Andy Phillips and the Utes held their first two-a-day of 2014 on Saturday.
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First two-a-day practices of camp.
The first and second teams both ran two-minute drills at the end of the morning session.
The evening session was devoted to individual work with players wearing shells (helmets and shoulder pads).
A Pac-12 Networks production crew was on site to follow senior offensive lineman Junior Salt around for a "day in the life" feature that will air during the network's Football Training Camp show Monday at 10 p.m. MT.
Junior quarterback Travis Wilson, junior quarterback Kendal Thompson, junior linebacker Jason Whittingham, senior tight end Westlee Tonga, junior wide receiver Kenneth Scott and senior wide receiver Dres Anderson were cited by head coach Kyle Whittingham as today's standouts.
Two-Minute Work Highlights
Wilson led the No. 1 offense on a drive that culminated in a 35-yard field goal by sophomore placekicker Andy Phillips.
Thompson connected with sophomore wide receiver Dominique Hatfield down the sideline a 40-yard gain that took the No. 2 offense on a drive that ended with a 24-yard field goal by sophomore placekicker Jon Halliday.
Quarterbacks coach Aaron Roderick
"We have a great group. Everyone played well today and to have only one turnover through six days of practice is something we can build on."
Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers coach Kalani Sitake
"We know what we are getting with this [defensive] group and we are making progress. The cornerbacks are fine. I am not worried about them. They are a good group. They are coming along and I feel good about them."
Senior defensive back Davion Orphey
"Everything you see from [cornerbacks coach Sharrieff] Shah out there on the field is how he is like all the time. He is energetic 24/7 and he is more of a father figure than a coach. He has made me a better player."
Wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield
Indicated that a rotation of five or six wide receivers may be used during the regular season.
Freshman tight end Wallace Gonzalez, who spent the past three seasons as an outfielder in the Houston Astros' minor league system, crushed seven home runs during the team's home run derby to win the day's Camp Olympics competition.
Today's 1st practice was so successful we decided to have another. Here's footage from our new drone of practice 1: http://t.co/hHxutmwf2L-- Utah Football (@Utah_Football) August 9, 2014