Yes, I'm thinking it will take them a few years to get very competitive in the PAC-12. The PAC-12 has some VERY good players, and I do think that this challenge will help us draw some good talent. It will take some time, but the Utes will have a break out. Our #1 is just a sophomore and is already a very good player. He's going to be very tough his senior year, and the heavy California/Florida recruiting that Utah is really doing since joining PAC-12 is going to pay off within a few years.
Willems is a cool guy, but he seems lonely. I always see him off on his own around campus, when he gets more friends his mentality will probably improve. I think I'm going to try reaching out to him.