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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Plus, ex-Ute Steve Smith takes his former team back to school.
Trey Burke incident draws into question his ability to direct a team that hasn't had a conductor since Deron Williams.
One of the games Utah fans thought was winnable goes out the window as Utes' conference schedule gets underway.
Addition of strong complementary players at wideout has created chances for Dres Anderson to join elite group of receivers.
USU's chances might increase if he plays Oct. 3 vs. BYU, but conference games matter more.
Also, LaVell Edwards and Ron McBride give their thumbs up to nostalgia.
There's no question he has a top speed; now he needs to learn when to say when.
Junior college transfer is approaching Reggie Dunn's school TD return record.
Australian says he has no worries about playing at Michigan Stadium.
On the bright side, fans of both teams can relax and enjoy the week without all the accompanying baloney.