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Full transcript, audio and video of Kyle Whittingham press conference

Published: Monday, Oct. 14 2013 6:25 p.m. MDT

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Cheyenne, WY

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.

Where is Hadley?
Salt Lake, UT

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 position.

Cheyenne, WY

@Where is Hadley
A 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.

Nate in the 808
orem, ut

Even more telling is that there are no 'born in the wool' former Ute players to be coaching at any level of significance.

Cheyenne, WY

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."

Cheyenne, WY

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."

Alpharetta, GA

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!

Salt Lake, UT


Except the NFL in San Diego huh?

Tom in MS
Madison, MS

@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 right now.


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!!!

West Jordan, Utah

@ Nate in the 808

You 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.

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

Laughing out loud at our friends on the hill constantly trying to glom onto BYU's national legacy.

Salt Lake City, UT

Fun to see a win over Stanford has given rebirth to overconfident Ute fans.

The ether is thick and heavy at the moment....

Salt Lake City, UT

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?


@ MyPerspective

I 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.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

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.

Las Vegas, NV

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.

Northern, UT

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?

Gilbert, AZ


"What national legacy...?"

1 consensus National Championship
1 Heisman Trophy Winner
6 National Hall of Fame Players
15 National Individual Awards
17 AP Top 25 Finishes

Multiple 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.

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