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Published: Tuesday, March 29 2011 4:00 p.m. MDT

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Seattle, Wa

A preemptive post for the Ute trolls:

You are closer to losing Clyburn than snagging Rose. If he's not interested in a team that is in the upper echelon in the BIG 12, he's probably not interested in the trainwreck on the hill, and being a perennial bottom feeder in the PAC 10.2

Lehi, UT

If he isn't interested in the OU job, why would he be interest in the U vacancy?

Syracuse, UT

I hope the Y can keep him around. Just look at his record. The guy's a really good coach. Rose is turning out to be the "Jimmer" of coaching with a winning percentage like that.

Omaha, NE

I hope they pay him what he is worth. Most of because he is a coach with ethics and that is over half the battle in college.

West Jordan, Utah

A great decesion by BYU to up the stakes with the hopes of retaining Coach Rose.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Well Duh! He can't coach Utah and Oklahoma.

You'll lookg great in red coach ROSE.

Springville, UT

Thanks for all your hard work coach Rose! This BYU fan hopes to see you back next year!

Boise, Id

Good for coach Rose he has earned a health pay increase for his performance the last 6 years. He is a good coach and a great recruiter, with a 750 winning percentage that is impressive. He has improved the cougar basketball program from where it was under Reid and Cleveland. Next year without Jimmer and Jackson he will need all of his coaching experiance to get back to 25 wins.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

What about Chris B, Hedgehog and Otis taking that job at Oklahoma?

Good luck kids. You know basketball better than anyone else. They have to be begging for you kids!!! Take the JOB!!!!

Salt Lake City, UT

Honestly, why would he stay? The athletic department has made there choice and it was, of course, football. Rose just lost the best offensive and defensive players in school history and he could not get past the sweet 16 at BYU. Before anyone replies "he would have if he had Davies", that only proves my point. He can shine even brighter at a job with less obsticles. This is his high water mark, he needs to leverage it. Even if Rose has a great year (which is unlikely with next years team), in the wcc it is a 1 bid (maybe 2 bid)league with a double didgit seed. He should move on and I wish him well.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

It was probably Rose's only chance to coach in the Big 12. The y will never be invited to the conference.

Ann Arbor, MI

I guess you're right about rose...

winning (when it counts) is only the 5th most important thing in the bubble.

Seattle, Wa

@gone fishing:

"Even if Rose has a great year (which is unlikely with next years team),"

That's just it. Matt Carlino, Demarcus Harrison will be incoming next year. BYU will be reloading, not rummaging through a trainwreck looking for answers.

Brace yourself, but we actually have kids coming IN to the program as opposed to LEAVING, like U do.

Utah may only lose one player this year due to transfers. Congrats!

Salt Lake City, UT

Well, if he can get a similar amount of money from BYU, and he's from utah, and his family is here, and he's already built a great program why would he leave? However, I would be shocked if Dave Rice isn't a head coach next fall.

Ann Arbor, MI

"It was probably Rose's only chance to coach in the Big 12. The y will never be invited to the conference."

I agree. Holmoe would have been smart to push Rose to the Big12. The Y didn't help themselves in there secret "quest" to be invited into the Big12.

Eagle Mountain, UT

crisb; take off your red glasses and...yup, this Rose is still blue and the garden is full of talent for the forseeable future.

No trolling intended with this: I was listening to 1320 this morning on the way to work. They were debating on how attractive the Utah head coach position was. They concluded that it was only moderately attractive for various reasons and doubted Utah would be able to pull anyone of consequence(good experienced HC) into the current scenario. I hope Chris Hill has a little magic and can pull off a big coup. There are several other more attractive head coach openings at this time who will be looking at the same pool of candidates. Utah is going to have to roll the dice on a young assistant coach. There are some good ones. If Rice decides to leave BYU, I sincerely hope he goes to Utah. It would make the whole state of Utah look better if Utah is successful in the PAC.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Big Blue: It's cute that you kids want a rival so you look to direct your hatred at BYU. You'll continue to be thought of as the annoying neighbor kid who will always be a few steps behind. Yes, you beat byu in football last year congrats. And I'm sure you win again sometime in the next 10 years. You must be so proud.

P.S. The NCAA selection committee just announced you'll be another #12 seed next year.

Seattle, Wa


And even with winning as the 5th priority we have still managed to rack up more wins this year than U have the last 2 put together, and beat you 9 of 10 times.

Kearns, UT

So pathetic. BYU does a good job securing Rose as their coach, yet 2 jealous Cougar fans first to post can only think about Utah? How's that Little Brother complex going?

Paranoia is getting a little ridiculous down south.

In Arizona
Mesa, AZ

To Flatlander: In your opinion what is Rose worth?

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