Where's does BYU's Jimmer Fredette rank among the greatest players in Mountain West Conference history? Frank Schwab of The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo., has him No. 2 behind Utah's Andrew Bogut. The former Ute averaged 20.9 points and 13.5 rebounds before becoming the first overall pick in the NBA Draft after his sophomore season.
— ESPN.com college football bloggers Andrea Adelson and Ted Miller debate on how Utah will fare in the Pac-12 this fall. The big unknown is whether the Utes can handle the rigors of a tough schedule in an automatic qualifying conference. Adelson is predicting a 9-3 record, while Miller is going with 6-6 and thinks "every win over .500 should feel like gravy." Utah went 10-3 last season, including a 7-1 mark in Mountain West Conference play.
— The Bleacher Report explores the topic of how Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers' success may have put the NFL career of ex-Ute quarterback Alex Smith into perspective.
— A photo featuring Bogut and a mention of Utah alum Andre Miller are included in a Los Angeles Times story about the rookie season of Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin.
— And finally, a couple of days ago, Shelley Meyer thanked Florida fans for all their support during former Utah coach Urban Meyer's tenure as head coach of the Gators.
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