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"We’re with them most of the year, and it’s nice to have a break," he said. "It’s good to just be with your friends and it’s more laid-back and it forces people to be leaders."

Utah athletic director Chris Hill echoed Chappuis’ thoughts.

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Utah football key dates

July 26 » Pac-12 Media Day

Aug. 4 » Players report to camp

Aug. 10 » Two-a-days begin

Aug. 13 » First scrimmage

Aug. 24 » Camp ends

Aug. 29 » Season opener vs. Utah State

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"I think coaches are around them enough," he said. "It’s probably good for the players to get some time away."

The comical twist is Hill is the one forking out more than $32 million for a new football facility that features large windows that will give coaches a bird’s-eye view of the practice fields from their offices.

No word on how much Hill has spent on blinders that will cover the awesome view in the summer if the players are ever out on the fields.

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