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Utah Utes basketball: Larry Krystkowiak shares his football knowledge

Published: Saturday, Oct. 29 2011 6:49 p.m. MDT

LOS ANGELES — At Friday's Pac-12 Basketball Media Day, Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak was asked about college football being the driving force before behind conference realignment.

"If football is the reason we're in the Pac-12, then I'm a really big fan of football," Krsytkowiak said after noting that he doesn't really pay attention to what's happening in football — even though he thinks Kyle Whittingham and the Utes have a great program.

I just try to focus on basketball," Krystkowiak said. "I know a little bit about basketball and being around the game."

Krystkowiak, as it turned out, revealed he also knew a little bit about Utah football. He witnessed three of the Utes' setbacks this season.

"It just kind of reinforces what a turnover here, what a turnover there can mean," Krystkowiak said. "Because we've turned the ball over a number of times down on the 5-yard line, all of a sudden you're 0-4 when you very easily be could 3-1 if the ball bounces a little differently.

"So that is about as much as I know about football," he added.

— Dirk Facer

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