Qwest Perfected"The Ute's will be back faster than you think
because we haven't been as bad as the Cougs were."Utah fans
have been saying this ever since Majerus left, and then the season starts and
the Utes lose to Idaho State or SW Baptist or Seattle or Adams State, and then
we're back to "wait until next year", again.The fact is,
Dave Rose has had 20+ win seasons every year since he became BYU's head coach.
BYU's basketball program isn't going to implode just because the Cougars lost a
couple of star players.On the other hand, Utah is on their 3rd coach
in the last 6 years and their new coach lost his first game to a DII school -
not exactly the kind of start that would make anyone believe the Utes are
getting back on track to being even a good program, let alone a dominant
There are problems down south as well. Only the refs prevented a BYU loss to
Dixie State last week. Don't look for more than one rebroadcast on BYUtv. The
refs stealing the game from Dixie was shameful.
ok cougar fans pile on while you can. There is no excuse for this type of loss.
Utah should have won with 5 freshmen on the floor.however lets not
forget that you national player of the year is gone. He also won a total of 3
NCAA tournament games in his storied career at byu. The BYU basketball team is
back to being irrelevant. They are picked to finish 3rd in the WCC.I also find it funny that still blue talks about being a one sport school.
How many BYU fans used to say they were Utah basketball fans when Majerus was
our coach. During those years you weren't dominating football either. It wasn't that long ago we had the first picks in the NBA and NFL in the
same year! No other school has done that.The Ute's will be back
faster than you think because we haven't been as bad as the cougs were.
Ernest T. Bass"I love how a program's best team with their best
player in more than a generation still can't win the conference outright, who
cant make it past the Sweet 16, talks so much trash. Wake me up when something
important comes from them."Gotta love how you conveniently
forgot how BYU's best team with their best player was also missing their best
two big men for the MWC and NCAA tournaments, but still came within one point of
advancing to the Elite Eight. Concensus National Player of the Year
is a pretty big deal except in the crimson glasses colored world of BYU haters.
Wasn't Adams State the name of college in the movie Revenge of the Nerds?.It's great to be a Ute!
Hey Ernie, it's always puzzled me how Utah is such a one-sport school. In the
90's when basketball was good, football wasn't. this century when football has
finally gotten good (after a 40 year drought), basketball falls apart.
Apparently, they can only produce one good team a year on the hill, unlike other
schools that view all their athletics as important. Trash? we don't talk
trash, just the truth. We leave the trash to the, well. . .
I love how a program's best team with their best player in more than a
generation still can't win the conference outright, who cant make it past the
Sweet 16, talks so much trash. Wake me up when something important comes from
What Now?Going from 1-25 to 22-11 in three year is a pretty good
achievement. The problem for Utah is we've been spinning our wheels since 2004,
except for one decent season in 2008, with no real progress. Every year it's
been the same thing, lots of hope for improvement at the beginning of the
season, followed by a mass exodus of players after another disappointing
season.Starting out with a loss to a DII school doesn't engender
much hope that this coaching staff has what it takes to turn the program around.
Perspective...BYU enjoyed one of the most storied seasons in BYU
Basketball history. The road to this remarkable achievement began after the
worst season in the history of BYU basketball. 1996-97 1-25.1997-98 9-21.1998-99 12-16.1999-00 22-11. NIT.2000-01
24-9. NCAA.It took 4 years from the dark days of 96-97 to even get
into the NCAA Tournament.It took 14 years to go from basketball
outer darkness to last year.It will take time (it took BYU 4 years)
to move the UTAH basketball program from a season that looks like it could rival
the BYU 1996-97 season, to even a berth in the NCAA tournament.It
took BYU 30 years to go from the Elite 8 (1980-81) to the Sweet Sixteen let
alone find a player that could lead them past a first or second round exit in
the NCAA Tournament.In this era of instant gratification, Coach
Krystkowiak might only have 3 years to move from last weeks result to a berth in
the NCAA Tournament.Steve Cleveland and Dave Rose (working as
Cleveland's assistant) weren't able to pull that off.
I don't find this "mind boggling" at all. To the contrary I expected
it. There are going to be a lot more of these to come.
Man...is Utah funding Montana State athletics or what?????
ErnestNope they were in the Pac.
ok, I get it, the Utes have been horrible in the past with losses to terrible
teams, which means we should expect sub-par performances from the Utes and just
expect it from this program. Now if USU had lost to Adams State that would be a
monunmental setback for their program, but because it's Utah we don't expect
much and can't really complain. Got it.
rvalens2"Most able bodied men were in the military so Utah,
like many other college teams, had to play against whomever they could
find."Exactly. The Utes lost to three teams that were the
equivalent of heading down to the local YMCA and playing a pickup game.
Christy: Those losses were in 1944 during World War II. Most able bodied men
were in the military so Utah, like many other college teams, had to play against
whomever they could find.
Moderate - It's Adams State! Adams State! That is a RIDICULOUS,
How was the Adams State exhibition loss "mind boggling"? New coach
and many new players in their first game. David Foster sat with an injury after
only 6 minutes of play. Adams State wins with a technical foul free throw
because the Utes called a time out they didn't have, and the Utes still had a
shot to win.Not mindblowing, but makes a great headline!
Christy: they were probably independent.
A team that lost three pickup games won the NCAA tournament?
mind-boggling losseshow about Utah's NCAA championship team losing
toFort Warren 59-61Salt Lake Air Base 39-54Dow Chemical
36-46I wonder what conferences those teams were in?