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Published: Thursday, April 7 2011 12:48 a.m. MDT

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sammyg
Springville, UT

Thanks Dick for getting the inside scoop!

An unprecendented deal indeed. A first time 5yr contract and who would have thought that Lavell Edwards had a year to year? Great story!

... and somewhere in Ann Arbor in the deep confines of his secret lair hedgie grabs a kleenex.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

Rose will not regret staying at BYU.

I have a feeling that Kruger will regret leaving UNLV.

ha_Y_nCoug
Mililani, HI

Glad we got Rose for a good 5 years. Can't believe Lavell was on a year to year. I hope Rice decides to stay as well, however I will respect him too if he does become a Rebel. Hard to turn down that type of opportunity.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"I have a feeling that Kruger will regret leaving UNLV."

You might be right but I know of 3 Krugers very happy where they were/are.

BigRich
Orem, UT

Maybe Rose needs to thank Jimmer just a bit too!

Rock Chalk BYU
Lawrence, KS

I don't know why some people are confused about Samuelson's remark about Rose being underpaid. Samuelson was saying that Rose is priceless, you can't put a dollar figure on what a guy like Rose does for your program. Thanks Coach!!

TMung99
Bluffdale, Utah

Hedgie... just give it up... its almost sad now

Bugoff
Houston, TX

About 1/5th of the Marriott seating is AllSport student seating at $65-90 per student pass. The rest of the seats (18,000) cost between $75 and $337 with 30-35% at $269 or above.

A sold out Marriot Center is worth approximately $3 million x 17 home games or 51 million a year. Basketball is not chump change at BYU.

BYU can afford to give Rose a decent raise for filling the Marriott Center. It is basically a no brainer.

BoringGuy
Holladay, UT

"BYU, Dave Rose is a marriage made in basketball heaven"

Well, I guess you could say Rose staying at BYU is like a marriage. But let's be honest, it's clear now that Coach really wanted to come to Utah to compete in the PAC-12. Now he'll settle for the WCC and its high school gyms. It's a shame because, as a great man and a great coach, he deserves better.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

Great news. Coach Rose is perfect for BYU basketball all things considered. I don't know where we'd find a replacement. What other investments/changes in BYU basketball... we'll have to wait and see. It is always wise to never loose a good performer over money. How much of Jimmer is Rose and how much of Rose is Jimmer we'll soon know. We do know that without Brandon Davis, they were 5 and 3. I personally believe that a lot of Jimmer's all around success is due to the guidance he received from Coach Rose.

Y4LYFE
Lubbock, TX

Great keep for Y, and I'm glad to see they are changing some methods in athletics.

Also glad utah couldn't 'buy' this coach.

Also glad to know that our coaches salary pays for wins. Great success is coming.

bballjunkie
Cedar Hills, UT

Boringgal..

Really that is the best you got? Might be true though they went through a half dozen "No"s" again before the greatest job in the NCAA was filled again.LOL

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

BoringGuy - "But let's be honest, it's clear now that Coach really wanted to come to Utah to compete in the PAC-12. Now he'll settle for the WCC and its high school gyms."

Your statement makes no sense. Where do you get your clarity? If Coach Rose wanted to be in Utah, he would be there. He didn't want to be at Utah, Oklahoma or NC State. He wanted to be at BYU, on ESPN.

There is no settling for the WCC. With BYU, the WCC will be as strong as the MWC has been, maybe stronger. Nobody in the MWC or PAC has had the level of success as the Zags the past decade.

Ute fans haven't thought about the value of playing in smaller gyms. There are fewer home fans to cheer against BYU. Don't worry, most of them will move their game to another venue. University of Portland is working on scheduling their game with BYU in the Rose Garden (where the Blazers play) which is only about 5 minutes from campus.

BoringGuy
Holladay, UT

@bballjunkie

Seems to me you're just a little concerned about your rival's future. That is, we know that the Utes -- through hard work and years of success -- have become the premium college athletics program in the state and the West.

Over the next decade, we're going to see Utah continue to eclipse the school in Provo in most likely every sport -- football, basketball, women's hoops, etc... Things are going to be pretty one-sided from here on out. Though the Provo school has the "exclusive" contract, the Utes will be on ESPN a lot more.

For example, when it comes to football, the Utes have taken care of BYU the last 2/3 years. Given the talent level on display during spring ball on the Hill, it'll soon be 3/4.

Though my dreams and your nightmares are filled with images of "The Block" in the last holy war, I can't wait for September. Two in a row!

BoringGuy
Holladay, UT

@CougFanin

"University of Portland is working on scheduling their game with BYU in the Rose Garden (where the Blazers play) which is only about 5 minutes from campus."

I'll keep that in mind when the Utes are playing in the Staples Center each year in post-season PAC-12 tourney play.

sports-junkie
West Jordan, UT

Gotta love the arena size smack.

When U got no other smack. "Yeah...well...USD only holds 4,000 people...take that!"

You people crack me up. By the way, utes are 2 and 7 in their last 9 against WCC. oops.

Not good, utes. Not good.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

BoringGuy | 10:37 p.m. April 6, 2011
Holladay, UT
@CougFanin

I'll keep that in mind when the Utes are playing in the Staples Center each year in post-season PAC-12 tourney play.
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Utes going to fill the Staples center like they fill the Huntsman?

How deep did they make it into the Thomas and Mack this April?

(Hey, are they playing in Hawaii again this December against USD?)

Bring SW Baptist to the Staples. I would like to see if Utah could beat them on a neutral court.

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Boring Guy... Really, is Ute Basketball Smack a game you want to play on a BYU story right now?

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SammyG---

Notice, nothing gets the Hedgester down? Like the bunny on TV... He keeps going and going and going...

Who'd have known the the Hedge runs on batteries?

Marc Jenks
Las Vegas, NV

Utah=Irrelevant.

Sincerely, Marc living in another state.

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

So is Rose the highest paid Coach now in the WCC?

I find it amusing that after BYU Football kicked Rose in the teeth and then into the curb that all of a sudden he's being "loved" again.

I just bought the BYU channel package, I'm looking forward to High School Basketball and those packed High School gyms. My family will be annoyed at me for staying up til 1:00 am watching mediocre basketball and devotionals!

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

@ BoringGuy. "But let's be honest, it's clear now that Coach really wanted to come to Utah to compete in the PAC-12."

I guess this is as clear to you as all the predictions from hedgehog, chrisb and several other "predictors" on all the BYU non-wins this past year. You ALL need to clean your crytal balls off, get rid of your tarot cards, start having better dreams or something! You all have been so far off with things that it is really shameful!

Please, please, please.....let's keep it real.

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