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Nate Davis of USA Today released his latest NFL mock draft, and former University of Utah offensive tackle Garett Bolles landed with the Detroit Lions at No. 21.

Of Bolles, Davis wrote, “His sweet feet were on full display in Indianapolis, and he’s got a mean streak that the folks in Motown would surely appreciate. Last year’s first rounder, Taylor Decker, played capably at left tackle but could flip to the right side if Bolles proves the better option on QB Matthew Stafford’s blind side.”

Possible NIT matchup projected between Utes and Cougars

NYC Buckets released its latest NIT Bracketology and both the Utah Utes and the BYU Cougars are in the field.

The site has Utah as a No. 2 seed facing off against the New Mexico State Aggies in the first round. It also the Cougars in the same bracket as the No. 3 seed squaring off against the Fresno State Bulldogs.

If Utah and BYU win their first round matchups, they would face off in the second round.

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The final ESPN college football power rankings were released and the Utah Utes made the top 25 coming in at No. 23.

Of the Utes’ solid season, they wrote, “the story of Joe Williams had one more amazing chapter left; the senior racked up nearly 280 yards of offense to help the Utes hold off Indiana in the Foster Farms Bowl. Utah certainly has its sights set on getting into bigger games down the road, but there’s no reason to be disappointed with nine victories.”

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BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake was part of ESPN News’ coverage of the College football Playoff National Championship in the Coaches Film Room with a handful of other coaches.

During the conversation, Syracuse coach Dino Babers looked in Sitake’s direction and said, “Lot easier to protect when those offensive linemen are a little bit older than everybody else,” before bursting into laughter.

Amidst the laughter from the other coaches, Sitake fired back with a quick response, as seen in this video shared on @LukeTheSaint’s Twitter page.

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