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Make it eight offensive coordinators in eight years. Two days after No. 22 Utah lost defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake and defensive line coach Ilaisa Tuiaki to Oregon State, sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Christmas that offensive coordinator Dave …

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes guard Delon Wright (55) runs past Pacific Boxers Skyler Burgess (23) Pacific Boxers Mitch Wettig (22) and Pacific Boxers Riley Grandinetti (5) during the game at the Huntsman Center Thursday November 6, 2014. Utah basketball: Delon Wright’s stock rising with Utes’ profile
    The Utes were down big in Kansas City and had no business coming back. OK, maybe there was a chance, said Fran Fraschilla, calling the Utah-Kansas gam...
    Updated Dec 25 2014 09:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Kalani Sitake - Asst Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers, right, talks with head coach Kyle Whittingham at Utah football practice, Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Utah football: Kalani Sitake and Ilaisa Tuiaki to join Gary Andersen at Oregon State
    Utah’s future went from bright to uncertain Tuesday afternoon, when defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake and defensive line coach Ilaisa Tuikai agreed ...
    Updated Dec 23 2014 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014, file photo, Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder talks to Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) before an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan. In an era of Twitter and text message, the old-school notes that coach Snyder sends out to opponents after every game stand out. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) College football: Kansas State’s Bill Snyder still pens old-school notes of encouragement
    Manhattan, Kan. • The letters come on Kansas State stationery, always written in purple, felt-tip pen. The scrawling handwriting is unmistakable, the ...
    Updated Dec 25 2014 11:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah forward Dakarai Tucker, left, attempts a steal from South Dakota State forward Cody Larson, right, in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 80-66. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah basketball: No. 14 Runnin’ Utes playing well, yet still improving
    It’s short, as far as Christmas wish lists go: fewer turnovers, better execution. Converting some more free throws also would be nice. But Larry Kryst...
    Updated Dec 25 2014 02:17 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Kalani Sitake - Asst Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers, right, talks with head coach Kyle Whittingham at Utah football practice, Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Kragthorpe: Sitake’s loss will be felt beyond the sidelines
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  • Brigham Young quarterback Christian Stewart (7) is helped off the field after a play during the second half of the in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl football game, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 in Miami. Memphis defeated Brigham Young, 55-48 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) BYU football: Bowl loss, brawl the final blows in disappointing season
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU coach Dave Rose talks to the team in the final minutes of the game against UMass at the Marriott Center in Provo on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. BYU basketball: Haws hobbled, but BYU outlasts UMass in overtime
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  • Memphis defensive back DaShaughn Terry (32) intercepts a pass intended for BYU wide receiver Jordan Leslie (9) to end the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 in Miami. Memphis defeated Brigham Young 55-48 in two overtimes. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Kragthorpe: Brawl overshadows a BYU-Memphis classic
    Miami In a tucked-away corner of the bowl world, on a Monday afternoon in front of a modest crowd, BYU and Memphis staged a game that deserves to be...
    Updated Dec 23 2014 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata (44) scores a 1-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Utes in the NFL: Shelby nabs first career pick, Asiata scores twice, Weddle makes crucial strip
    Wrapping up how Utah’s players on active NFL rosters performed in Week Sixteen: Minnesota running back Matt Asiata • Asiata carried 16 times for 58 ya...
    Updated Dec 23 2014 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU's Latanoa Pikula (79) intercedes in a brawl after Memphis defeated BYU Young 55-48 in two overtimes in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) BYU football: Ugly game-ending brawl mars inaugural Miami Beach Bowl
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  • BYU's Latanoa Pikula (79) intercedes in a brawl after Memphis defeated BYU Young 55-48 in two overtimes in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Pierce: TV images of BYU brawl create own reality
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  • (FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2014, file photo, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against the Colorado in Eugene, Ore. Mariota is The Associated Press)   college football player of the year. He won the AP vote in the same landslide fashion he won the Heisman Trophy, receiving 49 of the 54 votes submitted by the AP Top 25 media panel. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File0 Oregon’s Marcus Mariota: AP football player of year
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  • Weber State basketball: Oklahoma State Sooners score 39 straight points over Wildcats
    Norman, Okla. • Weber State played Oklahoma for the first time in school history on Monday night. The Sooners likely made an unforgettable impression....
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  • Memphis place kicker Jake Elliott kicks an extra point as punter Evan Michael holds and Brigham Young defensive back Robertson Daniel (4) attempts the block during double overtime of the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl football game, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 in Miami. Memphis defeated Brigham Young 55-48 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Kragthorpe: BYU’s defense can’t finish job in bowl loss
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  • BYU wide receiver Jordan Leslie, right, is unable to hang on to a pass as Memphis defensive back Andrew Gaines (28) reaches for the ball during the second half of the in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Miami. Memphis defeated BYU 55-48 in two overtimes. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) BYU football notes: Futile third quarter a surprise for Cougars
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