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#CampKyle Clips: Practice 12

Kendal Thompson and the Utes completed their fourth day of week 2 on Thursday.

Kendal Thompson and the Utes completed their fourth day of week 2 on Thursday.
Aug. 14, 2014

#CampKyle Clips: Practice 12

• The Utes wore full pads during their only practice of the day and worked in a variety of live situations.
• Junior wide receiver Tim Patrick had a nice day, according to head coach Kyle Whittingham, along with Dres Anderson. He also stated that all of the running backs ran hard.
• Whittingham stated that junior quarterbacks Travis Wilson and Kendal Thompson stepped up and made plays and Dominique Hatfield also stood out.
• Whittingham cited senior Tevin Carter as a special athlete who is getting better and better every day. Carter has had to shake the rust off after not being able to play for a little while, but is getting up to speed.
• Sophomore Pita Taumoepenu took some reps at linebacker, Whittingham said.

From Coach Whittingham ...

Opening statement:
"Today during live work, we did a much better job of moving the football. We did a lot of situational work, a backup segment, red zone segment, and short yardage and goal line segment. The offense handled it all very well. The flip side is that we have some work to do on defense, but that's the nature of camp. It's give and take. Some days, the defense will get the best of it and some days the offense. It was good to see the offense step up and come back with some purpose."



On the quarterback race between juniors Travis Wilson and Kendal Thompson:
"They both understand that it's a competition. [Wilson] has had the upper hand throughout, particularly early in the fall camp. The scrimmage was pretty much a dead heat and that's really the measuring stick. We have one more extensive live work scrimmage on Saturday. After that, the live work will be very sparse so this is a big scrimmage for us on Saturday."

On the defensive line:
"They're doing okay. They're making strides. They're working hard and we have good depth in that position. They're doing a good job. Viliseni Fauonuku and Clint Shepard have the inside track right now to start, but we have four, five or maybe six tackles who may get playing time this year."

On defensive back Brian Allen:
"He looks good. He's splitting his time between corner and safety. He's in the right spot. He's definitely more at home as a defensive back than at wide receiver."

#CampKyle Extras ...
The #CampKyle Olympic Games continued after practice as the entire team headed over to the Steiner Aquatic Center for a swimming relay competition. Team Finesse, led by quarterbacks coach Aaron Roderick, came away with the victory.

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