It's important to be versatile in football.
It's better to be fast and physical than just fast or physical. It's better to be smart and strong than just smart or strong. And for Utah center Siaosi Aiono it's better to be left- and right-handed when it comes to snapping the ball to Travis Wilson.
The right-handed center, who injured his right hand and has been sporting a cast recently, told The Salt Lake Tribune that he plans to snap left handed against the Wildcats this weekend.
Aiono missed the past two games with that injury, but the Utes still managed to beat Oregon State and Washington in his absence as junior Hiva Lutui stepped up and took Aiono's spot. The offensive line chugged along, racking up 359 rushing yards total over those two games and giving up just two sacks.
Now, he'll try to keep his spot on both of those lists as the right-handed center begins snapping with his left hand.
"Utah coaches have repeatedly emphasized the importance of winning the turnover battle, making an off-handed snapper sound like a dicey proposition," wrote The Salt Lake Tribune's Matthew Piper. "But Aiono said it's 'a lot easier than it sounds.' "