March 15, 2007
Spring camp on the hill begins
The Utah football team came out firing as they opened up spring camp on Tuesday, showing glimpses of what could be a powerful offense in 2007. That should come as no surprise to the Utah faithful, as the Utes return every offensive starter but two in 2007.
The Learning Curve
The rust from the winter break showed as many Utes suffered through early mental mistakes - including a long string of false start and offside penalties. However, the mental mistakes faded as the team settled into their routine. Utah spent a bulk of Tuesday's practice running through drills and installing the offensive and defensive playbooks. The offense worked on several familiar sets to their spread attack, and also added some new wrinkles to diversify the attack.
Quarterback Brian Johnson had a solid return as the number one quarterback. Although he looked rusty early on, Johnson was clicking by the end of practice, connecting with receivers at a healthy pace. Newcomer Chad Manis also had a nice debut, displaying nice arm strength and good touch.
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