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College Football Coaches Want Kalani Sitake By Their Side In A Fight

Nov 16, 2019, 2:02 AM
Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake protests a call in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017....
Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake protests a call in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – If a fight breaks loose in the streets, college football head coaches want BYU’s Kalani Sitake by their side.

Stadium’s Brett McMurphy polled all 130 FBS college football head coaches asking them different questions. One of those questions was, “Which coach would you want by your side in a fight?”

Sitake was ranked fourth on the list, receiving votes from nine different coaches. Who those nine coaches that voted for Sitake were not disclosed.

The three coaches that ranked in front of Sitake include LSU’s Ed Orgeron, Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald, and Oregon’s Mario Cristobal.

Sitake is a tough guy. What’s crazy is that he might not be the toughest guy on his own staff. Sitake’s defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki is a former MMA fighter who was in the ring before getting into coaching.

Now Sitake hopes to see his team fight for more wins down the stretch in the 2019 season as the Cougars looked poised to secure a bowl bid for the third time in Sitake’s fourth year as the head coach at BYU.

Which college football coach from the state of Utah would you want on your side in a fight? Share your thoughts on the KSL Sports Facebook or Twitter pages.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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