazing that year in and out, that the coaches at the University in Salt Lake are always in high demand for job openings. That never seems to even be a topic in other parts of Utah"

While I think a good many Cougar fans would list Kyle as a better coach than Bronco, your statement that it's "Never" a topic for other coaches (hint, hint: Bronco) is inaccurate. Bronco was on the short list for the UCLA job and asked them to remove his name from consideration.

The UCLA job is arguably a higher profile job than the ASU job (if that rumor was even true because we heard nothing official from the school to support it).

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