To understand Utah's chances in the PAC-12, we need to look at University of Utah Football 101. Kyle Whittingham knows how to get it done. He consistently moves players to the positions that best suit the needs of the team. Safety to linebacker, rugby player to running back and yes even a quarterback to defense. This season he has moved a wide receiver to cornerback.
So Whittingham knows how to use the men on his roster to make the best team possible. He has done it all along, he will not stop doing it.That mentality and fierce determination to win is what got the Utes invited to the PAC-12 in the first place and nothing has changed there. He will do whatever it takes to win. That is what he learned under the tutelage of Urban Meyer, and it works.