Practice on Saturday was originally slated to be a scrimmage closed to the public and media, but the program decided instead to have a regular practice with the final 20 minutes open to the media. It ended up being only about five minutes, and it consisted of third-team reps and special teams work.
The best way to get a sense of what went down at practice is to watch the video interviews of the players and coaches because they were the ones who saw and experienced practice.
Head coach Kyle Whittingham and quarterback Troy Williams both stressed that the offense was sloppy today. Whittingham said that there were too many turnovers at practice yesterday. On quarterbacks, Whittingham praised both Williams and Tyler Huntley. What has kept Huntley in the battle is because “he is electric,” according to Whittingham. He also excels at extending the play. The three groups that have the most work to do are offensive line, wide receivers, and the secondary, per Whittingham.
Coach Whitt after Saturday's practice.
Coach Whitt after Saturday's practice.Posted by Block U on Saturday, August 5, 2017
Williams said what has made him the happiest so far in camp is “the way the offense is gelling together and competing the defense.” He also said that “it is not always one sided. I feel like we are giving the defense a good look. Getting a lot better as an offense.”
Troy Williams after practice
Troy Williams after practicePosted by Block U on Saturday, August 5, 2017
Lowell Lotulelei said the young defensive lineman standing out the most is Pita Tonga. Tonga reminds Lotulelei of Seni Fauonuku. The strong defensive line tradition at Utah comes down to recruiting and coaching Lotulelei says.
Lowell Lotulelei after practice
Lowell Lotulelei after practicePosted by Block U on Saturday, August 5, 2017
Below is a highlight video from camp yesterday:
Posted by Block U on Saturday, August 5, 2017