Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham and his team prepares to take the field prior to their game against the BYU during an NCAA college football game Saturday Nov. 24, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham and his team prepares to take the field prior to their game against the BYU during an NCAA college football game Saturday Nov. 24, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Rick Bowmer AP
Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham and his team prepares to take the field prior to their game against the BYU during an NCAA college football game Saturday Nov. 24, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Rick Bowmer AP

Lauren Kirschman is the UW Huskies beat writer for The News Tribune. Previously, she covered the Pittsburgh Steelers for PennLive.com. A Pennsylvania native and a University of Pittsburgh graduate, she also covered college athletics for the Beaver County Times from 2012-2016.