Utah football: Former Utes player, assistant coach John Pease dies

The Utah football program is mourning the death of former assistant coach John Pease.

Pease, 77, died Monday morning.

Coach Kyle Whittingham brought Pease out of retirement to coach for one season in 2015, which was Pease’s final season in coaching.

Before that, Whittingham convinced Pease to come out of retirement to oversee the Utes’ defensive line from 2009-10.

“John Pease was one of my favorite people, ever,” Whittingham said in a statement. “He was my friend. It was an honor working with him, learning from him and knowing him. He impacted the lives of countless people and will be

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