Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Whittingham wishes former assistant luck in new role
The Utes released a statement today in which coach Kyle Whittingham wished Brian Johnson well in his new role as quarterbacks coach for Mississippi State.
Whittingham hired Johnson as Utah's offensive coordinator in 2012, making him the youngest offensive coordinator of a Football Bowl Subdivision team.
He was set to coach the quarterbacks in 2014 after Whittingham hired Dave Christensen as the new offensive coordinator.
Instead, Johnson decided to join his mentor Dan Mullen at Mississippi State.
"We wish Brian all the best in his new position," Whittingham said. "Brian has been a major contributor to the Utah football program as a player and a coach for many years."<
- Lya Wodraska