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Utes 'running' through fall camp

 

So far, so good for the Utes. The 2nd day of fall camp ended with no major injuries and even more optimism from both the players and coaches. Of  course, it's early and with most of camp still left, all we can do is knock on wood.

The focal point of camp so far, though, has been Utah's offense. With most of the starters from last year's squad returning, expectations are high, especially with a healthy Brian Johnson and Matt Asiata, who went down early in the first game of the season. Asiata, along with Darrell Mack, anchor what could be the best ground game in recent Utah history.

Mack started most of the season last year, eclipsing 1,000 yards on the season and becoming one of only nine Utah players to accomplish such a feat. But this season he'll be joined in the backfield by Asiata, who was a heralded recruit coming out of Snow College. That added depth and talent bolsters an already powerful offense.

Leading the attack will most likely be Mack, who earned his stripes after a great 2007 season. But it isn't out of the question Asiata earns the starting spot, so even though Mack will be the favorite, when fall camp wraps up, it very well could be Asiata leading the Utah running game.

KTVX did a good job tonight with their story on both Asiata and Mack, so I thought I would post it.

Utah continues fall camp today, so hopefully everything goes according to plan.