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Dick Harmon: Utah Utes, BYU football: Kyle Whittingham's former BYU teammates value his friendship

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  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 8:33 p.m.

    Utah 31
    Byu 10
    Riley 4 turnovers

    If byu wins I won't post all year

    I will be posting all year

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 10:50 p.m.

    Looking forward to not hearing from you and having you keep your promise!

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    Sept. 13, 2012 6:57 a.m.

    I loved the article, Dick.

    Whittingham is a great coach. I don't always agree with him or his coaching, but he is overall a fine man and was a great Cougar. I was disappointed when BYU did not hire him.

    Bronco Mendenhall has done MUCH BETTER than I ever thought he would. He is a decent coach and probably a really fine person . . . but I thought Whittingham would have been a better hire.

    In retrospect, Bronco Mendenhall deserves kudos for running a good program. I will continue to cheer for the Cougars this week and I will cheer for both teams for the remainder of the year.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Sept. 13, 2012 7:00 a.m.

    This rivalry is on its last legs.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Sept. 13, 2012 8:22 a.m.

    The headline says "teamates" how come they only interviewed Phillips?

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Sept. 13, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    I enjoyed your article. Fred Whittingham and Doug Scovil were the perfect pair. I don't think either of them gets nearly enough credit for the success BYU had. Their influence is clearly felt today and not just in Provo.

  • Max Charlotte, NC
    Sept. 14, 2012 3:39 a.m.

    Louisiana Cougar,

    It was indeed disappointing that BYU didn't hire Whittingham but it wasn't for the lack of trying. BYU did everything they could to bring him on board.