Tom Smart, Deseret News
Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham celebrates with fans as the University of Utah defeats UCLA 31-6 Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham and his $525,000 pay raise this season are mentioned in a USA Today report.

Athletics director Chris Hill said the bump in pay (to $1.7 million per year) had to do with the Utes' move from the Mountain West to the Pac-12.

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"We felt that as we made that move, we had to take people who do a good job and get them at least somewhat in the middle of the league," Hill told the newspaper.

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