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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 30 2008 12:05 a.m. MST

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Smart

Coach Twit is smart to strike while the iron is hot...probably is BYU education..After getting thunmped by the tide and a 4th place finish in the MWC next year..his stock will drop dramatically.

True Ute!

What a great year and a great year to a deserving coach! Great job Dr. Hill for retaining Coach Witt!!

u of u student

Glad to see that my tuition dollars are hard at work. No wonder why they jack up the price every year. Good to know that Kyle is now the highest paid staff member at the U of U. Even more than all of the doctors,surgeons at the hospital who actually save lives daily. Not to mention he makes almost four times as much as the average salary of the professors. I'm glad to see that here in the USA we have our priorities straight. I love football but the salaries for the coaches have become a joke.

RE: u of u student

You are out of line and misinformed. It is the season ticket holders, crimson club members, and big donors to the U athletic dept that pay the coaches salaries, not your tuition or state taxes. Check the market place, every head coach in the SEC makes at least $2 million a year.

re: u of u student

WELL TO THINK ABOUT IT THAT WAY IS ONE THING... BUT TO THINK OF IT AS THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM ACTUALLY IS SELF SUFFICIENT PLUS PAYS FOR 70-80% OF THE OTHER ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT COSTS SO..... THAT YOUR TUITION (SUBSIDIZED BY ME, A TAX PAYER) CAN GO TO THE THINGS YOU DEEM WORTHY OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY... BY THE WAY YOUR WELCOME FOR THE EDUCATION..... PEACE

Re: u of u student

Did you even read the story or have you not taken Reading 101 at the U. yet? Kyle's salary is only going to be $200k per year out of the U's pocket. The remaining $1 million will come from sponsors, appearances, TV/radio deals, and advertising. His $200k base salary is far below many professors, doctors, and administrators at the U. Your comments embarrass other U. students and grads. Please don't associate your self with the U. when you make such uninformed comments.

FAN

U of U student. Bet you are happy you opened your mouth this mornig.

Dapper2k

Besides the article pointed out his base salary is $200k the rest comes from endorsements and other sources of revenue so even if it did come from the school budget it is inline with the other professors you reference.

Go Utes

Another successful BYU Graduate.

Good job Benedict

That turncoat got what he deserves. Benedict Whit should have his BYU degree taken from him. Remember what happened last year when you started out slow how quickly the fans turned on you Whit? Benedict will not play out his contract. 3 years tops at the U. Hope the money was worth it, you traitor.

Priorities Messed Up

During the first quarter of 2009 over 95,000 businesses will fold and nearly 1.5 million people will be without a job.

Carlos Boozer, "I definately need a raise!"
Coach Whit just got a raise to 1.2 million.
Nick Saban earns over 4 million a year.
The Yankees payroll will hit over 214 million next year.
Manny Ramirez turned down 21 million per season.

What's wrong with our country?

Frozen Chosen

To Priorities Messed Up; it's called the market, baby, get used to it. If you eliminate excesses in the market you will fundamentally change it and it won't be worth a damn.

I noticed you didn't include any actors in your list. Most sporting events (at least those that don't involve the Timberwolves) are more entertaining than the crap Hollywood puts out these days.

Re: Good job Benedict | 12:34 p.

Wow...sour grapes. I knew there are fans at BYU who will never get over Coach Whittingham saying "thanks, but no" to BYU. How delightful.

Granted there are some class BYU fans who have wished Coach Whittingham well as well as the Ute team. Again, you are first class and represent what BYU is all about.

To the individual who wrote the above referenced post, it must be difficult indeed to have one of your own who would rather beat BYU than work for them. Wow! That must be hard to deal with. Too bad!

Priorities Messed Up

During the first quarter of 2009, over 95,000 businesses will fold and nearly 1.5 million people will be without a job.

Brad Pitt makes over 20 million per film.
Britney Spears still made over 30 million last year.

My original statement is that with so much happening with the economy, it hasn't seemed to affect the entertainment business and those involved don't live in our reality. I know it's the market (baby) but it was simply a comment that our priorities are messed up. You may be one of the people that will be out of work this next quarter.

re/ smart

Poor fella, still bitter that in your Cougars GREAT 2 years it took lucky plays to beat a re-building ute program??? Utah loses hardly ANYONE next year genius. 4th place finish??? I see BYU finishing 4th, but it'll be a LONG LONG time before you see BYU ahead of Utah again....

HEY MAX, THROW IT OVER HERE!!!!!!

steve heil

Great job KYLE,you coached circles around big mouth Saban,he didnt know what hit him.KYLE your worth every penny!

Your Friend, Steve Heil


P.S. Saban should have talked to the Wyoming coach before the game.

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