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Published: Sunday, April 3 2011 5:52 p.m. MDT

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Thriller
Saint George, UT

It doesn't do any good to second-guess the hiring or try to predict the future. Fact is, he was the man picked for the job and he will be the coach for the foreseeable future. He's got my support. I'd love to see him hire Alex Jensen as an assistant as well.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Wow, it sounds like dnews has been mandated to provide a hatchet job of the Utes....again.

Honestly can't everthing being said about coach K be attributed to rose when he was hired. Every coach has to prove himself.

Was there this much mud slinging by the dnews when bronco was hired? After all he was the third or fourth option?

IA Cougar
West Des Moines, IA

Who really cares about heresay? I'm a huge BYU fan and wish Coach K the best and how that he can be a great success. For this article to find a comparison between Coach K and Stew Morrill was a stretch for me. I think the State of Utah is blessed with some very good coaches. I wish Utah the best in the Pac 12. I wish that BYU and Utah could be in the same conference. That split was not wanted by either school. Unfortunately, Pac 12 bias will not allow BYU into the club so a decision had to be made. Good luck Utes. Go Cougs!

worf
Mcallen, TX

Weak move. You don't build programs by getting rid of coaches every few years. No continuity and very expensive. Boylen was better than most people gave credit for.

Vince
the boonies, mexico

Wow what a way to welcome a new coach with nothing but negatives, and forcasting his demise in 3 or 4 years. Typical D-News and Utah mentality. Just prove these biased jerks wrong Larry.

redfeather
Palo Alto, CA

Krystkowiak's only two years at Montana were about the same as Boylen's first two years at year - the big difference; Boylen's #5 lost to a #12 in the first round; Krystkowiak's #12 upset a #5 in the first round.

Bottom line: The Utes spent a whole bunch of money firing Boylen and hiring Krystkowiak to end up about where they started three weeks ago.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

wedgie with a persecution complex LOL Sorenson is a ute homer wedgie.

BlameItOnTheOfficials
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Only time will tell... we'll just have to watch the scoreboard.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

hedgie,

I remember someone giving Doman the hatchet and slinging this much mud when he was promoted instead of giving him the opportunity to prove himself.

SMS
Salt Lake City, UT

Good read.

It will be interesting to see if Krystowiak can succeed. Not sure he's much of an upgrade from Boylen, but I wish him the best and hope he puts Utah Basketball on the map.

GO UTES!

uteowl
Sunnyvale, CA

This Ute faithful is underwhelmed by this decision but I'll try to be supportive. I suspect that the ultimate decision maker on this hire was the budget because I think that Gottfried's price tag was seven figures.

In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

Hire Jeff Judkins as an assistant after he was passed over for the head coaching job? That would be an eye-opener.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Good luck, Utes! Here's hoping Coack K can turn the ship and get you heading back to glory days.

Now can we talk football?

sammyg
Springville, UT

Hedgie, your persecution complex is hilarious. Your act is falling apart my friend, so sad, so so sad.

Coach K.2 does needs a break... from his own fan base but it's understandable that many fans are just frustrated over the pattern of these past few years and the firing of coaches.

Hopefully the pattern is broken and Coach K.2 will turn it around and Ute loyalty will again come together. Football rivalry aside, I don't want Utah to be a bottom dweller in the PAC, I do have some state pride.

Give the guy a chance.

Dyer Gary
Bountiful, UT

coach k has a big job ahead of him but I think he will make it. Claybrn is the only good player they have.Watson
and foster are flat footed and prov ethat white guys can't jump.They are just like trees standing there. Get some
players from out of state like Rick M didwith Mill and VanHorn.Also I'm sure Utah will play byu a lot in the future

Veracity
Morgan, UT

The title of your article begs an answer to your question...can he win?

The simple answer is....NO!

Shawnm750
Lehi, UT

Hey, he was willing to take the job, so we might as well give him a shot. Sure, I've got doubts about his consistency and ability to win, but until he has at least 1 season (or more) under his belt, we can't judge the quality of this decision. Let's just give our Runnin' Utes the support they need to get this program back on track!

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

He wouldn't have been my choice, but he's the man now. So, I'll give him my full support and hope he can work a little magic. We need it right now. I do believe that there is some good talent on the team to work with. If he can develop talent better than Coach Boylen then we have a good chance. Of course we need him to recruit better too.

Go Utes!

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

A lot of mud slinging on the selection of coach k. Being part of a MAJOR conferene it's to bee expected. Utes are held to a much higer level than mid-major programs and the heat will always be on to win National Championships. Other schools can feel "relief" in getting

coaches with NO experiance...Domain and dupaux
4 option Coach....Bronco
Coach with a Dixie college (recent junior college)experience - Rose.

Utes had to "settle" with a former NBA head coach and a coach who won in the NCAA tournement.

Yes, the bar is a bit higher on the hill.

sammyg
Springville, UT

I'm sure jealous that the Utes have hedgie as their 'cheerleader'. I'm bitter too.

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