Come on you guys, Chrissy and Hedge have already stated that Dave Rose is moving
to the U, so we know it's a done deal. They were there when coach Rose and Dr.
Hill were having lunch at Spaghetti Factory two weeks ago. The U will be back
next year with coach Rose and some new JC faces and will thrash the new
Pac12.Mark it down!Back to reality folks...
@Chris BWell your graciousness lasted about 5 minutes.Trust us, a 17 year old recruits sense of history, goes back about 6 months,
if that.Utah's great run in the 90's, when even BYU faithfull were
pulling for U, is literally ancient history to kids who were 3 or 4 at the
time.They will however, know all about the Jimmer, BYU and their
latest sweet 16 run. That shine won't diminish for years....Kids all
over this land are phrasing Jimmer this & Jimmer that.They'll
check the polls every week and see BYU and not Utah.They'll see BYU
on ESPN & BYU-TV every single game, and won't see Utah.They'll
see BYU at the head of their league, and Utah at the bottom of their's.Utah will have a very tough sell to get kids/coaches to come there. They can't
compete with Arizona, UCLA, Washington and others for the out of state kid and
they lost the top LDS kids long ago to BYU, when Judkins was made to sit in the
stands and then fired.40 years? For Utah yes, BYU see you NEXT Year
ChrisB:BYU may have peaked but the Utes haven't bottomed out. 4
losing seasons in 6 years. losing 9 of 10 to BYU, 2 of those being the worst
losses at the HC, and coaching candidates who won't touch your program with a
ten foot pole.More losing seasons on the way in the PAC 10.2Incredible team, incredible coach, incredible program
Sweet. I bought my copy of Sports Illustrated today, the one with a high flying
Jimmer on the cover. What a great photo, and what a great year for Jimmer.
Chris BOnly having to win one or two games to make it to a Final
Four is not that impressive.And when you're seeded into a Sweet
Sixteen, that's even less impressive.When was the last time Utah won
32 games in a season?Or won 30+ games in back to back seasons?Hint: It's never happened!
Congratulations Jimmer on a well-deserved honor!
Well, the real Chris B has prophesied, again. Let's all mark it down.
Again.Chris, mark this down. BYU will be back at the dance before
Utah.Our football team will end up next year ranked higher than
Utah.And you will still be you. Pity.
Chris B"my Utes have been awful in basketball lately"Lately? How about awful most of the last 6 years. In fact, U have to go back to last century, the days of the old WAC, before
you find anything Utah has done that tops what BYU accomplished this year.Bogut's 2005 Sweet Sixteen team was far less impressive, only beating
UTEP 60-54 and Oklahoma 67-58, before losing to Kentucky 62-52 in regulation in
a game that the Utes trailed the entire game. The highlight of Utah's 12-year
run in the MWC.12-year MWC HistoryBYU 276-116(70.4%),
126-54(70.0%) MWC, 6 MWC championships, 8 NCAA tournaments, one losing season,
ten 20+ win seasonsUtah 230-150(60.5%), 104-76(57.8%) MWC, 5 MWC
championships, 6 NCAA tournaments, four losing seasons, six 20+ win seasonsUtah's overall and conference record during the MWC era pales by
comparison to BYU's record.It's not even close.
Congrats Jimmer well deserved!
nottyou,Nothing. I don't argue my Utes have been awful in
basketball lately. If you think post accolades don't mean anything you're in a
group of 1 who thinks that Auburn is a weak football team, Duke is a weak
basketball team, the Lakers are a weak NBA team, and the Packers are a weak NFL
team.Past(I'll say recent past) accolades mean a great deal in
recruiting, whether BCS conferences want you(sorry). The height of
Utah basketball in the last 20 years?Several sweet 16's, final four,
national championship game, #1 pick in the draft.The height of tds
basketball in the last 20 years?One sweet 16. Amazing.Great thinking though in just looking at the past year or two. By that
standard 99% of universities are failures. The difference is that
when Utah peaks again it will be in final fours. When byu peaks
again(in 2040) it will be another sweet 16.Incredible program.
Chris B -- Just like in the business world, what have the Utes done for us
lately? How much revenue does the basketball team generate? What awards have
they received recently? The past accolades mean nothing...what have you done
for me this year? Last year?
I have to admit it, BYU had a great run this year and it was mostly because of
Fredette. He was amazing. Congratulations to him and best wishes in the future
Kudos to Jimmer for an awesome season! Kudos to Chris B for having the class to
admit it. I wish the Cougars good luck in the WCC, I wish the Utes good luck in
the PAC, and I will be an instant fan of whichever team picks up Mr. Fredette.
I look forward to seeing him play in the NBA on Armed Forces Network next year.
The legendary University of Houston "Phi Slama Jama" teams will also
be honored on Friday morning. ---Coach and player
honored. Could it be more sweet?
jazzball,Don't be shocked. A couple months ago I attracted a few
followers who assumed my identity. Curious, but flattering.Jimmer
can shoot(some days) and other days he's awful and doesnt know when to stop?(see
3/15 on 3's against florida).The peak of byu's program in the last
30 years: a single sweet 16.I repeat:What a team. What
a program. What an all american.
Congratulations Jimmer. You have been amazing to watch. Thanks for the fun and
good luck in the future.
Chris B: Good props. How are we doing in luring Brad Stevens to Utah?
Wow Chris B. I'm shocked.If I see a compliment from Hedgie I may need a
medical team to revive me from the shock.I didn't think it was possible.
Hooray for Jimmer! National POY! Oscar Robertson Awardee!What an
honor! Congratulations to Jimmer, to the team, to the coaches and to BYU. You
guys pulled it all together and made it happen.Could not have
happened to a greater guy!And who doubted? Wow, this is a great day
in Cougar Nation! Wow!
All of my other comments notwithstanding, congrats to The Jimmer for the award.
You proved me wrong on too many occasions to count, and props where props are
Yes! Congratulations Jimmer. Let the awards speak for themselves, you're the
best. Thanks for a great season but more importantly, how you
handled yourself despite everything that was going on. You Jimmered the entire
season. You are a true sportsman.
AP & Oscar Robertson - keep on piling more. Fantastic, go Jimmer.
It has been an incredible season for this young man. I hope he has as much
success in the future.
The Oscar Robertson Trophy has been Jimmered!Congratulations
Jimmer!You earned it!