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Utes give Kyle Whittingham a contract extension 

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By Anthony Caruso III
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Head coach Kyle Whittingham has been rewarded with a new contract extension. Whittingham has been the Utah Utes head coach since 2005 after Urban Meyer left to take over the Florida Gators program.

His new extension is for two more years and his deal will now run through the 2020 season. He’ll now be paid $3.3 million per season.

He was previously making $2 million per season.

Kyle Whittingham (Getty Images)

Kyle Whittingham (Getty Images)

This deal comes a little more than a month after the Utes defeated the BYU Cougars in Bronco Mendenhall‘s final game. Before the bowl game, he accepted a job with the Virginia Cavaliers.

This past season, the team finished with a 11-3 record. In addition, he’s 95-46 overall with the team in 11-years.

“We are excited about the contract extension for Coach Whittingham and look forward to continued success in the Pac-12 Conference under his leadership,” said Director of Athletics Chris Hill.

Whittingham has been with the Utes football program since 1994 — first as a defensive line coach then as defensive coordinator for 10-years before becoming the head coach. The 11-3 season was his best leading the team since a perfect 14-0 season during the 2008 season.

They defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Allstate Sugar Bowl that year.

“I am grateful for the support and commitment shown by Chris Hill and President Pershing with this contract extension. It gives further stability to our football program and what we are trying to accomplish,” added Whittingham. “We are excited about the future here at Utah and the recruiting class we will sign ‪next Wednesday‬.”

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