SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Quarterback Jordan Wynn showed up for Utah's opening news conference sporting thick black frames, prompting a question about whether the NBA-style, geek-chic eyeglasses were real.
Wynn assured everyone they were, for a bad right eye that requires contact lenses in games.
Glasses or not, Wynn is smart enough to know the focus once again will be on his surgically repaired shoulders Thursday when the Utes open their season at home against Big Sky doormat Northern Colorado.
The Utes also have come a long way from their days in the Mountain West Conference, starting their second season in Pac-12 play feeling more comfortable that they belong. Like last year, they get a chance to ease into things against Northern Colorado, which went 0-11 its first season under coach Earnest Collins and has managed only nine wins the past six years.