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Last Updated Aug 28, 2016 04:25PM

It’s not a tuneup. It’s not a scrimmage. It’s not a chance to figure things out. Even though the Utes will find themselves heavily favored on Thursday night in their season-opener against Southern Utah, try telling the coaches that. They …

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    Updated Aug 27 2016 09:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Provo • Kalani Sitake wouldn’t bite. At BYU’s football media day in June, the first-year head coach was asked what would have to happen for his inaugu...
    Updated Aug 27 2016 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   New coach Kalani Sitake oversees his first BYU fall camp practice, Friday August 5, 2016 in Provo. BYU football: Cougars, Arizona, bracing for surprises in opener
    Provo • Organizers are calling Saturday’s college football opener pitting BYU and Arizona at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., the Cac...
    Updated Aug 28 2016 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State Aggies quarterback Kent Myers (2) looks to pass the ball during the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho Tuesday December 22, 2015.  Akron Zips lead Utah State Aggies 13-7 at halftime. Utah State football: Aggies trying to bounce back from ‘15 setback
    Logan • Utah State coach Matt Wells raised his hand in front of his face. He positioned his thumb and index finger less than an inch apart. He squinte...
    Updated Aug 27 2016 04:05 pm   |     |   Share


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