Utah coach Kyle Whittingham offered his insight on the Marcus Williams situation. The former Utah safety missed a tackle that led to a 61-yard touchdown reception by Minnesota’s Stefon Diggs in the closing seconds of last Sunday’s NFL playoff game. The Vikings edged the New Orleans Saints 29-24 to move to within one game of reaching the Super Bowl.
“Marcus is a tremendous talent and he had an outstanding rookie year. He’s got a lot of good football ahead of him,” Whittingham told the Deseret News. “He’s a mentally and physically tough kid and, you know, obviously he would like to have that play back. But he’ll move on and he’s not going to let that detract from what he’s going to accomplish in the ensuing years.”
Williams had similar thoughts a day after the game, releasing a statement on Twitter.
Utah wore "Kuzmania" T-shirts during warm-ups prior to Sunday's game at USC. Want one? Kyle Kuzma is selling them for $27 on his Web site.
C.J. Cron inked a new deal with the Los Angeles Angels. (Orange County Register)
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The No. 2-ranked Utah gymnasts take on No. 25 Oregon State Friday night in the Huntsman Center.