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Kyle Whittingham Is ‘Disappointed’ But Respects Decision Made By Pac-12

Aug 11, 2020, 3:50 PM | Updated: 3:55 pm
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Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham and players celebrate their 35-7 win over the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)
(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham released a statement on Tuesday after the Pac-12 CEO Group voted to postpone all competition until at least January 1.

Players, coaches and fans filled social media after the decision came down from the Pac-12. They are the second Power-Five conference to postpone fall sports. Shortly before the Pac-12, the Big Ten announced the cancellation of fall sports but will attempt to play in the spring.

Kyle Whittingham released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon.

“We’ve known for some time that this was a possibility, however, it is still disappointing news for our program, our fans and especially our student-athletes. We respect the guidance of the Pac-12 Medical Advisory Committee and the decision made today by the Pac-12 CEO Group, and will will continue to put our focus on our player’s academics and their development. Our number one priority is always the well-being of our players, and their health and safety comes first.”

Utah Athletic Director Mark Harlan issued a letter on Tuesday as well as he addressed the news from the conference and what went into the decision to postpone fall sports competition until at least January 1, 2021.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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