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Football position previews: We break down BYU, Utah and Utah State in six parts

Published: Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 1:23 a.m. MDT

Utah State Aggie Kyler Fackrell tackles Weber State Wildcats running back Josh Booker (24) during NCAA football in Logan  Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.  (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Utah State Aggie Kyler Fackrell tackles Weber State Wildcats running back Josh Booker (24) during NCAA football in Logan Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

With fall camp upon us, the Deseret News is breaking down the position battles for the state's three FBS college football programs.

Which positions are the strengths and weaknesses for BYU, Utah and Utah State this season? We provide some answers of what to watch for in fall camp.

The offensive line

Read about BYU's offensive line here.

Read about Utah's offensive line here.

Read about Utah State's offensive line here.

The offensive backfield (QB and RB)

Read about BYU's offensive backfield here.

Read about Utah's offensive backfield here.

Utah Utes linebacker Jason Whittingham (53) tackles  UCLA Bruins running back Jordon James (6) for a loss  in Salt Lake City  Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.  (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Utah Utes linebacker Jason Whittingham (53) tackles UCLA Bruins running back Jordon James (6) for a loss in Salt Lake City Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

Read about Utah State's offensive backfield here.

The receivers (WR and TE)

Read about BYU's receivers here.

Read about Utah's receivers here.

Read about Utah State's receivers here.

The defensive line

Read about BYU's defensive line here.

Read about Utah's defensive line here.

Read about Utah State's defensive line here.

The linebackers

Read about BYU's linebackers here.

Read about Utah's linebackers here.

Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Alani Fua (5) tries to block a Idaho State Bengals quarterback Justin Arias (18) pass during a game at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, November 16, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News) Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Alani Fua (5) tries to block a Idaho State Bengals quarterback Justin Arias (18) pass during a game at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, November 16, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News)

Read about Utah State's linebackers here.

The defensive secondary (CB and S)

Read about BYU's defensive backs here.

Read about Utah's defensive backs here.

Read about Utah State's defensive backs here.

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