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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With playoffs still uncertain, some want the coach to go. But more turnover will only slow the return to team's former self.
Also, football terms that should be retired ASAP.
Though backup took Aggies to win over CSU, coach Matt Wells says Chuckie Keeton was his first, best choice. Saturday's game seemed to show otherwise.
After roughing up flashy Oregon, Utah is totally in style. Beach schools beware.
Also, Quin Snyder's high school isn't buying into his tough defense approach.
Injury to Dante Exum thrust Burke back into the limelight. He has matured and has experience. But so far his numbers haven't set him apart.
After three uninspiring offensive outings, the Utes turn it on in a rout over a program known for its scoring.
Once again it appears Utah will have to rely on defense and rushing to go places. Last time that happened, the Utes won the Sun Bowl.
Last year's play vs. Oregon won't define him, says current Detroit Lions player. He wants to use it to motivate himself and lift those who have low self esteem.
National media see improved Jazz, but the ceiling for now could be the low point of a few years ago.