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Utah Football: Pac-12 Media Day Roundup

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Media day has come and gone, and we're going to try and give you a wrap up of some of the interviews from Utah Coach Kyle Whittingham, Devontae Booker and Jared Norris.

First up, the media poll was released on Thursday morning, and here's how it breaks down (first place votes in parentheses):

Pac-12 North:

1. Oregon (37) 262
2. Stanford (8) 231
3. California 174
4. Washington 129
5. Washington State 89
6. Oregon State 60

Pac-12 South:

1. USC (32) 254
2. Arizona State (7) 200
3. UCLA (6) 180
4. Arizona 155
5. Utah 105
6. Colorado 46

Pac-12 Champion: USC

The Utes fall 5th in the South, which isn't a big surprise, especially with the depth of the division. The thing with the South is that it is a pick 'em, especially in spots 1 - 5. As Alex and I predicted in this week's podcast, USC (the champion of the South) was picked to win the conference. So, in the minds of the media, the South is the better division top to bottom.

Now, if you haven't been able to listen to all the interviews from the local radio stations that were able to make it to LA, here are the links to both the interviews from ESPN700 and 97.5/1280 The Zone. I think Coach Whitt's comments on the Domo Hatfield situation is an interesting one, specifically on if he'll be back with the team. In a nutshell, probably not this year, but it sounds like the door is open for him to come back.


Kyle Whittingham

Devontae Booker

Jared Norris

1280 The Zone:

Kyle Whittingham

Jared Norris and Devontae Booker

Here are the interviews from Pac-12 Network:

Here's Coach Whitt's interview on SportsCenter