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: Gionni Paul healthy, stepping up for Utes (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58422220-77/utah-utes-game-paul.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58422220-77/utah-utes-game-paul.html.csp">Utah football notes: Gionni Paul healthy, stepping up for Utes (VIDEO)</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="2014-09-16T23:17:20.203-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Gionni Paul said himself, “One soldier goes down, the next one comes up.” Luckily for the Utes, they have a pretty decent linebacker coming in as reinforcement. Paul, a junior transfer from Miami, is in his second week of practice with the Utah defense, taking over as starting MAC linebacker. Healthy for the first time since April, the 5-foot-10, 227-pound bruiser has been generating positive reviews from coaches. Just in time, too: The Utes will be playing without junior Jason Whittingham, ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58422220@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:17:20 MDT Utah football: Utes lose Jason Whittingham for about two months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58416579-89/utah-whittingham-blechen-linebacker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58416579-89/utah-whittingham-blechen-linebacker.html.csp">Utah football: Utes lose Jason Whittingham for about two months</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="2014-09-15T22:49:50.887-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The return of Gionni Paul and a demonstration of versatility from Nate Orchard could not have come at a better time for Utah. The Utes will need both, without Jason Whittingham. The Salt Lake Tribune has learned that Utah will likely be without the honorable mention All-Pac-12 linebacker for about two months after an apparent wrist injury he sustained against Fresno State. Asked at Monday’s news conference about his absence from the depth chart, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham — Jason’s uncle —...</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> 58416579@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:49:50 MDT Utah football notes: Running back battle stays hot (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58399526-89/poole-yards-booker-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58399526-89/poole-yards-booker-week.html.csp">Utah football notes: Running back battle stays hot (VIDEO)</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="2014-09-10T23:13:35.399-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If there’s a theme to this fall, it might well be this: The Utes have no problem breeding competition within their own ranks. They did it at quarterback. Guard. Defensive line. Corner. One place where the battle is still burning — and may in fact be more intense since the games began — is runningback, where Bubba Poole and Devontae Booker have been named co-starters for the first time this week. It’s a move that’s been a long time coming, if not printed on the depth chart, than at least in spiri...</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> 58399526@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:13:35 MDT Utah football: Whittingham says his offense can always improve http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58395276-89/whittingham-utah-week-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58395276-89/whittingham-utah-week-team.html.csp">Utah football: Whittingham says his offense can always improve</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="2014-09-09T22:44:49.196-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’d be an undesirable character trait in most walks of life, but nothing is ever good enough for Kyle Whittingham, and that’s probably what you should expect from a head football coach. Utah racked up 59 points against Fresno State in the first FBS test for offensive coordinator Dave Christensen. They’re No. 6 in the nation in pass efficiency rating (189.99). They’re No. 4 in scoring offense (57.5). But it could be better, Whittingham said Tuesday. They missed blocks. Their blitz pickups were n...</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> 58395276@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:44:49 MDT Utah football: Utes feeling positive, healing during bye week (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58389386-89/game-michigan-whittingham-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58389386-89/game-michigan-whittingham-utes.html.csp">Utah football: Utes feeling positive, healing during bye week (video)</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="2014-09-08T23:13:07.899-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Travis Wilson would play Michigan on Thursday night if he could. The way the Utah offense has rolled, scoring 115 points in two games, and the way the defense is one of the top-sacking units in the country, the Utes appear primed. And with Michigan getting blitzed 37-0 by Notre Dame, the Wolverines look wounded and ripe for a strike. But hey, a break has its perks as well. “It’s getting a little getting a little extra time to prepare for them,” he said. “We’re going to take full advantage.” Fro...</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> 58389386@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:13:07 MDT Utah football notes: Whittingham says team has some “bumps and bruises” after blowout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58383019-59/utah-state-sltrib-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58383019-59/utah-state-sltrib-utes.html.csp">Utah football notes: Whittingham says team has some “bumps and bruises” after blowout</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="2014-09-06T19:31:12.341-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 07:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s defense answered questions raised by occasional struggles against Idaho State, its offense looked to be as promised under Dave Christensen, and its top two targets combined for four touchdowns as the Utes routed Fresno State 59 to 27 to start 2-0. So they’ve got that going for them, which is nice. Here are a few other notes from a game that was at no times dramatic, but was occasionally somewhat instructive. *** “Bumps and bruises” • Kyle Whittingham after the game reiterated his policy ...</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> 58383019@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 19:31:12 MDT Utah football notes: Travis Wilson helps first-grader in cancer fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58361294-89/whittingham-junior-yards-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58361294-89/whittingham-junior-yards-week.html.csp">Utah football notes: Travis Wilson helps first-grader in cancer fight</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="2014-09-02T17:16:32.127-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 05:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Utah quarterback Travis Wilson torpedoed over an Idaho State defender for a touchdown last Thursday, as fearless as ever, he wasn’t even the most courageous guy on the field. That would be Rose Springs Elementary first-grader Matthew Burr, an honorary captain for the Utes due to Wilson’s involvement with the Jessie Rees Foundation, which helps kids fighting cancer “Never Ever Give Up.” Wilson said he learned about NEGU as a counselor at the Elite 11 camp for top prep quarterbacks in Beavert...</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> 58361294@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:16:32 MDT Utah football: Utes aim for cleaner game against Fresno State (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58361800-77/state-utah-game-fresno.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58361800-77/state-utah-game-fresno.html.csp">Utah football: Utes aim for cleaner game against Fresno State (video)</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="2014-09-01T23:14:34.066-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Maybe the scent of blood in the water was simply too strong. The Utah Utes’ defense had begun with two three-and-outs against Idaho State, pushing back the Bengals offense for sacks and negative yards. They looked invincible. And that was when the mistakes started. While a 56-14 scoreline leaves plenty of good feelings about a performance, Utah linebacker Jason Whittingham spent Monday afternoon’s rap session with the media talking about what the defense could’ve done better. It ranged from ov...</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> 58361800@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:14:34 MDT Utah football: Cleaning up run D, offensive line top priorities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352299-77/offensive-utes-athleted-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352299-77/offensive-utes-athleted-game.html.csp">Utah football: Cleaning up run D, offensive line top priorities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:28:56.341-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s a term Kyle Whittingham used Thursday night that he might want to copyright: “out-athleted.” When Kaelin Clay slipped through the fingers of would-be tacklers as he danced to the end zone on returns, he “out-athleted” Idaho State. Devontae Booker “out-athleted” all the linebackers he cut past or bowled over by leaning into them. The offensive linemen that Nate Orchard ripped through as he got 2.5 sacks? All of them, “out-athleted.” That’s something that happens against an FCS team, which ...</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> 58352299@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:28:56 MDT Utah football: Kaelin Clay, Utes special teams star in win (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58349208-89/clay-special-teams-field.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58349208-89/clay-special-teams-field.html.csp">Utah football: Kaelin Clay, Utes special teams star in win (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T00:01:27.785-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As fast as Kaelin Clay ran on his punt and kick returns for touchdowns, it was almost surprising he wasn’t still catching his breath after the game Thursday night. Scoring twice on returns in Utah’s 56-14 romp against Idaho State, Clay said he wasn’t bristling from not starting on offense. “I pride myself in special teams,” he said. “It’s a unit that kind of goes unnoticed. I pride myself in that.” For a phase that goes “unnoticed,” special teams made a lot of headlines in the victory. And Clay’...</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> 58349208@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:01:27 MDT Trib Talk: Utah football preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58343893-231/sltrib-utah-com-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58343893-231/sltrib-utah-com-football.html.csp">Trib Talk: Utah football preview</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T13:06:24.517-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 01:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Are you ready for some Ute football? The University of Utah kicks off the season against Idaho State Thursday night and the pressure is on for quarterback Travis Wilson — and coach Kyle Whittingham — to perform. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune columnists Gordon Monson and Kurt Kragthorpe and Utah beat reporter Matt Piper join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the not-so-subtle push for excellence this year and who to watch on the field. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can...</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> 58343893@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:06:24 MDT Utah football: Whittingham, Christensen come full circle vs. Idaho St. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58340283-89/utah-idaho-whittingham-christensen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58340283-89/utah-idaho-whittingham-christensen.html.csp">Utah football: Whittingham, Christensen come full circle vs. Idaho St.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T23:31:35.338-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Were it not for their time at Idaho State, Kyle Whittingham and Dave Christensen wouldn’t be coaching together at Utah. Were it not for their time at Utah, Spencer Toone and Steve Fifita wouldn’t be coaching together at Idaho State. Between the four, such symmetries abound. It’s been almost a quarter-century since Utah’s head coach and offensive coordinator first bonded as assistant coaches in Pocatello. Thursday, their reunion tour begins against the team that gave them their start. And on 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> 58340283@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:31:35 MDT Kragthorpe: Utes need to make offensive impression in opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58342283-77/utes-utah-season-whittingham.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58342283-77/utes-utah-season-whittingham.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utes need to make offensive impression in opener</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="2014-08-27T23:28:58.836-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The biggest question about Utah’s football season opener vs. Idaho State is what fraction of the Utes’ total this win will represent, three months from now. One-fifth? One-sixth? ESPN’s Football Power Index projects 5.3 victories for the Utes in the 12-game schedule, while ranking them No. 37. To me, the “point-three” is just as important as the “five.” There’s room for subjectivity, in other words, and it starts Thursday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Artistic impression is important in judging...</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> 58342283@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:58 MDT Monson: Utah football coaches are coaching for their jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58336511-89/utah-whittingham-coach-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58336511-89/utah-whittingham-coach-football.html.csp">Monson: Utah football coaches are coaching for their jobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T22:22:59.711-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 10:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On the brink of a new season, times are uncertain for Utah football. For the guys who run Utah football. Anybody who thinks Kyle Whittingham isn’t under extreme pressure to make headway in the Pac-12 — right now — by delivering a winning record, anybody who thinks urgency isn’t throttling toward redline levels up on the hill, hasn’t sneaked a peek at the terms of his staff’s contracts. Like the sharp edge of a switchblade, they are short and unforgiving. Even specific assistant coaches and coor...</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> 58336511@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:22:59 MDT Utah football: Utes excited for opener — even if it is Idaho State (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58335045-89/utah-state-idaho-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58335045-89/utah-state-idaho-game.html.csp">Utah football: Utes excited for opener — even if it is Idaho State (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="2014-08-25T23:14:44.096-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 11:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If Idaho State beats Utah in its season opener, it will end a six-game losing streak to the Utes, a 20-game losing streak to FBS opponents, and a 44-game losing streak to teams not playing in Pocatello, Idaho. It’s been that bad: The average second-grader did not yet exist the last time the Bengals won a game on the road ­— October 2006, against Northern Colorado. So big-time college football returns to Salt Lake City on Thursday night, but only sort of. Still, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham ...</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> 58335045@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:14:44 MDT Utah football: Stakes high for Whittingham in 4th Pac-12 season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317181-77/utah-season-whittingham-fall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317181-77/utah-season-whittingham-fall.html.csp">Utah football: Stakes high for Whittingham in 4th Pac-12 season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:04:37.749-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Expectations among Utah fans tend to fall within a narrow range for 2014. The optimists say they’ll start 4-0, beat Oregon State, Arizona and Colorado and finish 7-5 to snap a two-year bowl drought. The pessimists say they’ll go 5-7, and thus, the sky will fall. This seems to be the feeling in Salt Lake City: A magical season is 7-5. A disastrous season is 5-7. Who knows? Maybe three regular seasons spent going 17-19 will cramp your imagination. But with better depth at quarterback, more talent ...</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> 58317181@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:37 MDT Ten years later, Bronco, Whit are still on the job http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308150-77/whittingham-byu-mendenhall-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308150-77/whittingham-byu-mendenhall-coach.html.csp">Ten years later, Bronco, Whit are still on the job</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:04:21.672-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s Kyle Whittingham and BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall have gone in different directions in the 10 years since they were promoted to head coaching positions. Their programs no longer compete in the same conference and they won’t meet in 2014 or ’15. Yet the two forever will remain linked. The former defensive coordinators were hired five days apart in December 2004, with the almost fictional twist of Whittingham turning down BYU’s offer that Mendenhall accepted. At various points, each seemed more ...</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> 58308150@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:21 MDT Utah football: Blechen, Carter developing chemistry at safety (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58318731-59/blechen-whittingham-carter-camp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58318731-59/blechen-whittingham-carter-camp.html.csp">Utah football: Blechen, Carter developing chemistry at safety (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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T23:01:00.216-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brian Blechen admits it now: He wasn't sure what to make of Tevin Carter even three weeks ago. "In the summertime he was rehabbing a lot, getting his ankle healthy," he said. "I didn't know what to expect. Coming into camp, he didn't know a ton of the defense yet, but he picked it up really quick which surprised me. In a good way." Through fall camp, the safety duo has found a bit of a rhythm, and Blechen's glad to have Carter on board. They play complimentary styles, he said. If Blechen's the u...</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> 58318731@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:01:00 MDT Utah football PM notes — Kyle Whittingham talks Idaho State prep, special teams, more (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58310872-59/whittingham-cox-manning-kyle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58310872-59/whittingham-cox-manning-kyle.html.csp">Utah football PM notes — Kyle Whittingham talks Idaho State prep, special teams, more (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="2014-08-19T16:45:52.561-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Today for PM notes, rather than writing everything up, I thought I'd let Kyle Whittingham do some talking for me. Check out the video above for Whitt's take on start of scouting Idaho State, TE Siale Fakailoatonga's progress, who is likely to start on special teams and more. But here are a few other notes that didn't get on film: Cox leading Manning for No. 3 • Whittingham said this morning that Brandon Cox is third on the depth chart behind Kendal Thompson, explaining it only by saying Cox outp...</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> 58310872@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:45:52 MDT Utah football: Utes name Wilson starter, say Thompson will play http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58309735-89/wilson-thompson-utah-quarterback.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58309735-89/wilson-thompson-utah-quarterback.html.csp">Utah football: Utes name Wilson starter, say Thompson will play</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T11:22:17.729-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 11:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conjecture will hold that there was no fall quarterback competition, that it was always going to be Travis Wilson. Before Monday’s depth chart was ever released, that was the popular talk-radio opinion, and why not? Wilson’s a “known commodity,” as coaches are fond of saying. He’s a team leader. After what he went through, you could argue that he deserves it. But while those things may be true, Kyle Whittingham said after Monday morning’s practice that it wasn’t a remotely easy call to name Wil...</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> 58309735@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:22:17 MDT