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Published: Tuesday, April 5 2011 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Lubbock, TX

The nice thing about BYU is that because of the way they manage money, they don't owe previous coaches money that equates to more than what the current coach is getting. Wow.

Rose earns his dollars, and does deserve more. The team should be even better in the near future.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Are sure? Hedgehog, Chris B, utahcountyute, and many others had me convinced he was leaving for Utah.

Perhaps they are right and Rose is actually taking an assistant position at Utah.

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

I hope Coach Rice stays with BYU. It is difficult to find winning combinations in coaching staffs.

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

The way I look at it Rose is smart staying if he can get the "Y" to cough up more money so that he can control the WCC and the High School Jamboree contests!!!

Most of the High School Gymnasiums that the Cougars will play in during the basketball season will bring back a lot of memories to the Cougar faithful as they show up to the games to only learn the game is sold out and scalpers are unheard of!!

Ohhhhh and the ESPN contract with those Monday night 10pm tipoffs should have plenty of exposure to the East Coast fanatics that pop pills all night because they can't sleep.

Houston, TX

Theuss is interviewing UNLV.

Springville, UT

Rose has well served BYU, and BYU has well served Rose. The community support in his time of cancer is nothing to sneeze at. I'm glad he is staying. Rose and Stew Morrill are great coaches and class acts, and the schools in this state need to hold onto them.

Ogden, UT

Hope Coach Rose is around for a very long time.

Just for fun, I'll pay attention to the tip off times for BYU and if anyone cares about the uTes, let me know when their games tip off. We can compare notes and then see which team the east coast never has the chance to watch. Though in this age when everyone uses DVR, does the media really ever miss games?

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Ah, remember how football threw basketball under the bus? That's what just paid for the pay increase!

Look for life in the WCC to be not quite so under the bus as our beloved little siblings like to project. Granted, I won't be able to get in to Spokane any time soon to see the Zags and the Y, but I bet a lot of new facilities will come to fruition if we stay there very long.

Good luck in the future to Coach K. Thanks coach Rose! We appreciate you! And now we can afford to pay you more what you're worth.

Somewhere in Time, UT

Dear Honor Code: I think I speak for everyone here when I say........HUH?????

Heber City, UT

Dear Alterego the way the east coast writers and coaches vote I wonder if they even know what a DVR is, and if they do I am not sure they use it.

Dear Honor Code: Not every game will be on ESPN and the games that are not on ESPN will be viewed on BYUTV availabe in 50-60 million homes. I read recently that there are an average of 3.4 persons per house. That is equivalent to 170 million - 204 million viewers. Not bad. I do not know how many homes have ESPN, but that is still a significant number of viewers. Many of the March Madness games were viewed on the East Coast starting at 9:00 pm., regardless of who was playing. That is the same for many games throughout the year. Do you have a copy of the ESPN contract that states the games will be at 10:00 pm. I don't think so.

Sugar City, ID

Everyone knows that the key to winning is recruiting. I hope Rose takes Jimmer out to dinner.

Karchaj, A.V.

Great for Coach Rose. He really deserves the commitment and the financial award coming to him. Rose is a class act and I wish him all the best in the future.

Farid @ Pocatello
Pocatello, ID

I don't understand why the BYU detractors keep whining about the small arenas in the WCC.

There is no ticket revenue sharing in the WCC, so it won't effect BYU if there are 2,000 or 20,000 fans in the stands when they go on the road. Further, they get to keep all gate receipts when they play at home.

That's a plus-plus-plus for the Cougars.

And I'm guessing the players would rather not play in big-arena away games. It's much harder to win at New Mexico because of the crowd. It'll make the conference road games more neutral.

And we're talking, what, eight games in a thirty-game season?

It's all good for BYU.

Salt Lake City, UT

Honor Code

Your jealous insecurity is showing.

While BYU is playing on ESPN/BYUtv in HD, where will your team be, buried on some fuzzy, obscure regional broadcast?

Provo, UT

"Honor Code" = another screen name for Hedgie/Chris B???? I think so. Different name, same foolishness.

Mcallen, TX

Hedgie/Chris B,

Unlike the utes, the cougs aren't paying for two coaches or have an under performing team. Your cougar blasting indicates one demensional thinking.

South Jordan, UT

Good for Dave. That is rare in this day and age. He can make enough in two more years to retire and living in Utah is a great place.

Mount Olympus
Holladay, UT

Rose has quite a large offensive playbook, all the plays are similar and are called the 35 foot heave.

Houston, TX

Most of the WCC teams have access to larger arenas that they can rent for the BYU games IF they want the larger revenues which go solely to the host team.

BYU does not care if they are playing in a small arena as long as they win. BYU cares about the national and international coverage which neither the MTN nor the PAC provide.

The Utes can watch their team lose (for the most part) in the PAC IF that game is broadcast and IF they can find it. The PAC is an improvement over the MTN but it will not have the reach nor the coverage that BYU has.

South Jordan, UT

Funny that Ute fans will mention BYU playing in High School gymnasiums next year, but for the life of me isn't that what the Ute Basketball program plays in front of now?...The amount of Fans in the stands at the U, I would think even Jr Jazz games attract more people!!

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