I'll support anyone whoes a Thunderbird. That includes Coach Reid til he is
asked to leave.
Glad to hear you are ready to support a new coach. Let the search committee
begin (next week of course after the tournament)
I'm a true T-Bird fan. I love all sports at SUU but I hate when everyone
singles out a coach like this. If you singled out Lamb which would be stupid to
do I'd jump all over you. I am a Bird fan through and through. I bleed red,
white, and black. I just can't stand the disrespect being shown to a current
Thunderbird coach by these supposed fan's. If Mr. Beazer says goodbye to coach
Reid and hello to a new coach then I support it fully. Cause I love this school
and it's athletics. I just have one question for all. Were all of you this
much against the coach that Reid replaced? Mr. Beazer obviously felt there
needed to be a change then. I am a current SUU student and this will ALWAYS be
my school. I live in Iron County and support my school and the coaches while
they are here. No one else does that.
Hey Stang: I wouldn't think anyone will be making noise if the team doesn't do
well next year under a new coach, except maybe you from Utah County. It might
be time for you to head back to your alumn, either BYU or Michigan. When you
are up there, go ask BYU fans if the 1-26 season was due to Reid, even though
wasn't there due to being dismissed. Pretty sure 9 million members were not
disappointed about that decision.
Players have left SUU after realizing what it is really like. The love the
school and community but the basketball program and Reid turned out to far
different that what was said during recruiting. This info is not some wild
assumption, it is fact If players do stay, it is due to the efforts of Coach
Brown, or they are transfering to SUU or have already burned up a red-shirt.
Oherwise, they seek a red-shirt and move on. More very good high players will
never consider coming to SUU while Reid is the coach. If you are unaware of that
fact, you need to get out of Iron County a little more. Your support of Reid is
admirable. If you are a true T-Bird, why are you putting your support behind AD
Beazer and what he will be able to do in finding the next coach?
Stang: At first it appeared like you were a true T-Bird fan however it's clear
you are just a Reid fan. Any chance you will be going back to Utah County with
him? It is hard to figure out why you say that Reid's leaving creates an
experience gap and new coach wouldn't do anything next year. Reid's experience
delivered losing for 5 years. Take your advice to Big Blue,
Just out of curiosity, what kind of players would you say Jones, Taylor, and
Massey are? Those are top notch players who could've probably made it at any
other school but choose to play for coach Reid. And if a new system comes in
and doesn't make noise next year it has NOTHING to do with coach Reid's past.
But watch it's going to be a dismal season next year and even though he may be
gone EVERYONE but me (a true SUU fan) is going to still be pointing fingers at
Roger Reid. Once again it's the players that lose games not the coach. And we
had/have some of the best players in recent SUU history.
Interesting dialog. A coach does have control over recruiting and building a
sustainable program. Five years is plenty of time to do that at SUU. If next
year is going to be tough due to lack of experience as indicated by one
commentary, it is absolutely Reid's fault. Who else is responsible? It is
true that players win and lose games. However, it is coaches that bring in the
players. Real SUU fans do support the current team and players yet is doesn't
erode their loyality by wanting change at the coaching position. Reid had
his opportunity and couldn't get 1 winning season over a 5 year period. Sad to
hear that next year may be worse due to a lack of experience because that will
clearly be the results of Reid's recruiting efforts, or lack thereof. Lets just
hope SUU doesn't go through what BYU did when Reid left, a 1-26 season.
Sorry but what do you mean typical pattern? He is a stand up guy and anyone who
says otherwise is just kidding themselves. The players got themseleves in a
hole and although they dug out of it they couldn't totally get out of it.
That's the way it is. The players unfortunatly couldn't get the job done. Hate
to break it to everyone but a new coach won't do anything next year. Won't have
What I want to know is why both SUU coach and Snow's coach are still around.
Both have consistently produced teams that underperform consistently. We need
competent men who can get the most out of their players leading these teams.
Reid got thigns rolling while at Snow but under the new coach Ostlund Snow has
fallen back on their underperforming ways. I agreee with the previous posts.
Reid has not been able to do at SUU what he was able to do while coaching at
Snow College. Both coaches should and probably will be gone after this year.
USU and SUU have both struggled this year. Difference is SUU has produced 5
straight losing seasons under Reid. He had plenty of time and money to turn it
around and he didn't. Hopefully he will exit with class and not blame everyone
else like his typical pattern. Either way, his era is over and a new time
begins as SUU heads into Big Sky. Thanks for the memories Jones, Massy and
Taylor and best of luck in the tournament next week. Good luck to Reid as he
packs up to head back in his perminent home in Payson.
Five straight losing seasons is the antthesis of what Stew has done in Cache
Valley. I am sure Roger Reid is a stand up guy but he is not making good things
happen in Cedar.
It was a heck of a game. All seniors fought hard in their last game. If it's
Coach Reid's last game I know it's not the way he wanted to go out but I mean
come on you can't be completely upset when your team and seniors put up the
biggest fight of their carrer's. What are you still doing here Go Big Blue?
Your not a Thunderbird. Coach Reid has done a little better then coach Morril
I'm guessing. That team if you can call it that is pathetic this year.