With 16 newcomers from last year’s squad that went 11-19 and 5-10 in Western Athletic Conference play, the Wolverines face a near-total revamp in the former Lakers center’s second season as a collegiate head coach.
The tight end position group has forever changed football, particularly as an option in the passing game, and the University of Utah's football program is all in on tight ends having a dominant role in the offensive schemes.
Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press | Updated Oct 25th - 9:55pm
Indiana jumped into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 17 on Sunday after pulling off the weekend’s most dramatic upset and Ohio State moved up to No. 3 following a dominant season debut.
There's a handful of worthy candidates at Utah capable of a big season, and junior wide receiver Bryan Thompson hopes to be the No. 1 option in an experienced and proven room that brings back Britain Covey, Solomon Enis and Samson Nacua.
It could make it really easy to look ahead on the schedule, say, to a Nov. 12 road trip to the blue turf in Boise. But in many ways, that’s what makes Texas State, which is just 1-5 after a 30-20 loss to South Alabama a week ago, that much more dangerous.
Utah still has the personnel to reload, but there's a lot of inexperience — freshmen and sophomores contending for starting roles. That'll be good for years to come, but it may spell trouble for the 2020 season. The one saving grace, though, could be Utah's offense.