Utah Football Players, Coaches React To Pac-12 Announcement
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Pac-12 made a big announcement on Thursday night that players and coaches around the Utah football program were waiting for.
After postponing fall sports back in August, teams were forced to wait until January 1 to possibly play. The conference pulled the trigger on starting the season on November 6 or 7.
When the announcement was made, players and coaches took to social media to show their excitement to be playing football again.
Come November, it’s showtime.
WE’RE BACK! 🙌
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) September 24, 2020
Kyle Whittingham, Head Coach
Whittingham also released a statement to the media on Thursday night.
“Our players have done a great job staying focused over the course of the past several months and have worked extremely hard through all of the uncertainty. We’re excited that we’ve been given the go-ahead to play football this fall and look forward to getting the season underway,” Whittingham said.
Game on. https://t.co/Cv4kUDr5nA
— Kyle Whittingham (@UtahCoachWhitt) September 24, 2020
Kiel McDonald, Running Backs Coach
— Coach Kiel McDonald (@Coach_KMcDonald) September 25, 2020
Guy Holliday, Wide Receivers Coach
“It’s real! It’s on! Can’t be happier for our players and fans,” Holliday wrote.
It’s Real! It’s On! Can’t be Happier for our Players and Fans. pic.twitter.com/A95TGGux70
— Coach Guy Holliday (@eagle88me) September 25, 2020
Fred Whittingham, Tight Ends Coach
“Fired Up! The players continued to work hard waiting for this opportunity to return. Let’s go Utes!” Whittingham tweeted.
Fired up! The players continued to work hard waiting for this opportunity to return. Let's go Utes! https://t.co/kvGVylzpS4
— Fred Whittingham Jr. (@FWhittinghamJr) September 25, 2020
Jake Bentley, Quarterback
“Can’t even explain the feeling!! WE’RE BACK!!! Can’t wait to take the field with my Utah football family!!!!!” Bentley wrote.
Can’t even explain the feeling!! WE’RE BACK!!! Can’t wait to take the field with my @Utah_Football family!!!!!
— Jake Bentley (@JakeBentley19) September 25, 2020
Cameron Rising, Quarterback
“November 6th! We’re back!” Rising tweeted.
November 6th! We’re back! pic.twitter.com/cVdA2TIIeQ
— Cameron Rising (@crising7) September 25, 2020
T.J. Green, Running Back
It’s up👀 pic.twitter.com/eMm8WhzqZX
— Tj Green🎸 (@tjgotemmcoach) September 24, 2020
Nick Ford, Offensive Lineman
Bout to drop some bodies💯 https://t.co/LJ2Log82qp
— Nick Ford (@FearThat55) September 24, 2020
Simi Moala, Offensive Lineman
— Simi ♋️ (@Moala676) September 25, 2020
Xavier Carlton, Defensive End
“The day you find out your childhood dream is coming true! Nov 6th can’t get here soon enough,” Carlton wrote.
— Xavier Carlton#44 (@xaviercarlton44) September 25, 2020
Devin Lloyd, Linebacker
ITS TIME.. pic.twitter.com/1DZ2ivyzqz
— devinlloyd (@DevinLloyd_) September 24, 2020
Clark Phillips III, Cornerback
YESSIR POPS. You really the only one who knows the latenights and early mornings that were put in to get to this stage. TIME TO WAKE EM UP.
— Clark Phillips lll (@ClarkPhillips21) September 25, 2020
Nate Ritchie, Defensive Back
It’s go time,” Ritchie tweeted.
it’s go time 🙌🏽 @Utah_Football
— Nate Ritchie (@nateritchie3) September 25, 2020
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