Utah's calling card since the Ronny Mac era has been defense. The Utes
At all three levels, defensive line, linebacker and the secondary, this Utah defense
Excited to be the head coach of the red team! Saturday, Rice-Eccles, 1PM. pic.twitter.com/EOkgd0US7o— Lewis Powell (@CoachPowell99) April 23, 2015
Going into tomorrow's spring Red and White game, we're not going to see many of those names
This will be a good opportunity for young guys like Jake Jackson, who is fresh off of his mission, to get some run at linebacker. This is extra important this year, because Paul, Norris and Whittingham, the three starters at linebacker, are all seniors, meaning that this has to be a quick reload for the Utes in the middle of the defense. Fortunately, a couple of defensive ends can flex out at linebacker as well, speaking of Pita Taumoepenu and Jason Fanaika. Both those two are versatile enough, in the mold of Nate Orchard and Trevor Reilly, to move back and forth as needed.
Tomorrow, and every spring game, the rules
What do you want to see from the defense tomorrow?
Here is our podcast episode previewing the spring game, check it out: