Red roundup: Pundits weigh in on Utes' first Pac-12 recruiting class

Published: Friday, Feb. 18 2011 9:00 a.m. MST

In this April 2010 file photo, Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham watches his team run its offense during the Utes' spring scrimmage.

Keith Johnson, Deseret News

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The Bleacher Report ranks the Pac-12's top football recruiters. They've got Utah's Kyle Whittingham in the No. 8 spot with a prediction he'll move up as time progresses. While noting that Whittingham had his best recruiting class ever in his first Pac-12 offseason, the article notes it ranked only 45th nationally. Even so, they called it a good start.

The Daily Californian notes the irony in this weekend's baseball series between Cal and Utah. The Bears are entering their final season after cutting the sport, while the Utes are preparing to join the Pac-12 next year.

— ESPN.com's Mike Sando explains why the San Francisco 49ers make sense for former Utah quarterback Alex Smith.

— Ex-Ute Andre Miller continues to make news. Yahoo Sports has video of a crafty move by the NBA veteran.

— And finally, GatorCountry.com caught up with former Utah coach Urban Meyer in his new office inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at the University of Florida.

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