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: 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Utah Football: Both QBs excel in vital scrimmage (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58303841-89/yards-wilson-starter-thompson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58303841-89/yards-wilson-starter-thompson.html.csp">Utah Football: Both QBs excel in vital 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="2014-08-16T23:01:42.661-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most people who have recently avoided collisions with large men, if they’ve thought about it at all, are grateful for the fact. Travis Wilson isn’t most people. For the first time that media have observed since doctors found an intracranial artery condition last November, Wilson was a live target for Utah defenders at Saturday’s scrimmage. And he relished it. “In fact, he was too aggressive,” said head coach Kyle Whittingham. “You want to be smart when you’re running the ball as a quarterback,...</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> 58303841@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:01:42 MDT Utah football PM notes: Whittingham, again, says Wilson and Thompson are ‘as close as you can possibly be’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58302051-59/whittingham-defensive-football-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58302051-59/whittingham-defensive-football-coach.html.csp">Utah football PM notes: Whittingham, again, says Wilson and Thompson are ‘as close as you can possibly be’</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="2014-08-15T20:21:42.561-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 08:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah practiced for just an hour Friday afternoon, working on schematics for onside kicks and kickoffs when media were ushered onto the infield to watch the last 20 minutes. Head coach Kyle Whittingham said it was a crisp practice and named “everyone” as his standout. Saturday morning, things will get serious. Whittingham reiterated that junior quarterbacks Kendal Thompson and Travis Wilson enter Saturday’s scrimmage “in a dead heat.” “As close as you can possibly be,” he said to a somewhat skept...</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> 58302051@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:21:42 MDT Utah football notes: QB battle to highlight scrimmage; Whittingham takes ice bucket challenge (videos) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58300945-59/whittingham-scott-matthew-piper.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58300945-59/whittingham-scott-matthew-piper.html.csp">Utah football notes: QB battle to highlight scrimmage; Whittingham takes ice bucket challenge (videos)</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="2014-08-15T15:37:47.797-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Well, we went and did it. We asked football coaches about position battles, and we got what we deserved: Every position is a battle. The battle never stops. And so on. But make no mistake, Saturday’s scrimmage will go a long way toward determining who is where on the two-deep against Idaho State, and there’s one particular position battle that has the head coach’s full attention. “Quarterback,” Kyle Whittingham said after Friday’s morning session. “Huge.” No spot is solidified right now among Ut...</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> 58300945@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:37:47 MDT Utah football: Pita Taumoepenu is learning quickly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58301299-89/taumoepenu-football-defensive-player.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58301299-89/taumoepenu-football-defensive-player.html.csp">Utah football: Pita Taumoepenu is learning quickly</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="2014-08-17T16:08:45.202-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 04:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With bulging muscles packed onto his 6-foot-1 frame and a shock of electric yellow through the middle of his dark hair, Pita Taumoepenu can cut an intimidating image. But spend a few minutes, and inevitably he’ll laugh. It’s a loud, carefree and disarming guffaw that has the power to put anyone in its range at ease. Taumoepenu, 20, showed up in the United States just over three years ago, and he only joined the Utes football team in the last year. His English is still … developing, but his laug...</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> 58301299@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:08:45 MDT Utah football notes — Brian Allen is Mr. Position Switch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58298181-89/allen-whittingham-brian-receiver.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58298181-89/allen-whittingham-brian-receiver.html.csp">Utah football notes — Brian Allen is Mr. Position Switch</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="2014-08-17T16:08:44.136-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 04:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brian Allen has never played safety before this summer. Brian Allen never played corner before this week. Brian Allen, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound Texas native, hadn’t played defense at all before the Utes elected to move him from wide receiver. But here’s what they saw: A long, fast athlete who was buried behind other talented offensive players. They saw a receiver who didn’t mind contact, and looked like he could handle more of it. “You can ask anybody: I’m very physical,” Allen said. “I like to ge...</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> 58298181@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:08:44 MDT Utah football notes: Utes lose standout CB Porter for the season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58292791-59/whittingham-wednesday-defensive-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58292791-59/whittingham-wednesday-defensive-utah.html.csp">Utah football notes: Utes lose standout CB Porter for the 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="2014-08-13T22:47:44.183-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A team can’t win a scrimmage against itself, but it can lose. After a relatively injury-free first week, Kyle Whittingham announced Wednesday that sophomore Reginald Porter will miss the year with a knee injury sustained in Tuesday’s scrimmage. “We didn’t think much of it when it happened,” he said. “He didn’t think much of it. Looked good from an initial exam, but upon further examination, he’s done for the season.” Porter was most recently listed as a co-starter with senior Davion Orphey, 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> 58292791@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:47:44 MDT Utah football: Whittingham unhappy with QBs in 1st scrimmage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58288573-89/yards-carries-catch-whittingham.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58288573-89/yards-carries-catch-whittingham.html.csp">Utah football: Whittingham unhappy with QBs in 1st scrimmage</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="2014-08-12T23:12:57.522-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">All six of Utah’s quarterbacks took snaps Tuesday. None, apparently, played very well. “Based on today’s performance, we don’t have a starting quarterback,” said head coach Kyle Whittingham after Utah’s first scrimmage of fall camp. And though Whittingham said the quarterbacks weren’t the only ones at fault, it was the quarterbacks he harped on. Did the offensive line play poorly? No. Did the receivers screw up? No. Again and again, he came back to the guys under center. “We didn’t throw the bal...</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> 58288573@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT Monson: Utah football finds inspiration from one of its own http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58288873-89/football-petersen-monson-playing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58288873-89/football-petersen-monson-playing.html.csp">Monson: Utah football finds inspiration from one of its own</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="2014-08-12T23:12:57.397-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By convention, Kenneth Ryan Petersen had no business being on the field at Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Utes’ scrimmage on Tuesday morning. The dual major — a senior studying biology and chemistry — should have been in a white lab coat somewhere on campus, calculating equations in his brain and pouring frothing liquid from one beaker into another. Instead, there he was, running routes and playing special teams. His story is cool. Very cool. “I’m super-fortunate to be out here,” he said. “I me...</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> 58288873@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT Ute Tribe youngsters visit Utah football practice Tuesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58289226-59/tribe-scrimmage-utes-defensive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58289226-59/tribe-scrimmage-utes-defensive.html.csp">Ute Tribe youngsters visit Utah football practice Tuesday</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="2014-08-12T17:49:30.898-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At Tuesday's scrimmage, a small crowd of about two dozen youth, many of them clad in red and black jerseys, sat watching from the south end zone. They had traveled almost three hours by bus to be at Rice-Eccles Stadium that morning Many of them are on a youth football team called the Utes. But their team doesn't take its name from the U. - the university takes its name from them. The children and their chaperones represented a small visiting contingent from the Ute Indian Tribe, on a trip organi...</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> 58289226@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:49:30 MDT Utah football PM football notes — Tuesday's scrimmage will bring decisions, revelations for Utes (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58286224-59/.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58286224-59/.html.csp">Utah football PM football notes — Tuesday's scrimmage will bring decisions, revelations for Utes (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="2014-08-12T17:49:18.575-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tuesday can't come soon enough. Ask Kyle Whittingham about the depth chart: "I don't really evaluate the depth chart too much at this point. I will tomorrow." Ask him about really any position: "Tomorrow will really give us an idea of where we're at." Tomorrow, tomorrow, the scrimmage, we're waiting, it's only a day away. Riffing off what my colleague Matthew Piper wrote in the morning notes, the Utes will have their first scrimmage tomorrow (The final 20 minutes are open to media), and between ...</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> 58286224@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:49:18 MDT Utah football notes: WR Ryan Petersen goes from MUSS game MVP to walk-on (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58284648-59/whittingham-defensive-tackle-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58284648-59/whittingham-defensive-tackle-football.html.csp">Utah football notes: WR Ryan Petersen goes from MUSS game MVP to walk-on (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="2014-08-11T16:01:29.253-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 04:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recruiting is Job 1, as they like to say, and Utah’s coaches travel from coast to coast in search of the best available athletes. Most times. In wide receiver Ryan Petersen’s case, they didn’t have to leave the stadium. Petersen was named the MVP in the last two MUSS flag-football games, held before the Red-White spring game at Rice-Eccles, so Kyle Whittingham asked him to work out and lift with the team this summer. The Twin Falls native took him up on it, and now he’s one of 19 new walk-ons on...</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> 58284648@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:01:29 MDT Utah football: QB Thompson shows his downfield chops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58282166-77/whittingham-utah-saturday-scott.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58282166-77/whittingham-utah-saturday-scott.html.csp">Utah football: QB Thompson shows his downfield chops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T13:50:50.117-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 01:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">To paraphrase a popular sentiment on Tribune comments, Twitter and local radio, Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson can’t throw more than 10 yards downfield. Sorry, popular sentiment, but you’re wrong. Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham has said that Travis Wilson is the better thrower of the two quarterbacks, but both threw the ball accurately during the final 20 minutes of Saturday’s early practice, and Thompson may have had the day’s best toss: a 30-yard in-stride throw to well-covered sophomor...</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> 58282166@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:50:50 MDT Utah football notes: Whittingham weighs in on anonymous coach comments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58279726-59/whittingham-coach-pass-accurate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58279726-59/whittingham-coach-pass-accurate.html.csp">Utah football notes: Whittingham weighs in on anonymous coach comments</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="2014-08-10T11:32:30.411-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Athlon Sports recently granted anonymity to Pac-12 coaches in order to get an “accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014.” It’s a lot of fun, as these things tend to be. Click here to read it for yourself. Of the Utah comments, three in particular were somewhat critical of the Utes, and we asked head coach Kyle Whittingham what he thought of them. 1. Anonymous coach • “Their corners were pretty big, and they did a lot of zone blitzing. When they have lock-down corners, they are really good...</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> 58279726@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:32:30 MDT Utah football notes: Andre Godfrey, several other freshman DBs making early impact http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58276474-59/whittingham-freshman-friday-godfrey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58276474-59/whittingham-freshman-friday-godfrey.html.csp">Utah football notes: Andre Godfrey, several other freshman DBs making early impact</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T22:20:39.104-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 10:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The first week of fall camp is a head-spinning experience for most freshmen: installing plays every day, every day learning something new.But at the end of his fifth day of practice, Utah freshman safety Andre Godfrey showed some things come with instinct. He shot through the line of scrimmage on a Jon Halliday field goal attempt and swatted the kick to the turf. Corner back Reggie Porter picked up the loose ball, but Godfrey earned a pat on the back.“Blocking kicks is kind of a natural thing, 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> 58276474@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:20:39 MDT Utah football notes: No clear-cut starters at defensive tackle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58272204-59/whittingham-com-twitter-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58272204-59/whittingham-com-twitter-utah.html.csp">Utah football notes: No clear-cut starters at defensive tackle</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="2014-08-07T16:17:00.017-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When it comes to defensive tackle, disregard the depth chart. At the moment, Seni Fauonuku and Sese Ianu are listed as the two center cogs of the Utes defensive line. But the reality, position coach Ilaisa Tuiaki said, is there’s as many as six or seven players he could start on Aug. 28, and just about all of them are in the mix for considerable playing time. There’s the youth, which includes freshmen Filipo Mokofisi and Lowell Lotulelei, who have intrigue, and Sam Tevi and Clint Shepard check 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> 58272204@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:17:00 MDT Utah football: Offensive line ‘so-so’ as pads come on (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58268820-89/whittingham-harding-receiver-defensive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58268820-89/whittingham-harding-receiver-defensive.html.csp">Utah football: Offensive line ‘so-so’ as pads come on (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="2014-08-06T23:24:07.514-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 11:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the shoulder pads come on, it’s generally an offensive lineman’s time to shine. But after the first day of Utes practice that featured real contact, coach Kyle Whittingham found himself wanting a little more from the big guys up front. “So-so,” he said, evaluating the line. “We’re not getting enough knock-off, knocking the defensive line off the line of scrimmage. Now we’ve got a hard defensive line to knock off the line of scrimmage. They’re going to be challenged every day.” In the medi...</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> 58268820@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:24:07 MDT Utah football notes: Wilson’s hand injury was more than just a gash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58268039-59/wilson-helmet-twitter-whittingham.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58268039-59/wilson-helmet-twitter-whittingham.html.csp">Utah football notes: Wilson’s hand injury was more than just a gash</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="2014-08-06T16:38:28.753-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The obvious comparison to make this fall camp is between Travis Wilson and Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson, but perhaps lost in that hubbub is the difference between 2013 Travis Wilson and 2014 Travis Wilson. Wilson received praise again Wednesday for taking care of the ball and for continuing to show improvement, and after practice The Tribune caught up with quarterbacks coach Aaron Roderick to find out just how much Wilson was affected by an injured hand he sustained against Stanford. In sho...</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> 58268039@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:38:28 MDT