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Last Updated Oct 9, 2015 03:08PM

On a Friday in 1958, while a teenage George Seifert expected to begin playing football at Cal Poly on Monday, he received a phone call from Utah. An incoming freshman had backed out, a coach told him, and they had …

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  • FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo, California quarterback Jared Goff passes against Washington State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif. ESPN is bringing Utah football: No. 5 Utes hope coverage, pressure can ground Jared Goff and the ‘Bear Raid’
    There’s the Air Raid, co-pioneered by Washington State’s Mike Leach, and the patent-infringing Bear Raid, run at Cal by former Leach assistants Sonny ...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 11:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian reacts to a replay on the scoreboard during a break in the action against Washington in an NCAA college football game Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. Washington won 17-12. (Paul Rodriguez/The Orange County Register via AP) College football: Steve Sarkisian looking for answers after USC’s embarrassing loss to Washington
    Los Angeles • Steve Sarkisian and his assistants went recruiting on the morning after No. 17 Southern California’s stunning 17-12 loss to Washington. ...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 11:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Christmas show with special guests Santino Fontana and the Utah football: Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings heavenly rendition of ‘Utah Man’
    Renditions of “Utah Man” at Utes games are as commonplace as sacks, touchdowns and red shirts. All renditions, however, are not created equal after t...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • East Carolina quarterback Blake Kemp throws a pass as he warms up before an NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) BYU football: Cougars need to sustain, finish drives to defeat explosive ECU
    Provo • Long passes, a lucky break here or there and some last-second heroics got the job done against Nebraska and Boise State, while a fourth-quarte...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 11:10 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah State coach Matt Wells speaks with an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah State football: Wells, Aggies know what to expect at Fresno State
    Utah State’s Matt Wells has played and coached at Fresno State’s Bulldog Stadium. Memories of the walk onto the field and standing along the sideline ...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 11:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Coaching in his first FInal Four Utah head coach Rick Majerus watches his team play the championship game agianst Kentucky. Utah basketball: 1998 Runnin’ Utes set a standard for program
    Tommy Connor remembers choosing to step away from the Runnin’ Utes all those years ago. He wanted time with his family, and the team had gone probably...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 02:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah quarterback Travis Wilson (7) runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang) Analysis: Utah-California Position Preview
    The stakes in college football don’t get much higher than this. No. 5 Utah facing an offensively loaded No. 23 Cal, hyped further by the presence of E...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  l  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Lee Corso gets into an energetic description of how he feels the game will go as fans of both teams watch behind the GameDay set. The ESPN College Gameday program did its broadcast at the University of Utah prior to the TCU at Utah game, Saturday, November 6, 2010. Utah football: ESPN’s ‘GameDay’ ushers the wild, zany and irreverent into Utah’s Presidents Circle
    Lee Corso’s plan for Salt Lake City is the same as it is anywhere. Step 1: Check in under an assumed name at a hotel. Step 2: Stay there. “That’s what...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah middle blocker Carly Trueman (1) spikes the ball past Stanford outside hitter Brittany Howard (16) during the game at The Huntsman Center Sunday October 19, 2014. Utah volleyball: Utes will need fearlessness of daredevil Carly Trueman to topple No. 12 UCLA, No. 1 USC
    Senior setter Kendall Cygan may be Utah’s most vocal leader, and she’s grown frustrated with sophomore Carly Trueman. Trueman needs to step it up, Cyg...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 09:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State quarterback Kent Myers (2) throws the ball against San Jose State during an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero) Utah State football: For Aggies, it’s Kent Myers to the rescue (again)
    Logan • The college football gods, apparently, do not want Kent Myers to redshirt. Myers, Utah State’s sophomore quarterback, was supposed to sit out ...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae, center, runs the team through drills during the first practice of the season. BYU has plenty of ties to ECU
    Provo • It may be the most unusual matchup on this weekend’s college football schedule: East Carolina at BYU. The Pirates of Greenville, N.C., member...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 07:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah State Aggies cornerback Jalen Davis (13) pulls down Utah Utes wide receiver Kenneth Scott (2). University of Utah is tied with Utah State 14-14 at halftime at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Friday, September 11, 2015. Monson: Utes know the hay is still not in the barn
    Before the Utes’ magical, meteoric season started, John Pease looked around at his team and realized something ahead of anyone else. The veteran defen...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 07:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU defensive back Michael Shelton (18) comes up after intercepting a pass to help seal the BYU win during second half play. BYU beat UCONN 30-13, Friday, October 2, 2015. BYU football: Carolina native Shelton more familiar with ECU than average Cougar
    Provo • Plenty of people have spent the week telling BYU football players that East Carolina is a formidable foe for the Cougars, but when defensive b...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 10:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes defensive back Tevin Carter (9) celebrates after tackling Michigan Wolverines running back De'Veon Smith (4) during the second half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday September 3, 2015.  Utah defeated Michigan 24-17. Utah football: A 6th year — once in doubt — gives Tevin Carter a crack at old team
    Since before they became friends, even, Kaelin Clay has done the worrying on Tevin Carter’s behalf. When Clay attended Cal’s freshman orientation in 2...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 09:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah OL Jackson Barton from Brighton High, protects QB Kendal Thompson as he looks to throw during practice, Thursday, August 20, 2015. Utah football notes: Jackson Barton making most of tackle reps
    The past few times the offensive line has watched game footage, Jackson Barton noticed something he never saw much before: Himself. “Honestly, it’s ki...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 09:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah forward Jakob Poeltl, front, grabs a rebound as Arizona State forward Jonathan Gilling (31) defends second half in an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah basketball: Utes get creative for depth behind Poeltl
    The buzz is out: Jakob Poeltl is stronger, more experienced, more vocal and — in coach Larry Krystkowiak’s words — “potentially dominant.” The Runnin...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 08:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The MUSS - the Utah student section - gets rowdy on a 3rd down play during first half play. Utah and Utah State were tied 14-14 at the half at Rice-Eccles, Friday, September 11, 2015.
Kragthorpe: Utes in need of home improvement in Pac-12
    Utah’s No. 5 ranking is producing that weird brew of giddiness and paranoia around here. In response to their team’s 4-0 start, the arrival of the “G...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 09:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU wide receiver Terenn Houk (11) shows some relief on his face after a TD catch by team mate BYU wide receiver Mitch Mathews (10) helped stretch BYU's lead. BYU beat UCONN 30-13, Friday, October 2, 2015.
BYU football: Happy-go-lucky Terenn Houk blossoming into a star
    Provo • Terenn Houk came to a realization a few years ago, and it has nothing to do with the name of the position that he plays on the football field ...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 09:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien looks to throw during an NCAA college football game against Hawaii, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. (Kyle Green/Idaho Statesman via AP)  LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KTVB 7); MANDATORY CREDIT Mountain West: Freshman QB Rypien fuels Boise State explosion
    Boise State has risen to its expected perch atop the Mountain West Conference behind the play of a true freshman quarterback who started the season as...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 10:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tim Duryea, the newly named head Utah State men's basketball coach, speaks during a press conference in the Estes Center on Monday morning. (John Zsiray/Herald Journal) Utah State basketball: David Collette practicing despite ankle sprain
    Logan • Utah State fans can exhale. Yes, big man David Collette has been wearing a walking boot since suffering a late-summer ankle sprain. But accord...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 06:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • UCLA wide receiver Thomas Duarte, right, scores as Arizona State defensive back Kareem Orr falls on him during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. Arizona State won 38-23. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Pac-12: Arizona schools going in different directions
    The annual case study of Arizona’s biggest rival suggests that nobody should dismiss the Wildcats just yet, but the Pac-12 South’s defending champions...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 08:07 pm   |     |   Share