BLECHEN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BLECHEN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah football: Utes lose Jason Whittingham for about two months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58416579-89/utah-whittingham-blechen-linebacker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58416579-89/utah-whittingham-blechen-linebacker.html.csp">Utah football: Utes lose Jason Whittingham for about two months</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T22:49:50.887-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The return of Gionni Paul and a demonstration of versatility from Nate Orchard could not have come at a better time for Utah. The Utes will need both, without Jason Whittingham. The Salt Lake Tribune has learned that Utah will likely be without the honorable mention All-Pac-12 linebacker for about two months after an apparent wrist injury he sustained against Fresno State. Asked at Monday’s news conference about his absence from the depth chart, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham — Jason’s uncle —...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416579@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:49:50 MDT Utah football: Utes want to play villian in road trip to Michigan (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58417089-89/michigan-utah-utes-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58417089-89/michigan-utah-utes-game.html.csp">Utah football: Utes want to play villian in road trip to Michigan (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T09:00:00.65-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Going into an enemy stadium sets off a special kind of chill. The thrill Brian Blechen gets from being in a stadium packed with fans rooting against him is why he says being the road team isn’t nerve-wracking — it’s fun. “Just knowing as much as we want to protect our house, they want to do the same,” he said. “It’s fun to see all their colors up in the stands and come away with the victory. Just that challenge is exciting to me.” Blechen smiled: “I like coming in and being the bad guy.” The Ute...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417089@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:00:00 MDT Utah football notes — turnover battle critical for Utes against Michigan (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58417498-59/michigan-game-gardner-offense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58417498-59/michigan-game-gardner-offense.html.csp">Utah football notes — turnover battle critical for Utes against Michigan (VIDEO)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T17:23:02.912-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Those who hunt for so-called "X-factors" in football games needn't look any further than the turnover margin when the Utes take on Michigan on Saturday. Both coaches agree: That's where the game will be won or lost. And neither team's defense has been all that great at creating those chances thus far this year. "Turnover battle is huge every week," Kyle Whittingham said. "Right now on the season we're even in the turnover margin. We're doing a very good job offensively taking care of the footbal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417498@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:23:02 MDT Utah football: Blechen, Carter developing chemistry at safety (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58318731-59/blechen-whittingham-carter-camp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58318731-59/blechen-whittingham-carter-camp.html.csp">Utah football: Blechen, Carter developing chemistry at safety (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T23:01:00.216-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brian Blechen admits it now: He wasn't sure what to make of Tevin Carter even three weeks ago. "In the summertime he was rehabbing a lot, getting his ankle healthy," he said. "I didn't know what to expect. Coming into camp, he didn't know a ton of the defense yet, but he picked it up really quick which surprised me. In a good way." Through fall camp, the safety duo has found a bit of a rhythm, and Blechen's glad to have Carter on board. They play complimentary styles, he said. If Blechen's the u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318731@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:01:00 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - August 4, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58261260-227/photo-staff-utes-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58261260-227/photo-staff-utes-utah.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - August 4, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T22:46:01.922-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake TribuneUtah defensive back Brian Blechen is reflected in a reporter's sunglasses as he talks with the media after football practice at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Read more</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58261260@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:46:01 MDT Kragthorpe: Utes welcome back Brian Blechen as defensive playmaker http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58259609-89/blechen-utes-season-safety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58259609-89/blechen-utes-season-safety.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utes welcome back Brian Blechen as defensive playmaker</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T10:56:53.917-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Amid everything that’s new in the University of Utah football program in 2014, the Utes are hoping to discover the Brian Blechen of old. Of course, in keeping with the times, Blechen was sporting a new look as Utah practiced Monday at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Gone is the buzz cut that once defined him, replaced by standard-length hair and a black beard that’s six months in the making. His explanation: “Just change it up a little, you know?” Yeah, the Utes could use some of that, after consecutive 5...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259609@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:56:53 MDT