The Utes gave the Mountain West a national presence, a reason to be proud and about $1 million per school.
Utah is a step above everyone else. The rest? At this point, who knows?
Wins against the MAC, Mountain West and Big 12 are all signs that the Sun Belt is improving.
The Utah defense plays old-time football. It's not flashy, just good -- real good.
The five-year-old Mountain West Conference is desperate to prove it belongs in the Bowl Championship Series.