Here we are, 16 months after the Utes accepted the conference’s invitation, eight months after Norm Chow was hired as the Utes’ offensive coordinator/Pac-12 resident expert, six months after Pac-12 logos were painted on the field, three months after the official membership celebration at the capitol and a month after Utah opened the 2011 season.
A genuine Pac-12 football game finally is about to be played
Two writers and friends – Jim Caple and Alex Akita – both of whom have different backgrounds and writing styles, and two writers I really respect offer some thoughts on the students being moved to the end zone when the new Husky Stadium opens.
Caple, a proud Husky grad, wrote this story a few days ago …
The athletic department is doing this so it can sell the current student-section seats for a lot more money to older (i.e., wealthier) non-students who aren’t on daily macaroni-and-cheese diets. Worse, athletic director Scott Woodward insulted the
The Huskies are off the practice field for another day. Tomorrow, they’ll fly to Utah for their Saturday game with the Utes.
There will be considerable pageantry in that one, which will mark Utah’s first home Pac-12 game. However, coach Steve Sarkisian said the visiting Huskies can’t afford to get caught up in any of that:
“We can’t be distracted. “We talked at length about this after the first road game: No distractions. This is about us. Let’s control what we can control and lock in and focus at the task at hand, and that’s the ball game. And then …
Here’s my story about Johri Fogerson being lost for the season to knee surgery.
Initially, it was hoped that it was simply a severe bruise to a nerve on the outside of the knee. But a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test on Monday revealed a tear where the hamstring connects with the lower leg.
“I wish I could give it to you in doctor’s terms, Sarkisian said. “He’s going in for surgery Friday morning, and he’ll be out the remainder of the season. It’s somewhere around an eighth-month recovery.”
Because Fogerson is a fourth-year senior, the Huskies can petition