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Morning links: See where ESPN ranks Ty Detmer among college football’s all-time best quarterbacks

Brigham Young University quarterback Ty Detmer.
Ty Detmer played quarterback for BYU from 1988-91, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1990.
Gary McKellar, Deseret Morning News

SALT LAKE CITY — There is plenty of nostalgia floating around college football this season as the sport celebrates its 150th season this year.

As part of its look back on the history of the sport, ESPN released a video recently counting down the top 10 college quarterbacks of all time. Among them was former BYU quarterback Ty Detmer, the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time Davey O’Brien Award winner who threw for 15,031 passing yards and 121 touchdowns during his Cougar career.

See where he landed on a top 10 list that includes names like Roger Staubach, Peyton Manning, Steve McNair and John Elway:

Detmer was one of several former Cougar greats on hand at BYU this past weekend as the Cougars took on Washington — a 45-19 Huskies win — in a retro-themed throwback game that honored the program’s past.

He joined the BYUtv “Countdown to Kickoff” crew to talk about some of his memories as a Cougar.

“It’s an awesome experience to be back down here and be a part of the crowd and to have those feelings and those emotions come back, somewhat — nothing compared to when you’re playing, but it brings back a lot of great memories,” Detmer told Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler.

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In the latest social media share that may cause Utah Jazz fans to unconsciously start running Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will Remember You” through their minds, Twitter user @prodigyJF shared a video over the weekend of some of former Jazzman Derrick Favors’ greatest moments in Utah. Favors, of course, was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason after nine seasons with the Jazz.