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A year ago today, the Big 12 was saved and Utah was offered an invitation to join the Pac-10 (which technically came on the 16th - but leaks of it were released on the 15th). It was an invitation they would accept and in less than three weeks, they'll officially be a member of the Pac-12 Conference.

Hard to believe it's been a year since those tense moments in mid-June. If you followed the situation closely back in 2010, you probably took up smoking, maybe even heroin, and lost all your hair and fingernails. It was to Utah as the Cuban Missile Crisis was to the world. 

Thankfully, the Utes came out of it with the best possible scenario imaginable - they were sent to the Pac-12 South, they got a fat television deal and pretty much left their rivals, BYU, in the dust. 

But it wasn't a sure thing and certainly was a moment that most Ute fans never expected. 

Now we're less than a month away from the culmination of that moment.