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A look back at Kyle Whittingham's ongoing tenure with the Utah football program

By Josh Furlong, | Posted - Jul. 30, 2020 at 12:47 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham is entering his 27th season — his 16th as head coach — with the Utes football program.

It’s a season of unpredictability and unknowns, and yet another chance to potentially add a winning season to his resume that has spanned Utah’s time in the WAC all the way to navigating the uncharted waters of a jump to the Pac-12. From "busting the BCS" to claiming back-to-back South Division titles, Whittingham has been a stable force for a program still on the rise.

But it remains unknown when the season will start for the Utah program, though it won’t be sooner than Sept. 19.

The first week of August is traditionally the start of fall camp, or the month or so lead-up to Utah’s first game of the season — in this case, a previously-scheduled matchup against BYU on Sept. 3. The Pac-12 opted to cancel its nonconference slate in favor of a conference-only schedule that is expected to feature a 10-game season.

The Pac-12 is expected to release its scheduling details Friday, though no timetable has been officially set. Utah’s schedule, however, is expected to maintain its previously-scheduled nine conference opponents, while likely adding Oregon — the favorite to come out of the Pac-12 this season — for its 10th game.

Regardless of the upcoming scheduling details, the season will be unprecedented and unlike any of the 26 other seasons Whittingham has been a part of with the Utah football program. Below is an interactive graphic highlighting every game Whittingham has been a part of since he joined the program in 1994 as a defensive line coach.

If you can’t see the graphic, click here.

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