When Whit retires, do you prefer . .

I have a crystal ball on my desk, and it doesn’t tell me squat about what the future looks like. Given all the things that have happened in the last almost 24 months alone, the one thing that can be said for certain is the time period has probably been the most mentally and emotionally draining period anyone has ever experienced. I didn’t need a crystal ball for that. :wink:

Based on record of accomplishments, Kyle isn’t going anywhere unless he chooses that path.

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This topic makes me laugh. Does anyone know how long Whit would be unemployed if we were stupid enough to fire him? About 3 seconds. Teams would be firing their guy just so they could make Kyle an offer.

Everyone knows that we’re one of the youngest teams in the country right now, right?

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I think the original intent of the thread was when he retires and it devolved into what to do if this was his last year. He has a sweet gig lined up post coaching here at Utah, so he’d be retiring to that (I guess unless he wanted to jump back in to coaching but he’s said he doesn’t want to coach while he’s too old).

I’m not seeing anyone suggest he be fired. That’s not the topic at all.

The topic started with retire but I was getting the fire vibe as the thread progressed.

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Sorry. I was pretty salty about the losing streak to start the season. Even then, my point is that if he loses enough games in one season he’s not invulnerable. He’s probably good enough to never do that until he loses his passion.

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We all do that. I posted that this team sucks on another thread. I did it out of frustration during the SDSU game. What I should have said was that this team needs to mature. I think we have some exceptional athletes who just need some salt. And we have a great staff.

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Am I alone in thinking that Sharif Shaw would be a masterful Head Coach?

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I certainly felt that way when I saw his speech at the funeral. In fact I showed my kids the speech because I thought it was so well done and such a good message.

My kids then asked what I thought about his wife soon going to prison and under federal indictment. I didn’t know about that - you have to wonder how that may affect him and his career choices.

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Let’s see it at a G5 school first. He’s just a position coach and ST coordinator, so still some more development to do on the football side.

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Whitt is the 16th highest paid coach in the country, $5.2mm compensation, which seems about right (MAYBE a little high based on final rankings over the past 4 years).

For those in this thread talking about firing him, he currently has an $18mm buyout, so… no

https://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/football/coach

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He certainly is charismatic and an excellent motivational speaker…but Nick Saban has proven that those are not prerequisites to being a successful head coach.

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Getting several of the best players in the country doesn’t hurt.

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Literally not one person said fire him. Nobody.

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Figuratively as well

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Maybe we should fire Whittingham.

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I say fire him. There, now someone said it just because you are so sensitive about it. Although I don’t think it or want it.

No one came out and said we should, but there was definitely innuendo alluding to it or that it could happen. Easy to re-read the thread and see it. Or talk of what if we hired Urban (because at the time it seemed obvious he would be available soon, like after this season, which would mean an assumption Whit retires this year or would have to be let go).

To be clear, my opinion is Whit stays on his terms even if we have a couple losing seasons. I also trust he will retire when it’s right for him and the program.

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Since we are making up conversations and imaginary people - I hate all you morons who are maintaining the earth is flat. It’s round - I’ll provide a link later

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It’s not flat, and Shatner proved it yesterday. :wink:

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You’re hereby fired from your position as Board Morale Officer.

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