August 11, 2006

The pads are on

Friday's morning practice proved to be busy for everyone, as the team suited up in full pads for the first time this fall. Also on the line was the fact that they were only one day away from the first scrimmage, with playing time in Saturday's intrasquad affair up for grabs. Once again, UteZone was there for every minute of Friday's preparation for Utah's first scrimmage on Saturday.

First day in pads

With players able to make full contact and deal with the rigors of all the extra weight that comes with lugging around all the protective gear, coaches got a better look at how the team plays in real-game situations. From the coaches' perspective, the returns were positive.

"This team knows how to work," head coach Kyle Wittingham said. "We saw that the first four days and it carried over right into today. This football team has an excellent work ethic. They know how to stay focused and concentrate and finish a practice."

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