Red roundup: Alex Smith seeks throwing assistance from an unlikely source

Published: Friday, May 11 2012 2:00 p.m. MDT

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) prepares to throw as he is hit by New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith (91) during the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011.

Gerald Herbert, Associated Press

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Former Utah quarterback Alex Smith has enlisted some help from another sport to improve his throwing mechanics.

— Bud Withers of the Seattle Times picks the Utes to finish second in the Pac-12 South.

— Check out the number of ex-Utes on NFL rosters.

Andre Miller is the master of the alley-oop lob.

— ESPN.com looks at the Sporting News' coaches rankings.

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