Utah a quiet contender in Pac-12 

August, 22, 2012
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Jordan WynnBoyd Ivey/Icon SMIIf Jordan Wynn stays healthy this season, Utah should see big improvements on offense.
Recall, if you will, those days back in high school or college when you had a big test. Walking into the classroom, you probably felt more of a sense of peace if you had studied and prepared.

That was coach Kyle Whittingham and his Utah Utes program a year ago, on the precipice of beginning play in the new Pac-12. The Utes went 8-5, nearly backing into the conference's first championship game. Not too bad given the jump, right? The losses were not reflective of a lack of readiness, Whittingham said, so much as injuries -- namely at quarterback -- and a lack of execution.