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Ute football: Nine unresolved issues face the Utes going forward

Published: Thursday, July 30 2015 9:34 p.m. MDT

FILE — Utah Utes wide receiver Dres Anderson (6) celebrates his touchdown as Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Preston Hadley (7) walks away as the University of Utah and BYU play football Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Head coach Kyle Whittingham has all but declared Anderson as the "go-to receiver" for the Utes heading into 2013. (Tom Smart, Deseret News) FILE — Utah Utes wide receiver Dres Anderson (6) celebrates his touchdown as Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Preston Hadley (7) walks away as the University of Utah and BYU play football Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Head coach Kyle Whittingham has all but declared Anderson as the "go-to receiver" for the Utes heading into 2013. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Everybody has eyes on Ute quarterback Travis Wilson's development, but that's not the only compelling storyline in Utah's football camp this spring.

Wilson's development will be key to the success of Utah's on-the-field product to be sure, so it is with good reason that U. fans want to know how he has progressed. There are, however, several other cogs in the machine that may make or break the Utes in 2013.

Whether it be the linebackers, the offensive line, the receivers or special teams, no one position group is completely absent of intrigue. Some problems the Utes are staring down will be resolved shortly; others may persist all the way to December, especially if injuries come into play.

With all that's been said of Utah's upcoming third year in the Pac-12, here are nine storylines that may have flown under the radar, plus a little treat for Ute football fans at the end.

FILE — Reggie Dunn runs a 40 during Utah Pro Day at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Dunn returned five kickoffs for touchdowns in 2012. (Ravell Call, Deseret News) FILE — Reggie Dunn runs a 40 during Utah Pro Day at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Dunn returned five kickoffs for touchdowns in 2012. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

Landon Hemsley is the sports content manager for DeseretNews.com. Email: lhemsley@deseretnews.com. Twitter: @EarlOfHemsley

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