Utah S Blechen returning after 3-game suspension
Playmaking strong safety Brian Blechen is expected to be back in
Utah’s starting lineup for Saturday’s Pac-12 opener at Arizona
State after serving a three-game suspension for violating
undisclosed team rules.
The 6-foot-2 junior is listed as the starter on the new depth
chart and coach Kyle Whittingham said Monday he expects Blechen to
play very well based on his effort the past month while working
with the scout team.
Blechen had three interceptions and three forced fumbles last
season, and blocked a field goal.
In his 2010 college debut, he intercepted a pass on the first
play of overtime to set up Utah’s upset of Pittsburgh.
The Utes also expect running back John White back from an ankle
injury and free safety Eric Rowe back from a strained