Utah Utes video: Dirk Facer tells us what to look for as Utes open season

By Carter Williams and Dirk Facer, Deseret News

Published: Wed, Aug. 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. MDT

Five Utes Questions with Dirk Facer: Idaho State edition

Deseret News University of Utah beat writer Dirk Facer shares his insight as the Utes open the season Thursday against Idaho State. On the docket this week, Facer discusses the offseason adjustments to the offense, the return of Travis Wilson, and camp standouts before the Utes take on the Bengals. Facer also discusses the future of Utah recruiting.

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1. Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT,
Aug. 27, 2014

I'll be there screaming my lungs out, just as I will be every other game this year!

Its finally here. Go Utes. Onward and upward to Pac 12 glory

2. MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT,
Aug. 27, 2014

Fun interview. I always enjoy Dirk's columns...informative and well written.

Ok, Utah...it's time to make some noise in the Pac-12!


3. Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT,
Aug. 27, 2014

Utah will save most of our NASCAR offense for later weeks, but I think will destroy ISU and coast to a 55-7 victory.

Coach Christensen and NASCAR are going to save whit's job. Utah will go 7-5 and possibly 8-4 if we can avoid injuries


GO Pac 12!!

4. Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT,
Aug. 27, 2014

I sure hope the U can do something. Faced with last year's work and this year's schedule it's not looking too likely.

I think Whitt's job is safe since Dr Hill won't know what to do...who takes this job if he lets Whitt go? It's not too marquee, maybe a MWC coach but that just introduces more uncertainty. So I think Whitt stays for a few more years, at least from the DN commenting U fans they're all satisfied with 5 win seasons.

5. taylormade1
Springville, UT,
Aug. 27, 2014

Let me tell you how it is going to go when they actually start their season next week. The NASCAR will crash and burn and at some point in the season you could very easily see a 6-7 game losing streak.Oh well, but they do play one tough schedule this year just in case they give out any awards for that !