Oregon State defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake has concluded to a understanding to turn BYU’s subsequent conduct coach, jaunty executive Tom Holmoe announced Saturday.
Sitake, 40, played 4 years during BYU as a fullback and graduated in 2000. He spent a past year as Oregon State’s defensive coordinator after portion as an partner during Utah from 2005 to 2014.
“I’m honored, vehement and shamed by a event to lead a BYU football program,” Sitake pronounced in a statement. “I’m beholden for all BYU gave me as a player. It’s a dream come loyal for me to lapse home. we adore a university and what it stands for, and I’m looking brazen to assisting a immature group in a module strech their goals athletically, academically and spiritually.
“I wish to appreciate Tom Holmoe, President (Kevin) Worthen and a administration for their faith and trust. I’m vehement to get to work and continue a implausible bequest of BYU football.”
Asked what he favourite about Sitake, Holmoe cited his ability to partisan and “meld together defenses and a style,” adding in a matter that Sitake is “an superb personality and manager … and knows BYU by and through.”
Oregon State struggled defensively this deteriorate underneath Sitake, ranking 116th out of 128 FBS teams in sum defense.
Utah manager Kyle Whittingham had high regard for his former assistant, who he pronounced was prepared for a head-coaching gig.
“I consider that’s overwhelming for Kalani. … I’m really vehement for Kalani,” he said. “He deserves it. He’ll do a good job. we consider he’s a good hire. I’m unapproachable of him. He was with me for 10 years, with us for 10 years, did a good pursuit for us.
“He’s going to do a excellent pursuit there. He’s prepared for this, in my opinion.”
Sitake replaces Bronco Mendenhall, who was hired progressing this month by Virginia after spending a past 11 years during BYU. Mendenhall returned to manager a Cougars in a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, that BYU mislaid 35-28 to No. 22 Utah on Saturday.
The Cougars finished a deteriorate 9-4, losing to their sour opposition in a initial matchup between a dual teams played during a neutral site.
Holmoe pronounced he sensitive a group of Sitake’s sinecure after a game.
“I had an event to go around a room, and we talked to a lot of players, quite those who are entrance back, and away they’re very, really excited,” Holmoe said.
Information from ESPN’s Joe Schad, Adam Rittenberg and Chantel Jennings and The Associated Press was used in this report.