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Utah not expecting to rotate receivers

Published August 27, 2013 1:17 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

One of Utah's biggest concerns during fall camp was finding a third receiver. Senior Anthony Denham, who had 11 catches for 135 yards last year, came out of camp having claimed that role while Sean Fitzgerald slides in as the No. 4 option. However, it doesn't sound like Denham improved enough in camp to warrant much time. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said during Tuesday's Pac-12 teleconference that juniors Dres Anderson and Kenneth Scott continued to distance themselves from the other receivers in camp and will only come out of games if they need a breather. "They are two guys who need to be on the field," he said. Sophomore Geoffrey Norwood and freshman Dominique Hatfield are also listed on the depth chart and junior college transfer Andre Lewis is another option, but it sounds like their time will be limited. Helping out the receiving situation should be tight ends Jake Murphy and Westlee Tonga, who will be used extensively according to co-coordinator Dennis Erickson. So should Utah fans be concerned? Yes and no. Anderson and Scott are two solid, well conditioned players so as long as they are healthy Utah should be fine. If one gets hurt, the outlook could change dramatically. - Lya Wodraska