Whittingham coachin'em up
- Published: Friday, 25 November 2011 08:16
- by Doug Samuels
Kyle Whittingham wasn't ready to hit the panic button after starting off 3-4 overall and 0-4 in their first season in the Pac-12.
After losing their starting quarterback (and moving a linebacker to help fill in the depth chart), and struggling through their first 7 games, Whittingham gathered the upperclassmen privately and asked them what needed to change.
Since that meeting, the Utes haven't lost a game. They have rattled off four straight wins against Oregon State, Arizona, UCLA, and Washington State. Some might argue that beating those 4 teams this season isn't anything to be excited about (we think 4 straight Pac-12 wins is nothing to sneeze at), but considering the struggles and injuries...this is a good coaching performance.
Utah will be looking for their fifth straight win (and to finish the regular season 8-4) as they take on Colorado (2-10, 1-7) today at 3:30 on FSN.