Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Utah Utes backup quarterback Jon Hays (9) sprints out away from the pocket and looks for a receiver as Utah and Washington play Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Rice Eccles Stadium. Washington won 31-14.

Arizona State is busy preparing to face quarterback Jon Hays and the Utah Utes Saturday afternoon at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Sun Devils coach Dennis Erickson already seems to know a thing or two about the injured Jordan Wynn's replacement.

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"(He's) a really good player," Erickson told the Arizona Republic. "Very athletic. He can run the football. I'm sure if he's the quarterback, they'll do some different things in the running game."

— Here is more from Fox Sports Arizona.

— Listen to ESPN 700's weekly visit with Utah quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson.

The Pac-12 is still ranked fourth in conference power rankings.

Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News ponders Pac-12 revenue and coaches on the hot seat.

Utah linebacker Chaz Walker is profiled in an Ogden Standard-Examiner column.