clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Morning links: BYU vs Utah is the No. 11 non-conference game; former Ute Garett Bolles looking strong in camp

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles carries his son, Kingston, after drills at an NFL football training camp Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles carries his son, Kingston, after drills at an NFL football training camp Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
David Zalubowski, AP

BYU vs. Utah is the No. 11 non-conference football game of 2017, according to Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports.

"Fans outside the state have little idea how intense this rivalry is 365 days of the year but make no mistake, this is one of the nastiest battles in all of college football every fall," Fischer writes. "While the two stingy defenses have controlled the outcome in recent meetings, be prepared to see a new-look Utes offense face off against electrifying Cougars QB Tanner Mangum in this year’s edition."

The Cougars make the list two more times as BYU vs Wisconsin is No. 16 and BYU vs LSU is No. 18.

Garett Bolles making the case for a starting job

CBS Cleveland's Kevin McGuire spotlighted former Utah offensive lineman Garett Bolles.

"The value of a good offensive line cannot be taken for granted in the NFL. That is why the Denver Broncos should feel good about the outlook with rookie offensive tackle Garett Bolles finding his way into the mix this summer leading up to the fall. Bolles is already making a case to be considered for a starting job in Denver," McGuire wrote. "Bolles is coming off a very successful 2016 season with the Utah Utes of the Pac-12, and he continues to grow from that experience with the work already completed in mini-camps for the Broncos. A First-Team All-Pac-12 player last year for the Utes, Bolles has proven he is a capable blocker at a key position."

Other links

And finally...Former BYU running back Jamaal Williams continues to impress in the Packers' training camp: