Whittingham turns to familiar faces to fill out Utah staff

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah coach Kyle Whittingham wanted some stability when it came to hiring a new offensive coordinator. He doesn't mind change at the position - the Utes haven't had the same coach at that spot since Norm Chow and Aaron Roderick were co-coordinators in 2010 and 2011.

But the 11th year coach didn't want a change in scheme from the spread attack players were used to. That's why Whittingham didn't look far and promoted Roderick back to co-offensive coordinator from quarterbacks coach along with former offensive line coach Jim Harding.

The familiarity continued with John Pease at defensive coordinator, a former Utah player who enters his fourth stint as a Utes assistant

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