Larry has a the look of a champion! I think he's terrific!
There is no question Coach Boylen overpromised and underdelivered to the players
he recruited to Utah. Glad to see the Utes are moving forward with those who
are committed to turning things around! I'm real excited, especially for the
big guys, who are about to get some great big guy coaching. Keep moving forward
Within a couple years these guys will be competing nationally. A top 3 finish
in the PAC 12 is a realistic goal for this team. This coach K is very similar
to the other coach K in ability to improve talent and recruit talent.
I am very impressed with Krisko so far. He hustles while at the same time has
shown a lot patience in dealing with some of these young men. It is now time to
concentrate on building the program back up to where we all want it to be with
those who want to be here.
Good job coach! I like the fact that Coach K was willing to replace kids who
weren't completely committed to the school, the city and the program. I think
that may have been part of the problem this past season. We had talent, but
they weren't committed. They were here only because Coach Boylen begged them to
stay. We won't be in the top half of the PAC-12 for a few years, but if we can
stay around .500 next season and improve from there I think the future looks
Its at 13 for right now, will see who all leaves mid way through the season.
Great hire! It is going to pay off. Here's hoping the U can get that new
basketball training facility on the fast track.
I like what coach K as said and the decisions he has made so far. I
wish Obrien would have decided to stay but I agree with the coaching staff that
they couldn't hold his position for that long.I hope that all of
this translates into more wins next season - I'm sure there will be some growing
pains with so many new people but I do have more confidence in this coaching
staff's ability to coach up players.Regardless of how good they are
this year, I'm excited to see them compete in the PAC 12!Go Utes!
It's actually George Matthews, not George Mitchell.I think coach K
is going about the overhaul in the right way. Put me in the cautiously
Ken"Within a couple years these guys will be competing
nationally. A top 3 finish in the PAC 12 is a realistic goal for this
team."For a team that only has four returning players who have
actually played at Utah, that's a pretty bold prediction. These
players haven't even played a single scrimmage together. It's nice to dream, but
what do you base your prediction on, other than wishful thinking?
Hey,somethings better than nothing.
This program is back.
This program is back...to having at least five players suit up.
So far, so good.I definitely like the way our Coach K has done
things to this point.
It seems like Larry is doing great so far with his recruiting. As for the
players that couldn't decide if they wanted to stay or go, I am glad Larry made
the decison for them. He showed that he was the boss and the players are
players. Everything will fall into place now and the UTES will be back. Thanks for coming to UTAH coach!Message to Larry's brother...Some
UTE fans are thrilled to have your brother as the new Coach. I am one of those
fans! I think your Larry will not let you or the UTAH fans down.
Love this guy! Please don't let the kids run this program again.Definitely headed in the right direction. I guess that is not hard after last
year though.Keep it up coach and....Go Utes
Looked it up, over/under in vegas for guys transferring before the pac 12 season
begins is 4.7. Move the decimal point and that's how many points Jimmer put up
on the utes this last year.
Sounds like it is all better.
I am impressed with how quickly he filled his roster, but to say they are back
or that they will even have a winning season is really jumping the gun. I do not
want to see them get embarrassed in the PAC but I also can't get too excited
about a team loaded with transfers and leftovers. The coach did bring in a
couple of legitimate division 1 players but there are a lot of question marks on
this roster. I will gladly eat my words if they finish above .500 or finish in
he top half of the PAC this year.
A word on coach:I think the coach has been very decisive so far with a
clear focus and direction for this team. But it seems he might have run off a
few of the guys by his decision making. Namely, Chris Kupets and JJ O'Brien. It
remains to be seen if not allowing these guys more time to think about their
options will justify bringing in some unproven JC talent to fill their roles. I
dunno, I'm having trouble seeing the urgency.A word on the team:Time for the core to step it up. Watkins, Foster and Washburn have to be the
leaders of this team. Go Utes!
Re MiP Chris Kupets, Antonio DiMaria Preston Guiot and one other
player opted to leave because they felt they were better suited to play at a
lower athletic level.
Re:bookonwomen: After watching them last year, I thought they werealready
playing at a lower level
At least Coach K is displaying good leadership qualities. As someone else
mentioned, the coach is supposed to run the team, not the players. If their
hearts and minds aren't there, their level of talent won't matter much because
they will not compete as a team. I would rather have a solid and cohesive team
of middle-of-the-road talent than a fragmented bunch of all-stars.
In truth I think Kryskowiak has done exactly the right thing with these guys. If
they aren't committed then send them on their way because they won't be worth a
thing. It remains to be seen whether or not he'll be successful but considering
there was no success from these guys the last few years it is pretty safe to say
they are no great loss and he was smart not to mess around and leave it hanging
there. Move on and get started on the future. It was the samrt thing for him to
@ KENHey buddie! You really think a no.3 finish in a couple of years
is really in the works? Come on, losing seasons, losing recruits, last seven
years 123-100 translates into a no.3 finish? LMHO - You're going to a stronger
conference top to bottom and you don't have a single decent recruit. I'm
thinking about a 7 -15 finish in the conf this year and maybe, just maybe a 9 -
13 finish the next year, lol top 3 finish, you've been drinking blue kool-aid
from your big brother down South. The ONLY way Utes have a shot at .500 season
next year year is scheduling, Wooford St, Denver College and St. Mary's Womens
team, ute fans are in for a big surprise next year.....be careful what you wish
Glad he got the bodies into the Ute program. Give the new coach a few years to
recruit the kinds of players needed to win consistently in the new PAC12. Be
prepared to take your lumps the next few years. But you will eventually scale
the mountain again. Can't wait to see a revitalized Utah give my Cougars a run
for the best in the state of Utah. I love to see competitive games like USU vrs
Anybody really believe the recruits he just landed, most of whom were not highly
recruited by other schools (thus they were available now - well after the season
ended) are going to get him to the promised land???He has filled up
his roster with, at best, adequate players - and even though the PAC 12 is much
weaker than the old MWC, do you really think the Utes are going to be
competitive?The Utes have had a national prominence with one coach -
and one coach only. Utah fan's dreams of getting back to when Majerus took you
are gong to lead to nothing but frustration and disappointment.
kitsuwatsi"The Utes have had a national prominence with one
coach - and one coach only"Look up coaches Peterson, Gardner
and Pimm and then place foot in mouth.The Utes are the 12th ranked
team all time in wins even after the last 2 years. The Ute's
basketball program will always have high expectations and it will be back on top
dominating the league and over the in state schools once again. It might not be
next year but I have a feeling that coach K will have these kids over performing
much like the big guy with the sweater did real soon. Go Utes!
Stop living in the past Utes. Historical results are no indicator of future
successes - unless you are a national power with the name and wherewithal to
attract top recruits - which definitely does not describe Utah. Besides, anyone
under the age of 45 doesn't even recognize the names of the coaches you just
threw out! Give me a break.Let's see how your teams does and then
see who has the last laugh!
"missionary kids". Huh, this guy hasn't got a clue! This roster is a
An 8th player is leaving utah. In response to lame ute comments on the trib I
shared this gem:Utah can recruit with the "we dont have the honor
code" approach but BYU cant take the "we do have it" approach?
Dude that limits BYU wouldnt you think? And BYU still comes into your hill and
drops 100+ and beats you 9 of 10 times! Drop the defense mode, for utah has
none, so neither should UThought more intelligent readers would like
it here at D-news