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Have a story on Utah's secondary for you. Interesting side note to it. One of the things that led to the Utes' decision to move Brian Blechen back to safety was the bee sting he suffered on the opening day of camp. In case you've forgotten, the bee stung Blechen in his throat and he had to go to the hospital out of precautionary reasons when his throat started to swell. Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake said since Blechen was unable to eat, he dropped 15 pounds after entering camp at 230 pounds. The Utes moved Blechen back to safety when Keith McGill was lost for the year with a shoulder injury. "Things happen for a reason I guess," Sitake said. "We thought he'd be too heavy and we'd play him at linebacker, but he can make more plays as a safety and with his skill set, that is where we need him right now." Sitake said the Utes are unsure whether Blechen will go back to linebacker or not for next year. "We have some good young linebackers coming up so that is something we'll have to look at," he said.
- Lya Wodraska