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Utah camp file: Utes set for live work on Saturday

James Wooldridge

Utah soccer trainer Kyle Whittingham talks to his crew after observe in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.

SALT LAKE CITY — For the primary time since opening camp, the Utah Utes are going live. A closed scrimmage is set for Saturday.

“Tomorrow we’ll get a good gauge on where our deficiencies are and what we’re pretty good at — and all of the above,” mentioned Utah trainer Kyle Whittingham.

There might be spaces of emphasis, Whittingham defined.

Topping the checklist is studying who’s going to make performs, specifically some of the more youthful avid gamers who they don’t know an entire lot about.

The execution degree of the offense is every other point of interest, Whittingham added. So, too, is how neatly the Utes take on on protection.

“Pretty much everything,” Whittingham mentioned.

SHOWTIME: Junior receiver Demari Simpkins made a few spectacular catches from Tyler Huntley throughout the media statement length on Friday.

“All he does is make plays,” Whittingham mentioned. “He’s a self-motivated guy. He does exactly what you ask of him.”

Whittingham added that Simpkins is an “absolute coach’s dream.”


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QB UPDATE: Offensive coordinator Troy Taylor mentioned that Huntley has been remarkable all camp. Taylor, who coaches the quarterbacks, famous that the struggle between Jack Tuttle and Jason Shelley for the No. 2 spot is each day.

“I don’t jump to conclusions,” mentioned Taylor, who added that he collects the knowledge along with looking at the quarterbacks play. “It’ll sort out.”

EXTRA POINTS: No enthusiasts or media might be allowed to look at the scrimmage . . . The Utes will take Sunday off sooner than resuming camp on Monday . . . Utah’s annual “Fan Fest” is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 6-Eight p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

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