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Utah not focusing on Pac-10 but not ignoring it

Published: July 27, 2010, 7:34 pm, by admin

Representatives of the Utah football program are making what will be their last appearance at the Mountain West Conference football media days.

Next year, Utah will leave the league and join the Pac-10. It was an obvious topic of discussion Tuesday at the league’s media days at Red Rock Resort. Coach Kyle Whittingham said the Utes couldn’t dwell on the conference switch but couldn’t ignore it either.

“Our focus right now is right here,” he said. “But it’s looming and you’ve got to prepare for it, starting with recruiting. This class we’re signing right now, we’re getting commitments from right now, is the class that’s going to be competing in that league. So you’ve got to address it. You can’t just completely shut it out.”