COACHES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COACHES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah football: Utes name Wilson starter, say Thompson will play http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58309735-89/wilson-thompson-utah-quarterback.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58309735-89/wilson-thompson-utah-quarterback.html.csp">Utah football: Utes name Wilson starter, say Thompson will play</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="2014-08-19T11:22:17.729-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 11:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conjecture will hold that there was no fall quarterback competition, that it was always going to be Travis Wilson. Before Monday’s depth chart was ever released, that was the popular talk-radio opinion, and why not? Wilson’s a “known commodity,” as coaches are fond of saying. He’s a team leader. After what he went through, you could argue that he deserves it. But while those things may be true, Kyle Whittingham said after Monday morning’s practice that it wasn’t a remotely easy call to name Wil...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58309735@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:22:17 MDT USU coaches get iced in challenge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58300774-55/challenge-state-als-association.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58300774-55/challenge-state-als-association.html.csp">USU coaches get iced in challenge</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="2014-08-15T11:45:02.547-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 11:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Aggies are working hard in camp, but the preseason isn't without its fun. Utah State coaches participated in an ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for the ALS Association, a charity dedicated to fighting the condition, also called Lou Gehrig's disease. The challenge has gone viral throughout the country with football teams and TV and movie celebrities getting into the action. The idea is to get doused, then post pics and videos on social media that also include challenges for others to ...</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> 58300774@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:45:02 MDT Air Force coaches told to help curb assaults http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58297000-77/force-sexual-academy-assaults.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58297000-77/force-sexual-academy-assaults.html.csp">Air Force coaches told to help curb assaults</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN ELLIOTT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T22:49:13.639-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Air Force Academy, Colo. • The superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy said Wednesday that she has told athletic coaches to take a bigger role in preventing sexual assaults, pulling them into the yearslong campaign at the school to stem abuse. Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, who took charge of the school a year ago, said coaches had not been fully involved in what she called the broader conversation about school standards. Johnson said she has spoken with them twice about her expectations and to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582970002014-08-14T22:49:13.639-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T22:49:13.639-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297000@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:49:13 MDT USU picked to finish fifth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58293229-55/state-aggies-colorado-picked.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58293229-55/state-aggies-colorado-picked.html.csp">USU picked to finish fifth</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="2014-08-13T13:45:02.914-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 01:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah State's soccer team has been picked to finish fifth in the Mountain West as determined by a coaches' poll. Two-time defending champion San Diego State was picked to win the league again with 115 points followed by Colorado College with 112 points. Colorado College is joining the MWC soccer as an affiliate this year. Boise State was third with 103 points followed by New Mexico (88), Utah State (82), Fresno State (73), UNLV (55), Wyoming (51), Nevada (37), San Jose State and Colorado State (2...</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> 58293229@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:45:02 MDT Bad behavior on social media can cost college athletes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58284044-77/media-social-coach-coaches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58284044-77/media-social-coach-coaches.html.csp">Bad behavior on social media can cost college athletes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RALPH D. RUSSO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T17:49:31.381-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, the high school that produced Crimson Tide quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jake Coker, there’s a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media talk. It’s about more than minding their manners. Coach Steve Mask warns players not to post about injuries, which can scare away recruiters. Committing on Twitter to a school is also discouraged — one recent former player tweeted commitments to four different schools without informing any coac...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582840442014-08-12T17:49:31.381-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T17:49:31.381-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284044@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:49:31 MDT Pac-12: Seven coaches favor exclusive scheduling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58272330-89/state-coaches-scheduling-colorado.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58272330-89/state-coaches-scheduling-colorado.html.csp">Pac-12: Seven coaches favor exclusive scheduling</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="2014-08-07T13:27:01.671-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 01:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a discussion that's somewhat related to Thursday's news about the Power 5 conferences gaining autonomy in the NCAA structure, seven head football coaches in the Pac-12 favor a move to exclusive scheduling of other top-tier teams. Part of their rationale - according to ESPN.com, which conducted the survey, is to have more of direct comparison of scheduling strength with conferences that play fewer than nine league games. Coaches in favor of scheduling exclusivity include Arizona State's Todd G...</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> 58272330@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:27:01 MDT NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58256024-77/nfl-tablets-coaches-sideline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58256024-77/nfl-tablets-coaches-sideline.html.csp">NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T18:13:30.945-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • NFL teams used to take Polaroid pictures of plays from atop the stadium during games then send them down to the field on a rope. Technology improved so that an automated camera could deliver the images to a printer on the sideline, creating that familiar sight of a quarterback staring at a sheet of paper to figure out what went wrong on an interception. That was still the case last season, when fans in the stands could watch highlights on their smartphones, but players and coaches wer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582560242014-08-05T18:13:30.945-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T18:13:30.945-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58256024@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:13:30 MDT Air Force Academy investigating athletic programs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58256204-77/cadets-johnson-misconduct-athletes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58256204-77/cadets-johnson-misconduct-athletes.html.csp">Air Force Academy investigating athletic programs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T18:13:30.763-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colorado Springs, Colo. • The Air Force Academy said Sunday it has launched an investigation of its athletic department and is demanding more accountability from coaches after the Colorado Springs Gazette reported allegations of lax oversight and athlete misconduct. Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the academy’s superintendent, released a statement acknowledging “troubling” behavior by some athletes and other cadets. She cited a 2011 party that eventually led to the court-martial and expulsions of ...</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> 58256204@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:13:30 MDT Florida State tops preseason coaches’ poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58247955-77/state-carolina-poll-florida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58247955-77/state-carolina-poll-florida.html.csp">Florida State tops preseason coaches’ poll</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Staff and Wire Reports </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:18:01.546-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches’ poll. Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes. Rounding out the top five were Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season. Ohio State was sixth, UCLA seventh, Michigan State eighth, South Carolina ninth...</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> 58247955@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:18:01 MDT Pac-12 Notes: Six teams make Coaches Poll Top 25 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246268-77/pac-coaches-state-list.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246268-77/pac-coaches-state-list.html.csp">Pac-12 Notes: Six teams make Coaches Poll Top 25</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:17:49.222-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The preseason edition of the Coaches Poll Top 25 was released Thursday morning and half of the Pac-12 conference made the list. Leading the way at fourth overall was Oregon, trailing only Florida State, Alabama and Oklahoma, with what should be an explosive offense under Heisman contender Marcus Mariota. UCLA comes in at seventh overall, the only other team in the top-10 of the list. Defending Pac-12 champions Stanford fell to 11th overall, with USC and new coach Steve Sarkisian following clos...</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> 58246268@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:49 MDT Pac-12 football: Conference boasts impressive QB roster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220073-77/mariota-pac-quarterbacks-conference.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220073-77/mariota-pac-quarterbacks-conference.html.csp">Pac-12 football: Conference boasts impressive QB roster</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="2014-07-25T11:10:09.017-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you ask Washington State QB Connor Halliday who the best Pac-12 quarterback is, he’s glad to tell you: It’s a tough call, but all-around, it’s got to be Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. Of course, if you ask Mariota, he’s just as likely to point at UCLA’s Brett Hundley, or Oregon State’s Sean Mannion. Maybe they’re just being polite. Maybe they all think of themselves the way Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly thinks of himself: “I see myself at the top, just like those other quarterbacks.” How would Kelly...</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> 58220073@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:10:09 MDT Prep football: Out of state schools finding recruiting gold in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58199037-77/state-utah-recruiting-recruits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58199037-77/state-utah-recruiting-recruits.html.csp">Prep football: Out of state schools finding recruiting gold in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T23:33:08.971-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Only a few years ago, the holiday break never provided much of a respite for high school football coaches. Armed with the raw tape from that season’s games, Highland’s Brody Benson was one of those coaches who spent hours splicing together highlight reels for each of his players who was hoping to get to college. Then he would copy the tapes, mail them out, and hope some college assistant had time to see them and maybe look into making a scholarship available. “The time spent on those tapes was r...</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> 58199037@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:33:08 MDT NFL: New coaches, star rookies as training camps open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207105-77/training-nfl-heat-thursday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207105-77/training-nfl-heat-thursday.html.csp">NFL: New coaches, star rookies as training camps open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARRY WILNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:26.189-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • It’s time to climb out of the pool, put down that frosty drink, discard the shades and fire up the high-definition TV. The NFL is back. Some training camps are already under way, though most open this week, and the first preseason game is Aug. 3, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If it seems like the Texans just ended the draft by taking Mr. Irrelevant (defensive back Lonnie Ballentine of Memphis), well, it was only two months ago. Players, coaches and front office staffs got some d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582071052014-07-22T17:36:26.189-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T17:36:26.189-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207105@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:26 MDT Piper: Don’t blast preps for breaking so-called commitments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58200417-89/utah-coaches-breaking-commitment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58200417-89/utah-coaches-breaking-commitment.html.csp">Piper: Don’t blast preps for breaking so-called commitments</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="2014-07-19T23:56:16.259-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Let’s first address the semantics, because when a debate hinges on the meaning of an arrangement of letters, we become that little bit older without getting any wiser. Please accept the following: When high school athletes first use the term “commitment” and then “switch their commitment,” that does not demonstrate poor vocabulary. “Commitment,” in this usage, is jargon. com·mit·ment 1. When a high school athlete informs representatives of a university that he or she currently plans to pledge...</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> 58200417@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:56:16 MDT Long Beach WR Jameson Field to join Utes in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58197704-59/utes-beach-cooperwood-field.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58197704-59/utes-beach-cooperwood-field.html.csp">Long Beach WR Jameson Field to join Utes in August</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="2014-07-18T09:47:02.189-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 09:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">His senior year highlight tape shows him pushing around defensive backs to open space for ball-toting teammates, but Jameson Field says Ute fans can expect more from him than that. Field told The Tribune by phone Friday morning that he plans to join the Utes in August and will be given a scholarship. He didn’t play any football in 2013, opting to enroll at Long Beach Community College and train with former Utes Anthony Denham and Shaky Smithson, current Ute Kaelin Clay and incoming walk-on Tyler...</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> 58197704@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:47:02 MDT Utah basketball: It’s a critical offseason for Jordan Loveridge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58195105-89/loveridge-jordan-utah-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58195105-89/loveridge-jordan-utah-game.html.csp">Utah basketball: It’s a critical offseason for Jordan Loveridge</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="2014-07-18T11:23:10.76-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Layups. Then reverse layups. Then floaters. Then midrange jumpers. It could take an hour. It could take all day, if his shot is off. But Jordan Loveridge has been relentless with his latest workout, designed by former Utah basketball player Chris Fulton, one of the top 3-point shooters in program history. It’s called “The Freak.” It requires Loveridge to sink just about any shot imaginable, and in 19 spots, he has to hit at least four in a row before he can continue. “That will be a big thing: I...</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> 58195105@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:23:10 MDT East Los Angeles WR Tyler Cooperwood to walk on with Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58191103-59/cooperwood-smithson-clay-coaches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58191103-59/cooperwood-smithson-clay-coaches.html.csp">East Los Angeles WR Tyler Cooperwood to walk on with Utes</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="2014-07-16T18:24:01.918-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 06:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Shaky Smithson put in a good word for Tyler Cooperwood. Now the rest is up to him. Cooperwood will walk on with the Utes this fall after plying his trade during the offseason with Smithson and fellow Ute receivers Anthony Denham and Kaelin Clay in Long Beach, Calif. He caught 26 passes for 372 yards last season at East Los Angeles College and has two years to play two. Cooperwood first visited campus and met coaches alongside Smithson and Clay at Utah’s spring game. Smithson told coaches to kee...</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> 58191103@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:24:01 MDT Big Sky football: No surprises for Weber, S. Utah in preseason polls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58186319-77/state-polls-coaches-montana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58186319-77/state-polls-coaches-montana.html.csp">Big Sky football: No surprises for Weber, S. Utah in preseason polls</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T23:08:05.358-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City • Weber State coach Jay Hill wasn’t surprised. Neither was Southern Utah’s Ed Lamb. Both coaches expected their teams to finish exactly where they ended up in the Big Sky Conference preseason football poll, which was released Tuesday at the league’s annual summer meetings. Weber State, coming off a 2-10 season and heading into Hill’s first year on the job, was picked 11th in the coaches poll and 12th in the media poll. Southern Utah, which went 8-5 last season and reached the FCS playo...</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> 58186319@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:08:05 MDT Change it up: How 7 new NFL coaches are shaping tone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58153831-77/says-coach-gruden-nfl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58153831-77/says-coach-gruden-nfl.html.csp">Change it up: How 7 new NFL coaches are shaping tone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARRY WILNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T22:31:40.991-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">From the smooth, almost laid-back approaches of Lovie Smith and Jim Caldwell to the fiery passion of Mike Zimmer, new NFL coaches are reshaping the environments of their teams. Some have much bigger chores than others. Bringing in a new coaching staff usually means the previous one did too much losing. That’s true times seven this year as Smith takes over at Tampa Bay, Caldwell in Detroit, Zimmer in Minnesota, Ken Whisenhunt in Tennessee, Bill O’Brien in Houston, Jay Gruden in Washington and Mik...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581538312014-07-06T22:31:40.991-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T22:31:40.991-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58153831@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:31:40 MDT Brazil’s roughness worries Germany http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58155058-77/brazil-germany-neymar-fouls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58155058-77/brazil-germany-neymar-fouls.html.csp">Brazil’s roughness worries Germany</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NESHA STARCEVIC</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T22:31:39.991-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Porto Seguro, Brazil • Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger thinks Brazil has crossed the line with some of its hard tackling ahead of the World Cup semifinals and is urging referees to keep a closer eye on the host team. “I am all for a healthy hardness but some of Brazil’s fouls were over the limit,” Schweinsteiger said. “Brazilians are not only football magicians, hard tackling is part of their game — we have to be careful and so does the referee.” Brazil committed 31 fouls in its quart...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581550582014-07-06T22:31:39.991-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T22:31:39.991-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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