Andy was a former assistant coach for me during my collegiate experience. He is
a great guy with a lot of energy. I think he will do a great job at the U.
Any progress in the Utah basketball program will be how effective the recruting
will be. Can Andy or any of the other BB coaches recruite and keep recruits in
school? Unless they can attract some marquee players and get results in a
hurray, the fans will be unhappy. I wish Andy well. It's going to be tough
mining recruiting areas already being plumbed by every other major and minor
university/college. Not only this, the professional leagues are taking many of
the elite players out of high school before they ever get to college. My
feeling about the prosfessional leagues is they need to be cut down to size by
the powers that be, just like the professional football leagues has been.
Basketball players under the age of 20 are not prepared to advance from high
school to the pros, bypassing the college level. This is screwing up the NBA
and other professional leagues as well.
May I remind Briton that Boylen was handed an empty hand when he took over?
Jackeletta (Sp?) made the Ute program in shambles.... Boylen simply could not
get it out of the hole.....
Connor can recruit in state, Slocum has a specialty recruiting vegas / west
coast and "Krisco" says this guy is a pretty tireless recruiter. It is
apparent they are going to make strides in recuiting but it may be to late for
this year. It will be nice to get some big time players at the U again.
Maybe sammyg finally found a job and moved out of his parents basement, instead
of trolling Utah boards all day.
"Maybe sammyg finally found a job and moved out of his parents basement,
instead of trolling Utah boards all day."Maybe this means Hedge
also has a chance. McDonalds did just announce they'd be hiring another 40,000
people. Surely they have SOMETHING hedge could do right? Maybe
Wow, they're bringing in the big guns eh?That's what the PAC10 will
do for ya!!!lol....
Got the states of Montana and Confusion covered. Is this what that move to the
pac gets you? Lot's of luck!
Coach K is bringing in assistants that he is comfortable with. Nobody can blame
him for doing that; besides, do a little research and you'll find that most big
name coaches started at smaller schools and moved up.Andy sounds
like a great assistant.Besides, what's going to matter the most to
recruits is that Utah is a great school and that it's in the PAC-12.Conference affiliation is just huge when it comes to recruiting players.
Though you will never hear the U's coaches talk about it (cause it's bad
publicity) many top notch players won't even talk to an assistant if he's not
from a school that's in a major conference.The new PAC-12 conference
affiliation is going to have a big positive impact on all of the University of
Utah's sports teams.
@rvalensConference affiliation means very little for basketball. If
you want evidence of that just look at the list of coaches from supposedly
inferior conferences that turned utah down flat when they offered them the head
coaching job. Just look at the list of players leaving utah in droves to go
elsewhere just as they are entering the pac10. It may mean something
in football, it means almost nothing in basketball, and it might mean something
in a few minor sports. Football is the only sport that it makes much of a
difference. And of course it is only going to make much of a
difference in football if utah actually does well. If they do not do well utah
will not get any better level of football recruits than washington st., oregon
st., colorado, etc. who are all pretty mediocre programs with mediocre players.
Solid hire. Bringing in a familiar assistant can give some stability to the
coaching and these guys can feed off each other. I also like the Tommy Connor
hire as it gives the local recruiting a much needed shot in the arm.Good luck coach.@ 4:07 pm Ted H. wrote "Maybe this means
Hedge also has a chance. McDonalds did just announce they'd be hiring another
40,000 people. Surely they have SOMETHING hedge could do right? Maybe not."
That's interesting. I though comments like these constituted what's
meant as "off-topic, misrepresentative and abusive".
Duckhunter - first of all, there is no published list of coaches who turned the
U down and if any did turn it down, it may be because they wanted more money
than the U was willing to pay. The U should pay for performance at this point,
not promises; they are doing this with Coach K. Secondly, the list of players
leaving Utah is no big deal: Clyburn - decent player but skinny and selfish;
Dimaria - nice guy but not a D1 player, certainly not PAC-12 caliber; Guiot -
again, not D1 material, Kupets - funky shot and good for 5 minutes a game at
best. I'm hoping JJ O'Brien will stay and if we can get a decent player or two
this year (to add to the three star recruit we signed in the fall) we could
begin to have a base to rebuild the program. The conference affiliation will
make a difference but the program needed to be stabilized - which it now has
Ok here's the count: 4 coaches, 5 schollie players and 0 D1 talent!
Ted H:"Maybe this means Hedge also has a chance. McDonalds did
just announce they'd be hiring another 40,000 people." Did you
hear this at your staff meeting while the drive through was slow?