Utah basketball is shaping up to make a potentially deep run (again) in the NCAA Tournament, while Ohio St may get an invite to the NIT? But let's just stick to to football. Utah loses two time Ray Guy Award winning punter Tom Hackett, but they're replacing him with another Aussie punter, Mitch Wishnowsky. Mitch is 6'3" and 225 lbs. Reportedly has a boomer of a leg with excellent baskspin, but does not have the accuracy and placement of Hackett. However, he ran a 4.55 in the 40 at practice this week. Imagine the fake punt possibilities with that speed? Just some food for thought. http://www.blocku.com/utah-football...891868/utah-football-signs-k-mitch-wishnowsky Utah's RB Joe Williams, he ran a 4.35 in the 40 this week during practice: http://www.utehub.com/forums/topic/why-im-excited-for-joe-williams-to-be-our-starting-rb/ Utah is projected to have one of the best Offensive Lines in the PAC 12: GREAT SHAPE USC: The Trojans should have one of the strongest offensive lines the league -- maybe the entire country. USC returns all five of its starters, with a few more to spare. Zach Banner and Viane Talamaivao fill up the right side, with Damien Mama and Chad Wheeler on the left. Toa Lobendahn anchors the group at center. And just in case additional depth is needed, Chad Wheeler, Nico Falah,Chris Brown, Chuma Edoga, Damien Mama and Khaliel Rodgers all have starts. Deep and experienced should make for a good combination. Utah: The Utes return four of five starters, which should help whoever wins the starting quarterback job get acclimated quicker. Sam Tevi and J.J. Dielmanoccupy the tackles, while Isaac Asiata is at left guard. Salesi Uhatafe and Hiva Lutui split time at right guard, but both are back. Also back is Jackson Barton, who didn’t start but saw a lot of time at left tackle. Redshirt freshman Darrin Paulo and JC transfer Garett Bolles are a couple of guys to watch. Bolles was tabbed by one service as the No. 1 JC recruit and was a first-team NJCAA All-American. Secondary was rated to be in Great Shape: Utah: For as much worry as there is about replacing a trio of linebackers, the Utes should feel pretty good about the defensive backfield. Starters Dominique Hatfield and Reginald Porter are back at corner, nickel back Justin Thomas returns and free safety Marcus Williams -- a first-team all-league selection as a sophomore – comes back as the headliner of the group. If Chase Hansen comes back from injury healthy – and stays at safety – the hope is he can fill in for the departed Tevin Carter, who was the Las Vegas Bowl MVP. Keep an eye on Brian Allen as well. The 6-foot-3 corner came on strong at the end of last season. The DL will be exceptionally strong again , and as noted they have to replace all three starting linebackers, but they recruited strongly there with a top 50 JuCo linebacker in the country coming in. The big question mark is the new QB. They've got Troy Williams, a top 50 JuCo transfer from Santa Monica via UW and Narbonne HS. Troy lit it up at Santa Monica, passing for 2700 yards with a 68% completion rate, 34 TDs against just 4 INTs, plus another 7 TDs rushing. Troy should be the starter at QB.