Grant is spending the holiday with his family, so Joe gets the microphone to himself (who had THAT idea) and talks about the hype building around Utah's upcoming season.
First, we go into the award watchlist, which is a heck of a rundown.
Then we discuss the props Utah has been getting from PAC 12 media, including five Utes on the all-conference team and prevailing in the divisional (by a mile) and conference wide (by a whisker) media votes.
Finally we turn to the national buzz- Phil Steele, Pick6 Previews... what does it all mean?
Taking that together, Joe muses on how we should handle this new, national brand. Will the Ute Talk Podcast hop aboard the hype train or see if there's another leaving the station in September?