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Published: Saturday, March 12 2011 4:27 p.m. MST

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BlameItOnTheOfficials
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Now that the other Jimmer is gone,..."

it's sad that the only way to get attention to this story is to lead with a reference to a player on another team. Sad writing Brad. Jim Boylen and Jimmer Fredette aren't even in the same class. The editors should have sent this story back for major rewriting.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Hill: "I think that was a challenge, being in a non-BCS conference, and many times people could see the job in the Mountain West as a stepping-stone job."

Would the WCC then be a demotion?

hedgelog
Idaho Falls, ID

The u is already an embarrassment to the pac 10.2! The encore will bring down the curtain!

Vince
the boonies, mexico

Don't even mention Kruger, he wouldn't give the Utah job one second of consideration. He's more than happy @ UNLV.If you Eweties want ex BYU folks, how about Roger Reid he will be available after getting the boot at SUU, and would be more than a good fit for what you have as a second rate basketball program.

nunya
sacramento, ca

you're right about yutah being an embarrassment part....hahahaha....looks like the team and fans from SLC aka Same Losing Community will take that same mentality to the pac 11....classic.

just-a-fan
Bountiful, UT

I'm not at all a Ute fan but being in the PAC 12 should make the job easier to fill with a big name. I've met Boylen several times and he is a terrific guy and I hope he has success. Heck, fired and handed $2 million would certainly help.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Dave Rose and Lon Kruger would be the top two on my list.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

I'm sure the 2 million dollar severance will help Boylen get over this just fine. Despite chris hills weak assertions otherwise this is certainly a big hit to an already strained athletic budget. Still he really couldn't let it go on any longer as the hc was a wasteland for every game other than the BYU game when Cougar fans filled it up.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Sad that the Johnny-come-lately fans somehow think a few poor seasons indicates that they've had better success in basketball.
Andre Miller NCAA tourney wins: 11
byu's NCAA tourney wins: 10

Now really, who is more pathetic?

OU812
Layton, UT

If Lon Kruger didn't take the AZ job, I doubt he would take the Utah job.

my screen name
Murray, UT

Rock,
You just got one thing wrong-- you forgot to mention "Dr." Hill when referring to Utah's AD.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Gee ernest you could basicly say the same thing about ute fans and utahs monstrous run of 6 years of mixed success in football. Let's see two great season, one pretty good season and 3 mediocre ones. Yea that's the equivalent of 40 years. LOL

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Andy Katz has a great list.

Randy Bennett (St. Mary's)
Trent Johnson (LSU)
Blaine Taylor (Old Dominion)
Mark Gottfried (former Alabama head coach)

I've also heard Tony Bennett is a possibility.

I'd love Gottfried, either of the Bennetts, or Taylor. Since his stint at LSU, though, I'm not a big Trent Johnson fan.

Bottom Line
Draper, UT

I wonder if Plan B will be better than Plan A. Looks to me like Utah just threw away $2M and will right back where they were at. Let's see what this PAC 12 label gets you. If it is a low profile name, it will definitely be a reality check for where you really are on the pecking order.

Just Wondering...
Gilbert, AZ

As I said yesterday...there isn't a credible coach in the country that wants any part of the grease fire that has become Utah Basketball.

The university has mistreated its last two coaching selections, there is no NBA level talent currently on the team, what decent players are there are now released to transfer with the coaching change, there are no recruits worth mentioning, and the basketball competition next year gets severe. Not a very good recipe for rebuilding success.

Predictions? The next Ute coach is gone in three years too...and the Utes continue their steak of "none and done" well into the next decade.

Teafortwo
salt lake city, utah

Pac-10 envy is alive and well on this board. The Utes will do just fine. Their football is already on par with the best of the Pac-10, and they have one of the most successful basketball programs of all time. Top 25 in victories, winning percentage and NCAA tournament appearances and victories, even though they have struggled lately, due mostly to poor coaching decisions. Playing in the Pac-10 will help solve that problem.

When was the last time BYU made the Sweet Sixteen? Or the BCS......

FaifeauSam
Lehi, UT

Even without coaching experience, Karl Marlone would be my pick for a big name who could probably recruit and teach. He has indicated that he wouldn't mind getting into coaching and this might be a good place to start. With him being a "beginner" and Utah having fallen on hard times, this might be a good marriage.

Teafortwo
salt lake city, utah

Duckhunter- The Utes football success of recent years compares favorably to BYU success of the past 35 years. Much better bowl record, 2 undefeated seasons, 2 BCS victories, the only undefeated team in the country in 2008-09, which matches BYUs national championship in 1984. And the Utes still maintain the overall series edge by a significant margin. I congratulate BYU on their success, but you are mistaken if you think it trumps the Utes.

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Sam

Sorry man but K Malone? He can barely put a coherent sentence together that anyone can understand. Can you see Karl trying to recruit? Go from one bad recruiter to Karl Malone?

Great player and hard worker but not coach material.

I still think Tommy Connor would be the best choice. We need someone with a Utah connection that can recruit the local kids against Rose. Connor with Alex Jensen as his first assistant.

Either way, Go Dr Hill and Go Utes!

bballjunkie
Cedar Hills, UT

Ute fan Rose is not stepping down to your level. If Rose ever leaves BYU it won't be for utah. "Mark it down"

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