Football is back!... Well, kind of, as the Utah football team returns to action at Rice-Eccles Stadium in the annual Red vs White Spring Game. A largely veteran team is returning at Utah, so we won’t see a lot of proven guys, which is usually the case. We may get a couple series of some of the starters, just to maybe get some more reps in the offensive system, but I’d say most of this game will be about the young guys that are being developed.
I do hope we see Tyler Huntley for the first quarter. We won’t learn anything new about Tyler, but it will be nice to see him back on the field. I’m also excited to see Jason Shelley again, and see what strides he’s been able to make since the bowl game. Shelley is fun to watch, and I think could be the starter for Utah once Huntley moves on.
We won’t see much from the defense, because it will be very base, but it should be fun to see the guys rally to the ball. I’m hoping we see some Manny Bowen out there, as many fans haven’t been able to put their eyes on him. He has some massive shoes to fill at that linebacker spot.
Regardless, it should be a fun hour or so (because of shorten quarters, and a running second half clock) of football to quench our football thirst until August.
Join us here for the game as it happens on Pac-12 Networks.