Red roundup: Utes' Thretton Palamo already on Pac-12 radar

Published: Friday, April 15 2011 11:45 a.m. MDT

Former USA Rugby player Thretton Palamo rushes the ball during the Utes' practice scrimmage Monday, April 11, at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Lennie Mahler, Deseret News

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ESPN.com's Ted Miller took a look at the number of potential 1,000-yard rushers in the Pac-12 next season. Oregon's LaMichael James, a Heisman Trophy finalist last season, headlines the list. Utah's Thretton Palamo, a converting rugby player of note, is included in a group of top candidates who could crash the party.

Former Runnin' Ute star Andrew Bogut of the Milwaukee Bucks is looking forward to his first Australian summer in nearly a decade.

Believe it or not, the San Francisco 49ers reportedly have an offer on the table for ex-Ute quarterback Alex Smith.

Utah alumnus Andre Miller's leadership is praised as the Portland Trail Blazers gear up for the NBA Playoffs.

And finally, it's a week old but check out what ESPN.com's Andy Katz has to say about Utah's hiring of Larry Kryskowiak and the firings of former Ute assistants Kirk Earlywine (Eastern Washington) and Kerry Rupp (Louisiana Tech).

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