Red roundup: Utah Utes in the news

Published: Friday, June 17 2011 10:28 a.m. MDT

ESPN.com's Ted Miller breaks down Utah's football schedule and notes that games against projected South Division powers USC (Sept. 10) and Arizona State (Oct. 8) will show if the Utes are up to the challenge of competing in the Pac-12. The Gainesville Sun reports that the Utes are the popular choice to win the division. Athlon Sports, however, has Utah finishing third.

— Ex-Ute Andre Miller of the Portland Trail Blazers is drawing a lot of interest from other teams.

— Nevada football coach Chris Ault is a bargain when it comes to base salary. So, too, is Utah's Kyle Whittingham.

— San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is toning down his comments in support of former Utah quarterback Alex Smith.

— And finally, check out the recent ESPN 700 interviews with Larry Krystkowiak and Sione Pouha.

The Red Roundup is a sampling of Utah Utes news on the Web. It is complied each weekday, except holidays.

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