Thanks True blue- I remember Russell a little, but his college days were a
little before my time.
Mountanman,Wow. Thanks for the comments out of left field -
actually, out of far right field....homers,Just because
you believe it doesn't make it true.I'll print the numbers again for
you. They reflect NCAA Tournament info 1985-2010, according to the Washington
Post:Conference - Tourney games played - winning percentagePac 10 - 236 - 57%WCC - 62 - 40%MWC - 36 - 28%WAC - 100 -
43%The Pac 10 has had 3 programs (Arizona, UCLA, and Stanford) play
in the Final 4. The MWC and WCC had ZERO Final Four appearances, and the WAC
had 1 - UTAH.The only other Final Four team in the last 25 years
from the western states is UNLV. Their glory days were as members of the Big
West Conference.So, despite your dissing the basketball in the Pac
10, the objective data clearly indicates that it is better than any of the other
Who is Jack Murphy?
SkippySan Francisco of the WCC won back-to-back NCAA championships
in the 1950's led by one of the all-time great basketball players, Bill Russell.
I have seen all the info I want about the pac12 but I just have one question and
I seriously don't know the answer...How many titles have the WCC won in
basketball? Good luck Coach! Go out and do what you have said and the utes
will be okay. I hope their is some Running involved.
@Observation-ist: Seriously a Harline comment?? How long did it take for you
to come up with that one?I'm amazed at the number of obsessed BYU
fans posting on UTE articles. How can you possibly trash a new coach whom you
know nothing about? I think Coach K2 is going to be a great fit for the UTES
and obviously he is very well thought of by his peers and former players.
"Remove UCLA from the picture and the PAC-10 has won four titles since 1939
and only once since 1975."---Homers @ 856 PMSure. Remove
one of the elite programs from the conference and see if that makes a
Coach has several challenges ... one of which is to get more fans than
BYU-haters who are excited about his program. I can't believe that in 5 hours
(4:22 to 9:21) only 20 posts on this article and some of them are from my fellow
BYU fans. Unlike some of my fellow BYU fans, I actually want the
Utes to succeed in basketball. I'd much prefer to beat a 14-2 Ute team than a
4-12 club that ends up in the lower half of the PAC-12. Go ahead and whoop up
on the PAC-12. Just expect to get beat in Provo. Harline will still be open
and we'll find someone to drain a 40 footer just before halftime ... just for
old-time sakes. Good luck Coach K.
Sorry to break it to you but the competition level in the PAC-10 isn't all that
good. The PAC-10 hasn't won a title since 1997. Remove UCLA from the picture
and the PAC-10 has won four titles since 1939 and only once since 1975. With
UCLA in the picture the PAC-10 has only won twice in the last quarter century.
Let's face it, the move was for money not competition.
He seems like a good fit. A mediocre coach for a mediocre, run-of-the-mill,
pretty normal public school. There's not really anything that special about
either. Good luck guys. Really.
Nice trash talk children, I'll bet my dad can whip your dad huh? Is this
bantering representative of young college students today? Are mom & dads
finances holding out O.K. for you? How about giving the new coach some respect
for 1 day? And you peeps that keep referring to Larry's record at Milwaukee, I
guess you were all too young and didn't know that Milwaukee was worse then than
this Jazz team playing now. He was asked to manage a sinking ship that still
doesn't float to well today and was only given 1 year to try. Hardly any chance
to do much! This is one of the reasons I personnally don't care for either the Y
or U and I am a native utahn now retired so as can be seen that covers many
years. How about trying to be a little more respectful with each other or is
that for adults only?
@pebblesAll time record between the schools belongs to BYU. Just
thught you'd like to know. LOL
"Its the institution that is the problem as evidenced by the bevy of
athletes who transfered out!"Meanwhile Jack Murphy looks like
he might be the starting FB this for the Utes....hey, I know you don't get many
of them but thanks for the 4 star.
BoringGuy "A little concerned about the re-birth of Ute
basketball are we??"Hardly.Calls us if that ever
happens though.If you knew ANYTHING about your new coach, however,
you'd know that he's never gone by Coach K.That name is reserved for
a proven head basketball coach.
@Hedgehog. Why measure your success by the tds? The Pac 12 will not solve your
problems and neither will trading coaches every two years! Your problems are
much, much deeper than any coach can solve! Its the institution that is the
problem as evidenced by the bevy of athletes who transfered out! I am sure
reproductive biology is well understood by people to the south of you! They
actually have two parents for each child there with unwavering regularity!
Someone get that boy a razor!
A lot of negative remarks coming from our friends from down South about our new
man on campus. A little concerned about the re-birth of Ute basketball are
we??The Utes are in the PAC-12 with a brand new, big name coach.
The "real" Coach K is going to return the Utes back to hoops glory
where we belong. Any brief span of success other teams in the state
may have enjoyed is now coming to an end.
Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
The big men have significantly improved their game everywhere Krystko has
coached. Krystko left it all on the floor as a player, and he has matured as a
coach. I'm excited to see what Krystko can do with the Ute program!
Utes need a warden, not a coach given the behavior of some of their
Good luck coach, and I hope Clyburn really thinks it through and stays. Sitting
out a year, that doesn't sound great, when you can start in the PAC12. Coach K
needs to dump one player (DiMaria) and go get Davies.
This guy's a real fireplug, I'll tell ya what. I'm excited.
Good luck Coach. We need all programs in the state to be respectable in all
facets. You have your work cut out for you. Kudos for wanting to work for local
talent. If you make that a priority over international recruiting, you will have
success more quickly.Go Utes, except when playing the Cougs.
A good start. Let's hope the attitude translates to actions on the court from
the players and brings in recruits that can improve the team.