The expression on Kalani Sitake’s face was mixed, like a melon sliced in half and then plopped back together slightly off-center.
He had the puffy, reset jaw of a man who had been repeatedly punched but now was ready, all-fired determined to counter attack. His eyes, though, signaled vulnerability and hurt, the kind of sad self-inflicted pain that emerges out of disappointment, out of an important task not well done.
Now it is his job — all the way through 2023 — to go on fixing it, after the announcement on Monday of his contract extension.
In a statement that surprised nobody, Sitake said: “I love our players, coaches and fans and I’m excited about the future of BYU football.