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Published: Thursday, March 24 2011 2:35 p.m. MDT

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Rock Chalk BYU
Lawrence, KS

No surprise here. Dave Rose going to the U would be pretty classless, and I really don't like using that word and his name in the same sentence. And just in case anyone is confused by what I mean by "classless," I mean because the two schools are such rivals.

I guess I disagree a little bit with Andy, Utah's move to the Pac-12 does make it one of the better open positions at this point in time, but the new coach will definitely have his work cut out for him. The Utes will rise again, there is no reason to doubt that.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"It's looking more and more like Utah's move to the Pac-12 this summer will be quite lucrative, as in very, very, very with a cherry on top"

It's GREAAT to be a Ute!

Esquire
Springville, UT

Rose going to the U.? Why would he do that? Total speculative nonsense.

If the U. wants a coach, look at USU. Don't pass him up again. Stew is outstanding.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Of course we appreciate what Majerus did for the school and the success we had. But Utah had a winning program before Majerus and will have one again, even if this next coach isn't the one who turns thing around. Don't get me wrong, I sincerely hope the next coach makes the program relevant again. But I don't think it has to be Rose, or Randy Bennett, I think there are multiple people out there who can get the job done.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@pocyute

I agree with you. There are good coaches out there that could get it done. But the assertions utah was going to land a top and already proven coach have been far fetched. Utah is what it is and for coaches that means hiring an up and comer and hoping he pans out. Bennett may have been that guy but he didn't want it. Now chris hill will have to keep looking and hope whoever he gets is the guy to do it. But it is going to be a hard road back. I really think the utah program has been run into the ground. They do have a few decent players there currently but there isn't a single commit for next year and of course no one there currently recruiting. That is not the formula for near term success.

Still is is a decent job and someone is going to take it eventually. They just really have their work cut out for them and have to be willing to take that on. It won't be easy.

In Stitches
Provo, Utah

Hedgehog

"ESPN.com's Andy Katz had a lot to say about the vacant Utah job opening in a blog from New Orleans. He's reporting that Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett won't be the Utes' next coach after interviewing for the position and that any chatter of BYU's Dave Rose taking the job is 'foolish' and 'there's no way that will happen.' Katz also said 'it's amazing how the Utah job has become such an afterthought in the coaching carousel.' "

Seems he has different sources than you do.

In Stitches
Provo, Utah

"ESPN.com's Andy Katz had a lot to say about the vacant Utah job opening in a blog from New Orleans. He's reporting that Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett won't be the Utes' next coach after interviewing for the position and that any chatter of BYU's Dave Rose taking the job is 'foolish' and 'there's no way that will happen.' Katz also said 'it's amazing how the Utah job has become such an afterthought in the coaching carousel.'"

OUCH!

Golfhack20
West Jordan, Ut

Can Connor or Judkins not do it? Just wondering what you guys think about that? Plus bring in Alex Jensen as an Asst.

baseball fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Andy should not dismiss the Dave Rose option as "foolish." Well placed sources on both sides, have stated that two meetings took place with high profile constituents of Utah before march madness and another is scheduled once BYU finshes the tournament. The fact that two meetings took place tells you something, and Dave Rose still has aspirations of coaching in a national championship game. His best chances of recruiting the talent to win a national championship will happen in a high profile conference like the PAC 12 and not the WCC. Stay tuned ...

KSDBN
Murray, UT

Ahhhh man! Hedgehog just got "jimmered" by IN STITCHES!!!!!!

SoCalUte
Trabuco Canyon, CA

And.. Who is Andy Katz? And..Why should we pay attention to him? He is speculating just like everyone else. Just because he writes a blog doesn't mean he knows more than anyone else.
My speculation is Still Fisher, when San Diego is out of the Big Dance.
I guess if I write a blog, then my speculation will be credible. right?

@ KSDBN Youv'e been waiting all week to say "jimmered" haven't you.
I can tell, because you picked such a lame time and way to say it.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Duck,

I agree with what you're saying about the Utah job in general, but I think there is a possibility that Utah could get a relatively established coach. UNLV picked up Lon Kruger, Minnesota got Tubby Smith, good grief, New Mexico got Alford (not necessarily proven, but certainly a name). I don't view those programs as having more potential that Utah, though they were probably in better condition than where Utah is now. I agree, the program was run into the ground, though I think it's better now than it was when Boylen took over (APR, available schollies)

The move to the Pac-12 has to make Utah more intriguing than it was in the past, but it doesn't rubber stamp a big name coming to Utah.

MAFU
Salt Lake City, UT

Andy Katz used to be a fixture at the Huntsman Center during the Fat Man's final years on the Hill. He has always been an advocate of Utah Hoops. He's just stating the facts about the coaching vacancy of our beloved program. No need to call him out, or question his credibility.

Doctor J
Manti, UT

BYU is in the sweet 16 maybe heading to the Final Four. They are loaded with talent for the next 4-8 years as well.

Utah is not even in the Cream 'Of' Weber Classic.

Why would Rose want to go to the U?

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

To Golfhack20: re Judkins being able to coach the Utes - NO. He isn't a better coach than Elaine Elliott or her successor.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Duck,

I agree with what you're saying about the Utah job in general, but I think there is a possibility that Utah could get a relatively established coach. UNLV picked up Lon Kruger, Minnesota got Tubby Smith, good grief, New Mexico got Alford (not necessarily proven, but certainly a name). I don't view those programs as having more potential that Utah, though they were probably in better condition than where Utah is now. I agree, the program was run into the ground, though I think it's better now than it was when Boylen took over (APR, available schollies)

The move to the Pac-12 has to make Utah more intriguing than it was in the past, but it doesn't rubber stamp a big name coming to Utah.

Nostradamus
Cottonwood Heights, UT

In Stitches

I think Hedge is right - if you read further in the article, there is a reference to all the money the PAC-12 is going to be bringing Utah's way.

It is certainly entertaining to see how civil everyone is - so many comments start with how great life is for us (fill in the blank) and how bad it is for you (fill in the other blank)...an observation would be that sport goes in cycles so what goes around comes around.

If you find your pleasure in the bad times of others...well, must be a wonderful life...

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

why would stew go to utah. i think he likes playing to a full house. utah is lucky to get 6,000 attendees. my poor utes. good luck, but the pac 10 is still way overrated.

dden45
Provo, Utah

SoCalUte,

If you don't know who Andy Katz is, you might want to reevaluate your interest in sports.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@pocyute

Yes utah can get an established coach. What they aren't going to do is take away a coach from a currently successful program that is more or less on par to utah in prestige. I don't think the pac10 allure is all some of the ute fans on here try to make it out to be and Bennetts rejection of the job proves that. The pac10 just isn't a top notch basketball conference.

Now if utah can come up with some $ and that is what a coach is looking for they may snag a Kruger type coach. But my money is on them hiring another coach in the vein of the last 3 they hired. Up and comers from smaller schools although I guess boylen was an assitant at a big school. I don't think hill goes the assistant route this time unless it becomes obvious to him none of the head coaches he wants are willing to tackle it.

To tell you the truth I'm a little bit surprised that it isn't attracting more interest than it is but looking at what's there it is going to be a tough rebuild.

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