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Utah Utes Fall Football Camp: Day 4

The secondary had an outstanding day, Travis Wilson struggles, and the wide receivers are stepping up on day 3 of Camp Kyle.

In the run of fall camp, you’ll have some great days and some really rough days, but mostly somewhere in between. It was a rough day for Travis Wilson, missing easy slant routes, not seeing all his progression reads very well, and underthrowing deep routes (Again, the disclaimer is that we only saw the last 20 minutes of practice). Kyle Whittingham says he is pleased so far with both Wilson and Kendal Thompson.

To be fair, some of that is due to the secondary having a phenomenal day. Newcomers and veterans alike played with high energy, jumping routes and knocking down or intercepting passes. Several of those were due to inaccurate throws, but we can give the defense a good amount of credit today.

Kendal Thompson did more reading through progressions and hitting check-downs than we typically see, in favor of less scrambling. Kyle Whittingham also said Chase Hansen is closing the gap between him and Kendal Thompson.

The wide receivers performed nicely today. We didn’t see a whole lot of Britain Covey, but freshman Siaosi Wilson (listed at George Wilson) showed some athletic plays and an ability to get open against good corners. Kenric Young also made a two or three nice catches.

Toward the end of practice, Tom Hackett landed a sky punt just feet inside the end zone for a touchback, prompting expletives and fun jabs from the coverage team.

JJ Dielman has been moved right now to right tackle, where he played last year and is most comfortable. The left tackle position is currently open to redshirt freshman Jackson Barton and junior Sam Tevi.

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