Utes get back on football field today

Published April 3, 2012 6:54 am

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Utah's football team gets back to work today with a practice from 3-to-5 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The only notable difference on the depth chart is Reggie Topps is no longer listed as the starting nickel back. Senior Lewis Walker and sophomore Joseph Smith are listed as one and two, respectively. Topps played in every game last year and finished with 33 tackles, 16 of which were solo. Topps is still on the depth chart and remains on the team, according to Utah assistant athletic director Liz Abel. When asked about Topps' status, she said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham would have more information today. - Lya Wodraska