SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Donte Whitner is getting most of his publicity this season because of his pending name change to "Hitner."The Bay Area News Group reports the earliest he play a game as Hitner is Nov. 25.However, his defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Whitner is more than just a player planning a name change. He is playing terrific football."I think he's played even better than he had last year when he made the Pro Bowl," Fangio said of Whitner.