PROVO — Brigham Young University head football coach Kalani Sitaki has signed to be with BYU for another three years.

He signed an extension contract on Monday as he finishes up his fourth season with BYU. “I’m excited to keep working, and I’m just thankful to our players and the hard work and belief they have in our system and program,” said Sitaki.  

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said, “We believe in him and the direction of the program. Together we are committed to creating a bright future for BYU football.”

The news is being met with mixed reviews. BYU student Angela Ricks says, “I think that Kalani has a really good chance of fixing what is going on with the team, and I think it’s a really good thing.”

BYU student Caroline Vance adds, “I think that Kalani is really good at pumping up his players and getting them excited and getting the fans excited as well. Sitake is known for not only having a great relationship with this players, but with the fans as well. 

“I’m so excited for our fans, and being a fan myself I’m happy for the fans. I think they deserve this,” said Sitaki.

Former BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum reacted to the news in a tweet saying, “BYU made the right move in extending Kalani. The next step: the program and administration better give him and the team the added resources and support needed to be able to consistently compete against the tough upcoming schedules that await them.” 

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