August 30, 2006

Coming out of August

By now, most Ute fans have come to the realization that with Gary Andersen and Kyle Whittingham guiding the defense, the U could suit up eleven fish sticks and still have a decent unit. Luckily Long John Silver was nowhere near fall camp, for the defense has a lot of talent to hopefully balance out the unknowns coming out of August. Here is how Andersen's boys looked in camp.

Defensive Line

No matter how you spin it, this unit was a disappointment last season. The ends had a tough time consistently getting to the quarterback, leaving Steve Fifita and Kelly Talavou often double-teamed, and thus worn down. Luckily that history appears to be short lived. The unit as a whole looked very aggressive in camp and there is better size and depth than last season.

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