Should Whittingham choose to retire at Utah, w he’s worked for the last 23 years, his new contract sweetens the pot.

Whittingham would work an average of 10 hours per week, serving as a consultant to the athletics director, according to the contract.

Hill called the agreement a common practice at schools around the country and a reward for Whittingham’s loyalty and success at the U. Whittingham, who was not available for comment this week, has coached at Utah since 1994, starting as a defensive line coach.

Hill said the terms of the contract extension came up during his end-of-season meetings with Whittingham.

The deal also includes a new clause guaranteeing Whittingham free tickets to Utah sporting events, though the number of said tickets would be determined at the time he retires.

While Whittingham’s previous deal included the potential for free tuition for his children, the new contract now includes a benefit for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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