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The Utah Checkdown podcast: Back-to-back champs; Utah smelling the roses ... again

The Utah Checkdown podcast: Back-to-back champs; Utah smelling the roses ... again


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The narrative was already written: USC would represent the Pac-12 in the College Football Playoff ahead of the Pac-12 championship game. But someone forgot to tell the defending conference champs, Utah, that the Trojans were the team to take the Pac-12 to the playoff.

Utah erased a 17-3 USC lead, reeled off 24 straight unanswered points and claimed back-to-back Pac-12 championships to set up another Rose Bowl appearance for the program.

Host Josh Furlong is joined with Utah wide receiver Solomon Enis to talk about the championship game and how the team never felt like they were going to lose the game. He also offers his perspective on the Rose Bowl against Penn State, a team he was heavily considering when he was recruited.

Enis was a legacy recruit at Penn State, where his father, Curtis, played running back and was a first-round draft pick in the 1998 NFL draft for the Chicago Bears and the later the Cleveland Browns. Enis goes into his decision at the time and why he felt like Utah was a good fit.

The two also talk about the transfer portal, NIL and how it all shapes the life of a college athlete and the decisions they make.

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Josh is the Sports Director for KSL.com and beat writer of University of Utah athletics β€” primarily football, men’s basketball and gymnastics. He is also an Associated Press Top 25 voter for college football.

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