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Utah Utes football picked fifth by USA Today in early Pac-12 South predictions

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Spring football is in the air at the University of Utah and one national publication has no confidence in the work the Utah Utes are doing to improve on a 5-7 record.

USA Today released its extremely premature Pac-12 South Division football prediction on Tuesday, March 25 -- and Utes fans won’t like it one bit.

First, the publication predicted that four teams -- not Utah, either -- have a high likelihood of finishing with 10 wins or more and a shot at the Rose Bowl. The Utes, they said, would finish fifth, just ahead of last place Colorado.

As for the Utes who have a new offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and wide receivers coach -- and saw Ute legend Brian Johnson leave as its quarterbacks coach -- everything is different.

USA Today reporter Paul Myerberg even predicted that QB Travis Wilson -- riddled by an injury to his brain that sidelined him for a few games last season -- would be unseated by Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson.

“The former Oklahoma transfer could wrestle the starting job away from Travis Wilson with a strong spring, summer and fall camp,” Myerberg said.

Even coaching legend Dennis Erickson has been reassigned to running backs coach at Utah -- after working as a co-offensive coordinator with Johnson last year.

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