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Published: Wednesday, March 16 2011 2:00 p.m. MDT

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Kyle loves BYU/Jazz
Provo, UT

Oh you mean ChrisB's prayers won't be answered? Dave Rose isn't coming to the U? Sorry.

Good luck with whoever you end up with. Rice wouldn't be a bad choice but I hope all the Cougars stay in Provo!

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

I'm not big on Mark Gottfried or Tony Bennett. Not enough consistency winning in major conferences. We need someone who has proven they can do the job in a major conference, because that's where we are going.

CdA Ute
Gilbert, AZ

Too bad Boylen couldn't get the program where we expect it to be. He is a remarkable individual. Classy to the end. All the best to him in the future.

Cedar Hills, UT

Good Luck Jimmy!

Slim Shady 801
Bluffdale, UT

At Mormon Ute

You don't follow the Pac 10. Bennett did miracles at Washington State, which is, a tough place to recruit to. Please do your research....

Draper, UT

I think we should go after Coach K (Duke) or Coach Williams (UNC)or perhaps Coach Self (Kansas). They have proven they can do the job in a major conference. If Tony Bennett is willing to come to the Utes, we should take him.

JD Books
Monroe, UT

They should look at Judkins from Dixie College or Scott Hunt from South Sevier.

Iowa City, IA

Boylen did have class.

While in some circumstances I would advocate for a coach like Wojokowski (he could prove to be a steal)---do we really need another assistant from a top HC (Boylen: Izzo and Wojo: Coach K)?

Trent Johnson would be a top contender but doesn't seem to be willing to leave on on the hot seat (yet) at LSU.

Cowboy Joe
Encampment, WY

What about Jerry Sloan. He already has ties to Utah. I heard he was considering the Wyoming job!

Penguin Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah

They should get that guy who looks like Luigi from Super Mario Bros.

West Jordan, UT

6 Reasons why Dave Rose will go:

1. More money - BYU will not pay him what Utah is willing to pay. BYU athletics are low on the priority list. Hence, is why Kyle Whittingham stayed at Utah.

2. No honor code - Won't have to worry about losing a top athlete for having pre-marital sex, or other honor code violations. that one really hurt BYU this year.

3. Pac 12 - More lucrative than the WCC. Dave Rose didn't even have a say, because the descision was soley based around the football program.

4. Recruiting - Still will win the in-state recruiting battle as the PAC 12 will be more attractive to recruits than the WCC. More exposure also.

5. Relocation - Will not have to relocate his family. Will be a short commute each day to the hill.

6. Coaching Prestige - Yes, Dave Rose is one of the best division 1 coaches in college basketball. He would have the potential of taking Utah back to the final 4. Some have even said that he is better than Majerus.

So there you have it. 6 really good reasons why Dave Rose will consider taking the job at Utah.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Slim Shady 801,

I've done my research. I don't call what he did as WSU miracles. He did basically what Boylen did here. He had a couple of really good years and one mediocre year, then got the big offer from Virginia, but hasn't done anything there yet. I'm not saying he won't, but we need someone whose proven. After trying two guys with "potential" and having it fail. Chris Hill can't afford to do that again.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT


I only disagree with one of your reasons, relocation. He will have to move from where ever he lives in Utah County or his wife and kids will never hear the end of it.

Al Bundy
murray, ut

Dave Rose would be Awesome on the Hill!!!

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Sportfanatic | 9:32 a.m.
West Jordan, UT

Hey, I'd be fine if Rose went to Utah. I don't think that Rose is Dr. Hill's first choice, but if soooooo, it's all good.

But regarding your 6 point plan.

1. Did not BYU sign a new multi-year ESPN deal that does not have to be shared $$$? BYU also is not paying off another coach. When does Utah get some of that PAC$$? Does Utah need $$ to expand RES?

2. What makes you think he has a problem with the honor code?

3. PAC vs WCC. Depends if he like to win with national exposure or lose with regional coverage. Which is better for recruiting?

4. Relocation. Does he want to drive to the hill, or stay in Provo. Where does/did Boylen, Majerus, Whitt live?

6. Prestige. He has the top 10 team in the country, great recruits coming in and missionaries in the pipeline.


If Rose wants to go, he should, but don't assume coaching at the bottom of the PAC is going to be the magical key. Many coaches have already removed their names from consideration.

Tommy Connor has not, though...

Fresno, CA


You forgot one:

7. Job security.

Farmington, UT

I'll brush up my resume and send it in. I don't have any coaching experience but I'm dedicated, hard working, and am a good learner. I put in long hours and don't mind traveling.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

What is silly, is Rose is not even in the real conversation, unless Chris and Hedge can drum it up on the message boards.

My question is:

Why not look at the real candidates, instead of trying to make it look like Utah has an option at the BYU coach.

If I remember correctly, Whitt was a coach at Utah when he turned down BYU.

If you can find me a BYU coach in the common era that went to Utah, bring that up...

There are so many great coaches out there that are turning down Utah.

There are so many good coaches out there that are turning down Utah.

I'm guessing that even Tommy Connor turned down Dr. Hill.

Chris Jones would probably take the job, and be fantastic.

Let's look for a Utah coach like Majerus... If not, Utah will be paying another coach not to coach.

Ann Arbor, MI

I'm hearing Rose/Dr. hill has dinner reservations later tonight to wrap up things. I guess Dr. Hill asked Rose what the soonest he can start. Rose's reply, " Friday Morning".

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

hedgehog | 4:59 p.m. March 17, 2011
Ann Arbor, MI
I'm hearing Rose/Dr. hill has dinner reservations later tonight to wrap up things. I guess Dr. Hill asked Rose what the soonest he can start. Rose's reply, " Friday Morning".

Wow, one is in SLC, the other in Denver, yet had dinner together?

I'll be in Denver Saturday.

How about we meet at the SLC Pie Pizzaria for lunch?

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