Two months remain until Utah makes its football season debut against Utah State. But the Utes are already thinner at wide receiver.
Receiver Quinton Pedroza was dismissed from Utah for a violation of team rules, university officials told The Salt Lake Tribune. The 6-foot-2 California native had been poised to have a big junior season in Dennis Erickson's new pass-oriented offense.
Instead, this could turn out to be a big loss. Pedroza played sparingly in his first two years in the program, mostly on special teams. However, by running better routes and maturing physically, he emerged from spring practice as a starter, along with Dres Anderson and Kenneth Scott.