SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah hired former Oregon State coach Gary Andersen on Tuesday as an associate head coach and defensive assistant.
Andersen was the defensive coordinator at Utah under coach Kyle Whittingham from 2005-08 before leaving to take lead jobs at Utah State, Wisconsin and Oregon State. He surprisingly stepped down in early October after a 1-5 start during his third season with the Beavers. Oregon State went 7-23 under Andersen overall.
"Gary brings a wealth of high-level coaching experience to the program, including serving as the head coach at two Power Five schools," Whittingham said in a statement. "During his previous time on our staff, he developed some of the best defensive linemen in Utah history. In addition, he is an excellent recruiter and motivator and understands what it takes to win at this level."