Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham watches warmups during the season opener at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Whittingham jumped into the top 10 of Sporting News’ college football coach rankings.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

How did last year’s success impact the national perspective of Utah’s Kyle Whittingham, BYU’s Kalani Sitake and Utah State’s Blake Anderson?

All three made a significant jump in Sporting News’ annual rankings of the nation’s FBS college football head coaches released this week.

BYU, Utah and Utah State all finished the 2021 season ranked in the final Associated Press top 25 rankings, and each had a double-digit win total.

While there were other coaches who experienced bigger jumps in Sporting News’ rankings, that kind of success still resulted in a sizable leap for each of the three Utah coaches.

That included Whittingham earning his highest ranking ever by Sporting News, similar to his jump in CBS Sports’ ranking of Power Five coaches that came out last month.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


College football: BYU, Utah, USU coaches move up in annual coach rankings

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