As the University of Utah enjoys the last days of Summer break before fall camp, they will soon enter a new frontier of BCS membership.
With this membership, comes the task of preparing for their first season gauntlet of Pac-12 contenders.
Fate was kind to the Utes, as Stanford and Oregon (arguably the top two teams in the conference) are absent from their 2011 schedule. Even so, there's much work to be done preparing for the likes of USC, Pitt, BYU, Cal, Oregon State, Arizona and Arizona State.
Expectations are high for the Utes in and out of Utah, and you can bet tons of national attention will be focused on Salt Lake City this season as everyone is anxious to see what Colorado University and the U can do in the Pac-12.
Before all that, though, the Utes have a few interesting storylines heading into camp: