A press release from the folks up on the hill: SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah football staff will host its annual coaches’ clinic for high school coaches and others interested in learning more about coaching on Friday, March 28 from 5-9 p.m. at the Spence & Cleone Eccles Football Center. The clinic kicks off with a dinner at 5 p.m., followed by breakout sessions and instructional “chalk talks” by … Continue reading
Footballscoop.com is reporting that Utah has hired former Wake Forest wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield and reassigned wide receivers coach Aaron Roderick to quarterbacks coach in place of Brian Johnson, who left for Mississippi State.
Coachingsearch.com is reporting that Utah coach Kyle Whittingham has extended an offer to BYU receivers coach Guy Holliday to fill a staff vacancy created by Brian Johnson’s impending departure to Mississippi State. However, Dan Sorensen of UteZone.com disputes the report. The managing editor said a rock-solid source told him that Utah has not made an offer to Holliday, nor has he been approached. Johnson, meanwhile, returned a message … Continue reading
The Commercial Dispatch is reporting in its Mississippi State sports blog that Utah quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson has accepted a position on Dan Mullen’s staff with the Bulldogs.
Utah recruit D.J. Law, who also signed with Ole Miss on National Signing Day, was released from NLI by the Rebels on Thursday. Check out Hugh Kellenberger’s report from clarionledger.com.
— Defensive back Tevin Carter has undergone surgery on a problematic ankle injury and will not participate in spring ball. — Running back Harvey Langi is a few months away from completing his LDS Church mission in Florida and could be back in the mix before summer conditioning is complete. — Quarterback Chase Hansen is among a group of returning LDS Church missionaries expected to rejoin the program … Continue reading
Coachingsearch.com is reporting that former Utah assistant Dan Finn is the new offensive line coach at UC Davis of the Big Sky Conference. Jim Harding replaced Finn on the Utes’ staff earlier this month.
Utah defensive back Tyron Morris-Edwards will graduate this spring and transfer to Weber State in search of more playing time. In Ogden, he’ll be reunited with former Ute assistant Jay Hill — the new head coach of the Wildcats. Morris-Edwards appeared in 22 games for the Utes after redshirting in 2010. The former Alta High standout made 22 tackles (12 solo) with two passes defended and one tackle-for-loss … Continue reading
Portions of a recent press release from Pac-12 headquarters: NEW YORK LIFE BECOMES OFFICIAL LIFE INSURANCE PARTNER AND PRESENTING SPONSOR OF 2014 PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pac-12 Networks named New York Life, one of the largest life insurance companies in the world, as the official life insurance partner and presenting sponsor of the 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas. New York Life … Continue reading
The following players are now officially part of the Utah football program: JACKSON BARTON: The 6-foot-7, 265-pound offensive tackle from Brighton High School has enrolled in school early. KAELIN CLAY: The 5-foot-10, 188-pound wide receiver out of Mount San Antonio (Calif.) College was a mid-year signee. ALLAN HAVILI: The 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive tackle from Stansbury High School has enrolled early. JASON THOMPSON: The 6-foot-2, 206-pound quarterback has transferred from Wyoming … Continue reading