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NFL Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes that Utah redshirt senior WR Darren Carrington is seeing his stock rise from big performances this year.

Carrington (6'3/208) has been one of the best receivers in college football, and Pauline believes NFL scouts are taking notice. Pauline says that Carrington has "next level size (6-foot-2.5 inches and 200 pounds), reliable hands and needs only to run well (under 4.5s) prior to the draft to get top 100 consideration- assuming there are no more character red flags." Carrington will be on stage next when Utah plays Arizona on Friday.
Sep 18 - 9:45 PM

Utah sophomore QB Tyler Huntley completed 30-of-43 passes for 341 yards and four touchdowns with one interception and ran for 53 yards in a 54-16 rout of San Jose State on Saturday.

Another game, another impressive clinic from Huntley (6'1/190). It's almost hard to believe there was a quarterback competition at this point, with all due respect to backup Troy Williams. He found Darren Carrington three times, and he found running back Zack Moss for the fourth. The competition has been lackluster, but Huntley's speed and arm strength look like they belong. Utah gets Arizona next week.
Sep 17 - 1:58 AM

Utah redshirt senior WR Darren Carrington II caught nine passes for 153 yards and three scores in a 54-16 victory over San Jose State on Saturday.

What a pickup Carrington has been for the Utah offense. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound wideout cannot be single covered, and San Jose State found that out the hard way as he put up the three touchdowns. His first touchdown was a seven-yarder from Utes QB Tyler Huntley that gave Utah a 16-3 lead early in the second quarter, and Huntley found him again minutes left from 26 yards to open that lead to 23-3. The final touchdown -- and the nail in the San Jose State coffin -- was a 15-yarder giving Utah a 44-16 lead. He'll look to continue his run when Utah takes on Arizona next week.
Sep 17 - 1:54 AM

Utah redshirt senior WR Darren Carrington II caught seven passes for 129 years in a 19-13 victory over BYU on Saturday.

Carrington didn't get in the end zone, but the 6-foot-3, 205-pound transfer from Oregon was still able to dominate for the Utes. In his two games with Utah, he's caught 17 passes for 256 yards and a score. He's going to end the year with huge numbers if he stays healthy.
Sep 10 - 2:00 AM

Utah sophomore QB Tyler Huntley completed 27-of-36 passes for 300 yards and ran for 89 yards and a touchdown in a 19-13 victory over Brigham Young on Saturday.

Looks like Kyle Wittingham might have known what he was doing in naming Huntley (6'1/190) the starter. Huntley made plays all over the field, finding Darren Carrington seven times and making plays with his arm and legs. His touchdown was a five-yard keeper up the middle that made it 16-0 Utah with 12:49 left in the third. It's pretty clear that it's a rebuilding year for BYU, but this was still a very impressed performance for Huntley.
Sep 10 - 1:56 AM
Zack Moss - RB - Utes

Utah sophomore RB Zack Moss ran for 128 yards and a score on 22 carries in a 37-16 win over North Dakota on Thursday.

With junior RB Armand Shyne out with an undisclosed victory, Moss (5'10/200) was option one at running back tonight, and he looked like he belonged. Keep in mind that Moss ran for 382 yards and two scores as Joe Williams' backup last year, so it shouldn't be too big a surprise he did well against an FCS school. If he puts up similar numbers against BYU next week and going forward, Utah coach Kyle Wittingham may have a hard time putting Moss on the bench even when Shyne is healthy.
Aug 31 - 11:05 PM

Utah sophomore QB Tyler Huntley completed 23-or-32 passes for 227 yards along with a touchdown and an interception in a 37-16 victory over North Dakota on Thursday.

He also ran for 70 yards and two touchdowns on 18 attempts. Huntley was named the starter over 2016 incumbent Troy Williams, and the 6-foot-1, 190 pound signal-caller had a solid, if not awe-inspiring debut. He showed good chemistry with transfer-wideout Darren Carrington, and he showed the ability to make plays with his feet. He'll face stiffer competition next Saturday when Utah travels to rival BYU.
Aug 31 - 10:59 PM

Utah redshirt senior WR Darren Carrington II caught 10 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in a 37-16 victory over North Dakota on Thursday.

Welcome to Utah, Mr. Carrington. A transfer from Oregon after the troubled wide receiver was dismissed following a summer DUI, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound wideout clearly didn't have any trouble picking up a new offense, and looked like the best player on the field. Assuming he can stay healthy, he should put up outstanding numbers for the Utes, and he should hear his name called this April in the NFL draft.
Aug 31 - 10:53 PM

Utah named sophomore QB Tyler Huntley the starter for the coming season.

Huntley turned in a strong preseason camp to supplant incumbent starter Troy Williams. This definitely comes out of the blue -- not only did Williams start all 13 games for the Utes a year ago, he was named a team captain in advance of the 2017 campaign. Huntley was a three-star recruit for the 2016 cycle, ranking as Rivals' No. 23 dual-threat gunslinger in that class -- his athleticism is part of what was so intriguing to HC Kyle Whittingham and staff. In backup duty behind Williams last season, Huntley saw the field in six games, attempting seven passes in that space.
Aug 21 - 12:45 PM
Zack Moss - RB - Utes

With Utah junior RB Armand Shyne expected to miss an extended amount of time with an undisclosed injury, sophomore RB Zack Moss has moved to the top of the depth chart.

Shyne is not expected to miss the entire season, but he will be out for a while. This past season, Moss started the first three games of the campaign before ceding way to the unretiring Joe Williams. He rushed for 382 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the year. Devonta'e Henry-Cole will likely work in a backup role behind Moss while Shyne is on the shelf. Of Moss, HC Kyle Whittingham said, "He’s 215 pounds, he’s strong as a bull. He’s got speed, and it's his time."
Aug 13 - 12:27 PM

Utah junior RB Armand Shyne will miss a significant amount of time with an undisclosed injury.

"Armand’s out for quite awhile. It’s not season-ending, but it’s a long time. He’s on the shelf," said HC Kyle Whittingham, who referred to Shyne's injury as a "fluke thing" which occurred during an 11-on-11 drill. The 5-foot-11, 214-pounder has had foul luck on the injury front over the last year-plus, as he played in just five games last season before being sidelined for the campaign by a leg injury. With Shyne down for the count until further notice, Zack Moss will serve as Utah's lead back.
Aug 13 - 12:14 PM

Utah HC Kyle Whittingham said he was "hoping for the best" after senior C Lo Falemaka was carried off the field by teammates during Thursday's practice.

The 6-foot-5, 287-pound Falemaka was expected to replace J.J. Dielman in the starting lineup this fall. We don't know much about what happened on Tuesday because Utah does not publicize injury news unless the injury is season-ending. If Falemaka is to miss playing time this fall, sophomores Johnny Capra (6'6/296) and Paul Toala (6'4/317) would be next in line at center.
Source: ESPN
Aug 4 - 12:56 PM

In a Monday press release, Utah announced that redshirt junior S Chase Hansen "is unavailable to practice until further notice."

Utes HC Kyle Whittingham clarified that the defensive back has been dealing with an unspecified issue since before the start of camp. "He’s one of the best players in the conference," Whittingham said. "You always want to be full strength and have the best guys on the field, but if he’s not there, he’s not there. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Hansen as the No. 3 underclassman draft prospect at his position in the spring.
Aug 1 - 2:23 PM

Utah redshirt senior WR Darren Carrington II has been cleared and admitted to the university.

Carrington will be out on the practice field with his new team when summer camp opens Friday night. Carrington was booted off the Oregon football team by new head coach Willie Taggart following a DUI charge on July 1 (the receiver pleaded not guilty on Monday). "It’s always a tough decision when you talk about a player that you’re going to add to your program potentially that has a checkered past," HC Kyle Whittingham said Thursday. "You’ve got to make a decision based on all the information you can gather, based on the athletes’ attitude. … I feel, in this case, that it was the right thing to do to give Darren another opportunity." Carrington (career 112-1,919-15 line at UO) figures to lead Ute receivers in touches this fall if he can stay on the field.
Jul 28 - 2:00 PM

The father of former Oregon redshirt senior WR Darren Carrington II confirmed that his son will transfer to Utah as a graduate.

"We are so thankful to Coach [Kyle] Whittingham, Dr. Chris Hill-AD and the U of Utah, for providing darren with an opportunity to not only finish is college football career but also for him to be known not just for 2 bad decisions, but as a man of God," the elder Darren Carrington wrote in an email. His son, Darren Carrington II, was kicked off Oregon after being arrested on suspicion of DUI. As a grad, Carrington II is eligible to play immediately. "Special shout out to OC [Troy] Taylor for being the catalyst," Carrington added in his email. It's an interesting line, and it speaks to something Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom discussed on Tuesday when this news first broke: Carrington II is an ideal WR1 in Taylor's up-tempo, pass-happy, quick-strike offense. At Taylor's last stop, Eastern Washington, Cooper Kupp played that role.
Jul 26 - 1:06 PM


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