Shaybo: I hope your right and I have every reason to believe you are but
consistency is what I hope to see from these guys. I hope Carlino turns out to
be the real deal. I think Abuo will have a good yr but consistency is what he
needs to show. Rogers should become a top 3 scorer for the cougs and Zylstra may
be the surprise of the yr. I'm hoping Davies will be the leading scorer for this
team.Without the Jazz this yr the cougs are going to have to be the #1
attraction. The sooner the games start the better.Go Cougs.
Ducky, You are the first to comment on every Utah basketball
article. For someone who is such a byU football "fan" it sure is odd.
hmmm Like I said before, Ducky will be the first to be back on the
Ute band wagon when they get back to the final four before byU ever does. I would watch out for our rag tag group of kids this year too. I have a
feeling that byU, without 48 points from jimmer, will be taking some smacks in
the mouth. With the beatings the Uts have taken the last couple years, coach K
will have their best. Will be fun to watch.Good luck in the WCC high
Grateful for the article about BYU hoops. Followed with interest
Harrison's recruitment and his decision to come to BYU. Enjoyed reading about
how well he played in Greece. Heard rumors about his skills in playing against
his teammates this past couple of months!Looking forward to another
great hoops season. Wish I could be in the Marriott Center to enjoy seeing
Harrison light it up!
@sls, if BYU ends up in big 12 it would give them a big leg up on a commit from
Parker and if he comes other 4 stars will follow. I loved watching his dad play
when I lived in Bay Area.@CaptainL, watch Carlino fill it up with
3's when he becomes eligible. With Zilstra, Rogers, Hartsock, Abuo, Carlino and
Harrison there will be no shortage of players that can drop the 3.
Dear Chris B, now where did Utah end up last year in BB. At or near the bottom.
Where will they end up this year in the PAC12. At or near the bottom again. You always give me a laugh because you are so wrong 90% of the time.
BYU will need him when they get moved to a league with Kansas, Kansas State,
Louisville, West Virginia and Iowa State, not to mention crossover games with
Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The game in Provo with Baylor
this year could be a portent of things to come.
It sure is nice following a basketball program that has the reach to get top
level recruits from all over the country. Not just "recruits" either,
TOP LEVEL recruits, like Harrison.I'm much more of a football fan
than basketball fan but watching BYU since Rose has taken over has been a ton of
fun. Up tempo with athletic players, lots of scoring, NCAA appearances every
year, national attention, best player in college basketball, really it has been
great and this year will be another great one.
Hey Chris B, In other news,Utah is predicted to finish last in the Pac 12
hoops this year
Everyone needs to stop picking on Chris B. When someone is hurting, they strike
at others. Maybe we could all take turns having him over for dinner and help
him feel better. We would even be willing to use a red table cloth if that
would help with one of those red "U are Special" dinner plates.
Maybe cherry turnovers instead of blueberry for dessert. Oops, sorry. Didn't
mean to mention turnovers. I meant pie.
Excited to see Harrison play and hopefully contribute a lot. Chris
Collinsworth is the key to this team. If he is healthy and playing well the
Cougars can go far. If they have to rely on just Davies and Hartsock as the only
big men they Cougars might not get another tournament win.
Children, Children! We must, must, must learn to ignore "CB" and
anyone suspected of trolling. Trolls love and live for nibbles and bites. The
thing that drives them away is the lack thereof. Can you see CB filling
revisiting these pages quarter hour by quarter hour, to giggle and smirk over
the rants and raves he prompts? Do you understand how this feeds him, and gives
his poor life meaning? But give it a rest, and these trolls shrivel and die
from malnourishment.Here is how we do that, Cougar fans: When you
see the names of well known trolls at the top or in the body of a message, pass
it right up. Tell yourself, "This comment will be irrelevant,"
because it's true. You and I do not need to waste our words there. If we don't
read it, we won't be tempted to comment on it, nor be lured into meaningless
arguments, defending obvious untruths, or contributing to the voices of
ignorance. It's that simple.Coach Rose, you done good
getting DeMarcus Harrison. We're excited to see him play.GO
MiP:Speaking of fans commenting on their rivals articles, why don't
you go worry about whether or not there are any recruits that will help the
Clyburnless, Sharpless, O'Brienless, Brownless, Cyphersless, and Readless Utes
instead of handing out backhanded compliments.
What a stud! Can't wait to watch his development over the years here!
Sounds like a great recruit. Should help the Jimmerless and Emeryless Cougars
make another bid for the NCAA tourney in the WCC.Although, I'm a Ute
fan, I don't often agree with Chris B. However, I enjoy having him around as I
am sure most who respond to his posts are as well. What's more, for every one
Chris B., there are at least two cougar "fans" on the DN ready to pour
on the Utes....
What if Cris B. was really a BYU fan just trying to have some fun. Think about
it! I'll bet he is.
I remember the Utah actually had a better showing in the NCAA tournament the
year after Van Horn (arguably the best Utah player of all time) left. Could BYU
do the same thing?BTW, I like the Crimson talking points
(9/17/2011). I'd love to see BYU fans keep their mouths shut about Utah football
until they beat BYU again, and Utah fans keep their mouths shut about BYU
basketball until they beat BYU again.But I'm not holding my
troutmanthinke, they your in for an even better, yous dizzy, same of
the same. What are you talking about? Is this the same place that
holds about 10,000 fans? When the MC holds close to 23,000. ChrisB
your team this year will lose most all of its games except maybe for the D2
games they play this year, oh ya they have lost those games the past few years
Please don't think most of the Ute fans are like Chris B.Harrison
sounds like a great kid, and I'm liking the athleticism the Y is lining up. If
some of the big guys can step it up a notch this season, the Y could become very
competitive for the WCC title!
Chris B.With all the raspberries youre getting, I don't think I
would comment on a BYU story carrying an empty gun...ouch, it must really hurt
sitting in the entire E section of the Huntsman Center alone watching your one
ballplayerand the PAC 10 wants you???
Hey! Troutman how has it been to go back to the Spectrum after your first NCAA
tournament game the last I can't how many years?
I am really looking forward to seeing the Cougars play this year. It iwll be
great to have Davies, big Collinsworth and some other tall timber banging the
boards. They should be very tough underneath. They have several solid swingmen
as well. If the guards play well they should be able to win a lot of games.
There is so much pressure on the athletes to be great...I wonder if that delays
or enhances their progress? With so much parity in college sports,
so many good athletes and coaches, it takes something special to set a team
apart...determination, will to win, the intangibles...be fun to see how the many
Utah college teams do this year.
Great to have him on board.Davies, Hartsock, Collinsworth, Abuo.
That is all BYU needs to have a very good season. All the rest is frosting on
top. If Zylstra can play like he did in Europe and one or two other guys step
up, should be another great season.Don't forget how Hartsock was
shooting at the end of last year.
Good luck to you, Damarcus, I hope your career goes well and is healthy! I do
hope the Utes can steal one from you guys, but either way, there's no reason to
Coach Rose has done an amazing job with this team. He has made it a consistent
winner, and filled the arena again with fans. Hope Mr. Harrison and the program
Chris B4 losing seasons in 6 years.8 transfers last
year.No athletes.What a team.What a program.
Damarcus if you thinke BYU Marriott Center is a good atmosphere for Basketball,
they your in for an even better treat when you play the Utah State Aggies in
Logan.....Get ready to feel the whole arena shaking and it will make yous dizzy,
(as has been reported by opposing players) The Utah State Spectrum last year was
voted as 1 of the top ten place to play a basketball game at. Incidently, The
Spectrum was also voted as one of the top ten hardest places to win a ballgame.
Seriously, Damarcus, you have no idea what your about to experience. And thanks
to the Aggies and their creativity, BYU students are and have copied USU
students by incorporating same of the same creativity that USU students have
been using for 20 years! BYU copied USU's colors, I guess they might as well
copy USU's cheers!
Hmmm?BYU 5 & 2Utah 3 & 3BYU
basketbal-top 16Utah basketball-bottom 16Chris B! Are you
paying your fair share of taxes?
@Chris B"Congrats on your one athlete."Which one
athlete were you talking about? Harrison? Davies? Carlino? Abouo?
Missionaries - Haws? Collinsworth? Soon to be Cougars - TJ Haws? Nick Emery?
Chatman? There's a few more athletes that I could list also but I'm running out
of space. You may want to congratulate all of them. They are anxious to play
U. I'm predicting a 44 point win this year.Congrats on your one
athlete - Loveridge. I wish we would have got him. I hope he's not lonely as a
one man show. I wouldn't be surprised if he leaves U like most of the players
do.The Cougs will be led by the front court early in the season, but
look for Harrison, Carlino and Winder to get better with each game. The back
court will make some noise come March.Zylstra is the big unknown. I
thought he'd always be a mop up player, averaging 2 - 3 points a game. But
after what he did overseas, I'm anxious to see if someone different emerges this
I hope Demarcus can prove to be a consistant outside shooter, we will need it.
With Davies, Hartsock, and Collinsworth in the front court good outside shoting
will be necessary and Demarcus could be key to our success.
Chris B. Go troll on a utah blog. Oh I forgot, there are none, nobody cares.
"I'll play anywhere as long as it has BYU on my jersey." I love it!
Anybody know if Demarcus has mission plans or whether he'll stay 4 straight
years? Hope his older brother gets a shot as a walk on post mission. Iirc his
brother was a short pg that didn't get a lot of recruiting attention. It would
be cool to play with your brother.
Sad commentary on many people when normal doesn't include basic spiritual
beliefs. There are many people who would love to be in an environment where
normal includes morality despite ones religion. Great to have
Demarcus at BYU where he can showcase his talent. A little disappointed that so
many articles fail to recognize that a great young ballplayer who had a huge
impact at BYU last year young Colinsworth will also be missed while on his
mission. Good times when he and Haws are back on the court.
@ Chris BDidn't you read the Crimson talking points memo released
after 9/17/11?I quote: "It is poor form to go on your rivals
article and even hint at anything close to smack talk if you were beaten down in
your last game. You must wait the mandatory one year and allow the victor the
spoils of scoreboard."I thought you'd like the reminder.Best wishes...and GO COUGARS!
Great article. It will be fun to watch how BYU responds to the inroads that they
made last year. If Coach Rose is this pumped about Harrison, it will be fun to
watch him perform.BTW...REALLY tired of trolls like those who have
already posted. They toss around the word "irrelevant" quite a
bit. I think it applies to the image in their mirrors.As always,
best of luck to both the gridders and hoopsters...and Go Cougars!
Portland, the big 12 still doesn't want you. Nor does anyone else. Congrats on
your one athlete. Too bad you need a team full of them to go anywhere(see best
season in 30 years ending in sweet 16)
I had dinner last weekend with Demarcus's brother. He is serving a mission in
Chicago and I am in his ward for a few months. Great young man. He says he is
going to try to walk on the BYU team when he gets back off his mission. It's
great to have Demarcus here. I watched a few games that were streaming on the
internet when they were in Greece. He can be really good when he learns the
system. It will be nice to have a tall, athletic guard at BYU!
Wait, but I thought Ute "fans" said that African-Americans, athletic
guys, would never come to BYU.....?