What if? It's a question that's often asked about Alex Smith.
Gary Peterson of the San Jose Mercury News takes a closer look at Mel Kiper Jr.'s assertion of how things would have turned out if the former Utah quarterback and Super Bowl-bound Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers had swapped draft positions in 2005. Smith went No. 1 overall to the San Francisco 49ers, who opted to pass on Rodgers, who quarterbacked at nearby California.
In other news:
Ex-Utah coach Rick Majerus opts to redshirt a star player at St. Louis and notes a path similar to that of Andre Miller.6 comments on this story
Former Ute Chris Kemoeatu, who plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is gathering with his offensive linemates on Thursday night for a little extra film study in preparation for the Super Bowl.
ESPN.com's Rich Cimini spoke with ex-Ute Sione Pouha of the New York Jets about Ben Roethlisberger's final completion in the AFC Championship Game. It allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers to hold on for a 24-19 victory.
And finally, this Sydney Morning Herald story is a week old but it's still a good read about ex-Ute Andrew Bogut's efforts to assist flood victims in Australia.