Utah quarterback Travis Wilson's first goal this season is to stay healthy. His second? A Utes breakthrough in the Pac-12.
Utah has gone 5-7 in each of the past two seasons as the team has transitioned to the more competitive Pac-12, which the Utes joined in 2011. This season is already looking daunting, with a visit to Michigan and the Big House in the third week.
There was some concern that Wilson's career might be over last November, when — while being treated for a concussion — doctors uncovered a previous injury to an intracranial artery in his brain.
But it appeared in February that the artery was stable, and Wilson was allowed to participate in non-contact drills in the spring. In June, doctors cleared him for the season.