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Former Ute Stevenson Sylvester Breaks Down Utah Football’s 2023 Schedule

Jan 23, 2023, 1:26 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – Who better to break down Utah football’s much anticipated 2023 schedule than former Ute, Stevenson Sylvester?

Last week the Pac-12 released all 12 schedules ahead of what many believe will be one of the most exciting seasons for the Conference of Champions in recent memory. With six teams likely to start the 2023 campaign ranked in the Top-25 and some of the best quarterbacks in the country returning to play “one more time” there is no lack of buzz.

Sylvester was on hand Sunday night with Jeremiah Jensen and Sam Farnsworth to break down what is facing Utah football ahead of 2023 along with some of his instant reactions as a former player turned TV analyst.

 

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Utah Football Starts and Ends Tough

The Utes will be starting their season with a tough back-to-back stretch hosting the Florida Gators and then traveling to Waco, Texas to take on the Baylor Bears to kick things off. Utah football will then end their season another tough back-to-back stretch heading to L.A. to take one last crack at USC before heading home to host the Oregon Ducks.

“That was my first impression looking at this schedule,” Sylvester said. “This is not going to be easy, but it’s great. It lets the players know, ok, if we want to do what we want to do, we have got the players, the comradery, we’ve got the team, we’ve got the front office, we have the coaches. We have everything in place to take this to the next level.”

The “next level” for the Utes of course would either be winning the Rose Bowl or getting into the College Football Playoff, both of which they’ve been flirting with since 2019, but haven’t quite accomplished.

Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports

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