DEFENSIVE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DEFENSIVE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah football: Burning questions for Pac-12 Media Days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58211140-89/state-game-oregon-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58211140-89/state-game-oregon-pac.html.csp">Utah football: Burning questions for Pac-12 Media Days</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="2014-07-22T21:59:43.393-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We know other Pac-12 media will ask about Utah quarterback Travis Wilson on Wednesday in Los Angeles, but what do Ute fans hope to learn about the other teams in the Pac-12? The Tribune’s Utah beat writers, Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper, throw some pertinent questions out there for consideration. Arizona • How young will the Wildcats be? Rich Rodriguez said in the spring he expects a high-impact freshman class to fill needs at quarterback, running back, defensive back — really, a lot of places....</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58211140@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:59:43 MDT Box Elder star Riley Burt commits to BYU football http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58165492-65/utah-byu-state-burt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58165492-65/utah-byu-state-burt.html.csp">Box Elder star Riley Burt commits to BYU football</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="2014-07-09T10:21:02.509-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 10:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An eighth high school or junior college prospect has committed to join the 2015 signing class and play football for BYU. Riley Burt, an all-around athlete at Box Elder High in Brigham City, Utah, told BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell and head coach Bronco Mendenhall earlier this week that he plans to sign with BYU in February. Burt, who plays defensive back and running back for the Bees, will be a senior this fall. He’s listed at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds. BYU became the first school to offer...</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> 58165492@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:21:02 MDT NFL notes: Arbitrator rules Saints’ Graham is a tight end http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58143627-77/graham-alonso-tight-arbitrator.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58143627-77/graham-alonso-tight-arbitrator.html.csp">NFL notes: Arbitrator rules Saints’ Graham is a tight end</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T22:35:32.097-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Saints’ Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation. NFLPA had filed a grievance arguing that Graham was used as a wide receiver often enough to qualify for the more lucrative receiver tag. But arbitrator Stephen Burbank disagreed and now the NFLPA is reviewing his ruling, and will advise Graham on his options, which could include an appeal. Gr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581436272014-07-02T22:35:32.097-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T22:35:32.097-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58143627@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:35:32 MDT BYU football: Bronco handing defensive play-calling to Howell http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58103985-88/howell-mendenhall-byu-defensive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58103985-88/howell-mendenhall-byu-defensive.html.csp">BYU football: Bronco handing defensive play-calling to Howell</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="2014-06-24T16:37:26.792-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall is reserving the right to change his mind, but he’s intending to have defensive coordinator Nick Howell call the game-day schemes in 2014. Mendenhall took back his control of the defense after firing his coordinator in the middle of the 2010 season. Howell was promoted to the coordinator position last year, but Mendenhall continued to call the schemes during games. Since the end of the season, Mendenhall has devoted considerable time to working with his offens...</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> 58103985@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:37:26 MDT BYU football: Howell to call game-day defensive schemes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58104230-88/mendenhall-byu-game-defensive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58104230-88/mendenhall-byu-game-defensive.html.csp">BYU football: Howell to call game-day defensive schemes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T16:37:26.741-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall is reserving the right to change his mind, but he’s intending to have defensive coordinator Nick Howell call the game-day schemes in 2014. Mendenhall took back control of the defense after firing his coordinator in the middle of the 2010 season. Howell was promoted to the coordinator position last year, but Mendenhall continued to call the schemes during games. Since the end of the season, Mendenhall has devoted considerable time to advising his offensive staf...</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> 58104230@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:37:26 MDT Juco DB from San Jose commits to BYU; DT Peoples to transfer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58055700-65/byu-vanderbilt-calif-peoples.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58055700-65/byu-vanderbilt-calif-peoples.html.csp">Juco DB from San Jose commits to BYU; DT Peoples to transfer</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="2014-06-11T14:10:22.869-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A sixth football player has committed to join the BYU football program in 2015. Khari Vanderbilt, who will be a defensive back at San Jose (Calif.) City College this fall, committed to BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall on Tuesday morning during an unofficial campus visit. Vanderbilt, 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, graduated from Independence High in San Jose and was referred to BYU by SJCC defensive backs coach Fred Stewart, who also guided starting cornerback Robertson Daniel to BYU last year. Vander...</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> 58055700@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:10:22 MDT Nine Cougars on Phil Steele preseason all-independent team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58027571-65/team-independent-byu-defensive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58027571-65/team-independent-byu-defensive.html.csp">Nine Cougars on Phil Steele preseason all-independent team</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="2014-06-04T16:37:27.039-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are only four independents in college football — Notre Dame, BYU, Army and Navy — so making an All-Independent team probably isn’t all that prestigious. That’s especially true of an All-Independent team in the preseason. But noted college football analyst Phil Steele is annually producing All-Independent teams now, and his latest iteration shows that nine BYU players made the preseason first team and seven more made the second team for the upcoming season. Five BYU defenders, three offensi...</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> 58027571@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:37:27 MDT