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Utah received a commitment from Snow College’s Handsome Tanielu on Tuesday, potentially adding one of the nation’s most coveted 2016 junior college defensive tackles to a rotation that’s already regar...

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    Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, right, runs the ball as UCLA defensive lineman Takkarist McKinley gives chase during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Pac 12 media days preview: Oregon, Stanford attempting to reload in North Division
    It's not the coaches' favorite thing. Heck, sometimes it's not the media's favorite thing either. But Pac-12 football media days, taking place in Burb...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes running back Devontae Booker (23) run past Colorado State Rams linebacker Cory James (31) and Colorado State Rams defensive back Tyree Simmons (5) during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday December 20, 2014. Utah won 45-10. Monson: Utah’s Devontae Booker is even better than he said he’d be
    At first, if you didn’t listen carefully, it seemed as though Devontae Booker was bragging, like he was just another young, knuckleheaded athlete who ...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah's Tom Hackett stands with his trophy after being awarded the Ray Guy Award as the college punter of the year at the College Football Awards, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Punter Tom Hackett named Utah’s ‘most important player’ by ESPN
    To deny Tom Hackett’s importance to the Utah football program is to be frankly, naive. The 2014 Ray Guy winner can flip field position at the drop of...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 01:32 pm   |     |   Share
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Quarterback Donovan Isom looks to pass at the Utah Football Red & White game in Salt Lake City, Saturday April 25, 2015. Utah football: QB Donovan Isom transfers to Southeastern Louisiana
    Over the weekend, Utah quarterback Donovan Isom has elected to transfer from the program to FCS program Southeastern Louisiana. The redshirt freshman ...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 11:36 am   |     |   Share


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Utah senior running back Devontae Booker, who passed on a trip to the NFL to return to Utah for another year, tries to slip past Justin Thomas during during Thursday, April 2, 2015 practice. Walter Camp is third watch list to add Utah RB Devontae Booker
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Utah Utes wide receiver Dominique Hatfield (15) argues a call during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday December 20, 2014. Utah is winning the game 24-10 at halftime. Utah football: State drops charges against former CB Dominique Hatfield; investigation continues
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Kendal Thompson, far left, participates in throwing drills with Utah quarterbacks during Utah's first spring practice on March 24, 2015. Thompson was limited this spring while he recovered from an injury to his ACL, but he may again challenge Travis Wilson (No. 7) for the starting job come fall camp. Wilson as No. 1 QB, Allen as No. 1 CB and few surprises on Utah’s pre-fall depth chart
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Utah Utes wide receiver Kenneth Scott (2) poses for a portrait after a practice at Rice-Eccles Stadium Tuesday September 2, 2014. Wuerffel watch list recognizes well-roundedness of Utah WR Kenneth Scott
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  • Utah's Delon Wright participates in the NBA draft basketball combine Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Former Ute Delon Wright getting comfortable in NBA
    Las Vegas • The word kept coming up. Comfortable. Never mind all the changes, so early in his transition to a new life, a new team, a new level of com...
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Utah Utes wide receiver Dominique Hatfield (15) argues a call during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday December 20, 2014. Utah is winning the game 24-10 at halftime. Utah football: Utes dismiss cornerback Hatfield
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