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2011 Sun Bowl Update: Utah Utes Kyle Whittingham Signs Extension, Will Coach In Bowl Game

The speculation is over. The Utah Utes will have their head coach for their upcoming bowl appearance in the Sun Bowl, and potentially for much longer. Utah has reportedly given head coach Kyle Whittingham a contract extension  and finally announcing said extension Monday.

Per Dirk Facer of the Desert Sun News:

"Before Thanksgiving, I offered him an increase in his salary. He did not solicit it and added a year to his contract," [athletic director Chris] Hill said. "We made an amendment to his contract and not some big, long-out thing. So it was a relatively quick situation."

Whittingham will be one of the top 15 coaches in the country, and under the circumstances, finishing with a 7-5 record in their first year in the Pac-12 should be a good season to build on. Georgia Tech should prepare for a focused Utes team ready to perform for Whittingham at the Sun Bowl.

For the latest on Georgia Tech football check out From The Rumble Seat and for more information on Utah, head over to Block U.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.