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Adding Scott Pagano and surrounding him with great coaching suggest Oregon will take larger steps back toward respectability.
Todd McShay struggled with what to do at No. 19 for Tampa Bay before deciding on Utah offensive tackle Garett Bolles.
Utah returns talented defensive tackles Lowell Lotulelei and Filipo Mokofisi, but the Utes will have to repace some other key pieces from last season.
We take a long-term look into our Pac-12 crystal ball, and also forecast the Oregon-Oregon State rivalry and revisit realignment.
The Utes' reputation as an efficient, hard-hitting rebuilder on the defensive side of the ball is a deserved one.
Utah must replace several key starters, including finding a new quarterback, in order to again compete for a South Division title.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Utah announced it will conduct a feasibility study into the possibility of expansion at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Primarily, the school will look at expanding the south end zone, which has remained unchanged since the stadium opened in 1998. Additionally, it will consider several other changes, including new locker rooms, additional suites, medical services and more. The idea for expansion at Rice-Eccles isn't new. In July 2015, coach Kyle Whittingham told ESPN.com he had seen mock-ups for renovations to the stadium and, at the time, gave a loose timeframe of three-to-five years before any major project like that could begin.
Last season ended abruptly in Week 2. Now Kylie Fitts is intent on making up for lost time. Utah is hoping he'll be in a rush to make a difference.
Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
Ten invitations to Nike's The Opening Finals were extended following Sunday's regional camp in Los Angeles, matching the number of invites that went out at last year's camp. A record five linebackers from one camp were selected, as USC commits Raymond Scott --also the linebacker MVP -- and Palaie Gaoteote were joined by Solomon Tuliaupupu, Merlin Robertson and Jack Lamb. Defensive backs Bryan Addison and Olaijah Griffin, wide receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown and Chase Cota and offensive linemen Justin Dedich round out the group. Quarterbacks Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Utah come Jack Tuttle were selected to the Elite 11 Finals.
Our Pac-12 writers highlight some things to watch this spring.
Garett Bolles followed up his lone season with the Utes with an impressive performance in Indianapolis.
It's not hard to understand why some Pac-12 teams start with soft schedules. And it's easy to grasp why the league is seen as rich in quarterbacks.
Utes running back Joe Williams is one. But off-field aspects upcoming in Indianapolis figure to be more important for him.
Coaches have their own way of unwinding in the offseason. For Utah coach Kyle Whittingham, it's skiing down the mountain at speeds of over 70 mph.
Utah is hoping that new offensive coordinator Troy Taylor can be the person to take the Utes' passing game from middling to explosive.
Nobody's perfect, so we consider which weaknesses could come back to haunt the teams of the Pac-12 South.
Utah is the only team in the Pac-12 South never to advance to the conference title game. If this is the year that changes, these games may matter most.
Colorado brings back Devin Ross and a deep receiving corps, but will that unit be enough to help the Buffs repeat as champs of a talented South?
With most of the Pac-12's coaching vacancies filled, here's a look at the arrivals and departures around the league.
Three coaches in the Pac-12 South have had remarkably parallel career ups and downs of late. Will their fortunes continue to shadow each other's?
Of the 27 high school QBs signed in the Pac-12 in 2013 and 2014, only four will (or are projected to) end their careers as the school's starter.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
With eight players invited to the NFL combine, Utah is tied with USC for the most from the Pac-12. Here are the Utes that will be going: DB Brian Allen, OG Isaac Asiata, OT Garett Bolles, C J.J. Dielman, DL Pita Taumoepenu, OT Sam Tevi, RB Joe Williams and S Marcus Williams.
We revisit each current Pac-12 coach's best squad at any point in his head-coaching career, including Kyle Whittingham's undefeated 2008 Bama-beater.
Don't fret over teams that take in graduate transfer QBs because they're a good option; Utah has yet another offensive coordinator, so we'll see.