Troy Williams and the WR corps outperformed the defense on Day 12 of camp.
Today was a successful day for the offense during the media session, and throughout the practice, according to coaches. The defensive second squad had a poor day, mentioned by both Kyle Whittingham and cornerbacks coach Sharrieff Shah. Missed assignments, and being slow to react were issues. That is not unusual for this point in camp—week three, two weeks away from the season, and the team is tired of hitting the same players every day.
Offensively, the Utes were successful in red zone drills. The first play the media saw upon walking in was Troy Williams dropping a perfect corner fade to Tyrone Smith, who made a nice catch, beating Brian Allen. However, Williams should get most of the credit for beating Allen, putting the ball out of reach.
Caleb Repp made a similar catch on the left side over Julian Blackmon on an equally nice throw from Williams.
A few plays later, Williams found Kyle Fulks from much farther away in the right side of the end zone for a score.
Shah had a spirited interview with the media after, saying he’s looking for guys in the second squad to step up and make plays. Both he and Whittingham noted that the second and third players need to spend more time in the playbook off the field. After practice, there was a lively discussion in the defense huddle, with some players shouting for their teammates to show a stronger effort.
The Utes have three more days of practice left before fall camp concludes.
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