Utah Rumors & News

  • Sportswriter suggests Utah coaching staff could be ready to split

    College Football Talk "A failure to show a financial commitment to the coaching staff at Utah could prove to be a costly move by Utah athletics director Chris Hill, as one sportswriter suggests. In the past offseason Utah opted not to extend contracts for members on the football team’s coaching staff as the coaches..." November 13

  • Utah WR Dres Anderson out for season with knee injury

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah announced Wednesday morning that leading receiver Dres Anderson will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Anderson, a senior, redshirted in 2010 and has played in seven games this season — over the limit for an NCAA hardship waiver. He has 355 yards and four touchdowns..." October 29

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Utah quarterback Travis Wilson cited for alcohol at concert

    Salt Lake Tribune "The leading candidate to start at quarterback for Utah’s football team this fall, Travis Wilson was cited for possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor while at a Tim McGraw concert at USANA Amphitheatre on Friday night. A statement from the Department of Public Safety/Utah Highway..." July 30

  • Utah QB Travis Wilson cited on underage alcohol charge

    CBSSports.com "Utah junior quarterback Travis Wilson was cited on an underage alcohol charge at a Salt Lake City concert Friday night, the Associated Press reported. Per the AP, the Utah Department of Public Safety issued a statement Saturday saying Wilson had been charged with possession or consumption of..." July 28

  • South Carolina CB Ahmad Christian to join Utes this fall, sit out one year

    Salt Lake Tribune "Former South Carolina cornerback Ahmad Christian will transfer to Utah this fall and be eligible to play in 2015, he told The Tribune by phone Wednesday night. As a redshirt sophomore last season, Christian was credited with 18 tackles, two pass break-ups and one forced fumble. He played in..." July 21

  • Utah Utes QB Travis Wilson glad to be back after health scare

    NFL.com "Travis Wilson is familiar with just about everything at the Elite 11, from the schedule to the coaching staff he worked with at the event several years ago when he was a rising senior in high school. He has thrown the branded Nike footballs at the competition too many times to count and has stood..." July 09

  • Utah QB Travis Wilson medically cleared for contact

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah’s most experienced quarterback cleared a huge hurdle Tuesday in his quest to get back on the football field after it was once feared that his career was over. Junior Travis Wilson was medically cleared for full contact following a CT scan that showed that a once-threatening artery injury..." June 24

  • Utes officially lose QB, could gain ex-Gamecocks CB

    College Football Talk "A handful of days after it was first reported, Utah officials have confirmed to the Deseret News that quarterback Micah Thomas has left the football program and will transfer to an unknown university to continue his collegiate playing career. The decision to leave the Utes came down to playing..." June 17

  • Medical decision on Utah QB Travis Wilson’s future forthcoming

    College Football Talk "At some point before the calendar flips from June to July, Utah should know whether or not it will have its starting quarterback moving forward. A concussion — technically, an intracranial artery injury — sidelined Travis Wilson for the last three games of the 2013 season and led to questions..." June 16

  • Utah QB turned WR Micah Thomas will transfer

    Salt Lake Tribune "After moving from quarterback to wide receiver this spring, Micah Thomas will transfer. The move, hinted at in Thomas’ tweets earlier this week, was confirmed by Utah’s program Wednesday. The program did not say where Thomas will go. A 6-foot, 194-pound redshirt freshman signal caller out of..." June 12

  • Utah RB Lucky Radley to walk on at SDSU

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Aztecs had great success with a pair of graduate transfers two years ago -- Oregon State transfer Ryan Katz won the starting quarterback job, and USC transfer Brice Butler finished his one season at San Diego State as the Oakland Raiders' seventh round selection in the 2013 draft. This..." June 02

  • Injury will likely sideline Utes’ Gionni Paul for start of season

    College Football Talk "After transferring to Utah last year, Gionni Paul was forced to sit out the 2013 season to satisfy NCAA regulations. Unfortunately for the linebacker, he’ll have to wait even longer to officially begin his Utes playing career. Head coach Kyle Whittingham confirmed Friday that Paul suffered a..." April 12

  • Utes lose linebacker Jacoby Hale for spring due to ACL tear

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utes may be without one of their top pass-rushing threats when they open 2014 play. Senior linebacker Jacoby Hale tore his ACL and MCL at Thursday’s practice and will undergo surgery, said Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham after practice Saturday. Whittingham said he’s seen guys come back..." March 31

  • Utah DL injured in moped accident says he's recovering

    CBSSports.com "Kyle Whittingham and the Utah football program announced some unfortunate news Feb. 24, offering their "thoughts and prayers" to the family of Ute defensive lineman Moana Ofahengaue, who had suffered a serious head injury in a motorized bike accident and was then in critical condition. Two..." March 10

  • Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson lands at Utah

    The Oklahoman "Former Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson looks to have found his next college football home - The University of Utah. The Utah Football Twitter page made an announcement Wednesday morning that Thompson was officially part of the "Ute Nation." Thompson had visited Utah earlier this month." February 26

  • Quarterback Travis Wilson gets doctors’ OK to practice

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah quarterback Travis Wilson received the news he had been hoping for on Monday with doctor examinations revealing there was no change in the intracranial arterial condition that cut short his 2013 season and threatened to end his career. As a result, Wilson has been cleared to participate in..." February 25

  • Accident leaves Utah DL Moana Ofahengaue critical

    College Football Talk "While there was good news on the medical front for Utah’s starting quarterback, it was decidedly the opposite for a player on the other side of the ball. Moana Ofahengaue, the school confirmed, is listed in critical condition following what was described as a motorbike accident Sunday night...." February 25

  • Utah first up on Kendal Thompson’s transfer tour

    College Football Talk "ased on one report, there’s certainly no lack of interest in a former Oklahoma quarterback. Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the Daily Oklahoman is reporting that more than 40 football programs — 42 to be specific — have expressed an interest in erstwhile Sooner Kendal Thompson...." February 16

  • Former Utah DE Reilly fueled by daughter's battle with cancer

    Fox Sports "When Trevor Reilly lines up at the NFL Scouting Combine, the former Utah defensive end will also carry the weight of his two daughters and wife on his shoulders. Ever since Reilly’s year-old daughter Shayn was diagnosed with cancer in June, his perspective on life, football and family have..." February 14

  • Utah assistant Brian Johnson named Mississippi State QBs coach

    CBSSports.com "Dan Mullen's connections to Utah -- the school he helped to an undefeated 2004 season as an assistant under Urban Meyer -- have faded a bit as he and Meyer have moved on to multiple other coaching stops. But those connections were still strong enough to help Mullen find a new quarterbacks coach..." February 12

  • Ole Miss, Utah both get letters of intent from D.J. Law

    USA Today "Both Ole Miss and Utah are claiming it received a National Letter of Intent from Florida athlete D.J. Law. Ole Miss first announced the signature at 8:23 a.m. today. Utah announced at 3:36 p.m. (central) that he had signed with it. An Ole Miss spokesman said the school is looking into it...." February 06

  • Utah's Reilly (No. 45 overall prospect) had knee surgery

    CBSSports.com "Given his production in 2013 as an edge rusher for Utah, senior Trevor Reilly was conspicuously absent from postseason all-star games. The reason the first-team All-Pac-12 defender didn't participate is now clear as Reilly recently underwent a knee scope, NFLDraftScout.com has learned. The..." January 28

  • Utah football: Morris-Edwards transferring to Weber State

    The Deseret News "Utah defensive back Tyron Morris-Edwards is transferring to Weber State in search of more playing time. The former Alta High School standout, who appeared in 22 games since redshirting in 2010, made 22 tackles (12 solo) with two passes defended and one tackle-for-loss during his tenure with the..." January 27

  • Future of Utah QB Wilson still unknown

    Salt Lake Tribune "Spoke to JoMarie Wilson this morning, the mother of Utah quarterback Travis Wilson. Utah fans have been asking a lot about the status of the sophomore quarterback, who was sidelined late in the season when concussion exams revealed he had an intracranial arterial condition that is threatening..." January 24