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Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Utah Blaze QB and former Utah Ute Tommy Grady throws under pressure during the season opener in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Former Utah quarterback Tommy Grady is leading the charge for the improved Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League. Earlier this week, abc4.com put together a nice report on Grady. The Blaze lead the AFL in scoring.

— ESPN.com's Ted Miller has put together a list of returning ball hawks in the Pac-12. Utah's Brian Blechen is No. 5.

Did the Pac-12 upstage the Big 12's television deal?

— A blogger at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News has ranked the Pac-12 starting quarterbacks. Ute signal caller Jordan Wynn is ranked No. 7.

— And finally, the Sacramento Bee reported over the weekend that San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has given former Utah quarterback Alex Smith, who is a free agent, a playbook.