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Red & White game news and notes

The Utes will close spring camp this Saturday with the sixth-annual Red & White game at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The scrimmage is free to the public and set for a 1 p.m. start, however, other events will accompany the game.


  • Prior to the scrimmage, MUSS members will partake in a scrimmage of their own, as will Alumni members. The MUSS game starts at eleven, while the Alumni game is scheduled to begin 50 minutes later.
  • Former Ute and current San Diego Chargers defensive back Eric Weddle has returned to Salt Lake and will coach the White team. Brian Johnson will play quarterback for both squads, while DeVonte Christopher will take over for him on Red team and Chad Manis on the White team. Corbin Louks, who suffered a concussion in Friday's scrimmage, will miss the spring game.
  • The rules, as listed on Utah's Official Site: If a team falls behind by more than 10 points, it will get the ball back after it scores until the point differential drops below double digits ... There won't be any punt or kickoff returns in the game. Punts will be kicked to "air," meaning the return team will get the ball wherever it comes to rest. In place of kickoffs, the teams will start their opening drives from the 35-yard line ... The field goal and PAT teams will be in action, which could prove a problem for the White team, which did not draft any kickers. All-American Louie Sakoda and backup Ben Vroman will take turns place-kicking for the Red team ... All of the quarterbacks will be off limits to tacklers ... Players who made position changes during spring camp are WR Mookie Murphy (from DB), LB Chaz Walker (from DB), TE Zac Eldridge (from RB), DL Troy Bunting (from LB) and DL Christian Cox (from TE).
  • The stadium parking lot will be open for pregame tailgating and you can join Ute Fans Dot Net for their Spring Football Tailgate. The Crew will begin tailgating at 8:00 Friday night with the Saturday tailgate kicking off at 10 a.m. and goes until the stadium opens for the scrimmage.

Enjoy the spring game, since it will be the last football you see from Utah until fall camp later this summer.