Utah Football Hires New Wide Receiver Coach

Jan 24, 2023, 2:26 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – What may have been one of the quietest coaching searches Utah football has ever had has come to an end as they announced the hiring of their new wide receiver coach.

Alvis Whitted will be taking over for Chad Bumphis who left the program after two years to coach at his alma mater, Mississippi State. Whitted hails from North Carolina State and spent nine years in the NFL.

Getting To Know Utah Wide Receivers Coach Alvis Whitted

A native of North Carolina, Whitted and played college football for North Carolina State, graduating in 1998 with his degree in business management and finance.

Whitted would go on to be drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1998 NFL Draft in the seventh round and was there till 2001. He also spent time in Atlanta in 2001 before landing with the Raiders to finish out his pro career from 2002-2006.

From there, Whitted took a few years off before jumping into coaching in 2010 with Millsaps College. Since then he’s spent time at UCLA, Colorado State, the Green Bay Packers and his last stint before joining the Utes- three seasons with Wisconsin from 2020-2022.

In 12 years of coaching in various levels of college football and the pros, Whitted has helped mentor Rashard Higgins, and Michael Gallup from CSU, Kendric Pryor, Danny Davis, and Chimere Dike at Wisconsin as well as NFL standout Devante Adams.

Up Next For The Utes

Utah football is coming off of another highly successful season in the Pac-12 after becoming back-to-back Conference Champions in 2022 and has some early expectations that they could three-peat in 2023.

The schedule is not easy, but the talent returning along with the talent being brought in is as good as any in the conference making the Utes a formidable opponent in a stacked Pac-12 Conference.


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One area many have argued still needs some improvement for Utah football is that of their wide receivers and the team will hope to see that next jump from coach Whitted.

Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports

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