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Sun Bowl 2011: Georgia Tech's Triple Option Isn't Anything New To Utah

The Utah Utes found a nice amount of success in their 2011 campaign by being dedicated to the run, yet the team they face in the Sun Bowl are one of the best running programs in the entire country. Georgia Tech runs the fabled triple option offense, and Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham considers Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson one of the "gurus" of the triple option.

The Utes are the newest member of the Pac-12, and one of the things they thought they left behind was having to face the triple-option offense. The Air Force Academy ran the option to perfection in the conference, and Utah will get 4 weeks to prepare for the triple option again.

"Last year, Kalani [Sitake, defensive coordinator] and I looked at each other and said at least we don’t have to play Air Force again, and here we are right out of the gate in the bowl season, back at it," Whittingham said. "We faced it every year, but that will help us." -- Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham

Georgia Tech averages 316 rushing yards a game, and the Utes will need to remember all the defensive keys to get a win in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.

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