Whitt to Texas?


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      • #4153

        The Lone Wolf
        Ute Fan
        @thelonewolf

        If Utah gets to 10 or 11 wins and plays in a NY6 bowl, does a big program like Texas make a run at Kyle? Whitt’s troubles with Chris Hill last year were well documented, and I can’t help but think that if Whitt got a 4 or 5 million dollar offer from Texas he might jump this year. What do you think?

      • #4154

        UtahUteGuy
        Ute Fan
        @utahuteguy

        No.

      • #4155

        Hockeybeard
        Ute Fan
        @hockeybeard

        It would be the biggest blunder of Chris Hill’s career if he let a simple thing like money keep a lifer like Coach Whitt from staying at Utah and retiring a legend here. Plain and simple.

      • #4157

        utahpunk
        Ute Fan
        @utahpunk

        Not going to happen. Utah is now a P5 school.I would think moving to TX would be more of a lateral move as compared to the pre P12 days. Besides, KWhitt’s mother still lives in Provo, and I do not see him leaving the state for a job like Texas.

        • #4161

          Tacoma Ute
          Ute Fan
          @tacomaute

          Condolences to Whit’s mom. She needs to move 43 miles north.

        • #4163

          The Lone Wolf
          Ute Fan
          @thelonewolf

          Texas is a lateral move? Hmm…

          • #4171

            Red Don
            Ute Fan
            @reddon

            What’s so great about it anymore? A crappy conference, rabid fan base with delusional expectations and a pressure meter that’s redlining. No thanks.

        • #4190

          Utemachine
          Ute Fan
          @utemachine

          Let’s not get delusional. Texas is one of the biggest jobs in college football wielding serious power. They all but called the shots in the power 5 wrangling with their TV leverage. We are not lateral to them, not even close.

      • #4165

        UTE98
        Ute Fan
        @ute98

        I have to wonder if KW would look at a job like Texas or Nebraska, their coaching carousel over the past 10 seasons, all while he’s been at Utah and wonder if even though he may only make half as much he’ll last three to four times as long at Utah. At least that’s what I’d be thinking.

        At Texas and Nebraska, you deliver an undefeated season or NC or you get the walking papers. I think taking the short term approach only works with a coach like Urban Meyer or possibly Nick Saban.

        Anywhere else you’ve got to let a coach build his system.

        I could see KW leaving for the NFL before I could see him leaving for Texas or Nebraska.

      • #4173

        Hal Evans
        Ute Fan
        @dixieute

        No way he even considers Texas….Texas is a nightmare place to coach not only because of their present situation but all the nonsense you have to manage on the side. He may leave but it won’t be to Texas. I think Coach makes another run at Hill for assistants compensation and if he gets push back again that may be the genesis of his exit. I don’t think another million or so is that important to Coach…he loves Utah and would love to stay here but assistants pay is a big deal for him

      • #4177

        Stradlater
        Ute Fan
        @stradlater

        A special year could cost the U some money. I wonder if Chris Hill is rooting for Cal at this point? I keed. I keed.

      • #4178

        rbmw263
        Ute Fan
        @rbmw263

        Place like Texas would probably go for a bigger name. Like Saban or Kelly

      • #4182

        Damage U
        Ute Fan
        @damageu

        Texas is a hell hole for a guy like Kyle. The butt kissing he’d have to do with boosters alone would be enough to make his stomach turn.
        By the way, and I say this with love in my heart, you suck for even bringing that up.😁

        Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk

      • #4183

        GadValleyUte
        Ute Fan
        @maximumkungfu

        If/when people come Whitt will leverage it for more for himself and/or assistants. A negotiation will ensue it will be icy but professional. The media will blow it out of proportion and fans will go nuts. Once everything is at maximal frenzy a simple press release will outline the new deal followed by a formal press conference a few days later. Everyone wins: Kwhitt takes care of his people, Hill gets his coach, Utes dominate the news cycle out of season, fans get drama. If this happens you will see a simultaneous noise out of Utah county in a feeble attempt to draw attention to themselves. Book it.

      • #4189

        Anonymous
        Inactive

        Seen people on USC message boards speculating on Whitt going to USC. Not going to happen because Whitt could not ride his bike to work while wearing red in South Central.

      • #4194

        Prestonmadera
        Ute Fan
        @prestonmadera

        I think the only job whit would leave for would be in either the AFC or NFC, if you know what I mean.

      • #4220

        AlohaUte
        Ute Fan
        @alohaute

        Whitt would certainly be Tier 2 for Texas. Texas is going 100% after Nick Saban and if they can’t get him then I bet they go after Chip Kelly. If those two fall through, then anything can happen.

      • #4247

        AltaUte
        Ute Fan
        @altaute

        I don’t know why Texas wouldn’t go after Gary Patterson. That seems like the best hire Texas could make… but I’m not sure Gary would want to make that move either. Texas comes with a lot of baggage.

      • #4265

        Astute Ute
        Ute Fan
        @tstruct

        I’m saying Chip Kelly…or wait for it, wait fooooor it. Pete Carroll.

      • #4270

        palos_verdes_ute
        Ute Fan
        @palos-verdes-ute

        let’s not embarrass ourselves by thinking we are parallel to Texas.

        • #4285

          Wilson’s Mustache
          Ute Fan
          @sigmaute

          You’re missing the message if you think thats what people are saying.

      • #4281

        Utemachine
        Ute Fan
        @utemachine

        What we really should be talking about is why they would fire him after two years. The guy inherited a program on the rocks and cut to the bone to clean it up and build it right. Charlie Strong needs another two years and then Texas fans can start calling for his head.

      • #4283

        palos_verdes_ute
        Ute Fan
        @palos-verdes-ute

        Charlie Strong won’t get fired after this season. If anything, he might try and get out himself before the inevitable happens (but then that forfeits his lucrative out clause). The word is that the booster are still behind him.

        He did have top 10 recruiting class.

        • #4286

          Wilson’s Mustache
          Ute Fan
          @sigmaute

          There is the very real possibility they won’t win more than 2 games this year & If that happens I won’t be shocked if they fire him.

          Form my understanding there were a lot of influential boosters that didn’t think he should have been the hire to begin with.

      • #4293

        utahpunk
        Ute Fan
        @utahpunk

        For the record, I was only saying Utah and Texas are similar in that both schools are part of conferences that are aligned in the P5 and have access to the playoffs, etc. I know Texas has BIGGER pockets and has more pull on the political side of the college football landscape. They also have more pull in terms of recruiting the better players around the country. Either way, I still don’t see KWhitt leaving to go to Austin.

        • #4295

          Rick
          Ute Fan
          @rickyrules

          I don’t see him being in the conversation. Charlie Strong had a similar, yet smaller body of work, than Kyle and he has been a failure. I see Texas going after a big name coach with big dollars. Kelly, Saban, Carrol, Sumlin, etc.

          • #4313

            GadValleyUte
            Ute Fan
            @maximumkungfu

            Pulling Sumlin out of aTm would be an epic move. I would love to see that happen just for the sheer drama it would make, but don’t see it happening.

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