#28 Utah Utes: College Football 77 in 77

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In their first year in the Pac-12, the Utah Utes came within a field goal of forcing overtime with the league championship game on the line. Of course, it also says something about the weird circumstances surrounding the game that a .500 team, UCLA ended up getting a berth in the Pac-12 championship.

Alas, the Utes benefited from USC being ineligible in the South Division, and finished with just a 4-5 conference record. Prospects look a little higher in 2012

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#37 Utah Utes: College Football 77 in 77

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Welcome to the Pac-12, Utah Utes. The first BcS buster in history now has a seat at one of the big boy tables. Hopefully, this trend continues and we get some super-conferences going. Then, an actual legitimate post season, with playoffs will be the next logical progression. So thank you Utah!

But enough f the macro, and back to the micro. The Utes should fit in quite well in the Pac-12, with their high octane passing attack. Offensive Coordinator supreme Norm Chow converts the O from the spread-option to a “multiple formation” West Coast system.

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Viva la Sun Bowl! Notre Dame vs Miami: Game preview

Only few would have properly predicted the location of the old west Texas town of El Paso for the reunion, but nonetheless, the famed Notre Dame/Miami rivalry reignites on New Year’s Eve near the Mexican border.

Bowl games are a great reward for the teams as the players and coaches get to enjoy a few days of activities and events leading up to the game, but once the ball is kicked, no one will care that Coach Kelly took the team shopping for new boots.

Yes, that did happen.

Both teams thought they were set at the quarterback position going into the season, but entering the bowl game, that is not the case for either squad.

Jacory Harris has been wildly inconsistent all season, and the injury to the Irish’s Dayne Crist has thrust untested Tommy Rees into more action his freshman year than anyone anticipated.

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