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4-year coaching contract announced for Kyle Whittingham

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Jan 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-16 20:15:22-05

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah has signed a new, 4-year contract with Head Football Coach Kyle Whittingham.

According to a press release from the U of U, Whittingham will earn $2.6 million in 2015 with an automatic $100,000 increase each year through 2018.

The announcement of the deal comes after rumors that Whittingham was considering going elsewhere.

“We are excited to come to terms on a contract extension for Coach Whitt and under his leadership, we’re looking forward to a successful football season next fall and in the years to come,” Athletic Director Dr. Chris Hill stated in the press release.

Whittingham also issued a statement in the same release.

“We appreciate the confidence and commitment the University of Utah has shown our program,” he stated. “We have a talented team returning for the 2015 season and we’re excited about the future of Utah football. The number one priority right now is finishing up another outstanding recruiting class.”