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Published: Friday, Nov. 4 2011 11:00 p.m. MDT

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Tooele, UT

I was at the game, and there aren't any words to describe this team. We're a couple years away from competing at any level. Despite Storey's gaffe of a timeout call, he looks like a decent player. I liked what Coach K is doing, I think he has some good schemes but the players he has running his stuff wouldn't play for a local JuCo with the exception of a couple guys. Not that we expected anything different, but we could be in for a really long season. I hope I'm wrong. But if I were an odds maker, my over under on wins for this team would be 7.5.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

I think you are being extremely generous in saying this team wins 7 games. Although I may be giving the Pac a little too much credit. Arizona lost to a D2 team as well so maybe Utah can scrape out a few wins once they get into league play.

Is Adams St. a "research institution"? They looked like they belong with the Pac 12.


Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Give Coach K time to clean up Boylen's mess.

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA


Utah and BYU both played poorly against teams they should have handled easily. I am disappointed to read of this loss. I hope Foster and the rest of the Utah team get healthy quickly.

I was pleased to read of the potential of a couple of the players. Looks like Coach K will have a long uphill battle this season in preparing his players for a better tomorrow.

I hope that Utah can find some answers quickly. . . and that the Cougars can do the same.

Fort Worth, Texas

The great start was getting the #1 player in the State for the 2012 class.

It takes time to rebuild a program. If BYU can go from 1-25 I don't see why Utah can't rebuild. We're not in that bad of a shape. We'll see how good Coach K really is by end of next season.

Go Utes!!

Ogden, Utah

Considering the start to this year's schedule I'm sure Ute fans are glad Chris Hill took Utah State off their schedule. That was definitely the smart move.

Oh well, the Utes have 10 days to bounce back and get healthy and prepared for Sand Diego Christian College.


Was this a regular season, or preseason game?

Lehi, UT


Frisco, TX

I can't wait for December 10 to avenge the 44 point loss to the Utes FB team. I wouldn't be surprised if the Cougs topped the Utes by 44 in the Huntsman.

If the Utes don't get a win in one of their first four games, they could go winless for the season. Adams State may be the weakest team on the schedule. Although San Diego Christian College is not much better.

I hope the Ute fans will continue to support their team, even if they are 1-25 this year. Even when the Cougs were 1-25 (many years ago), there was still good fan support. The Ute fans completely gave up on the team last year. They need your support if they are going to rebuild.

I think it's very disrespectful to refer to Coach Krystkowiak as Coach K. There is and will ever be only one Coach K. If you don't know how to spell his name, U should refer to him as Coach Kry or K2. The name comparison does neither Coach K nor Coach Krystkowiak justice.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

See I told you Jimmer was betterest.

Gilbert, AZ


"We'll see how good Coach K really is by end of next season."

After one exhibition game loss, you're already looking ahead to the end of next season?

Highland, UT


Bristow, United States

Hmm... so anyone want to retract the statement of UU being "too good" to play USU?? If this is the way UU plays, USU should only offer 2-1s.. They come to Logan twice and the SPECTRUM itself beats UU (no discredit to Thoseby and Co.) and then we go teach Loveridge why we offered him last, and open up the Spectrum- Salt Lake Center inside the Huntsman Center.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

So it has already begun.....

Give (insert new coach's name here) time to clean up (insert previous coach's name here) mess.

LOL Veritas....

"Give Coach K time to clean up Boylen's mess."

Only 4 of the players are Boylen's by the way.

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

How bout them Utes.

They're sure, movin on up...

Highland, UT


It was exibition. Considering exibition games are supposed to be scheduled wins this doesn't bode to well for the regular season. Enjoy it, you ute "fans" have earned it.

Holladay, UT


Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Joe Schmoe | 10:28 a.m. Nov. 5, 2011
Orem, UT
So it has already begun.....

Give (insert new coach's name here) time to clean up (insert previous coach's name here) mess.

LOL Veritas....

"Give Coach K time to clean up Boylen's mess."

Only 4 of the players are Boylen's by the way.



You ARE saying the cupboards are bare.

And that will take time.

And, I assume that you understand it will take time to rectify the situation.


As you LOL, you are making my point.

Tell me, how long did you think it would take?

Pleasant Grove, UT

Ute fan hold on tight, I had the chance to watch your team practice a couple weeks back at a coaching clinic. They will struggle and they will get blown out a lot. If Foster is out they will be dead last in college basketball.

I do like Coach.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

If only 4 players are Boylen's then K brought in the rest.

I know, I know, the cupboard was VERY bare.

We just keep hearing the same thing every time a new coach comes in. Boylen was cleaning up the Giac mess. Now K is cleaning up the Boylen mess.

Who is next and how long with Utah fans give him to clean it up?

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