Utah football had a successful 2019 season that fell just short of a playoff berth, but could the Utes make a push for just that in 2020?
Kyle Whittingham’s team looked like it was destined for a playoff berth. Utah wasn’t the most attractive playoff contender, but the Utes looked like they deserved to be in — until the Pac-12 title game when the Utes fell short against a hungry Oregon team.
That conference title game loss to the Ducks knocked Utah out of playoff contention and it led into another defeat at the hands of Texas during bowl season.
To make matters worse, Tyler Huntley and Zack Moss have both graduated, creating major voids at quarterback and running back for the Utes. Both were multi-year starters and brought stability to the offense and without them, the Utes will look much different in 2020.
One positive development this offseason has been the transferring in of South Carolina quarterback, and former starter, Jake Bentley. He’s expected to be the starting quarterback for the upcoming season and he should fare well for the Utes.
Can Utah bounce back to make another run at the playoff and put the heartbreak of 2019 behind it?