The Utah Utes did not have the finish to the 2010 season that they were hoping for.
After a perfect 8-0 start to the season, back-to-back blowout losses to TCU and Notre Dame had the Utes fighting to stay in the top 25.
Two narrow victories over San Diego State and BYU had Utes fans confident for a strong finish for the season.
The Utes unfortunately had to face a pissed-off Boise State team out for blood.
In 2011, the Utes return 12 starters on both sides of the ball and have a lot to prove this season.
Here’s a look at the defense, grading each position from defensive line to the defensive backs.
For the offense: click here