Experience along the defensive line and talent in the secondary should help the Utes offset the questions among the linebackers and the offense.
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Where do all the teams in the Pac-12 fall in Phil Steele's national ranking of the most "experienced" two-deeps?
Josh Rosen and UCLA lead our list of wild-card teams heading into the season. For these teams, a few lucky bounces could be the difference between the playoff and disappointment.
You know Christian McCaffrey, Josh Rosen and the Pac-12's biggest names heading into 2016. But who are the fringe players that will need to take a huge step forward this year for each team?
After losing some of their best players from 2015, Utah has too many variables on offense to rank this trio above any others in the conference.
USC's defense received a boost Friday when grad-transfer Stevie Tu'ikolovatu announced he was leaving the Utah Utes to join the Trojans.
There are the familiar faces like Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, and then there are newcomers like Oregon quarterback Dakota Prukop. Who are the Pac-12's other most important people?
The Conference of Quarterbacks has seen much of its talent depart. There's plenty of questions and potential left over.
The Utes may need their talented D-line and secondary to help make up for inexperience at linebacker.
Most people aren't concerned about who a team's backup quarterback is -- that is, until te starter gets hurt. So what's the backup plan in the Pac-12?
Utah is gathering information before making any determination about receiver Kenric Young's status after a weekend incident.
Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer
Utah junior receiver Kenric Young was cited over the weekend for misdemeanor assault after a fight broke out at a pool party at a North Salt Lake apartment complex, according to multiple reports. Young, a junior from Gainesville, Fla., played in nine games and made three catches last year. He was listed as sophomore Tyrone Smith's backup at "Z" receiver on the post-spring depth chart. That said, receiver is a big question for the Utes, who are replacing their top four pass catchers from a year ago while also replacing QB Travis Wilson, a four-year starter. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement that he is gathering information about the incident.
Spoiler alert: What you're about to read is a 100 percent, completely-accurate-even-though-the-season-hasn't-started look at how the 2016 All-American team will look. (You're welcome.)
Which players are dark horses with first- or second-team All-Pac-12 potential? Pac-12 reporter Ted Miller takes a look.
How will the Pac-12 football standings look come December? We look at the predictions.
How do Pac-12 coaches think the 2016 season will play out? With anonymity assured, they dish on why Christian McCaffrey is even better than you think, Week 1 could be a disaster for USC and more.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
There are nearly 400 campers registered for the PrimeTime Polynesian Kumite camp today in Norco, Calif. During the camp's opening remarks, they were told over 60 college coaches were on hand from all parts of the country and it was stressed this is an opportunity for them to get on the recruiting radar or improve their stock. Here are some of the most notable schools that were expected to have coaches and/or staff members in attendance: Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Colorado, Fresno State, Hawaii, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, Notre Dame, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, USC, UNLV, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State
The opening stretch of Pac-12 play -- vs. USC, at Cal, vs. Arizona -- will likely tell us much about where Utah is headed in 2016.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
The kickoff times and broadcast networks for most of the Pac-12's September games have now been determined.
At least three Pac-12 quarterbacks appear as shoo-ins to reach the 3,000-yard plateau. Who will join them? A team-by-team look.
You'd think 33 wins over three seasons would make a coach untouchable. Not so at Oregon, where Mark Helfrich is on less stable ground than his peers.
The Pac-12 had six receivers reach 1,000 yards last season. How many can we expect to hit quadruple figures this year?
The Week 1 slate is a veritable smorgasbord, with bluebloods in Texas and football in Sydney. Here's the most pressing storyline for each Pac-12 team.
Which Pac-12 schools are likely to feature a 1,000-yard rusher in 2016? Oregon, Stanford, USC and Washington are among the strong bets.
Lowell Lotulelei is a big reason the Utes' defensive line is one of the best in the country.
Utah vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds
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