Not as good as the BYU safties. We're stocked at that position.
I think its going to be a great season for us. The South Division is so
competitive rigth now I can see anyone but Colorado fighting for the
championship. Go Utes!3rd time's the charm, lets
make this 3rd season memorable. Can't wait for the season to start
Obviously Blechen was a big disappointment last year, from his suspension to his
subpar play after returning. Rowe was a bit of a mixed bag. His tackling was
vastly better, but his coverage wasn't as good as his freshman year. Quade
is a solid backup, and hopefully Carter will be as advertised and be more
determined to play to his potential than he was at Cal.
Unfortunately, experience doesn't equal wins or even a good defense. In
2011 and 2012 Utah had a dominant defensive front which made the secondary look
a whole lot better than they really were. You are losing 3 of 4 starters on the
defensive line, and both starting corners. And with easily the toughest schedule
in school history, the defense will be in for a rocky season. In fact, unless
the offense has a huge turnaround year, Utah will likely end up sitting home
again come December/January. Best case scenario for Utah is starting out
4-0 before facing a brutal grind where they very well could go 0-6, then the
final 2 games will decide whether Utah will finish .500 or not. Just a realistic look at the Utes chances in 2013. This coming
season will have plenty of surprises I'm sure, But I don't see the
Utes rising to the top half of the PAC-12, or even top 3 in the Pac-12 South.