So, conspiracy theory time.

  • Next: @ BYU – Thu Aug 29 8:15pm – ESPN TV
    • #98395

      Ute Fan

      Urban is visiting Utah this month because Whitt is retiring this year and UM will take over.

      I give my crazy ass theory a .000000001% chance of being right.

    • #98398

      Ute Fan

      Crazy theory for sure, but interesting to consider. 

      Urban has had some controversy since leaving but he seemed to do things the right way when he was here. I would welcome him back in a heartbeat if/when Kyle decides to retire. He is 5 years younger than Kyle so it makes sense he could come back and have a nice 5 to 10 year run before retiring himself. 

      I think the fact we are in the Pac-12 now definitely makes it more than a pipe dream that he would come back and I think he would enjoy the lack of pressure that he would be under compared to when he was at Florida and Ohio State; that same pressure that would come with coaching a team like USC.

    • #98405

      Ute Fan

      Or did he make the visit because he is the new Fox sports football analyst?


      • #98407

        Ute Fan

        Shut up with your reality and facts.

    • #98412

      Ute Fan

      You know, I actually think this is more likely than we’d all think.  Looking at it logically, Utah was okay with trying to bring RichRod in as an OC, and the allegations against him were way worse than those against Meyer.  So right away, the controversy doesn’t seem like it would be an issue, at least with the program, can’t speak for all of the fans.  Then, as @utethunder mentioned, it’s a lot calmer here.  He’s got his 3 Natty’s already, plus multiple coach of the year awards, so not really much more he can accomplish as a coach.  I imagine he’s not hard up for cash, and Utah would probably offer him as much as they possibly could anyway.  He ‘s got people here that love him.  He’s coming into a stable team with a fanbase that has mostly reasonable expectations.  It’s a job with the potential for glory, but not yearly Natty expectations.  I dunno, doesn’t seem unreasonable to me, especially with the problems he’s had with stress.  Won’t happen, but doesn’t seem crazy to me.

    • #98434

      Mr Chainsaw
      Ute Fan

      More likely he’s scouting out the PAC until the USC HC job opens up later this fall.

    • #98453

      Ute Fan

      Wasn’t this the same garbage that went around when Chip Kelly had  the Utah handbook at the Foster Farms bowl game? Everybody freaking out, “Kelly is the new OC at Utah”… If anything other than a courtesy visit to help Utah control the hype and Whitt pulling some strings, I could see Meyer in an advisory position but that would be the extent of it.  Whitt just signed a new contract until 2023…

      • #98630

        Central Coast Ute
        Ute Fan

        True. But I’m sure Whitt can retire whenever he wants. He has said that if certain things happen or he reaches a certain age, he retires. If the Utes win the PAC 12 and reach the Rose Bowl/CFP, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him retire.


    You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

    Utah Utes Message Board Forums Utah Utes Sports Football So, conspiracy theory time.

    This topic contains 8 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Central Coast Ute 1 week, 5 days ago.