OFFENSE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFENSE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah State football revving up for Blue vs. White Spring Game on Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57807704-55/pts-game-spring-aggies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57807704-55/pts-game-spring-aggies.html.csp">Utah State football revving up for Blue vs. White Spring Game on Saturday</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="2014-04-12T18:39:26.901-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 06:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It's the biggest afternoon of the spring for Utah State football. A few thousand fans will file into the stands at Romney Stadium for a 2 p.m. kickoff. More than 100 recruits and their parents will be on the sidelines. Alumni are back, and Aggies are looking for the first glimpse of what they have to look forward to in the fall. It could be assumed that coach Matt Wells is looking for something particularly special in the Aggies' Blue vs. White Spring Game. It's true that the coaching staff want...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57807704@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:39:26 MDT BYU football: Cougars conclude spring camp with an improved offense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57776267-88/hill-spring-camp-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57776267-88/hill-spring-camp-mendenhall.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars conclude spring camp with an improved offense</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="2014-04-04T23:37:43.934-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 11:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Perhaps it was because it was the final practice of spring camp, and players felt like it was the last day of school. Or maybe it was because up to 400 former players were on hand outside the student athlete building to watch it, including some of the biggest names in BYU football history. Then again, it could have been the way the offense moved the ball up and down the field, for the most part, in the 15th and final practice of camp. Whatever the reason, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall, of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57776267@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:37:43 MDT Utes football camp round-up: WR Kenneth Scott lambasts offense for lackluster effort http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57759198-59/defensive-senior-whittingham-junior.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57759198-59/defensive-senior-whittingham-junior.html.csp">Utes football camp round-up: WR Kenneth Scott lambasts offense for lackluster effort</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="2014-04-01T22:18:54.872-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 10:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Junior wide receiver Kenneth Scott addressed his team at the middle of the field after Tuesday’s practice. Forty yards away, onlookers could hear almost every word. The gist was that the intensity has to improve. Playing in soggy jerseys with wet footballs and numb hands, the Ute offense looked at times like regular people do when they’re spending 2 1/2 hours in the elements: miserable. Travis Wilson was probably the sharpest of the quarterbacks, taking off multiple times for what might’ve been...</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> 57759198@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:18:54 MDT Utah football: Tight ends’ roles change in Christensen’s offense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57747489-89/tonga-christensen-tight-lot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57747489-89/tonga-christensen-tight-lot.html.csp">Utah football: Tight ends’ roles change in Christensen’s offense</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:45:02.914-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">2013 was supposed to be the year of the Utah tight end. In two-tight end sets with Jake Murphy and Westlee Tonga, the Utes had unleashed a matchup nightmare: two 250-pound bruisers who could also stretch the field vertically. But Tonga was lost for the season after blowing out his knee against BYU, Murphy hurt his wrist in a loss to UCLA, and Utah offensive coordinators Dennis Erickson and Brian Johnson went back to the drawing board. Three receivers, four receivers, two backs, whatever — it was...</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> 57747489@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:45:02 MDT Utes football camp round-up: Phillips drills a 52-yarder at the 1/3rd point of spring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57741154-59/utah-junior-practice-thursday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57741154-59/utah-junior-practice-thursday.html.csp">Utes football camp round-up: Phillips drills a 52-yarder at the 1/3rd point of spring</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="2014-03-27T23:01:10.504-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Utah special teams coach Kyle Whittingham asked his kicker how far the offense needed to advance for a field goal. “Coach, I’m good from 57.” Granted, it was indoors at Spence Eccles Field House and the Utes will be in the elements for all 12 regular season games in 2014, but sophomore Andy Phillips drilled a 52-yarder to end practice Thursday and “he probably would have hit 57,” Whittingham said. In the honorable mention All-Pac 12 Phillips, Whittingham inherits a “proven commodity” who, ir...</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> 57741154@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:01:10 MDT Utes football camp round-up — Running backs shine as Utah goes 'live' http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57731348-59/running-offense-backs-booker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57731348-59/running-offense-backs-booker.html.csp">Utes football camp round-up — Running backs shine as Utah goes 'live'</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="2014-03-26T17:01:46.768-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 05:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utes practice Tuesday looked more like a running back highlight reel session. Putting on full pads and going live for the first time, Utah's running backs looked right at home. Whether it was Troy McCormick finding a seam right up the middle of the field, to Bubba Poole beating out the defense on a sweep, to Devontae Booker spinning his way out of a tackle for a loss and running up the other side of the gridiron. Dennis Erickson looked pretty satisfied with the production of his backs, particula...</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> 57731348@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:01:46 MDT Utes football camp round-up: New offense + fast tempo = defense’s delight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57715614-59/offense-whittingham-cox-wilson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57715614-59/offense-whittingham-cox-wilson.html.csp">Utes football camp round-up: New offense + fast tempo = defense’s delight</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="2014-03-22T16:11:05.836-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 04:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It didn’t matter who was under center at the end of practice Saturday. The Ute offense, starting from its own 20-yard line, was ushered moonwalking back to its own goal line by the defensive line’s pressure, the receivers’ inability to create separation, and the whole unit’s struggle to get a play off using the Utah coaches’ 20-second clock. But offensive futility is “almost always the case this time of the year,” said head coach Kyle Whittingham. What’s important to the Utah coaches is that 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> 57715614@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:11:05 MDT Utah basketball: Utes’ stars shut down on offense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57678838-89/loveridge-utah-utes-wright.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57678838-89/loveridge-utah-utes-wright.html.csp">Utah basketball: Utes’ stars shut down on offense</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T21:56:08.767-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • Utah couldn’t afford this. Not at the worst time. Not against arguably the best team in the country. And certainly not on a national stage. But the Utes’ worst fears became a reality on Thursday afternoon. Against Arizona — in a game the Utes needed to play perfect to win — their best three players were essentially no-shows. You need a good reason for the Wildcats’ 71-39 win over Utah at MGM Grand Arena? Look no further than Jordan Loveridge, Delon Wright and Brandon Taylor. They are...</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> 57678838@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:56:08 MDT Receivers coach Holliday sizes up BYU's new crop of pass-catchers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57636413-65/holliday-offense-byu-spring.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57636413-65/holliday-offense-byu-spring.html.csp">Receivers coach Holliday sizes up BYU's new crop of pass-catchers</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="2014-03-05T10:34:02.29-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It was kind of odd to watch the last 30 minutes of BYU’s first spring practice on Monday and have to check the roster to figure out the names of those guys catching passes. BYU’s three leading receivers from 2013 — Cody Hoffman, Skyler Ridley and JD Falslev — are gone (although Ridley was checking out practice as well on Monday). Another receiver who contributed in 2013 before needing season-ending shoulder surgery, Mitch Mathews, also stood on the sidelines and watched, as did Eric Thornton 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> 57636413@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:34:02 MDT BYU opens spring camp with precious little depth at QB position http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57628778-65/anae-lot-quarterback-spring.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57628778-65/anae-lot-quarterback-spring.html.csp">BYU opens spring camp with precious little depth at QB position</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="2014-03-03T23:04:02.591-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The first of 15 practices or scrimmages that will make up BYU’s 2014 spring football camp is in the books. The Cougars went for about two hours outside today, with temperatures almost spring-like (60 degrees) despite the calendar saying it is early March. Perhaps the biggest revelation today was that coaches have already settled on Taysom Hill’s backup this season, what with 2013 backup Ammon Olsen having transferred to Southern Utah in early January. That backup is Christian Stewart, who was th...</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> 57628778@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:04:02 MDT Utah OC not concerned with "Saban rule" http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57624391-59/rule-tempo-uptempo-offense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57624391-59/rule-tempo-uptempo-offense.html.csp">Utah OC not concerned with "Saban rule"</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="2014-03-03T05:50:02.703-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 05:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Many coaches who favor an uptempo offense are upset over the proposed "10-second rule," which would require offenses to wait 10 seconds before snapping the football so defenses could make substitutions. The rule, tagged by many as the "Nick Saban rule," will be considered by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel Thursday during a teleconference. The official reason for possibly implementing the rule is for player safety, with the idea that defensive players are more at risk if the offense goes righ...</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> 57624391@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:50:02 MDT