Utah will be a team in transition for the Oregon State football team to face this fall.
The Utes reworked the staff, but there is a good mix of returning players to help ease the change.
OSU faces the Utes on Oct. 20 at home. Its also happens to be homecoming.
Last year, the Utes were one-dimensional with a so-so backup QB, but he looked like a million bucks in a victory over the Beavers.
With this year’s game being at home and with the state of the Utes, this should be a competitive game that OSU can win. But it could go the other way if the Beavers are not careful.
As always, this is a big game for recruiting Utah, Samoans and to remain high on the pecking order for recruiting. The Beavers can’t allow the newcomers to the conference to pass them so soon.
“We need to continue to recruit and build depth throughout our roster,” coach Kyle Whittingham said. “These teams have a lot of depth with two and three deep. We’ve had good classes the last two years, and we have to continue that. If we continue on that trend we’ve been on then we can stay competitive.”
Here’s a report from the spring game. The Utes had two teams play each other.
Here’s a state of the team report going into the spring game.
Here’s a story on the starting QB who was out due to injury last year, but is back.
Whittingham goes over the spring for his team.
“Our pressing need is to fine offensive tackles,” Whittingham said. “That’s going to be the key for us offensively.”