The 2019 season is underway... well, kind of, at least the spring version of it. The Utes kicked off spring practices on Monday at the practice fields up on the Hill, and the veteran Utes are looking bigger and faster, which is great news for Utah football fans.
from the first day of spring ball— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) March 5, 2019
FOOTBALL IS BAAAAAACK pic.twitter.com/HngoJYE9Jy
Reports from around the web on the opening practice are very positive. KSL’s own Josh Furlong had some great breakdown of what he saw today. He pointed out the fact that guys look bigger, like Tyler Huntley, TJ Green and others. Also, the running back position is loaded, and Josh isn’t the only one saying that. Bill Riley, the voice of the Utes, echoed those sentiments.
Running back is going to be a DEEP position group this year. Behind Moss there is going to be several talented guys to give Moss a breather. And with Ludwig as OC, Utah could do some serious damage on the ground.— Josh Furlong (@JFurKSL) March 5, 2019
Not only does Utah have Zach Moss, but Devontae Henry Cole is back practicing and reports are he is showing some of the speed he had before going down before the last season. We’re also yet to see 4-star running back Jordan Wilmore make it to campus. The Utes should be able to keep Moss fresh throughout the season with the depth that they have.
Running back observations Day 1— Bill Riley (@espn700bill) March 5, 2019
1. DHC looked 100% in his reps. His burst was noticeable.
2. TJ Green looked bigger than at the end of last season.
3. It's gonna be a battle for carries behind Moss this fall. Deepest position group on the team#Utes
Julian Blackmon was moved to safety going into spring, and reports are he’s a natural fit there. I think his athleticism and ability to read a play will be a major addition to the safety crew, and in effort to get the best 11 on the field. It will be key for Blackmon and the rest of the safety group to step in for the departures of Marquise Blair and Corrion Ballard.
The Utes are back at it on Tuesday.