I understand utah has a fine basketball history. I also understand the utah head
basketball job is a desirable job. But it isn't a "big time" job. utah
is not going to be able to hire a big time coach away from a big time school.
utah has to find a 'diamond in the rough' type of coach. An up and comer. That
is what they did when they hired majerus and that is what they tried to do with
both giacoletti and boylen. The latter two just didn't turn out.Being in the pac10 doesn't change that reality either. Chris Hill needs to
find an up and coming coach and hope that he pans out. The only other option is
to find an established coach that has been canned for whatever reason. Someone
mentioned herrick and that is the type of guy that might take that job. utah is
not going to get Billy Donovan, John Calipari or Mike Krzyzewski. They are not
going to get Dave Rose either. They maybe could get Steve Alford or Stew Morrill
if they can come up with the money.
Why would anybody want to leave the Utes (a PAC12 team) to play for BYU (a WCC
team)? Maybe to be a winner. We don't need Mr. Foster because we have Mr.
Davies. At the pace Brandon is developing he might have a career in the NBA. Not
a super high draft pick, but a career. Boylen isn't a bad coach just
a bad recruiter. Maybe he could use the former Wyo coach as an assistant to help
with recruiting. Two wrongs might make a single right.
This is an open invitation to David Foster.Transfer to the Y and let
Coach Rose develop your talents. You would be great for BYU and BYU for you.
You might even end up at the next level.Give it some thought.
I've never heard of a coach that cried so many times, "I don't know
why!" What's his fat salary for? He hasn't a clue that he doesn't command
the respect of the team or fans. Contrary to some of you out there, I don't
think hiring a big-name-coach is always the solution. But, the Utes need one who
really knows how to coach!!!
"We got off to such a bad start and then guys got tentative and a little
bit reluctant," Boylen explained. "I thought we reacted to the
crowd."What will happen when you have a 22,000 person crowd
you're playing against? Things could be tough on Saturday guys.jersey: According to chris b, wilary, otis, and hedgehog, you already have the
athletes because of the Pac12. Good enough athletes to beat BYU anyway right?
utah will never win games until they start recruiting and signing the best
in-state players. get a coach who understands that, embraces the missionary
program, and disciplines the players.
There is Not a long list of shortcomings. There is One shortcoming and a Long
list of excuses.The shortcoming is obviously the coach.The time is
Now to change coaches, Not at the end of the season.I spoke with Dr. Hill
on the phone and told him that Jim Harrick is ready and available, but I don't
think Dr. Hill was listening.
I really feel for you Utes. I was a Ute fan back in the day, and in some ways I
still am (football). Hopefully you can get a better coach. Stew is ours at
least until 2015.
Boylen has no answers because he has no idea how to coach D1 basketball.He should resign and try to refine his skill at the high school
level.I'm tired of Utah taking risks on unproven or first time head
coaches. If you're going to take a chance, then at least take a chance on a guy
who has been with the program and been around good coaches - Tommy Connor or
Jeff Judkins. I would bet that they wouldn't have to pay either of those guys
huge contracts to get them back to the U. Connor was an assistant under Majerus
for years and has done a good job at Westminster.It would be great
if we could bring in more of a big name - but if not, I would rather give those
guys a chance than someone with no ties to the school.Bottom line is
something has to be done. The program used to make money and can again - just
need to put a winning team on the floor.
Every dog has it's day--this just isn't Utah BB's day. Patience grasshopper
"Five of the Utes in the playing group, he noted, had never played at
Viejas Arena before,..."Gee coach, I wonder how PAC 12 arenas
your guys haven't played in?
I totally agree with Skippy that Utah needs a big time coach. I bet Pat Riley
or Phil Jackson would jump at the chance. I think they should also consider
stealing coaches from Duke, Texas, Kentucky or Louisville. A big time program
like Utah will have their pick of coaches as soon as they get into the Pac 12.
Boylen is on his way out. I would not be surprised if he doesn't even show up in
Provo. The addition to the football stadium can wait, the U needs to
replace Boylen now.The loss to AF at home was the kickerin my eyes.
You could tell from how they handled the start of the SD game, that they had
given up at that point and got smashed in the mouth. Get the funds
(Huntsman)and buy him out. He has given up and his team has given up.
Are you kidding me? Is that not exactly what he said after the UNLV game? That
my guys had not played in that arena before? Is that also what he will say this
saturday after the by crushes us? That does not cut it! Stop with the excuses!
The players we have are not very good to begin with and they are getting
horrible coaching from our army of coaches. Incredible how bad this had become.
I am surprised that he didn't blame the 3-game skid in Hawai'i on the fact that
none of his players had seen a beach before.
"I don't know why. I just keep evaluating and keep working at it."The Utes have talent and they have players who are coachable. So, you
figure it out coach.What's the missing ingredient?
February 24th is approaching! That is the day back in 1962 that Billy McGill
poured 60 points on BYU in a Utah win at the Smith Fieldhouse in Provo. There
was no 3 pt shot back then. Obviously no one on this Ute team is going to do
what McGill did. I just hope Jimmer doesn't go off for 60 on the Utes.
@alternate...Maybe passing the hat at games and in the parking lot and around
campus would help. Then again maybe not.It is a hard thing to bring
a program back to the top. It starts with a GREAT coach. I think that Stew is
great, but I really think that he would not take the job. Ute fans have been
spoiled and if you brought in a "Top Named" coach, the team would have
to win, win, win within a couple of years or they would be calling for him head
also, especially in the pac-12.It is my opinion that Ute BB will
bottom out and stay there for at least the next 5 to 8 years.Sorry,
but I would really like to see them tear up the pac 12, but I just don't think
it will happen given their current standing. Recruiting is really going to be a
So who is going to pay for the new "big name" coach and pay off the
remaining years of Boylen's contract?For the next 2 - 3 years until
Utah becomes a fully vested member, the money is very tight.Finally,
not sure the Stew would come to Utah. Utah has turned into a football school.
It would appear that basketball is not top dog anymore.I guess one
telling tale is the half filled arena on game day. Without the other half's
revenue it is even harder to run the program let alone double pay the old and
new coach.Maybe every one should work hard to sell out Hunstman for
the remaining games and try to get the powers to be to put the extra bucks in
the "new coach" fund.
Another record for the Utes - most excuses by a clueless coach - no one else
More records...The largest ever margin of victory by SDSU against the utes.Largest margin of defeat for the Utes this season (at SDSU
"We never could quite settle down," said Utah coach Jim Boylen. Isn't
it the coaches job to settle down his team? Once again Boylen takes no
responsibility for his teams loss. Isn't is great that each game Boylens
team sets a new record! Most lopsided loss, first loss to Air Force in years,
first time utah has lost both home and away games with MOST teams, ect.And
he is still the coach! FIRE BOYLEN!Games remaining...7Just a
little something to think about...A lot of comments on this board seem to think
we should get Stew for the coach. Do you really think he is pac 10 material? I
think Utah really needs to find someone better. If we are going to try to
compete in the Pac, we need someone with experiance there.Besides, if Dr
Hill wants to save face, he better find a big name coach that will come to utah
and shock us all!
"Our quality of opponents have been very good, but I don't know why we're
not making free throws. I don't know why we're not making layups and open
shots," -- Boylen I'm confused, shouldn't the man you
gets paid nearly a million dollars to coach this team figure out why his teams
can't shoot? Last year we shot 42% this year 43%. Enough is enough, not only is Utah losing but we are getting embarrassed.
Wasn't this team picked to finish 5th? At least play like an average team and
not a cupcake. We have the talent we have a clueless coach.I agree
with SDSU... "You are fiiired!"
I am sure that BYU fans will be much moe polite on Saturday, but maybe twice as
loud. I would love to see 50 from Jimmer an a 44 point victory from the