Full transcript, audio and video of Kyle Whittingham press conference
Whit is a great coach.Really funny a few weeks ago Reid said Whit was a
closet Cougar now Whit says Reid is a closet Ute.Good luck Utes and
Cougs.Go prove it on the road.
For all the smack talk about Whittingham, Steve Sarkisian, Mike Leach, and Andy
Reid being BYU grads, isn't it telling that not a single one of them would
be at all interested in going there if/when the position opens up? A Wac/indy
byu that isn't wanted by any conference isn't exactly a coveted
@Where is HadleyA few weeks ago in an interview Andy Reid said BYU would
be the one college job he would look at.Sark is not LDS so therefore not
eligible.Whit agreed to go to BYU before changing his mind. (good choice
for him, but was interested in going)Mike Leach I don't know if
anyone has asked if he would go to BYU.Please don't assume.
Even more telling is that there are no 'born in the wool' former Ute
players to be coaching at any level of significance.
quote from reid about BYU"Listen, if there was ever a college job,
that would be it," Reid said of BYU. "Coach Edwards was there for 30
plus years and Bronco is on his way to doing that. BYU's got a great head
coach; he's done a marvelous job … there's no need for another
head coach. Just let him do his thing, let him keep going; he's doing a
great job with it."
Reids quote about whittingham.Speaking of Utah, Reid said he is close with
Utes Head Coach Kyle Whittingham, his former teammate at BYU. "Deep down he
really bleeds blue," Reid proudly said. "He just can't say that
right now, but he does."
You gotta love Coach Whit. I've never understood how any real BYU fan could
not like him. It can only be younger types or cavemen who have not sense of Kyle
and his entire family's devotion to BYU and all that they did for the
school. I have no connection to the U and therefore, no special
interest in the Utes. That said, with Coach Whit and the number of RM's on
the team, I will always be interested in their success. Real fans don't
begrudge another's success. Smite'm brethren...Go Cougars!
Nate,Except the NFL in San Diego huh?
@Nate in the 808 - Right off the top of my head there is Mike McCoy HC of the
San Diego Chargers. No level of significance? I guess the NFL is below the MWC
That's pretty funny. Huge fan of Coach Whitt and Andy Reid. Think they
are both great and obviously are really great friends. @Nate in the 808,
I'm not sure what you mean by born in the wool but Mike McCoy is coaching
at a pretty significant level, Gary Andersen as well. They were both transfers
to the Utah program. Maybe that's what you meant. Doesn't really
matter was just hoping for some clarification.Go Utes!!!
@ Nate in the 808You wrote "even more telling is that there are
no 'born in the wool' former Ute players to be coaching at any level
of significance.Slow down Nate. Mike McCoy who was the starting QB
on the 1994 team that went 10-2 and finished #8 in the final rankings is now the
HEAD COACH of the San Diego Chargers. 1994 was the best year ever
for the old WAC. Utah finished #8, and BYU and Colorado State were both in the
top 15. Utah beat both BYU and Colorado State that year, plus Arizona (the
preseason #1) in the Freedom Bowl and Oregon on the road.
Laughing out loud at our friends on the hill constantly trying to glom onto
BYU's national legacy.
Fun to see a win over Stanford has given rebirth to overconfident Ute fans.The ether is thick and heavy at the moment....
Y's little brother"Laughing out loud at our friends on the
hill constantly trying to glom onto BYU's national legacy."What? What national legacy and where did you get that idea from this article
or this board?? Seriously...do you people honestly think this way or do you
make these comments because you know how annoying it is?
@ MyPerspectiveI know a lot of Y fans who truly think they have a
national legacy. When they get beat by good teams, it comes as a huge shock.
Every single time.It never gets old.
That's funny, Y little brother, glom on to BYU's legacy. Would that
be the legacy of losing regularly to Utah (22 game lead for Utes) or BYU getting
left behind in the mid majors? Ohio State, Notre Dame, USC, Alabama, Michigan,
those are teams with real legacies; BYU is not even close to any of them in any
meaningful way. Keep pretending you're one of the big boys; the rest of
the country knows the truth.
I'm a BYU fan, but I admire coachKW and what he's done at the UofU. I
hardly post due to the attitude and behavior of some of these ridiculous fans
from both sides (Y and U). But that's sports for ya, I suppose. Good luck
to both teams for the remainder of the season.
Coach Whittingham is the man.
Kind of a weird quote from Whitingham when he wasn't even asked about
Reid's connection to the program. The question had to do with Alex Smith a
former player of his. And why would Andy Reid have any connection or
affiliation toward Utah...just because his current QB played there? Did that
mean that Reid was a VaTech fan when he was in Philly? Or, I guess in
Whit's world, since Reid was a teammate of Whit, he most worship him as he
demands all of those around him to do.I guess Whit just can't
leave it alone can he?
myshortsightedperspective"What national legacy...?"1 consensus National Championship1 Heisman Trophy Winner6 National
Hall of Fame Players15 National Individual Awards17 AP Top 25
FinishesMultiple BYU alumni who have coached in the NFL and at the
highest levels of college football (including three current head coaches in the
PAC 12).Trying to claim that Andy Reid is a closet Ute is laughable,
especially when he stated very recently that BYU is the only collegiate
head-coaching position he would even consider.
nosaerfoecioveht:"When they get beat by good teams, it comes as
a huge shock."There must have been heart attacks a plenty after
talkinsports:"Trying to claim that Andy Reid is a closet Ute is
laughable"Will the trollers stop at nothing? It was very
CLEARLY a joke by Whitt - a jab at his very good friend in response to a jab
that Reid took at him.Get over it.Go Utes!!
Congrats to Coach Whitt and the team for the hard earned victory over a
formidable conference power house. The jab at Reid was funny, and was clearly
intended as a joke, which is completely lost on the byU "fan".Congratulations goes out to Nate Orchard, as Athlon Sports national and PAC 12
player of the week; Prince Phillips, PAC 12 Player of the week and Athlon Sports
PAC 12 freshman of the week; and Coaches Erickson and Sitake, PAC 12 coordinator
of the week.Also, welcome to Ute Nation Haines City, FL athlete
Dacorius Law, ranked with four stars by ESPN.Go Utes!!Onward and Upward!
maybe someday the U will have a Utah man at the helm. But for now, they will
just have to settle for the best.
@ MalihiniA while back Reid said the Whittingham bled blue. Coach
Whit is just returning fire with his former teammate and friend. It's all
good natured fun
It is obviously a bit of teasing between Reid and whittingham, nothing wrong
with that. And yes kyle has plenty of love for BYU, but he is a ute right now
and that is just the way it is. Can't blame him for loving the place that
cuts his million dollar checks. I'd love them to for that kind of money.
Malihini,Whit was giving his former team mate a friendly Jab. I
would imagine that he enjoys seeing his former team mate and his former player
having a so much success this year in Kansas City. These two are a great example
of how the rivalry should be.
Coach Whit, a double double? I hope you took your cholesterol pill with that.
Yeah, besides Mike McCoy, Gary Andersen, Norm Chow, George Seifert, Jay Hill,
Chad Kauha'aha'a, and Morgan Scalley, what Ute alumni have ever
coached a lick?!
@stgThere are assistants all over from most every school, what does
that prove?I'll give you mccoy and seifert but trying to
compare morgan scalley, jay hill, or kauha'aha'a to Andy Reid, Steve
Sarkisian, Kyle Whittingham, Mike Holmgren, Brian Billick, Mike Leach, and the
list goes on, is kind of a stretch don't you think?
@DuckhunterYes that's right (the 'most every school'
comment back @stg). Also, BYU has a larger significant coaching tree
for sure. Still, Nate in the 808 was off though. BYU has the Heisman trophy as
well on their resume. Something of note; Alex Smith was a Heisman finalist. And
the national championship in 1984 will always be on record. Utah was #2 in
2008.And BYU does have a legacy. I won't deny that either. Now
I would say it's not quite as great as what many BYU fans think it is. But
that is fans everywhere right? I include Utah fans in that examination question
as well. BYU is not what they once were but exposure allows them better access
to find the ole' groove. Their schedule works as well. They play a number
of solid opponents but enough patsies to pad their overall record. Along the way
comes exposure. It's bad exposure when Utah beats them on ESPN though. Or
maybe it's just good exposure for Utah to show up to BYU's ESPN party
and leave with the girl. Moving on, I have long been an Andy Reid
fan. And I love Alex Smith.
Where is Hadley:What does Whitts 75th victory have to do with future
coaches at BYU? And when did you realize that U haven't left BYU
behind?Ill do something that you apparently don't want
to/can't (?) do: congratulate coach Whitt on 75 wins and wish him future
success. He's a stand up guy and a class act.
Duck, the claim was that there are no Utah alumni coaching in "any level of
significance." No, assistants aren't the most prominent coaching
figures, but high-level assistants at high-level schools are certainly coaches
at a "level of significance." And why the knee jerk reaction
to defend BYU's coaching tree? I didn't say anything about BYU. They
have a fantastic coaching network. That's great. But what does it have to
do with what I said, and how did I compare any of them at all?
Although not former U players don't forget Jim Fassel, HC of the New York
Giants from 1997 to 2003 and Brad Childress, HC of the Minnesota Vikings from
2006 to 2010. Jim Fassel is a former HC at the U and Childress was on a
coaching staff at the U. Also, George Siefert, former HC of the San Francisco
49's played football at the U. And why not include Norm Chow? Played
football at the U and is now the HC at Hawaii.
StGtoSLC"Mike McCoy, Gary Andersen, Norm Chow, George
Seifert" is enough of a coaching legacy from the U. Good grief, some of
these byu fans just throw out comments thinking they will stick. The sad part
is that once the comment is made by one byu fan, it seems to morph into some
sort of twisted "fact" as it gets repeated by the byu collective.If Duck wants to talk about coaching trees, he should start with the
here and now. For example, Bronco's coaching tree has no leaves, no
branches, and no roots. In fact, the tree doesn't even exist. It's
nothing more than carnage that was left behind after the bus ran over it. Rise and shout...
@Y's little brother. What national legacy?
Congrats on a huge 75th victory, Coach Whit! You deserved the Double Double!Here's to keeping the momentum rolling in AZ!Go Utes!
Nate in the 808,".....no 'born in the wool' former Ute
players to be coaching at any level of significance."I have
already commented on this statement but here is another I remembered. Ray Groth
was a starting QB for Utah under coach Bill Meek and he spent many years as the
head football coach at Granger High School. I am sure there are many former
Utah players from California who returned to that state and were head coaches at
the High School level.