Utah hires Luther Elliss to coach DTs


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      MDUte
      Ute Fan
      @mdute

      All the big guns are coming home to help the program! What a great day it is to be a Ute!!

    • #164931
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      FtheY
      Ute Fan
      @fthey

      Beat me to it, MD! 

      Excited for this hire. Hope he and Ganther can recruit, we need it. 

      • #164934
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        MDUte
        Ute Fan
        @mdute

        Agreed! I’d have to think that both would be huge for recruiting, though. If you’re a kid playing either DT or RB with the goal of playing at the next level, how great would it be to have a former Utah star and NFL dude as your position coach? Time will tell but it sure looks like 2 home run hires for me.

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          Dallas
          Ute Fan
          @dallas

          Has he coached before?

          • #164937
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            MDUte
            Ute Fan
            @mdute

            Yes, he’s been the DL Coach at Idaho for the past 5 seasons.

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      Yergensen
      Ute Fan
      @yergensen

      Loved Luther Elliss as a player, dominant for us.   Welcome home Luther!!!

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        utefansince79
        Ute Fan
        @utefansince79

        A great player and a good man.  At the end of the 94 Freedom Bowl, Utah fans were on the field celebrating and congratulating the players and all were eager to meet Luther.  He was surrounded, in particular by younger fans, and at one point  I looked over, could see he was worn out, and I heard him say something like “I’m exhausted, please let me go take a shower and I’ll come back out.”  But others out of ear shot kept on rushing up to him and he graciously kept on greeting people, shaking hands, and signing autographs wihle keeping a warm smile on his face. 

         

         

         

    • #164936
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      luke8675
      Ute Fan
      @luke8675

      Seems like an awesome fit. Love these former Utes coming back to coach!

    • #164941
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      PlainsUte
      Ute Fan
      @plainsute

      That is fantastic!, Welcome Coach Elliss!!

    • #164943
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      gogotwo
      Ute Fan
      @gogotwo

      Dad of Jonah Ellis

    • #164948
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      chinngiskhaan
      Ute Fan
      @chinngiskhaan

      You gotta think his name carries a ton of weight in Polynesian homes. One of the best Polynesian football players ever, a good man, and he even founded a charity to benefit Polynesians.

      • #164955
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        dwainegf
        Ute Fan
        @dwainegf

        I may be wrong, but I recall hearing that Luther Ellis is of American Indian decent.
        I don’t believe that this matters though.

        • #164975
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          chinngiskhaan
          Ute Fan
          @chinngiskhaan

          well… He might be, but he was included in the second group of men inducted into the polynesian football hall of fame. A simple google search shows that he is of Samoan decent. He may also be native american, I have no clue, but he is most definitely polynesian.

    • #164958
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      Johnny
      Ute Fan
      @johnny

      My boy. Utah making power moves. Luther moved outside in. Perfect move.

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