Also recognized are Carr, Dahlum and the U. senior athletes
All well deserved, now will someone help me to get Ned Alger in the Hall, Woody
also before he dies.
Thank you Coach McBride.The success of the Utah program is based on
the foundation that you built.Without you there would be no
undefeated seasons, no BCS bowls, and no PAC 12.You turned around
the Utah/BYU rivalry. In the 22 years since you became Head Coach the record is
12-10 against BYU.Coach Meyer and Coach Whittingham have done their
part, but they did it on the foundation that you built.You returned
Utah football to respectability, and you made it fun to be a Ute.Thank you. I hope you continue to have a role with the U.
Good people and well deserved.
McBride is a likable guy, I last met him at Ned Alger's funeral when he
engaged in conversation with a mostly Y group. He is much like Coach Alger, in
that he enjoys coaching and the students and has a way of making those around
him feel comfortable with his common man appeal.
Van Horn was a fantastic college player and a decent NBA player who did not find
his niche before the wear and tear on the body came. Van Horn was
really skilled but a little soft for the NBA game. Part of the problem was that
Van Horn was an in-betweener. He was too big to be a small forward and to small
to be a power forward. He ended up on the perimeter a lot. In college he could
go inside and out. Van Horn had a good relationship with Jason
Williams in New Jersey before the horrible limo driver thing happened. It messed
with his head I believe. As a Ute fan who loved watching Van Horn
play, I hope we don't forget about him.