@thetruth801"Just because he is tall doesn't mean he is a great
bog man coach. I'll use Rick Majerus as one of many examples."Whether you liked him or not, Rick recruited and/or turned out some very good
big men for the Utes including guys who drew a paycheck in the NBA like Mike
Doleac and Andrew Bogut. He was tough on players and so as a result some didn't
pass muster and transfered (Lance Allred, etc).@SeattleUhasabballteam?"In what world is Rick Majerus
tall?"in the world of laying down he's pretty tall.
TheTruth801 | 12:43 p.m. May 28, 2011 Sandy, UT Just because he is
tall doesn't mean he is a great bog man coach. I'll use Rick Majerus as one of
many examples.In what world is Rick Majerus tall?
I love that the first related article listed is one about the Pope giving a
papal blessing to a space mission. I didn't know it was that Pope coming to BYU!
I like the shortened version of this article's title: "Pope brings new
experience to BYU". I did know that it was talking bball and the new hire,
but imagine those who didn't know.I hope for a future article:
"BYU brings new experience to Pope", and not talking about the coach!
it sounds great, a tall guy to coach the height on the team.
Yup, just hired him 'cause he's tall!
The guy obviously wants to be part of BYU...I like that in a coach... Now then
if we can get Maverick and Goose back on board to replace Cougar...oops I mean
Jimmer... then it's going to be another great ride and more "Joy" in
Cougarville. It'll be nice to see Chris Collingsworth as well a Davies back next
season. How's that musty oil fouled Great Black Swamp water that you're
hallucinating about to be fine wine there Hedgie??? Darn...too badd...still
"No Joy" in Ann Arbor
Just because he is tall doesn't mean he is a great bog man coach. I'll use Rick
Majerus as one of many examples.
Glad for the new hiring. Big men up front will be a plus for BYU. Hope they
can enhance the running game with defensive rebounding and triggering the break.
Hope we don't regress to a slow down game relying on the front bigs in a boring
1/2 court game. Keep up the good work Coach Rose. Greatly
anticipating the "new look" kids this fall.
I have personally watched Mark since his High School days and then while he was
at the University of Washington. He is one of the finest young men I've known
and he has a great ability to relate to a variety of personalities and the
athletes who associate with him will be greatly enhanced. As I associated with
Mark at the Institute of Religion he was always a positive influence. Go Mark
and Go BYU!
Outsideview,You need to read the article again. He did not beg Rose
for the job, he begged him for a change to talk to him, in other words, he
begged for an interview.
I would like to know the reasons that Rose thought Pope would be a good fit for
BYU. Also, who were the other candidates that "begged"
Rose for the job?
I believe that Pope will not only improve the play of our front line, but he
will attract additional talent in the years to come. Players chose schools
based on coaches and other important factors, one of the least of which is the
conference the school plays in.
Can't wait to see how Coach Pope affects BYU's bigs.It always helps
to have players be coached by coaches who played similar positions. There's a
connection and automatic respect and trust in that synergy.So, I
suspect BYU's bigs will get better and better over the year. With the talent
coming back, and Pope's tutelage, BYU should have a dominating front line. That
was sorely missed last year with losing BYU's two best bigs when they did.From this article, it sounds like Pope's a perfect fit for BYU. Glad
Coach Rose listened to him.