Block U caught Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham’s press conference yesterday and talked with Utah quarterback Troy Williams, wide receiver Tim Patrick, and cornerback Dominique Hatfield after Whittingham was done addressing the media to talk about the win over USC and the upcoming game at Cal.
Whittingham recapped the football game against USC; he reiterated how proud of the players he is for their hard-fought effort against a talented USC team. He also addressed facing the high-powered Cal offense, led by quarterback Davis Webb and wide receiver Chad Hansen. Whittingham praised both players in addition to Cal’s stable of talented running backs.
The win over USC obviously meant a lot to Los Angeles native Troy Williams. After the big win, Williams said he slept in and watched college football on Saturday. He thought the Arizona-Washington and Colorado-Oregon games were the craziest Pac-12 games he watched on Saturday. Williams is excited to be the quarterback of the Utes and said he knows what the team is capable of.
Patrick talked about how he was able to exploit several things in the Adoreé Jackson’s coverage that allowed him to put up 100 yards receiving in the game against USC. Patrick said he had not watched film on Cal as of Monday morning but was planning to watch film on the Golden Bears later that evening.
Hatfield said that his goal was to come back from injury by the USC game and would have considered redshirting had he not made it back. Last season against USC, USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Hatfield had a bit of a beef with each other on and off the field, with Smith-Schuster violently stiff arming Hatfield to the ground. Hatfield said that things are good between them, called him “a cool guy,” and said he is happy to have gotten the win. He said the craziest Pac-12 game he watched on Saturday was Stanford-UCLA. Knowing he will get roughly 20 pass attempts thrown his way is something Hatfield is excited about.