"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
I say no. They aren't even the best team in Utah. BYU will be this year's Hawaii, and they will get smoked by some 1 or 2 loss BCS conference team in a bowl game, just like Hawaii did. There are too many solid teams this year for a non-BCS school to pull a Boise St. IF one of those schools gets to a BCS game, they will get throttled. And it won't be Utah.
ESPN also made Valdosta, GA "Titletown" and held "Who's Now" and has Steve Phillips talk as though he's a credible GM and baseball analyst.
Utah might upset an early season Michigan, but would probably need to go undefeated to get a BCS bid. That's not very likely.
ESPN didn't exactly make Valdosta Titletown. It was all done by voting, and Valdosta came together and everyone probably voted. I think that's a dumb way to do it, since almost no one in the country has ever heard of Valdosta, GA, and that fact that they have a really good high school football team isn't THAT big of a deal. It was a really cool segment that was uber-anticlimactic.
Speaking of moronic ESPN pieces, Who ended up being "Now"?
True story - I thought Valdosta was in California until about five minutes ago.
As for "can Utah be in the BCS", the answer is "yes". They have 3 competitive games on their schedule - Michigan, Oregon State, and BYU. Oregon St. and BYU are at home. The bar for non-BCS schools to make it seems to be "go undefeated" - when you are pretty good, which Utah is, and only play 3 games that you have a reasonable chance of losing, I'd say you have a decent shot.