Readers may wonder, what's up with this title I thought this was the mountain west football blog. Oh but what you may not know is that Sammy Straguhter is the returning league leader in reception yards for the Pac-10 and he just happens to play for Oregon State who happen to be the Utes opening game open in 8 days. From ESPN it says that Stroughter is taking an indefinite leave of absence due to personal reasons. This will help the Utes green secondary a better chance against defending the pass on opening day, and Stroughter was a return man as well who had 3 kicks returned to scores. This may help the Utes get a victory on week one.