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Kiel McDonald's passionate coaching style brings 'grit' to Utah running backs

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 18th - 7:31pm

The Utes running backs say new running backs coach Kiel McDonald runs practice filled with emotion and passion.

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith faces assault charge

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Aug 18th - 10:46am

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday.

College recruits to watch this high school football season

Lindsey Peterson, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 18th - 9:51am

With high school football season just around the corner, at KSL.com we’ve compiled a list of BYU and Utah’s top in-state and out-of-state 2018 recruits to watch for.

Julian Blackmon 'ready' for Utah’s secondary to leave its mark

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 18th - 9:02am

Julian Blackmon had only three offers to play college football heading into his senior season at Layton High, all from lower division programs in Utah and Idaho.

Utah football notes: Team captains named; Chase Hansen close to returning

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 17th - 3:59pm

With two weeks to go before Utah kicks off its season, the players have selected their team captains for the 2017 season.

Utah’s McCormick ready for new role on team

Lindsey Peterson, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 15th - 9:01pm

Utah has seen several players take on new roles this season, and now Troy McCormick can be added to the list as he will take on an additional role to his running back duties as a slot receiver.

Utah football notes: Offense more comfortable with system; kickers locked in battle

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 15th - 4:35pm

As fall camp draws near an end, big changes are fewer and far between.

Pick 6: Transfers outside of QB who could have big impact

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Aug 15th - 10:08am

Chris James has waited long enough to take a handoff at Wisconsin.

Utah football notes: QB to remain undecided; Josh Nurse moves to defense

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 14th - 2:22pm

Utah kicks off its final week of fall camp practices this week, hoping to see some separation in many of its contested positions.

Lowell Lotulelei on a mission to bring Utah a Pac-12 championship

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 14th - 11:04am

The hard-nosed defensive tackle enters his senior year with a clean bill of health and a vision to dismantle opponents one-by-one.

Locals in the NFL: BYU's Taysom Hill opens NFL career with preseason TD, Lambeau Leap

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 14th - 8:36am

A lot of former local college football standouts saw their first taste of NFL action this weekend upon the opening of the 2017 preseason. Here are some of the highlights.

Utah football notes: Armand Shyne out with injury; offense making progress

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 12th - 1:45pm

Following Utah’s first scrimmage of the season Saturday, head coach Kyle Whittingham announced that starting running back Armand Shyne sustained an injury over the last couple days and would be out for “a long time.” Whittingham does not

Two former NFL greats talk why football is OK

Ethan Millard  |  Posted   Aug 10th - 9:10pm

Two football legends from Utah think you should definitely put your kids in youth football.

Utah football notes: No closer to naming starting QB; Sampson Nacua a 'pleasant surprise'

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 10th - 4:21pm

With three weeks to go before the University of Utah kicks off its season against North Dakota, the program is no closer to naming a starting quarterback.

Josh Furlong: It’s time to let Troy Taylor run Utah's offense

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 9th - 1:56pm

Over the years, the University of Utah’s offense has been criticized in myriad ways for its unimaginative, lackluster and predictable schemes — all of which are mostly fair critiques.

Utah's Jackson Barton extends family's legacy

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 8th - 7:57am

The junior enjoys every moment he has on Utah’s roster. He’s always wanted to be a Ute, keeping his family’s legacy alive.

Utah football: Carrington ruled eligible for season; battle for No. 1 continues in key spots

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 7th - 10:39pm

Senior wide receiver Darren Carrington II has already made an impact at Utah. His speed and ability to catch the ball is a welcomed addition to a team in need of offensive playmakers.

Utah’s secondary 'short on experience, but long on talent'

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Aug 7th - 9:59am

Nothing is “in the bag” for Utah’s secondary. The challenge is steep and will come at them fast, particularly once Utah starts Pac-12 play where the program will play at least four of the top quarterbacks in the country.

Utah heads to Europe looking to grow after heavy turnover

Kareem Copeland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Aug 6th - 7:45am

Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak isn't a fan of the narrative that the Utes will have "so many new guys" next season but there's no question there will be a significant transition after the team lost four of its top six scorers from the 2016-17 season.

Utah football: 6th practice 'sloppy,' but 'step forward'

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   Aug 5th - 7:45pm

The Utes wrapped up their sixth practice of fall camp Saturday in what head coach Kyle Whittingham called 'sloppy.'