Will Francis Bernard start at LB for the Utes?

Francis Bernard will transfer to Utah and be eligible immediately after sitting out the 2017 season for BYU.


Bernard won’t start right away but at some point in 2018 I think he will. The ex-BYU linebacker is an amazing athlete with great toughness looking for a second chance. In his first season playing on the defensive side of the ball for BYU he had a phenomenal year, recording 80 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 interceptions and 3 PBUs. His best performance in 2016 came against an SEC team in Mississippi state where he recorded 16 tackles and a TFL.

Utah’s linebacker group could use more experience in 2018. Chase Hansen and Cody Barton will begin the season as the starters but I believe Francis Bernard’s skill set will force him into heavy playing time by season’s end.


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