College football returns to the University of Utah this Tuesday - if only briefly. The Utes will kickoff their spring practice today at 3:00 at the field house.
If you're jonesing for football, good news, the practices are open to the public.
Of course, this year's camp is much different than in year's past. For starters, Utah is now gearing up for its inaugural Pac-12 season. That will certainly dominate the discussion, even though Kyle Whittingham would like to keep the focus on the team and not the change of conferences.
Then there is the offensive adjustments. With Norm Chow arriving as the Utes' new offensive coordinator, Utah is expected to move more toward a pro style offense as opposed to their hybrid-spread we've all been accustom to these past few years.
How will the team make that adjustment? With Jordan Wynn out for spring, will a quarterback step up and potentially create a little controversy at that spot heading into fall camp later this year?
Those will be some of the biggest things to keep an eye on over the next month. We probably won't get an exact answer either way because spring ball is just a smidge of the entire process - but it should give us a better idea.
So off we go! Let's enjoy the football while it's here.
A complete rundown of this week's schedule:
Tuesday, Mar. 8 No pads 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Field House) Thursday, Mar. 10 No pads 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Stadium) Saturday, Mar. 12 Tackle 10 a.m.-noon (Stadium)
And remember, practices are open to the public.