The Utah Utes finished a combined 28-11 the last three seasons after two straight losing campaigns and rewarded head coach Kyle Whittingham as a result.
The program announced on its Twitter page Friday it extended Whittingham's contract through the 2021 season after 12 full years as head coach:
Utah Football @Utah_Football
.@UtahCoachWhitt through 2021 🙌 #Consistency #RecruitingU https://t.co/fRx602OA88 https://t.co/hv1WHfotNW2017-6-9 23:23:38
Whittingham sports an impressive 104-50 mark in his 12 seasons. He was the defensive line coach and defensive coordinator with the program before taking over as head coach after Urban Meyer left for the Florida Gators.
Utah's announcement noted Whittingham was the 2008 National Coach of the Year and has a 10-1 record in bowl games. The 91 percent winning ratio in bowls ranks No. 1 in NCAA history, and he added to it with a Foster Farms Bowl victory over the Indiana Hoosiers last season.
Whittingham continues to stockpile talent and bowl wins at Utah and now has a new contract extension to show for it.