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Published: Tuesday, April 10 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Orem, UT

Thanks to Steve Cleveland and Dave Rose, BYU basketball has improved steadily during the last 15 years, with an even brighter future ahead.


Coach Rose is a very remarkable man and humility is one of his most valuable assets. He should understand....and probably does, that when you build a program like he has done at the Y, people will come. May this program and this coach continue to enjoy many more years of success. Coach Rose just does things the right way, and when people do things the right way, you can't help but be happy for them.

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

Looking forward to having Collinsworth healthy . . . and perhaps he actually will be!

The end-of-season sellout was a great tribute to the Cougars.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Predictably, Dick comes to the rescue with a typical BYU feel good fluff piece after the less than positive news of Rose releasing Martineau from his scholarship.

Saint George, UT

I'm not one of the 20,000 that filled the Marriott Center, but one of the untold thousands (tens of thousands?) who had not watched the Cougars in years because of lack of TV access. Thanks to that major change I am back in the fold. GO COUGARS!

Highland, UT

I'll tell you what is nice howie. It's when there actually is nice things to say about the program you follow. You wouldn't understand that.

Salt Lake City, UT

Go Cougars! Thanks Dave Rose, Steve Cleveland, and Thanks Dick Harmon for a nice piece.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

I will come once this Frontrunner (UTA bus system) start rolling to Provo on December 10, 2012. Sorry, I have came very few times and now I more likely go more. Go COUGARS!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Mr. Rose is a great coach.

fan in orem
Orem, Utah

The good thing about Martineau, is that he is being released from his scholarship because he will be graduating this month and moving on with his life. He was not kicked off the team, and he did not transfer to another school like so many instate basketball players tend to do.

Mission Viejo, CA

I had not watched college basketball for years and years. I caught the 2nd half of the Arizona game where Jimmer put up 49 points and got hooked, not just on Jimmer, but the great basketball style that Rose brings. This is a fun team to watch and I haven't missed a televised game since. BYU has one of the premier coaches in college hoops. I love this team. I made to the Marriott center last year and was blown away. This is really a class program from top to bottom. Gotta love it.

BYU has overtaken Washington in my personal fandom. Luv my dawgs, but I love my kitties more. More accessible and more fun to watch. Go Cougs.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Let's see, season one of football independence - winning season, ranked, games seen nationally by hundreds of thousands, coulda been better, but not bad at all.

Season one of basketball from "under the bus", not bad at all.

Layton, UT

Predictably Howard S is posting on a BYU article to attempt to deflect the less than positive news that 5 Ute players were recently released from their scholarships.

Salt Lake City, UT

Howard S. needs to read today's article in the Trib of Coach Krystowiak rescinding a commitment to a kid in California. Coach K signed him to a letter of intent and then called him 6 months later to tell him he had changed his mind. The kid had told other schools he was going to Utah and now the kid is hung out to dry.

I love how some people want it both ways.

Just Truth
Saratoga Springs, UT

Very gracious! We love you coach & team!

Cardston, Alberta

I first met Coach Rose in our Cardston gymnasium when he was scouting Jimmy Balderson a few years back. Class individual for sure. Let me add that our Cardston Cougars took the provincial(state) title this year for the first time in 58 years. We play 4A against all the huge schools from Edmonton and Calgary. Love to see that banner hanging from the rafters.

Broom Hockey Champ
Alpine, UT

Coach Rose is one of the better coaches in America. If you don't believe me, look at this track record over the years. He doesn't get the same blue chips that a Kentucky or Duke gets, yet he continues to churn out 20+ win seasons.

I can't decide who's classier/a better coach - Bronco or Rose.

These guys are probably one of the better tandems in the country. Not many schools can claim top-25 teams in football and basketball each year. What's more, these guys have positioned the programs such that we'll be able to say that for a very loooooong time.


Great article by Harmon!! BYU has 2 outstanding coaches Rose & Bronco!!
Dave Rose is "CLASS" on & off the court!! We are very fortunate to have him!!

Salt Lake City, UT

Character matters in college athletics. Dave Rose is at the top. Thanks Coach Rose.

Gilbert, AZ


Jealous much?

Coach Rose is quickly developing into one of the top coaches in the country and a coach that other top programs would love to have. It's great news for the Cougars that he's so committed to staying at BYU. And, another bitter pill to swallow for that trainwreck on the hill.

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