Red roundup: Utes in right place, at the right time

Published: Monday, April 18 2011 1:59 p.m. MDT

Utah's 44 Lucky Radley drives the ball while being stopped by 49 Trevor Reilly during a Red/White Game at Rice Eccles Stadium on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

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Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com examines why college sports is making big money from television. He also notes that Utah was in the right place at the right time to receive a life-changing invitation from the Pac-10 when commissioner Larry Scott's bid to lure Texas failed to materialize. The Utes are set to join the league on July 1.

Jim Steeg, a longtime NFL executive credited with the development of the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl and league draft, has been hired as a consultant for the inaugural Pac-12 Championship Game in football. ESPN.com's Ted Miller provides some background on the hire.

Nebraska's Prince Amukamara mentions Brandon Burton in his latest draft diary for Pro Football Weekly.

The Detroit News confirmed that ex-Utah coach Jim Boylen was contacted about the Eastern Michigan job but turned down an opportunity to interview for the post.

And finally, former Ute Andre Miller talks about defending Jason Kidd in the NBA Playoffs.

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