Former Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen was hired Friday as Utah’s offensive coordinator.
Not a big surprise.
Christensen and Utah coach Kyle Whittingham are long-time friends and colleagues. Both were assistant coaches at Idaho State in the early 1990s.
“As one of the pioneers of the spread offense, Dave Christensen is an innovative coach and was the architect of one of the top offenses in the country during his time at Missouri,” said Whittingham in a statement from the school Friday. “We feel fortunate he was available and interested in joining our program, and he will be a great fit with our staff. We want an explosive offense and that’s been a trademark of Dave’s throughout his career as an offensive coordinator.”