The best thing Utah has going is the Lee Corso backing.
Yes, ESPN loves Jalen Hurts but the love story rematch between Tua and Hurts is dead. ESPN loves storylines and with their patriarch of Game Day giving a bold preseason prediction of Utah in the championship game, they would love to push that unbelievable pick and the underdog story.
I know ESPN has very little to do with the committee but shady politics and backdoor handshakes dictate America, it’s just how we operate. If ESPN wants Utah in the playoffs, it will happen.
They love Lee Corso because he’s like everybody’s grandpa. They would love to tout the most bold preseason prediction came true and it was on their show with their guy.