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National writer weighs in on BYU head coach Kalani Sitake’s job security and ‘an existential identity crisis’ at the Provo school

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BYU head coach Kalani Sitake looks up at the scoreboard as time winds down in BYU’s defeat against USF at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

Robert W. Grover, For the Deseret News

Amidst the increasing chatter that BYU Cougars head football coach Kalani Sitake’s job could be on the line, a prominent national writer weighed in on Sitake’s future earlier this week.

On Tuesday, Yahoo’s Pete Thamel published a rather lengthy list of coaches around the country who could be on the hot seat, and Sitake was included.

“He went 7-6 and won a bowl last season, but the injuries and a difficult closing schedule make this job worth monitoring as the year closes,” Thamel wrote. “The athletic department also faces an existential identity crisis, as independence has been a difficult journey in terms of sustaining relevancy.”