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Whittingham says Utes out to prove something at Notre Dame

Utah will actually play in front of a national audience this week at Notre Dame (NBC) instead of a regional audience as it did against TCU.

The Utes are out to redeem themselves. Head coach Kyle Whittingham says, “Our defense is good. We will come out and show everybody how we really play."

"We’re still leading the conference in sacks and our pass efficiency is still good. We can always do better, but for the most part, with the exception of a few big plays, we are doing well.”

Defensive coordinator Kalani Sitaki took the blame for last week’s poor defensive performance. 

Sitake said, “We are fine, we just had a bad game, and that is my fault.I have to get the guys ready to play every week and make sure we don’t pat ourselves on our back for wins or dwell on the losses. We have to keep moving forward and there is more urgency to do a better job this week and show what kind of team we can be.”

Kick-off is set for 2:40 EST from South Bend.