The return of The Drive for its third season has twice as many reasons to watch it as before. Following both Utah and Oregon State’s football programs all season, this year’s production will provide viewers a behind the scenes look at two Power Five schools.
Oregon State coach Gary Andersen told the Pac-12 Network that “Oregon State football is excited to participate” and “It’s a tremendous opportunity for our student-athletes to be showcased and for fans to see work they put in during the course of the season”.
The Beaver fan base is already excited to see electric playmakers Storm Woods and Victor Bolden return for next season, and although the team finished with a 5-7 record, the new national exposure should bring new life to the program.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) May 19, 2015
Utah’s Kyle Whittingham followed up with the Pac-12 Network saying, “It is great national exposure for our program and allows us to get our team in front of a lot of people and let them see what Utah football is about.”
Following a 9-4 record, and a 45-10 destruction of Colorado St. in the Las Vegas Bowl, expectations are high for the Utes who are returning eighteen of twenty-two starters. Often seen as one of the smaller Pac-12 teams, Utah will have a chance to gain national attention with a match-up against Michigan and new coach Jim Harbaugh.