DEFENSIVE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DEFENSIVE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Former Utah DL Tenny Palepoi makes San Diego Chargers roster; other ex-Utes less fortunate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58355468-59/palepoi-chargers-former-call.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58355468-59/palepoi-chargers-former-call.html.csp">Former Utah DL Tenny Palepoi makes San Diego Chargers roster; other ex-Utes less fortunate</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="2014-08-30T14:43:02.869-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 02:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When you're waiting on a phone call - a call that tells you about the future of your career - you want to be surrounded by friends and family. You don't, however, want to be cooped up in a San Diego hotel room, Tenny Palepoi said. That's what he and his family decided, and they went out Saturday to "get some fresh air." Palepoi, the former Utah defensive lineman, got to breathe also when he got the phone call he was waiting for: He's made the San Diego Chargers' 53-man roster for the upcoming NF...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58355468@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:43:02 MDT BYU football: Replacement corners help Cougars hold down UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58354060-77/davis-mendenhall-byu-preator.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58354060-77/davis-mendenhall-byu-preator.html.csp">BYU football: Replacement corners help Cougars hold down UConn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:40:05.52-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">East Hartford, Conn. • BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall was impressed with the play of his fill-in cornerbacks. Cougar quarterback Taysom Hill appreciated the work of some of the best scout-team defensive backs in the country. After all of the uncertainty and speculation that spiced preseason practice, BYU survived its personnel issues in a 35-10 win over Connecticut on Friday at Rentschler Field. Fill-in cornerbacks Jordan Preator and Michael Davis held up well, according to Mendenhall, and Hill lik...</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> 58354060@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:40:05 MDT Irish open season vs Rice under academic cloud http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351692-77/season-rice-dame-notre.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351692-77/season-rice-dame-notre.html.csp">Irish open season vs Rice under academic cloud</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM COYNE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:27:26.529-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">South Bend, Ind. • Notre Dame opens the season short-handed for the second straight season because of academic troubles. A year after starting quarterback Everett Golson missed the season because of academic impropriety, five players are being held out indefinitely while the university investigates whether they received improper help on homework and papers. That includes three starters, two on defense. That may hamper the Irish again, especially the young and inexperienced defense. The Irish wil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583516922014-08-29T23:27:26.529-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T23:27:26.529-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351692@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:26 MDT Utah football: Whittingham, Christensen come full circle vs. Idaho St. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58340283-89/utah-idaho-whittingham-christensen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58340283-89/utah-idaho-whittingham-christensen.html.csp">Utah football: Whittingham, Christensen come full circle vs. Idaho St.</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="2014-08-27T23:31:35.338-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Were it not for their time at Idaho State, Kyle Whittingham and Dave Christensen wouldn’t be coaching together at Utah. Were it not for their time at Utah, Spencer Toone and Steve Fifita wouldn’t be coaching together at Idaho State. Between the four, such symmetries abound. It’s been almost a quarter-century since Utah’s head coach and offensive coordinator first bonded as assistant coaches in Pocatello. Thursday, their reunion tour begins against the team that gave them their start. And on the...</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> 58340283@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:31:35 MDT Time to catch up on other MWC teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58343066-55/season-opener-coach-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58343066-55/season-opener-coach-state.html.csp">Time to catch up on other MWC teams</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="2014-08-27T10:19:02.922-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Each week the beat writers who cover Mountain West teams compile a notebook that is shared among the writers.Here is this week's installment for the fans out there who go by the philosophy of "know thy enemy."AIR FORCEAir Force will enter this week's opener with 10 returning starters who combined for 56 starts last season. And that's just among guys on the second team.The projected starting lineup for Saturday's game against Nicholls State includes another 15 players who have previously started....</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> 58343066@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:19:02 MDT NFL notes: Rams’ Bradford out for season with ACL tear http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58332736-77/bradford-veteran-louis-rams.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58332736-77/bradford-veteran-louis-rams.html.csp">NFL notes: Rams’ Bradford out for season with ACL tear</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Peress</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T22:46:01.967-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year and is out for the season. Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed the extent of the injury Sunday night, news first reported by ESPN and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “We lost our quarterback,” Fisher said. “For Sam, it was devastating.” In all, five starters were hurt against the Browns. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson was carted off with a knee injury and three others — guard Rodger Saffold and defensive tackl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583327362014-08-24T22:46:01.967-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T22:46:01.967-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58332736@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:46:01 MDT Prep football preview: Whitehorse Raiders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300564-190/chee-raiders-whitehorse-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300564-190/chee-raiders-whitehorse-players.html.csp">Prep football preview: Whitehorse Raiders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T16:46:03.447-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Whitehorse Raiders First-year Whitehorse coach Eldon Chee is filled with optimism one week before a season-opening game with rival Monument Valley. Despite a 1-7 record last year and a 4-35 mark since 2009, Chee thinks the Raiders could use a veteran corps of seniors and juniors — coupled with freshmen ...</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> 58300564@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:46:03 MDT BYU football: Cougars turn their attention to UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58326268-88/cougars-byu-uconn-hill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58326268-88/cougars-byu-uconn-hill.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars turn their attention to UConn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T16:49:20.952-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Preseason training camp is over, and the BYU Cougars’ focus has turned completely toward UConn and next Friday’s opener at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. But that doesn’t mean the Cougars are ready to show their hand. Coaches said after Friday’s early-morning practice — the second straight 6:30 a.m. start to a workout — that some position battles are still going on and they won’t be releasing a depth chart until Monday. “We will see what happens,” said defensive coordinator Nic...</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> 58326268@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:49:20 MDT Pac-12 football preview: Stanford faces a tough road http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58314500-89/pac-stanford-teams-shaw.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58314500-89/pac-stanford-teams-shaw.html.csp">Pac-12 football preview: Stanford faces a tough road</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="2014-08-21T09:44:28.685-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 09:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In some ways, 2013 was a strange year for Stanford. During the regular season they were 6-0 against Top-25 teams, and they were beaten twice by unranked teams. One of those, of course, was Utah. Stanford head coach David Shaw recently said that very little separates the top nine teams in the conference — and if that’s true, Stanford has its work cut out. Of those six games last year against ranked opponents, five came at home. This year they again face six ranked teams, and they’ll travel for fi...</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> 58314500@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:44:28 MDT Prep football: Region 7 preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300954-190/players-senior-season-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300954-190/players-senior-season-coach.html.csp">Prep football: Region 7 preview</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:00:57.128-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Corner Canyon Chargers Corner Canyon can look back on its inaugural season as an unqualified success. The Chargers were co-Region 7 champions (along with Orem and Olympus), despite suiting up only nine seniors — only four of whom actually received playing time. Rather than looking back, though, Corner Canyon is looking ahead. This season, the Chargers will feature 51 seniors and return 20 of 22 starters. Back from season-ending injuries are two players coach Donald Eck said will be essential 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> 58300954@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:57 MDT Prep football: Region 8 preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301014-190/season-defensive-senior-junior.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301014-190/season-defensive-senior-junior.html.csp">Prep football: Region 8 preview</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:00:57.091-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Maple Mountain Golden Eagles There’s little doubt the Maple Mountain offense will be true to its mascot this season. These Golden Eagles will take to the air. With so much talent returning at the skill positions — specifically quarterback and receiver — it would be foolish to consider any other plan of attack. “The goal is to always be balanced, but clearly our strength is going to be our passing game,” Maple Mountain coach Brad Burtenshaw said. That’s because junior Jaren Hall is back under ce...</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> 58301014@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:57 MDT Prep football: 3A North preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301388-190/team-state-players-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301388-190/team-state-players-coach.html.csp">Prep football: 3A North preview</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:00:56.827-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Carbon Dinos To say that Carbon High football has struggled in the last decade would be an understatement. The Dinos’ record since 2004 is nine wins against 87 losses. Their best season was 2011, when they went 4-5. The last two years, Carbon is a combined 1-19. But Carbon alum Jan Jorgensen, a former defensive star at BYU, has returned to Price to coach his alma mater and is bringing a new defense, a new offense and — perhaps most importantly — hopeful attitude to the struggling program. “It 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> 58301388@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:56 MDT Prep football: 3A South preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301479-190/senior-defensive-junior-experience.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301479-190/senior-defensive-junior-experience.html.csp">Prep football: 3A South preview</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:00:56.75-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Canyon View Falcons Having a whole bunch of returning starters is generally a very good thing for football teams. But it begs the question of how good when those starters are from a 1-9 squad. But Canyon View coach Robby Robinson thinks that the return of 18 regulars from last year’s Falcons will indeed be a positive. “We think it’ll be like night and day,” Robinson said. “Midseason, we upset Delta and then started playing well for the rest of the season.” These Falcons aren’t planning to fly v...</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> 58301479@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:56 MDT Aggies get a big man on campus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58320760-55/moala-aggies-com-defensive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58320760-55/moala-aggies-com-defensive.html.csp">Aggies get a big man on campus</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="2014-08-21T05:38:03.156-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It appears Utah State's defense will get some much anticipated help in the near future with David Moala, a 6-foot-2, 310-pound defensive tackle, tweeting that he was finally in Logan late Wednesday night. Moala originally signed with Arizona State out of high school and redshirted his first season. He was dismissed for a violation of team standards and landed at Cerritos Community College in Norwalk, Calif., where he has excelled. He had 55 tackles, eight for loss and four quarterback sacks in 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> 58320760@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:38:03 MDT Utah football notes: Jackson Barton thinks he’ll redshirt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313316-89/tackle-defensive-shepard-barton.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313316-89/tackle-defensive-shepard-barton.html.csp">Utah football notes: Jackson Barton thinks he’ll redshirt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Kyle GooN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:52:45.94-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This time last year, Jackson Barton was gearing up for a senior season in which he’d help lead Brighton to the 5A state championship game. Now he’s a true freshman tackle in the Pac-12, and it speaks volumes that the following may come as a surprise to some of you: He might not play this season. Barton was in the mix to start at right tackle heading into the final scrimmage in camp, but Monday’s depth chart shows sophomore J.J. Dielman No. 1 and sophomore Sam Tevi (until very recently, a defensi...</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> 58313316@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:52:45 MDT Monson: Utes’ Hatfield an extraordinary man doing extraordinary things http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313888-89/hatfield-says-receiver-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313888-89/hatfield-says-receiver-monson.html.csp">Monson: Utes’ Hatfield an extraordinary man doing extraordinary things</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:55:48.022-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dominique Hatfield felt the plumbing back up in his eyes and spill out of his eye sockets the day they buried his close friend and teammate, Marvin, in his football jersey five years ago. Talk about traumatic and devastating. Both kids were just 14 years old. Marvin was walking home from the store in Crenshaw, on one of the meaner streets in one of the meaner neighborhoods in Los Angeles. That’s where he and Hatfield lived, in housing on those streets, slammed between desperation and despair. H...</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> 58313888@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:55:48 MDT Utah football notes — Walk-on WR Tim Patrick 'surprised' to get starting spot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58310322-59/patrick-depth-fall-guys.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58310322-59/patrick-depth-fall-guys.html.csp">Utah football notes — Walk-on WR Tim Patrick 'surprised' to get starting spot</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="2014-08-19T16:45:52.634-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">He still has work to do on his routes, and it still takes time to process what each play call means. But Tim Patrick is moving up the depth chart rapidly - that truly takes one skill where he has excelled so far in fall camp. "I think just catching the ball," he said. "I don't have many drops out here." Patrick was revealed as the first-string receiver across from Dres Anderson on Utah's latest depth chart on Monday morning, as the team moves Kenneth Scott to starting slot receiver. Patrick said...</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> 58310322@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:45:52 MDT BYU football: Defensive line will rely on depth, not stars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58308461-88/byu-defensive-kaufusi-peck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58308461-88/byu-defensive-kaufusi-peck.html.csp">BYU football: Defensive line will rely on depth, not stars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T22:59:51.67-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The 3-4 defense employed by BYU isn’t designed to turn defensive linemen into superstars, or even household names, but the Cougars have had more than their share of good ones since coach Bronco Mendenhall scrapped the 3-3-5 to take advantage of the wealth of outstanding linebackers his program always seems to entice. Guys such as Jan Jorgensen, Russell Tialavea, Romney Fuga and Eathyn Manumaleuna have made defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi’s 12-year tenure in Provo a success. This seas...</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> 58308461@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:59:51 MDT Utah names Travis Wilson as starter, Kendal Thompson backup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58308897-59/starter-tackle-backup-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58308897-59/starter-tackle-backup-week.html.csp">Utah names Travis Wilson as starter, Kendal Thompson backup</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="2014-08-18T11:41:00.721-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In what might be the most excitement Utah fans get until the Utes begin play on Aug. 28, the final fall camp depth chart was released Monday morning, and junior Travis Wilson is the No. 1 quarterback. Kyle Whittingham said last week that the battle between Wilson was as tight as could be imagined. We’ll learn more about who is where and why at Monday morning’s practice. Also of note: • Walk-on wide receiver Tim Patrick, a 6-foot-5 junior, is listed as a starter. Last week, sophomore Delshawn Mc...</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> 58308897@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:41:00 MDT Utah football PM notes: Whittingham, again, says Wilson and Thompson are ‘as close as you can possibly be’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58302051-59/whittingham-defensive-football-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58302051-59/whittingham-defensive-football-coach.html.csp">Utah football PM notes: Whittingham, again, says Wilson and Thompson are ‘as close as you can possibly be’</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="2014-08-15T20:21:42.561-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 08:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah practiced for just an hour Friday afternoon, working on schematics for onside kicks and kickoffs when media were ushered onto the infield to watch the last 20 minutes. Head coach Kyle Whittingham said it was a crisp practice and named “everyone” as his standout. Saturday morning, things will get serious. Whittingham reiterated that junior quarterbacks Kendal Thompson and Travis Wilson enter Saturday’s scrimmage “in a dead heat.” “As close as you can possibly be,” he said to a somewhat skept...</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> 58302051@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:21:42 MDT