SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A year later, Utah’s goal remains the same — winning the Pac-12 South title it let slip away in last year’s regular-season finale with a loss to lowly Colorado.
The big difference this time is the Utes will have to get past a Southern California team no longer ineligible for the postseason.
Offensive coordinator Norm Chow is gone, replaced by 2009 Sugar Bowl-winning quarterback Brian Johnson and his modified spread attack.
The Utes return 16 starters from a team that finished 8-5 in its inaugural Pac-12 season.
So what if coaches still haven’t officially announced the starting quarterback just two weeks before the Aug. 30 season opener against Northern Colorado?
Jordan Wynn is finally healthy and is being pushed by freshmen Travis Wilson and Adam Schulz and senior Jon Hayes.