Unfortunately, experience doesn't equal wins or even a good defense. In
2011 and 2012 Utah had a dominant defensive front which made the secondary look
a whole lot better than they really were. You are losing 3 of 4 starters on the
defensive line, and both starting corners. And with easily the toughest schedule
in school history, the defense will be in for a rocky season. In fact, unless
the offense has a huge turnaround year, Utah will likely end up sitting home
again come December/January. Best case scenario for Utah is starting out
4-0 before facing a brutal grind where they very well could go 0-6, then the
final 2 games will decide whether Utah will finish .500 or not. Just a realistic look at the Utes chances in 2013. This coming
season will have plenty of surprises I'm sure, But I don't see the
Utes rising to the top half of the PAC-12, or even top 3 in the Pac-12 South.
Obviously Blechen was a big disappointment last year, from his suspension to his
subpar play after returning. Rowe was a bit of a mixed bag. His tackling was
vastly better, but his coverage wasn't as good as his freshman year. Quade
is a solid backup, and hopefully Carter will be as advertised and be more
determined to play to his potential than he was at Cal.
I think its going to be a great season for us. The South Division is so
competitive rigth now I can see anyone but Colorado fighting for the
championship. Go Utes!3rd time's the charm, lets
make this 3rd season memorable. Can't wait for the season to start
Not as good as the BYU safties. We're stocked at that position.