• Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock (15) passes the ball during the first quarter during an  NCAA college football game against Utah, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Work to do for Michigan at quarterback, Utah feeling better

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michigan brought back its former star quarterback Jim Harbaugh to resurrect the program and hopefully improve the position he used to play. The nation found out there’s work to be done in Ann Arbor after the Wolverines lost 24-17 to Utah on Thursday night.

  • Rodriguez’ punt return gives Utah St. 12-9 win over S. Utah

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Andrew Rodriguez scored on an 88-yard punt return late in the fourth quarter to help Utah State beat Southern Utah 12-9 in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.

  • Rudock starts at quarterback for Michigan against Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jake Rudock started for Michigan at quarterback against Utah on Thursday night.

  • Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shouts to his team in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Utah, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Harbaugh’s here! Michigan’s most interesting man debuts

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jim Harbaugh was first to greet Jake Rudock on the Michigan sideline after he threw the pick-6 that pretty much ended any hope the Wolverines had of winning the much-hyped debut of their much-hyped coach.

  • In this April 4, 2015, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh answers questions during a press conference after their spring NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Jim Harbaugh hype train has reached its destination in Salt Lake City. After eight months of living in the spotlight as college football’s latest rock star _ and putting Michigan in the national conversation for the first time in years _ the Wolverines new coach is ready to move past the glitz and get gritty on the football field. (AP Photo/Tony Ding) File

    Harbaugh return looms large over Michigan-Utah season opener

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After eight months of living in the spotlight as college football’s latest rock star, Jim Harbaugh is ready to move past the hype and get gritty on the football field.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 photo, visitors line the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The Grand Canyon and other big national parks are seeing more visitors than usual this year, partly driven by good weather, cheap gas and marketing campaigns. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

    National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation this year

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into the national park itself or to find a parking spot inside. A few frustrated tourists have even turned around and left.

  • In this Oct. 23, 2008 photo, State Route 9 runs through downtown Springdale, Springdale, a small Utah town outside Zion National Park has repealed a ban on chain restaurants after about a decade of legal battles, clearing the way for one of the country’s biggest fast food chains to open in Springdale amid the village’s mom-and-pop restaurants and cafes.  (Jud Burkett/The Spectrum via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    After legal battle, Utah town to allow chain restaurants

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A small Utah town outside Zion National Park has repealed a ban on chain restaurants, clearing the way for one of the country’s biggest fast food chains to open amid Springdale’s mom-and-pop restaurants.

  • This Nov. 15, 2014, file photo, shows Brigham Young wide receiver Mitch Mathews, rear, catching a pass over the back of UNLV defensive back Mike Horsey (32) in the second quarter during an NCAA college football game, in Provo, Utah. BYU has visions of mismatches across the field with the 2015 passing game. That begins with a pair of 6-foot-6 receivers nicknamed the Twin Towers. With running back Jamaal Williams gone for the season, Mitch Mathews and Nick Kurtz need to live up to the hype. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    BYU has high hopes for Twin Towers at receiver

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — The BYU offense has visions of mismatches across the field for quarterback Taysom Hill to exploit this season. That begins with a pair of 6-foot-6 receivers nicknamed the Twin Towers.