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Red roundup: Utes eager to show they belong in Pac-12

Published: Thursday, Sept. 8 2011 12:04 p.m. MDT

Utah's Brian Blechen intercepts a pass meant for Montana's Elvis Akpla in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. (Mike Terry, Deseret News) Utah's Brian Blechen intercepts a pass meant for Montana's Elvis Akpla in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. (Mike Terry, Deseret News)

Fox Sports spotlights Utah's move to a BCS conference, going from "outsider to insider."

When asked if the Utes belonged with the big boys, senior right tackle Tony Bergstrom delivered the following response:

“Now we’re in and we’re fighting to show we belong. It’s always been a fight to prove ourselves, to show we belong with these top teams," he said. "We’ve got the chance of a lifetime coming into the Pac-12. That’s what we’ve been working for for years. We just have to show we belong.”

— Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News offers some insight on possible Pac-12 expansion.

Former Utah coach Ron McBride and ex-Utah defensive coordinator Gary Andersen speak about this Saturday's Weber State-Utah State game in Logan.

USC's Robert Woods will likely be resting instead of practicing Thursday.

Utah athletics director Chris Hill was the "big interview" with ESPN 700's Bill and Spence.

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