Rose likely to stay at BYU, earn big pay raise


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  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    April 6, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    It's official, Dave Rose is staying at BYU!

    Press conference today at 1pm at Legends Grill to discuss Coach Rose's new contract.

  • Scoreboard Draper, UT
    April 6, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    @mount oLIMPus
    Speaking of Coach Rose's offensive Playbook, you left out the half-court buzzer beater and the 25 pt whipping on your home court.

    @honor code
    Yes, playing in all those high school gymnasiums in the WCC with paltry crowds of 5000-6000 spectators will bring back fond memories of playing your Utah Utes in the Huntsman Center (Lone Peak H.S. has bigger crowds!).

    We picked up your slack and filled your gym with our fans. No doubt WCC schools will rent larger arenas to take advantage of BYU's extensive national fanbase. It muss sting to see how much ESPN loves BYU and how it totally ignores the Utes.

  • Dyer Gary Bountiful, UT
    April 6, 2011 7:43 a.m.

    merrill IS NOT a great coach.He loves being a big fish in a small pond. He plays an easy schedule
    not like byu & utah.
    Rose is a very good coach.

  • Cougs4Life Gilbert, AZ
    April 5, 2011 10:37 p.m.

    Despite the size of the arenas, average attendance at WCC basketball games next year will be bigger than the average attendance in the Huntsman Center, unless of course we are comparing gymnastics attendance?

    The grease fire on the hill continues...

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    April 5, 2011 9:38 p.m.

    I don't understand why the Ute trolls continue to take jabs at the WCC. They lost to the bottom team in the WCC. If the WCC is a high school jamboree, does that mean the Utes are playing at a junior high level, since they can't beat the bottom team in the WCC?

  • Chad S Derby, KS
    April 5, 2011 8:48 p.m.

    Rose is a keeper for BYU.

    BYU winning in small WCC arenas on ESPN or BYUtv makes me happy.

    Making the WCC a two (sometimes three) bid conference makes me happy.

    Listening to Ute fans grasping at straws makes me LOL.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    April 5, 2011 8:34 p.m.

    Still Blue,
    I love BYU basketball and Coach Rose's teams. My concern is the higher the salary the greater the pressure to win, which could lead to pressure to recruit top talent. Jimmers and Ainges only come along ever so rarely. I would rather BYU lose than see compromise for top talent.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    April 5, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    Does anyone know what it means ... "But BYU showed a high level of commitment it hasn't in the past with the men's basketball program"...other than salary, what has changed.

  • Alpine Blue Alpine, UT
    April 5, 2011 7:07 p.m.

    The addition of BYU will only make the WCC a much stronger conference. Gonzaga has been the conference showpiece for years-with St. Mary's coming on strong in recent years. With BYU the WCC should become a regular three-invite league every March. You can almost guarantee that EVERY BYU road game in the WCC will be a sell-out for the first few years. The same phenomena we witnessed this past couple of seasons at TCU, Air Force, Wyoming, Utah, etc.

    The WCC will not drag BYU down, as much as the PAC 10.2 will drag down Utah. On the other hand, BYU will raise up the WCC.

  • SJ Bobkins Gilbert, AZ
    April 5, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    This is a game we play whenever a guy has a good year especially when the good year comes after many other good years. Guys like Jeff Call, pull out last year's story on the possibility that Dave would leave, adds the Andy Katz info and here we go again. My question for Jeff would be. (after Jeff how did you luck into such a great job) : You work for an LDS owned paper connected with an LDS school, and yet Andy Katz with ESPN in New York is your source for info on the LDS schools's B-ball program, why? Dave Rose was not going anywhere, why play this game?

  • Still Blue after all these years Kaysville, UT
    April 5, 2011 5:03 p.m.

    Hey SP, my guess is that the Cougs win 25+ games next year. Mediocrity is only for the NE bench in SLC.

  • Unbelievable West Jordan, Utah
    April 5, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    Frank Martin just announced that he is remaining at Kansas State because its the place to be. Why havn't we heard from Rose, indicating that he is remaining at the Y. It would be nice to have an official announcement, don't you think!

  • Still Blue after all these years Kaysville, UT
    April 5, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    FDR: I'm guessing that soon Jimmer's contract will exceed Coach Roses's new one. Jimmer might have to pick up the tab.

  • PP Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 5, 2011 4:51 p.m.

    If he didn't go to NC State then he is not going anywhere - although maybe he is still bitter about the loss in the championship game.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    April 5, 2011 4:06 p.m.

    Average size of WCC arenas (not including the Marriott Center) - 4,564

    Actual average attendance in the Huntsman Center this year - about 5,000

    It's hard to understand why Utah fans are mocking the size of WCC arenas, because the Utes have grown accustomed to playing in front of WCC-sized crowds.

    With Gonzaga's arena being larger than a couple of arenas in the MWC (6,000), the net difference in crowd size between BYU playing in the MWC versus playing in the WCC, will be 7 road games in smaller arenas per season, and even the larger arenas in the MWC often don't have more than 5,000 actual attendance - see Wyoming, TCU, Air Force and Colorado State, most years, and Utah this year.

    WCC + ESPN/BYUtv > MWC + the Mtn

  • SP Salt Lake City, UT
    April 5, 2011 3:49 p.m.

    Rose is pretty good, but any coach looks great with Jimmer on the team.

    My prediction is that next year the team will sink into mediocrity and we'll wonder why we thought Rose was so good.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    April 5, 2011 3:47 p.m.

    The Wasatch Wasps her in Heber have more fans come to their games than the Utes. Perhaps Utah could play their games at East High, which is a few blocks away and it will look like they have a large crowd following them.

    BYU will do just fine for those 8 games and rake in the money on the home games and the away games for other venues, plus the TV income. It is a win-win situation for the Cougars.

  • Serenity Now American Fork, UT
    April 5, 2011 3:38 p.m.

    Good for Coach Rose. Hope he's in the $1M plus club now. He deserves more but I don't think the Y will ever engage in an arms race with its coaches salaries...

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    April 5, 2011 3:33 p.m.

    Good for Coach Rose. He's certainly earned a raise. I had hoped for a coach of his caliber for the Utes. Maybe Coach Krystkowiak will get there in a few years.

    Does BYU still only offer their coaches one year contracts, or are they now offering multi-year deals? That is the big difference between BYU and all other schools. Other schools have to offer multi-year deals with buy-out clauses to get good coaches. Those buy-out clauses are killers.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 5, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    Good... Because obviously Coach Rose had a LOT to do with Jimmer's development (AND the development of ALL the players on the team to maximize their potential)

    A player like Jimmer comes and can help your program for 4 years at the most. A guy like Rose can help your program be the BEST it can be... EVERY YEAR.

    I hope the Utes can learn this lesson. Players come and go... the COACH is the only guy who stays around.

  • BlueSaint South Jordan, UT
    April 5, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    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!!

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    April 5, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    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.

  • Mount Olympus Holladay, UT
    April 5, 2011 2:49 p.m.

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

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    April 5, 2011 2:47 p.m.

    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.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 5, 2011 2:45 p.m.

    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.

  • BYU/RSL Fan Provo, UT
    April 5, 2011 2:16 p.m.

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

  • TrollPolice Salt Lake City, UT
    April 5, 2011 2:06 p.m.

    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?

  • Farid @ Pocatello Pocatello, ID
    April 5, 2011 1:47 p.m.

    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.

  • MESOUTE Karchaj, A.V.
    April 5, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    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.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    April 5, 2011 1:24 p.m.

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

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    April 5, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    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.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    April 5, 2011 1:03 p.m.

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

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    April 5, 2011 12:55 p.m.

    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.

  • Alterego Ogden, UT
    April 5, 2011 12:31 p.m.

    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?

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    April 5, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    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.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    April 5, 2011 12:09 p.m.

    Theuss is interviewing UNLV.

  • Honor Code Denver, Colorado
    April 5, 2011 12:03 p.m.

    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.

  • Lone Star Cougar Plano, TX
    April 5, 2011 12:02 p.m.

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

  • Ted H. Midvale, UT
    April 5, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    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.

  • Y4LYFE Lubbock, TX
    April 5, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    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.