March 14, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY
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The Utah football team will hold practices on Tuesday and Thursday of this week before taking off for spring break. The Utes will break from Mar. 18-27, returning to practice on Monday, Mar. 28. The annual Pro Day will be held on Mar. 29.
OPEN AND SHUT
Outdoor practices are open to the public, but if the Utes must move indoors due to weather, practices will be closed. The Eccles Field House does not have enough sideline space to safely accommodate observers.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Mar. 15 No tackle 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Stadium*)
Thursday, Mar. 17 Tackle 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Stadium*)
*subject to change
There will be no tackling at Tuesday's practice with contact drills resuming on Thursday ... Four players are on equal footing at running back after one week of camp: Luke Matthews
, John White, Harvey Langi and Thretton Palamo. Palamo, a 6-2, 237-pound sophomore walk-on, is an acclaimed rugby player who represented the United States in the 2007 Rugby World Cup ... Competition is also heated at fullback, where a three-way logjam includes Boo Andersen
, tight end/fullback Jake Murphy and rangy 6-1, 193-pound receiver Mo Lee
... In the absence of injured starter Jordan Wynn
, young quarterbacks Griff Robles
and Tyler Shreve are splitting reps equally ... Terrell Reese
has moved into a co-starting role at free safety with Damian Payne
... Former Ute coach Urban Meyer will be in town with an ESPN crew on Thursday to interview coach Kyle Whittingham
for a Spring Football 101 series on coaches he's doing that will premiere on College Football Live the week of April 4.
RED-WHITE SPRING GAME
The eighth-annual Red-White spring game is Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m. Admittance to the game is free and the players will sign autographs afterwards.