Sitake has similar expectations for all of Utah’s linebackers. Besides Norris and Whittingham, he is pleased with the play of others like the versatile Reilly, junior V.J. Fehoko and freshman Uaea Masina.
“I like our linebacking corps right now and knock on wood we have to stay healthy in order for us to play more effectively,” Sitake said. “But I like the way the group is starting to perform.”
The tests, however, keep on coming. After a strong showing against UCLA, Utah’s defense is now preparing to face a Stanford offense that averages 39.2 points per game with a scheme that averages 210.2 yards rushing and 198 yards passing.
The linebackers will be right in the middle of it all.
“We’ve got a lot of depth there I feel comfortable with,” Sitake said. “We’re going to keep getting better. We just need to get better faster.”
No. 5 Stanford (5-0, 3-0)
at Utah (3-2, 0-2)
Saturday, 4 p.m.
TV: Pac-12 Networks
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