Tuesday's practice "business as usual''

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham called Tuesday’s practice “business as usual” and “a good workout.”
He wasn’t able to talk any more about the injury situation per Utah policy and we media types couldn’t tell who was doing what on offense since it was clear on the far end of the practice field. Quarterbacks Terrance Cain and Jordan Wynn walked off together, but only Cain was stopped for interviews. We’re assuming Cain will be taking the snaps this week, probably from backup Tevita Stevens as Wynn lets his thumb heal and starting center Zane Taylor takes care of his injured knee.
The No. 1 defense played right in front of us against the scout team, which got to wearred jerseys since the Utes are facing a team that wears red in New Mexico. The scout team traditionally dons the same color jerseys as the coming week’s opponent.
Whittingham talked about the fact that this will be the first road trip for a lot of younger players and said they had a meeting Monday and told the rookies to “watch the veterans and act how they act.”
The Ute coach also talked about the shaky punting game and how it’s not the scheme, but the execution and he blamed himself and fellow coaches, saying, “We’ve got to coach it better and that’s the bottom line.”
The Utes will have one more practice open to the media — the final half hour, at least — then will have a closed practice Thursday and head to Albuquerque Friday afternoon. Kickoff Saturday night is 6 p.m.

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