Sports

QB Wilson is back after health scare and ready to guide the Utes

  • FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, Utah's Travis Wilson passes the ball against Utah State during an NCAA college football game in Salt Lake City.   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.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, Utah's Travis Wilson passes the ball against Utah State during an NCAA college football game in Salt Lake City. 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. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013, file photo, Utah quarterback Travis Wilson carries the ball during an NCAA college football game against Arizona State in Salt Lake City. Wilson’s first goal this season is to stay healthy.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013, file photo, Utah quarterback Travis Wilson carries the ball during an NCAA college football game against Arizona State in Salt Lake City. Wilson’s first goal this season is to stay healthy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)  (The Associated Press)

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.