Watch the running backs and defensive tackles as the Utes prepare for Colorado
SALT LAKE CITY — No. 10 Utah has one regular-season game left and it will take the Utes to Folsom Field for a tipping in Colorado. Kick-off is scheduled for Saturday, November 26 at 2pm MT, with the game being broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.
Utah still has a way to reach the Pac-12 championship game — the Utes need to attend to business in Boulder and three more games in the league this weekend need a certain outcome. For the Utes, the focus is solely on what they can control: preparing for the Buffaloes and using this week of preparation to top off the regular season.
Speaking of a possible tiebreak scenario, head coach Kyle Whittingham said, “Mathematically, we still have a way to [Pac-12] Championship. But all we can worry about is our part of it, and that’s our focus. We need to finish the season right and just take care of ourselves. We’ll see what happens next.”
Before Saturday’s matchup, UtahUtes.com visited the running backs coach Quinton Ganther and defensive tackle coach Lewis Powell for the final regular season edition of Coaches’ Corner.
Running back coach Quinton Ganther
Assessing his group of positions over the last few weeks…
“We’re getting better, slowly but surely. Not great, but we’re slowly but surely trying to get there.”
On what he would like to see from the group in these final games of the season…
“In the last few games I would like to see game changers. When we touch the ball more than anyone else on the team, we need to be productive. We have to put a game on our backs and take over. “
When evaluating Yes’Quinden Jackson Transitioning from quarterback to running back…
“He’s getting better. He learns the position and collects coaching points. He gets disciplined with his eyes and hits the right readings. That’s all I can ask of him at the moment.”
Defensive Ends Coach Lewis Powell
On progress in his position group…
“The group is getting better. I feel like they’re getting some traction and understanding what we’re asking of them. You get better every week. I’m excited to see their progress and look forward to watching them play this weekend.”
what clicked Jonah Elliss the last few weeks…
“Just the understanding and a better sense of how he fits into the scheme and what we’re asking of him. He did really well. It’s a lot sportier than what we’ve had in the past. He’s over the place chasing people, getting fumbling recoveries and all sorts of stuff. He’s getting better every day.
The Utes will play their final regular season game on Saturday, November 26, away in Boulder, Colo. against the Colorado Buffaloes. The opening push is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Networks.
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