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Utes football: Utah returns a vast amount of experience at safety

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  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    April 7, 2013 8:47 p.m.

    Not as good as the BYU safties. We're stocked at that position.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 5, 2013 9:24 a.m.

    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

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 4, 2013 8:08 p.m.

    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.

  • Fight On! St George, Utah
    April 4, 2013 7:52 p.m.

    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.