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Morning links: Tyler Huntley ready to break out; where do local CFB teams rank on Fan Happiness Index?

Quarterback Tyler Huntley passes during a University of Utah football practice in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 09, 2017.
Quarterback Tyler Huntley passes during a University of Utah football practice in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 09, 2017.
Spenser Heaps,

Sports Illustrated has made a list of top 12 college football players who are looking to break out this season and make their teams not only contenders, but champions as well.

Tyler Huntley was part of that list. Huntley was named the starting quarterback Monday over the Utes' team captain Troy Williams.

SI compared it to Oklahoma when the Sooners named Trevor Knight as the team captain but gave the starting QB job to Baker Mayfield. According to SI, it makes more sense starting Huntley now while the offense is young along with Troy Taylor, who's in his first year as the offense coordinator.

The changes, if they work, should make the happiest fan bases — according to ESPN's analysis — even happier. The Utes rank No. 32 in its college football Fan Happiness index. Utah is rated as "content" while BYU (No. 51) is "skeptical". The Aggies of Utah State are "distraught" at No. 102.

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