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Utah likely to open against Oregon in reshuffled Pac-12 Schedule

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With Utah losing their three non-conference games with the Pac-12 deciding to do just conference only game this coming season, the Utes, and the other Pac-12 teams, are looking to add one more game to everyones schedule, and that game will be with a cross over opponent from the other division giving each team a 10 game season, Jon Wilner has been on top of that. The Pac-12 has been hard at work trying to find dates to have the season, and want maximum flexibility with that. Brett McMurphy of Stadium tweeted out just days ago that the match ups have been determined, and the Utes will be starting the season in a rematch of the Pac-12 title game from last season.

This move, which is yet to be confirmed by the league or the Utes, will give the Utes their 5th home game of the season, and giving them, and other programs, the balance between home and away. Of course, opening with Oregon will give this retooled Utah team a major challenge right out of the gates, but having them at Rice-Eccles, albeit likely without fans (also not confirmed, just my speculation), is a nice way to jump start the season. Oregon themselves will have to learn on the fly, without Justin Herbert helming the offense. Steve Bartle reported for that this season may kick off September 12th.

We should be hearing more from the conference very soon, likely this coming week, and we’ll see what the next steps are for each school in this crazy new world.