Week three of spring football is here and we are seeing a lot of good things out of this Utah team going into the summer. The d-line is dominate, as always, the quarterback competition is very fun to watch, the wide receivers appears to have a chip on their shoulder, and the o-line is gelling, with some struggles. All-in-all, a pretty standard spring for Utah football. The Athletic Department released their notes going into the third week of the spring earlier today, and there are a couple things that jumped out to me.
First of all, Caleb Repp is now a full time receiver. I'm a big fan of this move, as his size and speed is a good combination for Pac-12 offenses. I think the more weapons Utah can stock pile at the WR position, the better, as they appear to have all the other pieces in place. Also, there is a bit of movement at the offensive line, which in the spring, I don't know if it means a whole lot, especially Garrett Boles yet to make it to campus. Utah moving linemen around is probably a good thing, as Utah's about as deep as they've ever been at the position, and getting guys reps at different spots is a very good thing.
Here are the full notes for practice this week:
Week 3 Features Scrimmage Weather depending, the Utes will hold their first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Rice-Eccles Stadium. If thunderstorms move in, there is a possibility the scrimmage will be moved to Friday. The scrimmage is open to the public, as is Tuesday’s practice, which is scheduled for 3-5 p.m.
Camp Notes The Utes will run around 90 plays in the first scrimmage of the spring Saturday …Caleb Repp, who played both receiver and tight end last year, is now a full-time receiver. Repp is in the two deep at X receiver … Marcus Sanders-Williams is back at linebacker, where he played as a sophomore in 2014. He worked with the running backs in 2013 and 2015 … JC punter Mitch Wishnowsky, similar to his predecessor (two-time All-American and fellow Australian Tom Hackett), punts both in the traditional and rugby styles. He is also working with the backup placekickers behind Andy Phillips … Redshirt freshman Nick Carman cracked this week’s two deep at right guard. Redshirt freshman Darrin Paulo is now the backup at left guard … Senior defensive tackle Pasoni Tasini has edged ahead of sophomore Alani Havili-Katoa as the backup right tackle.
Ultimate Tailgate Challenge Spaces are still available for the annual Ultimate Tailgate Championship on April 23 prior to the Red-White game. Tailgate spaces in the west lot of Rice-Eccles Stadium range from four to 12 parking stalls. While the event is free, registration is required. To register online and for more information, go to http://www.utahutes.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/2016-ultimate-tailgate.html. Tailgating starts at 6 a.m. leading up to the noon kickoff. Two Ultimate Tailgate Competitions will be judged by a panel of celebrities: Ultimate Tailgate Champion and Food Champion.