If we are being honest, there is a 50/50 chance he made the right decision since that is about the odds Herman has of keeping his job past 2021 season. Overall, the reason I think he made the safe decision, if Herman is let go then he is looking at a new coach who doesn't know him, and a new system. I'm pretty confident Whittingham will be a Utah for a long time, same with his DC. By chance, if they do leave, he is still only 20 minutes from his house. Like I said, he made a safe choice.