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Kyle Whittingham Announces Contract Amendment For Morgan Scalley

Dec 9, 2019, 2:33 PM
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Utah Utes defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley (Photo courtesy of Ravell Call, Deseret News)
(Photo courtesy of Ravell Call, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – University of Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham announced that defensive coordinator and safeties coach Morgan Scalley has agreed to terms on an amendment to his contract that will secure his position long-term with the Utah football program.

“We are excited to announce that Morgan Scalley will continue to be a part of Utah football for years to come,” Whittingham said. “Morgan’s impact on our program as both a player and a coach has been invaluable to our success.”

Scalley is a finalist for the Broyles Award, which is given to the top assistant coach in college football. He is one of the reasons why Utah’s defense has been successful, including one of the top units in the country. The Utes rank No. 1 in the FBS in rushing defense and third in total defense.

“I’m grateful to be in this position, and fully committed to the Utah Football Family,” Scalley said. “I sincerely appreciate Coach Whittingham and Mark Harlan for their trust and belief in me. I love this place, my family loves it here, and I am excited to continue working with our staff and players to build something special at the University of Utah.”

Scalley is in his 12th season as a full-time coach on the Utah staff and his fourth season as the defensive coordinator.

Reports from the Las Vegas Review-Journal indicated that UNLV had interest in Scalley to possibly be the next head coach of the Rebels. This amendment in his contract could keep Scalley from leaving Utah and also could be the “head coach in waiting.”

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