Utah player notes for Mar 18th, 2019

The Sports Xchange

March 18, 2019 at 2:25 am.

Tyler Huntley – Noteworthy
Utah senior Tyler Huntley insists there isn’t going to be any sort of quarterback controversy this spring. As far as he’s concerned nothing is going to change. “I’m the starter and there you have it,” Huntley said. “It’s that simple.” Although he added that Jason Shelley, Drew Lisk and Cameron Rising are all good players, Huntley made his opinion clear: “It’s my job.” Huntley has started 19 games during the past two seasons. He’s completed 354 of 553 passes for 4,259 yards with 27 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. The dual-threat quarterback also has 856 career rushing yards and 11 scores to his credit. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham acknowledged that Huntley is the No. 1 guy right now.

Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley huddles up a group of teammates before running a drill during spring camp at the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, March 4, 2019. “So I guess technically and by definition he’s the starter if we had to play tomorrow,” Whittingham said. “But I think everybody in this program understands that it’s what you’ve done lately and you’ve got to continue to compete and you’ve got to continue to produce and if that doesn’t happen you get replaced. But having that confidence and that swagger, I guess you could say, is a positive thing.” New offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig likes all of the quarterbacks. “They’re good players, highly motivated and they’ve got a lot of potential,” he said. “So they”re doing a good job, just got to continue to move forward.” –
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