Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News did his annual post spring football wrap up recently. He went through each PAC12 team in detail. You can read the story in full here. Wilner is a trusted source for football knowledge and breakdowns. It is still his opinion that Utah is the best team in the PAC12 south. You can hear more about the PAC12 south today on Gunther and Ben 2-6 on ESPN700.
Spring game wrap: Tyler Huntley played and looked sharp; same with Jason Shelley. The Utes are better equipped at quarterback than most, if not all the teams in the conference (because depth matters) … Neither receiver Britain Covey or tailback Zack Moss participated in the scrimmage; both are recovering from injuries … The Utes have three top-tier offensive linemen and must fill out the rotation — we didn’t come away from the scrimmage with much clarity, which is probably to be expected. The competition for rotation spots likely will last well into training camp
What’s next: Utah was the Hotline’s pick to win the South in January, and zero has changed: No team has a better combination of line-of-scrimmage play, proven production at the skill positions/quarterback and defensive perimeter talent … The Utes aren’t without holes, with linebacker and safety atop the list … The departure of tailback Armand Shyne, who transferred to Texas Tech, depletes the depth behind Moss for an offense that figures to make a full commitment to the running game under coordinator Andy Ludwig, who joined/returned to the program following the departure of Troy Taylor.