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Brad Rock
Brad Rock, a.k.a. "Rockmonster," has been a sports columnist at the Deseret News since 1994. Prior to that he worked as a beat writer, covering the Utah Jazz (1990-94). He has covered the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, NBA Finals, world title fights and the Olympics. Rock's career began at the Gallup (NM) Independent. He has won dozens of local and national writing awards and has authored three books. His experience includes writing articles for numerous national publications, as well as syndicated radio advertising copy. He has also taught sports writing for five years on the major university level.

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Four-year starters can discourage recruits, but if the team is good enough, the program sells itself.
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Also, both Utah and USC are upwardly mobile ... one apparently more than the other.
First-year defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley comes from a long line of successful predecessors — not to mention the Kyle Whittingham coaching tree.
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Neither Dante Exum nor his coach is making brash predictions. But it's clear the Australian guard is anxious to "take the next step."