Morning links: 2017 Utah football season projected; Favors, Mack, Bogut on the trading block?

David Kenyon of Bleacher Report projected the record of every Power 5 conference football team for the 2017 college football team.

He had the Utes at 6-6, including 3-6 in the Pac-12, saying, “After a manageable nonconference slate—though the Holy War is at BYU this season—the Utes must battle the absolute toughest Pac-12 schedule imaginable. Their four North Division opponents are Stanford, Oregon, Washington and Washington State.”

He continued, “Combine that with massive defensive turnover, no more Joe Williams and annual contests against USC, UCLA and Colorado, and Utah has a brutal outlook for 2017.”

Derrick Favors, Shelvin Mack on the trading block?

James Herbert of CBS Sports went through 40 NBA players on the trading block in advance of Thursday’s deadline, and Utah Jazz players Derrick Favors and Shelvin Mack were on the list.

Of Favors, Herbert wrote, “It’s not fair to judge the big man on his production this season since he’s been fully healthy for so little of it. There are questions about his long-term fit next to Rudy Gobert, though, and the Jazz have reportedly “tested the market” on him over the past few weeks. The Suns have reportedly reached out about Favors, but it doesn’t sound like Utah is in a rush to move him unless it gets an amazing offer.”

Of Mack, Herbert said, “The Cavs have discussed trading for the 26-year-old point guard, according to, and Mack is out of the rotation in Utah behind George Hill and Dante Exum.”

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