Embattled Utah coach Jim Boylen's contract and buyout option has become a popular topic on local sports talk radio and message boards. USA Today's college basketball coaching database contains a copy of Boylen's current deal with the Utes for fans to review and analyze.

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CBSSports.com notes that Utah alums Paul Soliai of the Miami Dolphins and Eric Weddle of the San Diego Chargers are potential NFL free agents who could be tagged with franchise or transition tags before the Feb. 23 deadline.

— Former Florida running back Emmanuel Moody insists that ex-Ute coach Urban Meyer had a heart attack and not esopageal spasms as reported after the 2009 SEC Championship Game.

— Ex-Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara mentions Utah's Brandon Burton in his first weekly draft diary for Pro Football Weekly.

— And finally, the Utes and Rick Majerus are mentioned in a Des Moines Register story about Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson's use of redshirts.