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Utah Red-White Spring Game on Saturday

Utah will conclude spring camp with the Red-White spring game on Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

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Utah will wrap up their 2016 spring camp on Saturday with the Red-White game. The game will take place at 12pm and be preceded by the MUSS and alumni game taking place at 10 am and 11 am respectively.

The coaches held a player draft to determine who would be on each team. Coaching the Red team will be new receivers coach Guy Holliday. He selected Brandon Cox to lead his team as the Red team quarterback. Fred Whittingham Jr. will coach the white team and took Tyler Huntley as his quarterback. A few offensive lineman and all the specialists will play for both teams.

With Troy Williams sidelined until Fall, Cox and Huntley will have an opportunity to show what they can do in a game situation. Cox has really stepped up recently and has taken full advantage of the extra reps he's received in Williams' absence. Cox has recently been playing better than he ever has at Utah and looks quite a bit more polished than Huntley.

Huntley has shown flashes of brilliance in his short time up on the hill and throws the nicest deep ball of the group. However, Huntley still needs to work on consistency and isn't as polished as Cox are Williams at this point. Huntley will only get better as he gets more reps however and things look bright for his future. It will be interesting to see these two go head to head moving their respective offenses.

Troy McCormick will see action in a game situation for the first time since his scintillating performance at the 2014 Las Vegas bowl. He has looked fast this spring and appears to be fully recovered from his knee injury. McCormick will run for the Red team. On the White team Joe Williams is the top running back. I'd be surprised if we see too much of Williams if anything in this game as he has already established himself as the no.1 guy and coaches will want to be cautious to avoid spring injuries.

The receiving group will be closely watched, as Guy Holliday continues to work on improving the position group. Overall early returns have looked promising, though drops still seem to be an issue. The red team will feature quite a few receivers who are expected to contribute this season, headlined by Tyrone Smith, Corey Butler-Byrd, Tim Patrick, Demari Simpkins and Kyle Fulks. On the white side, Raelon Singlton and Siaosi Wilson will join emerging Caleb Repp as the headlining receivers.

On the defensive side Utah is strong again on both the defensive line and in the secondary. The Red team will feature key defensive players Kylie Fitts, Dominique Hatfield, Lowell Lotuleilei and Marcus Williams. On the White team Hunter Dimick, Pita Taumoepenu and Chase Hansen will lead the defense.

One area that will be interesting to watch is the linebacking group which is replacing all three starters from a year ago. Cody Barton and Sunia Tauteoli have impressed so far this spring and will be split with Barton on the Red team and Tauteoli on the White. Other players to watch at the linebacker position will be Evan Eggiman and Christian Drews on the White team and Jake Jackson and Marcus Sanders-Williams on the Red team.

You can check out the full rosters for each team here

Admission is free to the Red-White game. If you are unable to attend, it will be broadcast live by Pac-12 Networks.