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Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Penn State lays an egg as Big Ten returns to play

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 25th - 10:01am

The Big Ten returned to action Saturday and it felt like a whirlwind of change took place in the college football landscape.

Utah's Bryan Thompson looking for breakout season among proven wide receivers corps

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 24th - 10:22am

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.

Former Ute Tim Patrick has emerged as Broncos' top target with Sutton out

Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:45pm

Tim Patrick has emerged as the NFL’s unlikeliest of go-to receivers.

Is Utah's offense equipped to lead the team in 2020 as the defense has growing pains?

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:28pm

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.

Utah's Nick Ford goes beyond the cliche as a leader on and off the field

Josh Furlong,  |  Updated Oct 21st - 2:33pm

There's never any love for an offensive lineman. Even its linemen counterparts on the opposite side of the ball get more love than the ones whose job it is to protect arguably the team's most valuable asset.

Utah running back TJ Green enters transfer portal

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 20th - 5:33pm

Days after Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham named his top four running backs going into the 2020 season, TJ Green entered his name into the transfer portal.

'Next man up': Utah's running backs looking to continue trend of strong ground game

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:23am

Replacing the production of Utah's all-time leading rusher, Zack Moss, will be no small task, particularly in a year with no spring workouts and a very delayed start to the season.

Locals in the NFL: Former Utes DB Julian Blackmon leaving mark on Colts with 2nd INT in 6 weeks

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:00pm

It didn't take long for Julian Blackmon to make a name for himself in the National Football League.

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Clemson, Alabama separate from the pack as BYU remains national darling

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:00am

It should come as no surprise anymore that Clemson and Alabama remain the elite football programs in the country, and Saturday showed no reason to doubt either program's offensive prowess and standing at the top of the Associated Press Top 25 poll.

'Good start': Utah’s secondary taking shape as youth pushing vets

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:16pm

Utah is looking to fill out its two-deep depth chart in the coming weeks, with many freshmen and sophomores competing for the job after the entire starting secondary moved on from the program, including three to NFL teams. But things are starting to take shape.

Naming a starter: Utah QBs rely on various strengths to gain an edge in competition

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 13th - 8:58am

Instead of holding back from each other, the quarterbacks competing for the starting job share their strengths with the others in the room in an effort to make the team better, regardless of who is named starter in roughly two weeks.

Locals in the NFL: Alex Smith played in his first NFL game in 693 days, more from Week 5

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Oct 11th - 9:46pm

Smith came off the bench to play in his first game since Nov. 18, 2018 — 693 days after a sack against the Houston Texans ended his season, nearly (should have?) ended his career, and could have ended his life.

Washington QB Smith sees first action since gruesome injury

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 11th - 1:28pm

Alex Smith replaced an injured Kyle Allen on Sunday, marking the first action for the Washington Football Team veteran quarterback since he sustained a compound fracture of his right tibia and fibula during a game in November 2018.

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Upsets shake up the landscape in Week 6

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 11th - 10:00am

It was another weekend of upsets as six Top 25 teams fell victim to lower-ranked opponents in Week 6 of play — most notable was defending national champions LSU falling victim to unranked Missouri.

'We're committed to doing whatever it takes to win': Utah opens fall camp with options on offense

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 9th - 12:52pm

As Utah opens up its modified fall camp session Friday ahead of a delayed 2020 season, offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig will be forced to retool the offense again without quarterback Tyler Huntley or all-time leading rusher Zack Moss suiting up in the backfield.

Utes picked to finish 3rd in South Division, Oregon to win it all in preseason media poll

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 7th - 9:26am

After back-to-back South Division titles, Utah is expected to fall short of a three-peat opportunity, according to the Pac-12 preseason media poll released Wednesday morning.

After father’s death, mother’s COVID-19 struggle, Jan Krystkowiak pleads for mask mandate

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Oct 6th - 6:02pm

The wife of the University of Utah head basketball coach says, "The fact that people have turned this into a political thing instead of an American health thing is so frustrating."

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Texas is (not) back, and the Big 12 is in serious trouble

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 4th - 10:00am

It was a great weekend of college football — unless you were a ranked team in the Big 12.

Utah to open up 2020 football season against Arizona as Pac-12 releases schedule Saturday

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 8:49am

The Pac-12 released its six-game schedule for the season on ESPN's College GameDay show early Saturday morning, a week after the conference officially announced a return to play this fall as the last Power Five conference to opt back into a season.