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Utah Football: Final Scrimmage of Spring Saturday

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Utah football will have their second and final scrimmage of spring camp tomorrow, Saturday, Apr. 16 at Rice-Eccles Stadium from 10 a.m. MT to noon. The final scrimmage of spring before the annual Red White spring game (on Saturday Apr. 23 at noon at Rice-Eccles Stadium) is the most important scrimmage in spring according to head coach Kyle Whittingham. The spring game is more fun for the fans and features rules changes and different lineups. Tomorrow's scrimmage is the best opportunity for players to showcase their skills before the long break until fall camp begins in August.

The scrimmage will feature roughly 90 plays encompassing "drives from the 30-yard line (No. 1 offense vs. No. 1 defense and No. 2 offense vs. No. 2 defense), punts, short yardage (third down and two, third and one, fourth and one), drives from the 50-yard line, kickoffs, red zone and punt returns" per the official press release.

The biggest position battle is at quarterback. Junior college transfer Troy Williams will not be able to participate due to a sore throwing shoulder that is causing him to miss the remainder of spring camp. Redshirt junior Brandon Cox and true freshman Tyler Huntley will split first and second teams reps evenly in the scrimmage. Cox performed well in the first scrimmage of fall camp. The quarterback battle will continue into fall camp (when Williams is healthy and can participate again), but this scrimmage tomorrow offers the two quarterbacks a chance to separate themselves on the depth chart heading into summer.