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Utes return from spring break, Wynn to begin throwing

The Utes returned to practice Monday afternoon after taking the last week off for spring break.

The big news was the revelation that Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn will begin tossing the football again - though it will obviously be very limited, as he's only throwing to a trainer.

As the quarterback rehabs his arm, it's another sign Wynn is progressing at a positive rate and should be ready to go when fall camp rolls around later this year. 

The Utes also announced Luke Matthews and Jake Murphy will move to F-back, which is consistent with the type of offense Norm Chow likes to run. 

Other than that, ESPN's Ted Miller visited practice Monday and had good things to say about the team overall. 

"Utah passes the eye test. It looks like a Pac-12 team." Then I looked up at banners celebrating a pair of unbeaten seasons capped by BCS bowl wins. But of course Utah passes the eye test.

He's not wrong...

Utah will resume camp Wednesday, with practice scheduled for Rice-Eccles Stadium at 3:00. 

The Utes today also announced the expansion of the Dee Glen Smith Center. This is one of the first moves spurred by Utah's move to the Pac-12 and much needed. Especially for the dining area. Right now, football players eat their pre-game meals in a tent before heading over to the football stadium.

That's remarkably embarrassing for a program that's only months away from officially joining a BCS league.

Fortunately, that's about to end. Construction won't begin until the end of the regular season and could take a year and a half - so don't be surprised if the facility still isn't ready to go by the start of the 2012 campaign. 

Hill also mentioned Utah will look into expanding Rice-Eccles Stadium in two or three years. 

Next, though, could be a basketball practice facility, which was proposed in 2008.


Rendering of the proposed expansion of the football facility.