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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 10 2012 6:57 p.m. MST

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CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Since Stanford and Cal coaches are good friends of Coach Kry, hopefully they'll give his team some mercy. Both games are likely 20+ point loses for the Utes.

I'm sure we'll hear about Utah's slow down offense again, trying to limit the impact. Since the outcome of the games are not in question, my objective for looking at the score is to see if U scored 40 points.

Hang in there lil' brother. The season / suffering is half way over.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Glad to see Foster is considering coming back next year. That would help tremendously.

Good luck to the Utes against Stanford and Cal. Tough road trip against some very well coached teams.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

CougFaninTX

While I won't argue with your comment, I will state one thing;
Few teams ever get beyond the sweet sixteen or even the first round by playing the tempo Dave Rose is playing - though fun to watch.
Teams that are capable of succeeding with that style of play have twice the athleticism of the Cougs. So if I'm a Coug fan I'm asking myself if, am I satisfied with BYU getting to NCAA tourney but advancing only when the occasional Jimmer comes around?
Getting to the NCAA is a good accomplishment any time a team can do it, but I think we all hope for more.
How does this relate to Utah? Utah's clearly not good this year, but that slow down tactic you mention above isn't entirely what you make it to be. It's not an attempt to keep the score respectable, it's an attempt to win the game the only way they currently can.
But even when Utah gets shooters you can bet your life they won't speed it up much. This staff understands what Majerus understood ... they'll never make a serious run in the tourney with an uptempo style without having UNC type athletes.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Don't you hate re-reading your comment and seeing an ugly grammatical error?
Sorry, editing error on that one.
To quickly add to what I said above. I simply like what I see with what this Utah staff is teaching and implementing. I think they're building the program the correct way.
It is of course far too early to know how it will all turn out, but I have a good, good feeling about the future of Utah basketball.
No reason to think the Y won't continue on their path as well.

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