PRACTICE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PRACTICE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Utah football: QB Conner Manning shines in 2nd scrimmage (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811040-77/yards-manning-whittingham-catches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811040-77/yards-manning-whittingham-catches.html.csp">Utah football: QB Conner Manning shines in 2nd scrimmage (video)</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="2014-04-13T14:05:50.912-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 02:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Redshirt freshman quarterback Conner Manning said his midweek move to No. 2 on the depth chart didn’t change his approach. He’s not a made man, and he never will be. Not even after the 6-foot-1 Orange County native — whose redshirt made for water cooler fodder when the Ute offense struggled last season — went 9-for-12 in Saturday’s scrimmage and threw for three touchdowns. His closest competitor, junior Adam Schulz, was a ho-hum 6-for-13 for 34 yards. But head coach Kyle Whittingham said 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> 57811040@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:05:50 MDT Sports on TV/radio, Friday, April 11 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57803843-77/nascar-500-cup-espn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57803843-77/nascar-500-cup-espn.html.csp">Sports on TV/radio, Friday, April 11</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T20:49:17.52-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television Auto racing • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Southern 500 practice at Darlington, S.C., 9:30 a.m., FS1 • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” Southern 500 final practice, noon, FS1 • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Southern 500 pole qualifying, 4 p.m., FS1 • NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Help A Hero 200, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Boxing • Super middleweights, Gilberto Ramirez vs. Giovanni Lorenzo, 8 p.m., ESPN2 College softball • Utah at Arizona State, 5 p.m., Pac-12 Networks Golf • Masters, second round, at Aug...</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> 57803843@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:49:17 MDT Utah State football: Aggies reloading on defensive line http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57792705-77/malloe-defensive-state-aggies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57792705-77/malloe-defensive-state-aggies.html.csp">Utah State football: Aggies reloading on defensive line</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="2014-04-09T12:21:11.358-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • He’s heard it all spring, and he’ll probably hear it into the fall. With his helmet on, Aggie newcomer John Taylor looks strikingly similar to a former Utah State standout who also played defensive end. It’s the long brown hair that drapes over his shoulders. But, no, he’s not Connor Williams. He’ll take it as a compliment, though. “I get that a lot,” he said. “It’s pretty funny.” The Aggies hope that Taylor will bear more than a passing resemblance to the graduated Williams, in games mo...</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> 57792705@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:21:11 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 Video: BYU QB Taysom Hill talks about last spring practice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57776634-65/hill-byu-http-iframe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57776634-65/hill-byu-http-iframe.html.csp">Video: BYU QB Taysom Hill talks about last spring practice</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="2014-04-04T18:39:01.681-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 06:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU quarterback Taysom Hill talked to reporters on Friday after the Cougars held their final practice of spring camp. Hill said the offense got better during the 15 practices, and looks forward to the opener against UConn.</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> 57776634@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:39:01 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 Prep notes: Teams adjusting to playing outdoors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57716598-190/haws-season-teams-adjusting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57716598-190/haws-season-teams-adjusting.html.csp">Prep notes: Teams adjusting to playing outdoors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bubba Brown</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T20:46:39.186-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 08:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With the baseball and softball seasons in their infancy, most teams still are adjusting to playing outside after a long winter of being cooped up in a gym. That means more errors and mental mistakes and relatively sloppy games compared to later in the season, when the style of play will be more crisp. “I think it takes two or three weeks to get all the rust out of the system, to be honest,” Alta baseball coach Barry Harrington said. “We’ve been very fortunate to get off to a good start, but we’r...</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> 57716598@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:46:39 MDT Utah football: Greg Reese, Clarence Smith switch to bolster Utes defensive line http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57759191-89/reese-smith-defensive-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57759191-89/reese-smith-defensive-utes.html.csp">Utah football: Greg Reese, Clarence Smith switch to bolster Utes defensive line</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="2014-04-02T11:50:53.253-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 11:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rain and snow kept fans away, so the biggest cheering section belonged to Greg Reese. Wearing the defense’s black for the first time, Reese lined up at defensive end and registered a sack and a tackle for a loss in Tuesday’s wintry practice, drawing full-throated roars of “Reeeese!” — seemingly from both sidelines. As a tight end until Monday, Reese has bipartisan appeal. “Going up against the team that I was with for the past year, it just felt weird but I had to put that to the side and pla...</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> 57759191@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:50:53 MDT Utes lose linebacker Jacoby Hale for spring due to ACL tear http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57747371-59/hale-matthew-piper-acl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57747371-59/hale-matthew-piper-acl.html.csp">Utes lose linebacker Jacoby Hale for spring due to ACL tear</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="2014-03-29T18:10:25.257-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 06:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utes may be without one of their top pass-rushing threats when they open 2014 play. Senior linebacker Jacoby Hale tore his ACL and MCL at Thursday’s practice and will undergo surgery, said Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham after practice Saturday. Whittingham said he’s seen guys come back as quickly as four months, but seven is more the norm. If Hale can’t return, the team may apply for a hardship waiver. Hale’s injury came on a seemingly harmless play at Spence Eccles Field House. He pivote...</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> 57747371@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:10:25 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 Football: 19-year-old Navy RB McKamey dies in coma http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57733250-77/family-mckamey-navy-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57733250-77/family-mckamey-navy-football.html.csp">Football: 19-year-old Navy RB McKamey dies in coma</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T17:29:18.142-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Annapolis, Md. • Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19. The academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday with his family by his side. “We are all so very heartbroken by the death of Midshipman Will McKamey,” Naval Academy Superintendent VADM Mike Miller said in a statement. “This is devastating news...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577332502014-03-28T17:29:18.142-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T17:29:18.142-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733250@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:29:18 MDT Chuckie Keeton 'right on track' in passing drills in Utah State football practice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57729215-55/wells-guys-keeton-chuckie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57729215-55/wells-guys-keeton-chuckie.html.csp">Chuckie Keeton 'right on track' in passing drills in Utah State football practice</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="2014-03-26T17:01:46.853-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 05:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The biggest news of the day was that quarterback Chuckie Keeton participated in one-on-one passing drills with his receivers, prior to going through his rehabilitation session with other injured players. USU coach Matt Wells described Keeton as "right on track." Wells was generally disappointed with the way the Aggies responded to their seventh session of spring practice, describing the morning's performance in cool, windy conditions at Romney Stadium as "a little sluggish." Wells added, "Some g...</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> 57729215@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 State football: Secondary returners trying to seize opportunities, fall roles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57707568-77/secondary-plays-spring-safety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57707568-77/secondary-plays-spring-safety.html.csp">Utah State football: Secondary returners trying to seize opportunities, fall roles</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="2014-03-21T10:20:35.443-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 10:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Frankie Sutera appreciates those out there who would call him a “solid” player. He does. Really. But this spring, the senior safety is trying not to be confined to the terms that are typically reserved for guys who are hanging down the depth chart. “Solid” is not what he’s looking for. “I want to prove that I can make plays, not just the solid guy who kind of just knows what he’s doing,” Sutera said. “I want to make some special plays, get some turnovers and be that guy.” There’s no time...</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> 57707568@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:20:35 MDT BYU football: Passing game making progress, Bronco says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57696304-88/mendenhall-spring-percentage-third.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57696304-88/mendenhall-spring-percentage-third.html.csp">BYU football: Passing game making progress, Bronco says</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="2014-03-18T23:48:24.891-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • About halfway through spring camp — seven of 15 scheduled practices are in the books — coach Bronco Mendenhall reported this week that the Cougars’ much-maligned passing attack is making progress. “Our completion percentage is really high,” Mendenhall said after a workout in the Indoor Practice Facility, the first practice held inside as the weather in Provo turned cold and windy on Monday. “We have a very clear goal for the spring, and we are above that right now. We have a very clear ...</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> 57696304@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:48:24 MDT Utah State football notebook — Aggies go 'live' back from spring break, plus more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57697909-55/spring-plays-wells-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57697909-55/spring-plays-wells-defense.html.csp">Utah State football notebook — Aggies go 'live' back from spring break, plus more</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="2014-03-18T17:08:15.858-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Typically when a group of college-aged men returning from spring break, the average parent may fear the worst. That may have crossed Matt Wells' mind before Tuesday's brisk morning practice at Romney Stadium, but afterward, Utah State's head coach was positive about how his team showed up for the first live action of the spring. "Changed the order of practice at the beginning, and I thought they responded really well," he said. "It was a really good day coming off of spring break - bette...</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> 57697909@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:08:15 MDT Weber State football: New coach Hill open spring practice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697748-77/hill-spring-state-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697748-77/hill-spring-state-coach.html.csp">Weber State football: New coach Hill open spring practice</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T23:48:24.511-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • New head coach Jay Hill opens his first spring practice at Weber State on Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats will conduct 15 practices leading up to the annual spring game on April 19, which will be played at Stewart Stadium beginning at 1 p.m. Hill replaced coach Jody Sears after last season, when the Wildcats finished 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the Big Sky Conference. “I’m really excited to get spring ball started,” said Hill, who is a former assistant at the University of Utah. “We’ve had a...</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> 57697748@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:48:24 MDT Utah State football: Linebackers have high expectations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697791-77/state-lorig-aggies-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697791-77/state-lorig-aggies-utah.html.csp">Utah State football: Linebackers have high expectations</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="2014-03-18T23:48:24.437-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • In Joe Lorig’s case, “into the fire” may not be the appropriate metaphor. After his first morning practice at Romney Stadium in freezing temperatures, the Aggies’ new linebackers coach who came from Arizona State found a fire more appealing as he trotted off the field. “It’s cold this morning,” he said. “The guys tell me this is not bad, but it’s pretty cold to me. But I’m excited. We had a good practice today.” In one aspect, the metaphor holds: Much is expected from the linebacking co...</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> 57697791@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:48:24 MDT BYU football: Running game explosive as ever in spring practice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57677171-88/byu-team-football-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57677171-88/byu-team-football-game.html.csp">BYU football: Running game explosive as ever in spring practice</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="2014-03-13T23:32:45.733-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 11:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • He was going against second- and third-stringers in BYU’s fifth spring practice, but Jamaal Williams took a handoff in an 11-on-11 drill Wednesday and sprinted untouched 70 yards for an easy touchdown. Earlier, quarterback Taysom Hill and a backup running back, Nate Carter, also had long runs. One-third of BYU’s 2014 spring camp is officially in the books, and it is clear that running the football is still the offense’s strength. As expected, the passing game is way behind — mostly becau...</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> 57677171@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:32:45 MDT