SALT LAKE CITY – You may have heard the news that came out over the weekend announcing the 2018 NCAA football record book which shows Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham’s 2008 team as a national poll champions.
That is the year the Utes won the Sugar Bowl over Alabama 31-17 after finishing the year 13-0 on the season.
Whittingham gave his reaction to the news on Monday.
“That was interesting. I haven’t been educated on the particulars of it, but we thought we were a pretty good team that year,” Whittingham said. “I voted us No. 1 (in the country).”
However, the coach did not say fans should not expect a special banner ceremony any time soon.
“I don’t think we are going to be self-proclaimed (champions),” he said. “We aren’t going to put up a banner or anything like that.”
Whittingham says he has not spoken with administrators and is unsure if the university will do anything to officially announce the revelation.