Red roundup: Report states Bennett turned down Utah job

Published: Friday, April 1 2011 1:15 p.m. MDT

Apparently Jim Boylen is a tough man to replace. The lengthy search for a new basketball coach at the University of Utah took another twist and turn Thursday when Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reported that Randy Bennett of Saint Mary's turned down an offer from athletics director Chris Hill. The two reportedly met in Phoenix on March 22 to discuss the Utes' vacancy.

— Former Utah assistant Barret Peery, who lost his job when Boylen was fired, has a new gig. He's the new head coach at junior college powerhouse Indian Hills in Iowa.

— Ted Miller of ESPN.com blogs about Norm Chow's move to Utah from UCLA.

— ESPN.com's Andy Katz notes that Utah hasn't pushed for Old Dominion's Blaine Taylor, and even if the Utes did, he may not leave the Monarchs.

— And finally, new women's basketball coach Anthony Levrets is profiled in his hometown newspaper in Bandon, Ore.

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