first_img Written by Tags: Kyle Whittingham/Pac-12 Media Day/Utah Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES-Thursday afternoon, University of Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham addressed the media, as well as senior defensive end Bradlee Anae and senior tailback Zack Moss during Pac-12 media day.5:52 pmAnae told media that he had a fascination with the Pac-12 trophy that he saw displayed at media day. He confirmed his beliefs that it belongs in Salt Lake City this season.4:56 pmWhen addressing the media, Moss said the Utes’ expectation is “to do the hunting,” calling upon a metaphor many Beehive State football fans can relate to in regard to a question about how Utah expects to handle the season.4:19 pmWhittingham tersely gave his thoughts on transfer players , saying that he thinks “the transfer portal” will slow down because a lot of these kids have “nowhere to go,” as the process ensues. He confirmed the Utes’ thoughts on transfer players mirror those of other programs, which is once players use the transfer portal, they are done with that program.Whittingham stated he also didn’t care for the Utes’ lofty expectations placed upon them by the Pac-12 media earlier in the afternoon as they were projected to win the conference, saying “they don’t mean a thing.”Whittingham also glorified the decisive home-field advantage the Utes have at Rice-Eccles Stadium, thanking Utah’s raucous fans for their contributions to the Utes’ success at home.Whittingham also expressed his appreciation that all of the Utes’ non-conference games occur before conference play starts as this gives his squad an opportunity to focus on the most important games down the stretch.When asked about how he felt about the return of offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig to the program (2005-2008), Whittingham hearkened back to his magnificence in helping the Utes to their undefeated season in 2008 and said he’s glad to have him back in the program, calling him “meticulous and detail-oriented.”Whittingham confirmed the Utes’ ultimate goal is to “win it all,” although he remained resolute throughout his press conference that his players and assistants not get overly excited about existing expectations.Whittingham revealed the Utes also have holes, as he has “no idea” who the placekicker will be and there have been various injuries on the offensive line. Fall camp will help sort these issues out, he said.When asked how he felt about USC being the Utes’ first conference game, Whittingham didn’t definitively answer whether that’s a blessing or curse for his squad. Brad James July 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Football Addresses Media At Pac-12 Media Daylast_img