Utah suffered a stinging 27-20 overtime loss to Utah State last Friday and the news got worse on Monday when it was announced that quarterback Jordan Wynn would end his playing career. Wynn suffered an injury to his left shoulder in the loss. He already has had two surgeries on his left shoulder and one on his right. The timing couldn't be worse. Up next for the Utes is Brigham Young.
Utah opens its season Thursday night against Montana State, but the game the Utes are really looking forward to takes place on Sept. 10 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. That's when Utah plays USC in the team's first-ever Pacific 12 game. The transition from a Mountain West to a Pac-12 schedule has been much discussed, but Utah should be able to hold its own. Since 2002, the team hasn't won less than seven games in a season.