Aug. 20, 2012
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BACK TO SCHOOL
Classes and regular season practices begin today for the Utah football team, which will hold practices Monday through Saturday. The annual Ute Fan Fest is Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium and all 18 Ute intercollegiate teams will participate. The event is free to the public. Please see sidebar for this week's media schedule.
Up to a dozen players could join the team this week, coinciding with the start of classes #utes ... Rotating at LB: Trevor Reilly/Jason Whittingham at SLB, Jared Norris/LT Filiaga at rover & V.J. Fehoko/Dave Fagergren at MLB #utes ... Reilly will start at right end when Utah is in its nickel package and at linebacker in the 4-3 #utes ... Practices move to the new grass practice fields today #utes.
IN THE HUDDLE
Seven players are expected to return from injuries and practice today: Quarterback Jordan Wynn
(shoulder), OL Sam Brenner
(shoulder), OL Miles Mason
(ankle), OL Vyncent Jones
(hamstring), safety Quade Chappuis
(shoulder), DL Niasi Leota
(appendicitis) and DB Chase Maires
(foot) ... Possibilities to come off the injured list later in the week: LT Filiaga
(knee), Jacoby Hale
(hamstring) and Lucky Radley
(hamstring) ... Mason, who started at left guard last year, moves ahead of true freshman Jeremiah Poutasi
on the depth chart at left tackle.
ON THE AIRWAVES
first radio coach's show is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. on ESPN700. The show will be broadcast live from Harmon's City Creek and is free to the public. Typically, the show runs on Wednesdays, with three Tuesday exceptions (Aug. 28, Oct. 2 and Nov. 20) ... Whittingham will also appear weekly on the "Pac-12 Playbook" on the Pac-12 Networks. The televised coaches' show will cover all 12 teams, with two of the segments dedicated to the coaches in each region (Utah and Colorado will be the featured teams on the Pac-12 Mountain Network). The show will air on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. MT and debuts on Sept. 4.