FOOTBALL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FOOTBALL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Best Week 1 games, thoughts on the NFL schedule release http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57857099-200/broncos-games-chiefs-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57857099-200/broncos-games-chiefs-game.html.csp">Best Week 1 games, thoughts on the NFL schedule release</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="2014-04-23T19:18:40.334-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 07:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 2014 NFL schedule was released officially Wednesday night with several juicy matchups on tap for Week 1 and beyond. Check out some initial observations for the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs here, as well as general thoughts on the season’s opening week: Best Week 1 games: 1. Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (Sunday Night Football) Sunday night has been reserved for the best games the last few seasons and the Week 1 matchup won’t disappoint. After the s...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57857099@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:18:40 MDT Kickoff set for Aggies' home opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57856427-55/season-kickoff-2014-aggies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57856427-55/season-kickoff-2014-aggies.html.csp">Kickoff set for Aggies' home opener</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="2014-04-23T15:29:02.583-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah State's first home game of the 2014 football season will be a night game as kickoff for the Sept. 6 contest against Idaho State is set for 6 p.m., it was announced Wednesday. The Aggies open the season with a 5 p.m. kickoff at Tennessee on Aug. 31. As of now, the Aggies are scheduled to be on national TV nine times in 2014. Kickoff times for the regular season games will be released during the season, normally within a 12-day window.</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> 57856427@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:29:02 MDT Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57855834-200/statue-paterno-state-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57855834-200/statue-paterno-state-coach.html.csp">Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T13:52:30.013-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 01:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State College, Pa. • With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university. A State College, Pa., restaurant owner says he’s interested in having the new statue put in front of his establishment. Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers says the school isn’t involved in the plan. In 2012, the school removed a Paterno statue outside its football stadium. That happened after a university-commissioned report ...</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> 57855834@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:52:30 MDT Utah football: Utes new OC Christensen talks QBs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57606883-59/christensen-quarterback-wilson-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57606883-59/christensen-quarterback-wilson-football.html.csp">Utah football: Utes new OC Christensen talks QBs</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="2014-02-27T12:21:14.544-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Like others, Utah offensive coordinator Dave Christensen said he was thrilled to hear quarterback Travis Wilson has been cleared to participate in spring ball after recent exams showed there was no change in his medical condition. "We're excited to have him back in the program and doing what he loves," Christensen said. But will Wilson resume his role as the Utes' starter? That remains to be seen as Christensen is looking forward to a quarterback battle between Wilson, Adam Schulz and freshmen B...</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> 57606883@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:21:14 MDT Utah football: Utes show off their dance moves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57651983-59/moves-coaches-com-dance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57651983-59/moves-coaches-com-dance.html.csp">Utah football: Utes show off their dance moves</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="2014-03-11T16:21:58.018-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 04:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Spring football is essential for college teams, teaching valuable skills like proper tackling technique and helping coaches decide on the order of the depth chart. Oh yeah, and showing off some sick dance moves. The team held the 2014 RedZone Dance Off on Friday after practice and players broke out moves like “The Dougie,” “The Worm” and “The Nae Nae” as teammates and coaches gathered around them in a circle. One player threw down a back flip and the highlight may have been when coaches Taylor...</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> 57651983@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:21:58 MDT Utes football camp round-up: Standout? Fuggedaboutit. It’s 8-year-old Mac Brennan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57793427-59/mac-com-twitter-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57793427-59/mac-com-twitter-football.html.csp">Utes football camp round-up: Standout? Fuggedaboutit. It’s 8-year-old Mac Brennan</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="2014-04-09T16:58:03.699-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Kyle Whittingham spent much of Tuesday’s practice soliciting thoughts from a young assistant who’s nowhere on the payroll. He wore a Utah shirt and Batman shorts. He’s in second grade. And he gives one mean pep talk. Eight-year-old Mac Brennan told the Utes after practice Tuesday that he’d had a bone marrow test last Friday and that the test came back cancer-free, drawing a roar of approval from the huddled players and coaches. &lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”&gt;&...</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> 57793427@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:03 MDT Utah football camp round-up: Tribe’s blessing welcomed by Whittingham, Blechen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57824205-59/tribe-ute-utah-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57824205-59/tribe-ute-utah-com.html.csp">Utah football camp round-up: Tribe’s blessing welcomed by Whittingham, Blechen</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper 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="2014-04-15T20:01:01.652-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The University of Utah sealed a new memorandum of understanding with the Ute Indian Tribe by presenting a signed Utah football helmet signed by Kyle Whittingham. One hundred and fifty miles away, at Rice-Eccles Stadium, the head football coach was happy to hear that his team will continue to use the Ute name with the blessing of the tribe. “To be able to get things lined up and everybody on the same page is a big positive,” Whittingham said after practice Tuesday. “We’ve heard off and on for 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> 57824205@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:01:01 MDT Utes get 2015 commit from California ATH Donzale Roddie http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57828298-59/roddie-howard-utes-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57828298-59/roddie-howard-utes-college.html.csp">Utes get 2015 commit from California ATH Donzale Roddie</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="2014-04-23T16:38:55.942-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most Los Angeles football players have two choices in mind for their future: UCLA or USC. Not Donzale Roddie. The Compton, Calif., native has had plenty of conversations with his coach about his future, and it doesn't surprise Paramount HS coach Matt Howard that one of his stars would choose the Utes as his college destination. "I knew he probably was going to take off," Howard said. "Every time we talked, it wasn't a situation in which he was worried about staying close to home." Utah football ...</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> 57828298@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:38:55 MDT Football group honors Super Bowl champ Bobby Wagner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57852264-77/football-utah-wagner-bowl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57852264-77/football-utah-wagner-bowl.html.csp">Football group honors Super Bowl champ Bobby Wagner</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="2014-04-22T22:17:43.332-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orem • “Humble” was the operative word Tuesday night at the 20th annual scholar-leader-athlete banquet of the Utah Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame banquet at Utah Valley University. That was the word used by former Utah State football star and member of the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks Bobby Wagner who earned the group’s Distinguished American Award. Juan Diego football coach John Colosimo and prep football official Bob Blair, who were honored for t...</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> 57852264@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:17:43 MDT USU football: Aggies sign cornerback for 2014 season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57850332-77/floyd-aggies-2014-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57850332-77/floyd-aggies-2014-football.html.csp">USU football: Aggies sign cornerback for 2014 season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T16:37:58.11-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah State continues to address its biggest concern for the 2014 season with the signing of Tyler Floyd, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound corner out of Orlando, Fla., who excelled at Fullerton College in California. Floyd, who will have two years of eligibility, had 47 tackles, including 32 solo, during his sophomore year. He also had four blocked kicks, nine pass breakups and two interceptions to help his team to a 12-1 record. Floyd earned second-team all-Central Conference honors in the Southern Califor...</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> 57850332@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:58 MDT Aggies sign corner for 2014 season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57850214-55/floyd-aggies-2014-california.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57850214-55/floyd-aggies-2014-california.html.csp">Aggies sign corner for 2014 season</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="2014-04-22T12:13:02.506-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 12:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah State continues to address its biggest concern for the 2014 season with the signing of Tyler Floyd, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound corner out of Orlando, Fla., who excelled at Fullerton College in California. Floyd, who will have two years of eligibility, had 47 tackles, including 32 solo, during his sophomore year. He also had four blocked kicks, nine pass breakups and two interceptions to help his team to a 12-1 record. Floyd earned second-team all-Central Conference honors in the Southern Califor...</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> 57850214@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:13:02 MDT News and notes across the BYU sports spectrum http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57849925-65/byu-walker-football-harward.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57849925-65/byu-walker-football-harward.html.csp">News and notes across the BYU sports spectrum</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="2014-04-22T10:45:02.083-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 10:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last fall, Jason Walker was in his fourth year as a defensive graduate assistant at BYU. This fall, he will be the head football coach at Southern Virginia University, an NCAA Division III school in Buena Vista, Va. That’s a pretty rapid climb. Walker joined the SVU staff on March 20 as the Knights’ defensive coordinator. But when recently hired head coach Tyler Hughes left SVU before even coaching a game to take the head job at D-II Minot State, Walker was given the reins to the program. “Jason...</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> 57849925@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:45:02 MDT BYU football: Stanford receiver transferring to BYU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57786016-88/byu-football-receiver-nelson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57786016-88/byu-football-receiver-nelson.html.csp">BYU football: Stanford receiver transferring to BYU</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="2014-04-07T23:31:16-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Another receiver who spent most of his college career at another school is transferring to BYU. Monday, coach Bronco Mendenhall announced that receiver Keanu Nelson, who played sparingly at Stanford the past three seasons, will join BYU’s football team this fall. Nelson will graduate this spring with a degree in science, technology and society and will be immediately eligible to play for BYU for one year. Nelson, 5-foot-11, 184 lbs., saw action in five games for the Cardinal last fall as...</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> 57786016@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:31:16 MDT BYU football: Cougars land transferring Nebraska safety Harvey Jackson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57833772-88/byu-jackson-cougars-nebraska.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57833772-88/byu-jackson-cougars-nebraska.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars land transferring Nebraska safety Harvey Jackson</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="2014-04-18T17:34:07.698-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Another senior who will graduate this summer but still has a year of college football eligibility remaining will transfer to BYU and be immediately eligible to play for the Cougars this fall. Harvey Jackson, a safety at Nebraska until he got a release to pursue other options from coach Bo Pelini this spring, picked BYU over offers from West Virginia, Western Michigan, Cincinnati, Grand Valley State and Stephen F. Austin. “We just got better,” BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell tweeted...</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> 57833772@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:34:07 MDT Kyle Goon: Seeing athletes grow up is its own reward http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57838631-77/football-utah-athletes-faces.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57838631-77/football-utah-athletes-faces.html.csp">Kyle Goon: Seeing athletes grow up is its own reward</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T21:08:12.229-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Starting a new job for a reporter is an exercise in putting names to faces, which has never been the greatest strength of mine. Luckily for me, the Utah football team already has a few familiar faces. It was the first Utes practice when I squinted across the practice field at a hulking, broad-shouldered 6-foot-6 defensive tackle, and mentioned to my colleague Matthew Piper that he looked an awful lot like Daniel Nielson, an offensive lineman I covered on one of Hurricane’s great football teams....</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> 57838631@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:08:12 MDT Ute Tribe, U. of U. reach new agreement over name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57820211-89/tribe-ute-utah-university.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57820211-89/tribe-ute-utah-university.html.csp">Ute Tribe, U. of U. reach new agreement over name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Matthew Piper </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T09:52:03.301-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 09:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fort Duchesne • The University of Utah will continue to use the Ute name with the all-important support of Ute Indian Tribe leaders. On Tuesday, the school agreed to a five-year agreement that centers on efforts to help reservation youths. The new memorandum of understanding was signed by U. President David Pershing and Ute Indian Tribe Business Committee chairman Gordon Howell shortly before noon Tuesday in Fort Duchesne. The U. agreed to fund scholarships not only for American Indian students...</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> 57820211@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:52:03 MDT Utah football: Filipo Mokofisi following in dad’s footsteps http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57830397-89/mokofisi-says-defensive-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57830397-89/mokofisi-says-defensive-coach.html.csp">Utah football: Filipo Mokofisi following in dad’s footsteps</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="2014-04-18T14:29:42.892-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 02:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">He has been sizing up this man his whole life. Filipo Mokofisi stands 6-foot-3, 265 pounds — square-jawed and broad-shouldered. At 19, he already possesses the moves of a wily vet. His high school coach compares his talent to that of Star Lotulelei, now mauling interior offensive linemen in a Sunday time slot. But the question looms: Can Mokofosi Jr. take Mokofisi Sr.? Junior thinks so. Senior? Not so much. “Maybe in five years or so,” says Mokofisi Sr., laughing. Sooner than that, though — at...</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> 57830397@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:29:42 MDT Football briefs: CFL’s Alouettes welcome Chad ‘HuitCinq’ Johnson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57833900-77/nfl-thursday-alouettes-cozart.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57833900-77/nfl-thursday-alouettes-cozart.html.csp">Football briefs: CFL’s Alouettes welcome Chad ‘HuitCinq’ Johnson</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T22:09:41.097-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">• Former NFL star Chad Johnson, who once changed his last name to Ochocinco, will make his return to the gridiron in the Canadian Football League. The veteran receiver who spent most of his 11 NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, signed a two-year deal Thursday with the Montreal Alouettes after impressing the team in minicamp. He last played in the NFL in 2011 with New England. The club tweeted, “Bienvenue à #HuitCinq,” French for Ochocinco, which is Spanish for Eight Five. Johnson used to 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> 57833900@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:09:41 MDT Sports Illustrated says ex-BYU guard Carlino a coveted transfer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57827240-65/byu-carlino-former-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57827240-65/byu-carlino-former-com.html.csp">Sports Illustrated says ex-BYU guard Carlino a coveted 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="2014-04-16T11:21:02.152-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 11:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Where will Matt Carlino go? That’s the question of the month I’m getting from BYU sports fans, after the rising senior guard announced on April 1 that he will graduate from BYU in June and play out his final season of eligibility at another school. So far, Carlino has declined interview requests from local writers, and apparently the only reporter he has spoken to is Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Goodman tweeted that Carlino told ESPN he had heard from Purdue, UCLA, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh and Memphi...</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> 57827240@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:21:02 MDT Monson: How big a deal is BYU, Utah and Utah State football, really? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822172-77/utah-state-football-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822172-77/utah-state-football-game.html.csp">Monson: How big a deal is BYU, Utah and Utah State football, really?</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="2014-04-15T20:34:15.246-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You think Utah, BYU, or Utah State is ready for the big time? You think Utah is a football state, where the college game is large and every other sport is petite-sized? You think football is king here, along the lines of the game’s other regal regions, and deserves to be mentioned with them on an annual basis? Au contraire, my friends. It’s not even close. We’re not even close. How do we know, beyond the sorry facts that the Utes have won five Pac-12 games and lost something like 50 over the pa...</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> 57822172@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:34:15 MDT