Ravell Call, Deseret News
Quarterback Chuckie Keeton (16) of the Utah State Aggies celebrates scoring in the third quarter against the University of Utah during NCAA football in Salt Lake City, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

Utah State's second season in the Mountain West Conference begins in 183 days as the Aggies travel to Neyland Stadium to face Tennessee of the SEC. Even though spring camp opens on March 3, it's still way too early to do any sort of position-by-position breakdown.

We're doing it anyway. After all, is it ever really too early to talk college football?

Utah State is the state's program on the rise, and there's plenty of reasons for optimism headed into 2014. Chuckie Keeton should be healthy before the start of the 2014 season, and USU's defense looks as solid as ever. Utah State could very well be the favorite to win the Mountain West in 2014.

Here's Utah State's way-too-early position-by-position breakdown.

Lafe Peavler is a sports writer for the Deseret News. Follow him on Twitter @LafePeavler