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Red roundup: Former Ute moving up assists list

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 2 2015 6:01 p.m. MDT

Andre Miller, of the Portland Trail Blazers, takes off downcourt on a fast break during a game against the Utah Jazz on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. (Ravell Call, Deseret News) Andre Miller, of the Portland Trail Blazers, takes off downcourt on a fast break during a game against the Utah Jazz on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

The Sporting News has a nice feature on former Ute Andre Miller and the value he brings to the Portland Trail Blazers. Miller recently passed Hall-of-Famer Bob Cousy on the NBA's all-time assists list and is third among active players, trailing only Steve Nash and Jason Kidd.

— The Oregonian also praises Miller for being an important example for the Portland Trail Blazers.

ESPN.com blogger Mike Sando takes a look at the situation between ex-Utah quarterback Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers.

Former Utah basketball coach Ray Giacoletti, a Gonzaga assistant, weighed in on Jimmermania in a Denver Post story on Sunday.

Utah's first official Pac-12 opponent, USC, is set to open spring football drills.

The Bleacher Report lists the "make or break" games for every Pac-12 team next fall. Utah's pivotal contest is listed as the Sept. 10 date at USC.

The Tucson Citizen reports that Arizona coach Sean Miller is a man in demand. The article notes that the Wildcats could have ended up with Tim Floyd, Jeff Capel and yes, even former Utah coach Jim Boylen.

GatorSports.com notes that first-year Florida coach Will Muschamp is embracing many of the traditions Urban Meyer brought to the Gators.

After St. Louis was eliminated from the Atlantic-10 Tournament last week, ex-Utah coach Rick Majerus called it the most challenging season of his career.

And finally, former Utah assistant Barret Peery discusses his future with the Twin Falls Times-News. Prior to joining Boylen's staff, Peery had a successful tenure as head coach at the College of Southern Idaho.

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