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Week 3: Spring Football Camp

April 1, 2013


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Three practices this week will be highlighted by a scrimmage on Friday, Apr. 5 from 4-6 p.m. in Rice-Eccles Stadium. The scrimmages, as well as practices on Tuesday (3-5 p.m.) and Thursday (3-5 p.m.), are open to the public.


Players who will miss the remainder of spring ball with injuries are defensive ends Nate Orchard, Trevor Reilly and Jason Whittingham; and defensive backs Wykie Freeman, Joseph Bryant and Darchon Taggart. The plan for the upcoming season is to move Whittingham--who started at linebacker last season as a redshirt freshman--to defensive end, while Reilly will continue to play both end and linebacker. Linebacker Reshawn Hooker is out indefinitely with a concussion.


Senior Brian Blechen, who has started at either safety or linebacker his entire career at Utah, is not participating in crossover drills against the offense this spring. Getting extra reps during those drills are strong safeties Tyron Morris Edwards and Quade Chappuis, and stud linebackers Jared Norris and Tevita Malafu ... Expected to return from injuries to full participation this week are linebacker V.J. Fehoko and defensive tackle Viliseni Faunuku ... Keith McGill and Justin Thomas are listed as the starting corners this week after two weeks as co-starters ... Replacing injured starting defensive ends Trevor Reilly and Nate Orchard are Thretton Palamo and Hunter Dimick. Getting time with the second string are Moses Falauhola and Clint Shephard ... Sophomore Daniel Nielson is giving the defensive line a try after playing on the offensive line last season. Nielson is in the three deep this week at both defensive tackle positions ... Offensive tackle Isaac Asiata, who redshirted as a freshman in 2011 before leaving for an LDS church mission, is in the two-deep as the co-backup at right tackle with Carlos Lozano.


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The Utes will hold scrimmages on Friday, April 5 (4 p.m.) and Saturday, April 13 (10 a.m.). The Red-White Spring Game is Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. Scrimmages and the Red-White Spring Game will be held in Rice-Eccles Stadium.



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