Nov 27, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; BYU Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake celebrates in the second half against the Southern California Trojans at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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BYU coach Kalani Sitake receives extension through 2027

BYU coach Kalani Sitake agreed to a contract extension through the 2027 season on Friday.

Sitake guided the No. 13 Cougars to a 10-2 record heading into an Independence Bowl matchup with UAB on Dec. 18. He is a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award.

Sitake has recently been mentioned as a candidate for the vacant Oregon job.

“In recent days and weeks there has been a lot of movement among college football head coaches,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a release. “Today, I’m thrilled to know that Kalani will continue to be our leader, coach and mentor going forward. In the past 50 years, BYU has had only four head football coaches. Consistency, creativity and culture have been our hallmarks.”

Sitake, 46, is 48-28 in six seasons as BYU coach and has put together back-to-back double-digit win campaigns. He also was a fullback at the school in the late 1990s under College Football Hall of Famer LaVell Edwards.

“I am grateful for the confidence that Tom Holmoe, President (Kevin) Worthen and the administration continue to have in my role leading the BYU football program,” Sitake said. “As both a former player and a BYU fan, it is an honor to be the head coach at this great university. I am blessed to lead a football program full of tremendous young men, outstanding coaches and staff and the best fans in the world. We’re all excited about the opportunities ahead as we prepare to enter the Big 12.”

Sitake’s extension through 2027 is an additional two years on the extension that was given in August and ran through 2025.

BYU is 21-3 over the past two seasons. The school is slated to join the Big 12 in 2023.

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