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Coach Kyle Whittingham calls Utah a Pac-12 contender while looking to build on last year's success

Coach Kyle Whittingham calls Utah a Pac-12 contender while looking to build on last year's success

It’s been five years since Utah started playing in the Pac-12, and it’s safe to say that the honeymoon’s well over. 

The Utes beat back-to-back ranked opponents in Oregon and California at the start of conference play last season, and coach Kyle Whittingham thinks his team finally has caught up to the competition all over the field. 

“I think that was manifest last year, particularly in the secondary, where I think we were second or third in interceptions,” Whittingham said at Pac-12 media day in Hollywood on Thursday. “When we went into the league, there were mismatches most weeks in the secondary, and we don’t feel...

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