Johnson fills a vacancy created when cornerbacks coach J.D. Williams accepted a job at UNLV. Utah special teams coordinator Jay Hill will take Williams' spot with the defensive backs, while Dave Schramm replaces Hill as the tight ends coach. Schramm and receivers coach Aaron Roderick will share offensive coordinator duties this season.
EXTRA POINTS: Kicker Nick Marsh, who was suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules last season, has been reinstated and is slated to replace the graduated Ben Vroman on kickoffs ... Running back Matt Asiata (knee), offensive lineman Sam Brenner (foot), running back Beau Burton (foot), defensive end Derrick Shelby (knee) and wide receiver Shaky Smithson (shoulder) will not participate in spring ball while recovering from postseason surgeries ... Defensive lineman James Aiono, offensive lineman Ron Tongaonevai, tight end Westlee Tonga, defensive back Mike Honeycutt and Payne were not with the team last fall but joined the team in January ... Highly touted left tackle John Cullen, a junior college All-American, headlines those expected to join the Utes during the summer bridge program entry point after spring drills are complete ... All spring practices and scrimmages are open to the public.
Utah football spring schedule
Date Time Location
Today 3-5 p.m. (no pads) TBD *
March 11 3-5 p.m. (no pads) TBD *
March 13 10 a.m.-noon (tackle) TBD *
March 16 3-5 p.m. (no tackle) Practice fields
March 18 3-5 p.m. (tackle) Practice fields
March 29 3-5 p.m. (tackle) Practice fields
March 31 3-5 p.m. (no tackle) Practice fields
April 2 4-6 p.m. (scrimmage) Rice-Eccles Stadium
April 6 3-5 p.m. (tackle) Practice fields
April 8 3-5 p.m. (no tackle) Practice fields
April 10 10 a.m.-noon (scrimmage) Rice-Eccles Stadium
April 13 3-5 p.m. (tackle) Practice fields
April 15 3-5 p.m. (no tackle) Practice fields
April 16 4:15-5:15 p.m. (no pads) Practice fields
April 17 1 p.m. (Red-White Game) Rice-Eccles Stadium
* Dependent on weather, field conditions
- The 1996 NBA Draft redone: How did the Jazz...
- Mendenhall: BYU's 2015 schedule difficult...
- From dating advice to awkward returns: 10 of...
- ESPN highlights BYU basketball's roster...
- Morning links: BYU letting fans tailgate;...
- Doug Robinson: Weber State track coach isn't...
- J.J. O'Brien's basketball career comes full...
- 5 things to look for as BYU heads into fall camp
- Dick Harmon: Big 12 expansion talk... 104
- Cougars say they have learned lessons... 70
- Ute football team picked to finish 5th... 52
- Utah makes top 7 for 4-star offensive... 50
- Morning links: BYU, Utah and Utah State... 41
- Morning links: Tom Hackett is the Utes'... 33
- 4-star basketball recruit Connor... 32
- Whittingham dishes on stadium... 27