From QB to coach
In January, Utah hired former quarterback and hero of the Utes' Sugar Bowl victory, Brian Johnson, to help coach its quarterbacks.
"It's not intimidating at all," said the then 22-year-old. "I see it as an opportunity and as a challenge to better myself, to better the program and to help the quarterbacks as well."
Utah's tie to the World Cup
Real Salt Lake forward Robbie Findley gave locals another reason to watch the World Cup when he was selected to be part of the 2010 team. He made his debut on June 12, against England.
Real lost Findley in the MLS expansion draft, and shortly after he announced his intentions to leave the league. He signed with second-tier English club Nottingham Forest in December.
BYU softball blazes new territory
When BYU faced East Carolina in the NCAA Tournament, the team was taking on a pitcher who hadn't give up a run in 12 games. They not only won that game, they went on to earn a spot in the Sweet 16 where they lost to Arizona.
New coach at Snow College
Despite a 53-7 record as Snow College's head coach, Steve Coburn is asked to resign as the team's head coach. He does so, and offensive coordinator Tyler Hughes is named the program's new head coach.
Ogden Marathon earns honors
Locals have loved the Ogden Marathon for years. But now the secret is out.
The race, held each May, was named one of Runner's World Magazine's Top 10 races. The top 10 is selected from nearly 400 races held in the U.S. each year. Other Top 10 races included New York City Marathon, Portland Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon.
Also, this year, Runner's World named Salt Lake Running as one of the top running stores in the country.
Archery comes to Utah
For the first time in U.S. History the United States will host an Archery World Cup stage. Utah is the only location in North America to welcome the elite archers from more than 35 different countries. Ogden hosted the week-long event that included appearances by three-time Olympian and Utahn Denise Parker.
Brewer's bad luck
Fan favorite Ronnie Brewer was traded to the Mephis Grizzlies in February. In April, the guard tore his hamstring, which ended his season.
His luck did get better in the summer when he signed with the Chicago Bulls — and two other former Jazzmen, Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver.
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