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Five True Facts about Utah Football

November 22, 2018

1 Utah has competed in football as an independent (1892, 1894-1909)

2 The Utes played in the 1964 Liberty Bowl in Atlantic City, the first major college bowl game held indoors.

3 Former Ute coach Wayne Howard (1977-1981) resigned for several reasons but particularly because of his dislike for the BYU-Utah rivalry.

4 Four members of the Utah coaching staff (Kyle Whittingham, Fred Whittingham Jr., Guy Holiday and Justin Ena) either played or coached previously at BYU.

5 Famous Utah alumni include current LDS Church president Russell M. Nelson, author Orson Scott Card and hotel tycoon J. Willard Marriott.

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