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Kyle Whittingham Won't Be Leaving For Arizona State Or Elsewhere, According To Report

Utah Utes coach Kyle Whittingham, the coaching target du jour, is in line for a contract extension, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Whittingham had been a reported subject of interest from both the Penn St. Nittany Lions and Arizona St. Sun Devils over the weekend.

His new deal, according to the report, will pay him around $2 million per year, a raise from his $1.7 million mark (and a full half-mill more than Arizona State was paying Dennis Erickson). The deal's been agreed to for some time now, making the latest rush of rumors all the more fruitless.

In response to the contract news, Utes blog Block U has taken it down a notch to WHITCON 4:

For more on the parties involved, check out Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries and Arizona State blog House Of Sparky and Utah blog Block U. Here's our 2011 Coaching Carousel Tracker.