How long will former Utah coach Urban Meyer stay with ESPN and not be coaching? Kyle Whittingham weighs in on the topic. Safeties coach Morgan Scalley is also quoted in the story on Meyer's passion and approach to the game. Writer Dennis Dodd notes that Meyer "doesn't look uncomfortable, just out of place" as a television analyst.

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— Check out the Sporting News' take on California prep quarterback Travis Wilson, who gave Utah a recruiting commitment on Wednesday.

— Utah graduate Matt Sanderson and "Playoff PAC," a group he helped found are profiled in USA Today for its ongoing pressure on the Bowl Championship Series.

— Pro Football Weekly is reporting that it's making more sense that ex-Ute Alex Smith will return to the San Francisco 49ers.

— And finally, Ted Miller of takes note of a rugby insurrection involving Cal, Utah and running back Thretton Palamo.

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