“There’s still some stuff we need to work on,” he explained. “But the effort and the execution is on schedule where we need to be.”
Defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake had mixed thoughts about the scrimmage. He said the defense had some tough spots, but also managed to do some good things.
“Overall I thought it was a good practice,” Sitake said. “We made some big plays.”
Tyron Morris-Edwards highlighted the effort with an 87-yard interception return for a touchdown. Charles Henderson picked off two passes and Quade Chappuis pulled down one.
Six defenders had pass breakups and four made tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
“I think we’re playing all right,” said cornerback Keith McGill, who broke up four passes. “We’ve just got to stop allowing big plays, be more fundamentally and technically sound, and we’ll be all right.”
The Utes resume spring camp Tuesday.
“We’ve got six practices left and we need every single one of them,” Whittingham said. “We’ve got to keep progressing.”
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