WHITTINGHAM - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WHITTINGHAM News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah football notes: Tempo slows down, specialists talk 'weird' routines, plus more (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58542807-59/game-week-whittingham-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58542807-59/game-week-whittingham-utah.html.csp">Utah football notes: Tempo slows down, specialists talk 'weird' routines, plus more (with video)</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="2014-10-20T21:27:57.109-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 09:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Entering the season with the promise of running off plays quickly, so far, the Utes offense has fulfilled only the promise of running the ball. Kyle Whittingham acknowledged Monday that the Utes have adjusted their mentality when it comes to tempo. While Utah initially envisioned itself as a high-speed unit cramming in as many plays as possible, those expectations have slowed down as the coaching staff picks the tempo that works for its week-by-week match-ups. "I think it's constant adjustment 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58542807@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:27:57 MDT Utah football: Utes name Travis Wilson as starter at QB (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58541406-89/wilson-utah-quarterback-thompson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58541406-89/wilson-utah-quarterback-thompson.html.csp">Utah football: Utes name Travis Wilson as starter at QB (with 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="2014-10-20T23:09:46.816-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Once again, Travis Wilson is Utah’s starting quarterback. For the time being. The latest Utah depth chart — in something of a surprise, given Kyle Whittingham’s comment Saturday that his starting quarterback would likely remain a secret — shows Wilson’s name in bold atop that of junior Kendal Thompson. “I just wanted less questions for me during the week,” Whittingham explained at Monday’s news conference. “I kind of played that strategy game last week by not announcing, but we figured that this...</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> 58541406@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:09:46 MDT Wilson or Thompson? Utah’s starting QB up in the air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58535564-89/thompson-wilson-utah-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58535564-89/thompson-wilson-utah-game.html.csp">Wilson or Thompson? Utah’s starting QB up in the air</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="2014-10-19T11:05:28.975-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 11:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Time and again — most recently outside the visitors’ locker room after nipping Oregon State in Corvallis late Thursday — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham has said he doesn’t favor a two-quarterback system. So what, then, are we supposed to call this? Against UCLA, Travis Wilson started, stalled and stepped aside for Kendal Thompson. Against Oregon State, the roles were reversed, with Wilson retaking the reins at halftime. And when it was over, and the 5-1 Utes had captured their second consecutive 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> 58535564@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:05:28 MDT Utah football: Whittingham, Utes going to the wall to win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58533066-89/utah-win-utes-whittingham.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58533066-89/utah-win-utes-whittingham.html.csp">Utah football: Whittingham, Utes going to the wall to win</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="2014-10-17T23:55:44.273-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 11:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Corvallis, Ore. • For a team that just won its fifth game in six tries, the Utah Utes sure maintain an air of unpredictability. Who starts at quarterback? Open to interpretation. Changes at receiver, on the offensive line? It could happen. Will Tevin Carter or Jacoby Hale play? Wait and see. Kyle Whittingham has a blanket explanation for all the decisions he and his coaching staff make, one he reiterated as the Utes were packing up to fly back to Salt Lake City with another narrow victory: “What...</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> 58533066@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:55:44 MDT Utah football: Safety Tevin Carter will not play vs. Oregon State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58529085-59/carter-game-oregon-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58529085-59/carter-game-oregon-utes.html.csp">Utah football: Safety Tevin Carter will not play vs. Oregon State</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T16:00:15.218-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Junior safety Tevin Carter, whose status for tonight’s game against Oregon State was “up in the air,” according to coach Kyle Whittingham, will not play. Carter indicated Thursday that he did not make the trip with the Utes to Corvallis, Oregon, tweeting: “Love my team wish I could be there but I know they gone [sic] go in today!” After picking off a pass in the Utes’ last game, against UCLA, Carter subsequently exited with an undisclosed injury and did not return. While Whittingham said last we...</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> 58529085@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:00:15 MDT Prep football: Backup QB leads Timpview past Wasatch 24-3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58526962-190/nacua-timpview-whittingham-covey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58526962-190/nacua-timpview-whittingham-covey.html.csp">Prep football: Backup QB leads Timpview past Wasatch 24-3</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kevin Winters Morriss</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T15:02:18.796-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 03:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Timpview coach Cary Whittingham saw it as a chance to get an underclassman some experience. Samson Nacua had a different take. “I was so nervous. I was going to throw up,” Nacua said. “I was scared. I only had one day of practice to learn everything and get it done to win for us.” Nacua stepped in as the starting quarterback to lead the Thunderbirds to a 24-3 win over Wasatch on Wednesday. Timpview starting quarterback Britain Covey, who led the Thunderbirds to the Class 4 state title l...</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> 58526962@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:02:18 MDT Kragthorpe: Seven’s now the number for Utes, Whittingham http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58523510-89/whittingham-utes-utah-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58523510-89/whittingham-utes-utah-games.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Seven’s now the number for Utes, Whittingham</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T23:36:46.889-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s a 99.8 percent chance of Utah losing one or more games during what’s left of this season, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. The likelihood of Ute coach Kyle Whittingham receiving a contract extension in December is 98.9 percent, by my calculation. Those other possibilities — the 0.2 percent and the 1.1 percent — are just enough to make things interesting. The blessing and curse of Utah’s status in the Pac-12 in 2014 is that no opponent appears overwhelming and no game presents 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> 58523510@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:36:46 MDT Utah football notes: Tevin Carter 'up in the air' for Oregon State, plus more (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58518193-59/game-whittingham-carter-norris.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58518193-59/game-whittingham-carter-norris.html.csp">Utah football notes: Tevin Carter 'up in the air' for Oregon State, plus more (with video)</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="2014-10-14T16:07:54.214-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Going against a quarterback who will almost certainly one day be the most prolific passer the Pac-12 has ever seen, the Utes would like to be full strength for Thursday's game against Oregon State. It would be a huge boost to have Tevin Carter, who exited the UCLA game early after picking off Brett Hundley for six. He also missed the game against Washington State, and the limbo of his health status has become a popular topic at press conferences. Will he be ready to go against Sean Mannion and 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> 58518193@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:07:54 MDT Utah’s depth chart reveals changes at wideout and in the trenches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58504976-59/whittingham-freshman-starting-listed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58504976-59/whittingham-freshman-starting-listed.html.csp">Utah’s depth chart reveals changes at wideout and in the trenches</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="2014-10-09T16:38:24.652-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utes released a new depth chart on Thursday, and we have our answer at quarterback. The starting quarterback against Oregon State will be Kendal Thompson … or Travis Wilson. He said earlier this week that he wouldn’t tip his hand, and Kyle Whittingham was true to his word, listing both juniors as starters after Thompson relieved Wilson in the first quarter and led Utah to a 30-28 upset victory in the Rose Bowl. “Why would you tip your hand if you don’t need to?” Whittingham said Thursday. “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> 58504976@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:38:24 MDT Utah football: Utes as ‘good as they’ve ever been’ on special teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58501265-89/phillips-special-teams-punt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58501265-89/phillips-special-teams-punt.html.csp">Utah football: Utes as ‘good as they’ve ever been’ on special teams</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="2014-10-09T11:11:29.353-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 11:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There they stood: the snapper, the holder and the kicker. As Chase Dominguez, Tom Hackett and Andy Phillips embraced between the hash marks on the downy Rose Bowl grass, they knew that, in all likelihood, they had just capped off the biggest road win in program history. Afterward, the plaudits went to Phillips, but the sophomore downplayed his role in the 29-yard game-winner. “I know it’s going to be a perfect snap and hold, so I don’t really have to do much,” he said. He could have gone further...</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> 58501265@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:11:29 MDT Utah football notes: Arm injury ends season for Utah backup LB Uaea Masina http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58500723-59/utah-whittingham-sltrib-gustin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58500723-59/utah-whittingham-sltrib-gustin.html.csp">Utah football notes: Arm injury ends season for Utah backup LB Uaea Masina</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="2014-10-08T12:04:02.768-06:00">Updated Oct 8, 2014 12:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jacoby Hale tore his ACL and Gionni Paul broke his foot in spring. A wrist injury has sidelined Jason Whittingham. And now you can add sophomore Uaea Masina to the list of hard-luck Utah linebackers this season. Head coach Kyle Whittingham said Wednesday that Masina, who did not appear in the last three games, will miss the remainder of the season with an arm injury. Utah will pursue a medical redshirt for Masina. A source told The Tribune after Whittingham’s injury against Fresno State that he ...</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> 58500723@www.sltrib.com Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:04:02 MDT Utah football notes: Salesi Uhatafe ‘a big-time plus’ in his first career start http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58493836-89/whittingham-utah-salt-uhatafe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58493836-89/whittingham-utah-salt-uhatafe.html.csp">Utah football notes: Salesi Uhatafe ‘a big-time plus’ in his first career start</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="2014-10-07T23:25:50.711-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah manhandled UCLA’s defensive front in Saturday’s upset victory, rushing 55 times for 242 yards. Coach Kyle Whittingham said Monday that key to that effort was redshirt freshman right guard Salesi Uhatafe — popularly known by teammates and coaches as Leka — who received his first career start. “We felt it was a point in time where he was ready to take that next step and get some [more] playing time, which he did,” Whittingham said. “He played virtually that entire game, and played very 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> 58493836@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:25:50 MDT Kyle Whittingham: Utah football won't announce starting quarterback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58496971-59/thompson-wilson-kyle-quarterback.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58496971-59/thompson-wilson-kyle-quarterback.html.csp">Kyle Whittingham: Utah football won't announce starting quarterback</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="2014-10-07T16:18:39.126-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For those waiting for Wednesday to hear who will start at quarterback — well, get ready to wait a little longer. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said on a Tuesday Pac-12 conference call that the Utes will decide who their starting quarterback will be "in the next day or two" but "we won't announce it publicly." Whittingham had suggested Monday that he would choose between incumbent Travis Wilson and transfer Kendal Thompson and release a new depth chart on Wednesday. But it seems now, if the Utes re...</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> 58496971@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:18:39 MDT Utah football: QB Kendal Thompson feeling at home in Ute offense (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58493592-89/thompson-utah-kendal-wilson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58493592-89/thompson-utah-kendal-wilson.html.csp">Utah football: QB Kendal Thompson feeling at home in Ute offense (with 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="2014-10-07T08:44:43.639-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kendal Thompson knows that going forward, some will think of him as Utah’s running quarterback. That’s perfect, he said. “Hopefully the opposing defenses will think I can’t throw as well, and [we’ll] try to hit some shots over the top of them.” It’s not certain that Thompson will start next Thursday night against Oregon State. Kyle Whittingham said coaches have begun deliberations that may last until Wednesday. But Thompson “made a strong case for himself, obviously,” Whittingham said, by going ...</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> 58493592@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:44:43 MDT Whittingham said QB starter is still undetermined http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58493058-59/monday-thompson-whittingham-matthew.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58493058-59/monday-thompson-whittingham-matthew.html.csp">Whittingham said QB starter is still undetermined</a></h4>