ESPN: Rebuilt Utah D faces big test in Dion Lewis
Rebuilding a defense is never easy. Imagine, then, having your new defense face one of the best running backs in the country on opening night.
Such is the task facing Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake on Thursday, when the Utes host No. 15 Pittsburgh and powerful back Dion Lewis.
Utah lost seven starters, including all of its starting linebackers, rover and three defensive backs. Five of its top-six leading tacklers are gone.
“You wish you could have a lot more time as a coach, but the game is a test itself,” Sitake said in a phone interview. “We’ve got some ...