DEFENSIVE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DEFENSIVE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 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 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 Prep football preview: Carbon Dinos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58297985-190/carbon-football-jorgensen-offense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58297985-190/carbon-football-jorgensen-offense.html.csp">Prep football preview: Carbon Dinos</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="2014-08-19T09:16:14.822-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:16AM 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. 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 def...</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> 58297985@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:16:14 MDT Utah football: Pita Taumoepenu is learning quickly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58301299-89/taumoepenu-football-defensive-player.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58301299-89/taumoepenu-football-defensive-player.html.csp">Utah football: Pita Taumoepenu is learning quickly</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="2014-08-17T16:08:45.202-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 04:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With bulging muscles packed onto his 6-foot-1 frame and a shock of electric yellow through the middle of his dark hair, Pita Taumoepenu can cut an intimidating image. But spend a few minutes, and inevitably he’ll laugh. It’s a loud, carefree and disarming guffaw that has the power to put anyone in its range at ease. Taumoepenu, 20, showed up in the United States just over three years ago, and he only joined the Utes football team in the last year. His English is still … developing, but his laug...</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> 58301299@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:08:45 MDT Utah football notes — Brian Allen is Mr. Position Switch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58298181-89/allen-whittingham-brian-receiver.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58298181-89/allen-whittingham-brian-receiver.html.csp">Utah football notes — Brian Allen is Mr. Position Switch</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="2014-08-17T16:08:44.136-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 04:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brian Allen has never played safety before this summer. Brian Allen never played corner before this week. Brian Allen, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound Texas native, hadn’t played defense at all before the Utes elected to move him from wide receiver. But here’s what they saw: A long, fast athlete who was buried behind other talented offensive players. They saw a receiver who didn’t mind contact, and looked like he could handle more of it. “You can ask anybody: I’m very physical,” Allen said. “I like to ge...</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> 58298181@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:08:44 MDT NASCAR: Tony Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car racing death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298367-77/nfl-marijuana-players-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298367-77/nfl-marijuana-players-washington.html.csp">NASCAR: Tony Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car racing death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eddie Pells</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T22:50:02.547-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. “It’s not, let’s go smoke a joint,” retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington said. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582983672014-08-14T22:50:02.547-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T22:50:02.547-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298367@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:50:02 MDT Aggies' defense provides practice highlights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58299171-55/defense-defensive-named-practice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58299171-55/defense-defensive-named-practice.html.csp">Aggies' defense provides practice highlights</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="2014-08-14T21:27:02.947-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Travis Seefeldt had one of the best hits in Tuesday's scrimmage and the junior defensive lineman was at it again with solid play on Thursday as he was named the Defensive Player of the Day following the Aggies' afternoon practice session. Utah State coach Matt Wells said the the defense won the morning session and the teams were fairly even in the afternoon sessions by his estimation. "The offense dominated both two-minute drills out of the gate and then I thought the defense played really well ...</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> 58299171@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:27:02 MDT NFL: Ex-BYU star Ansah getting ready to for Lions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58294527-77/ansah-fairley-lions-caldwell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58294527-77/ansah-fairley-lions-caldwell.html.csp">NFL: Ex-BYU star Ansah getting ready to for Lions</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T22:42:22.773-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Allen Park, Mich. • There’s a bit of turmoil on the inside of the Detroit Lions’ defensive line. But the Lions are close to getting some stability back elsewhere. Ezekiel Ansah did not take part in contact drills Wednesday afternoon, a day after he was moved off the physically-unable-to-perform list. The Lions plan to ease him in gradually after he underwent offseason shoulder surgery. Coach Jim Caldwell ruled him out for Friday’s exhibition game at Oakland, but doesn’t think Ansah will have muc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582945272014-08-13T22:42:22.773-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T22:42:22.773-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294527@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:42:22 MDT Utah football notes: Utes lose standout CB Porter for the season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58292791-59/whittingham-wednesday-defensive-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58292791-59/whittingham-wednesday-defensive-utah.html.csp">Utah football notes: Utes lose standout CB Porter for the season</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="2014-08-13T22:47:44.183-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A team can’t win a scrimmage against itself, but it can lose. After a relatively injury-free first week, Kyle Whittingham announced Wednesday that sophomore Reginald Porter will miss the year with a knee injury sustained in Tuesday’s scrimmage. “We didn’t think much of it when it happened,” he said. “He didn’t think much of it. Looked good from an initial exam, but upon further examination, he’s done for the season.” Porter was most recently listed as a co-starter with senior Davion Orphey, and...</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> 58292791@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:47:44 MDT