The Pac-12 Conference Football Media Days kicked off yesterday in Los Angeles, Calif. Yesterday, the media poll was released, and the Utes were picked second in the Pac-12 South.
Today, there will be interviews with Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham, defensive lineman Filipo Mokofisi, and offensive lineman Salesi “Leka” Uhatafe. Whittingham will be interviewed at 10:50 a.m. MT, and the players will follow him at 11:06 a.m. MT.
There are many different ways you can watch Whittingham, Mokofisi, and Uhatafe being interviewed. On television, you can watch the broadcast on Pac-12 Networks. The event can be streamed online at Pac-12.com/live. There is also the Pac-12 Now app that will feature coverage as well.
It is fitting Utah is sending two senior linemen to the event. The Utes currently have 14 linemen on NFL rosters (7 offensive and 7 defensive). They are a team led by seniors and always feature some of the most physical line play in the Pac-12.
Below are some notes from Utah Athletics about Utah’s two player representatives at Media Days:
Mokofisi has played in 35 games in his Ute career with 22 starts. An honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection in 2016 when he had 8.0 tackles for loss (5.0 sacks), Mokofisi is on schedule to receive a bachelor’s degree in sociology in December. He is following in the footsteps of his father of the same name, who was a first-team all-Western Athletic Conference linebacker for Utah (1982-85) and was an eighth-round NFL draft pick. Uhatafe, referred to by teammates and coaches by his nickname Leka, will start at right tackle this fall after three seasons as the starting right guard. He has played in all 39 games in his career with 25 starts. Utah’s offensive line play leader last year (936 plays in regular season games), Uhatafe received his degree in sociology this past spring.