Ok, so this whole NCAA sanctions thing is a sham? If 15 transfers in two years
doesn't bring down sanctions, what does it take? the transfer of the entire
So the real story is why did all these guys transfer? that is a huge number, and
it can't just be because of coaching changes; there's a story here
that nobody is telling.
"I see these guys every day," Krystkowiak said, just before the spring
semester ended. "They're still part of our team and have helped us
recruit. I told those guys, 'Go up and introduce yourselves (to recruits).
We have nothing to hide. If they want to ask questions, be truthful.'
"Some may have doubts, some may wish another had been chosen for
the coaching position, some may hope he fails... but how can you not respect,
and even admire, a man of principles strong enough to take that position with
his former players and recruits?To me it doesn't say alot....
it says everything!
The two really good players from the list are Will Clyburn and Carlon Brown.
Beyond that not much talent has left the program over the past few years which
speaks to the train wreck Boylen created. Hope we will see a return of solid
coaching and talent under coach Krystko
After reading the three pages, this whole gigamaboot still makes no sense to me.
I'm not a fan of Jim Boylen but it is nice to see he actually did something
positive for the Utes. Without his years of perfect scores, the team may have
been very close to sanctions.
dumprake is pretty upset, calling this a "sham" and "wanting to know
the whole story".The "whole story" is that college is
about getting an education, and playing basketball is secondary. The NCAA wants
to protect kids from being dumped by a sports program with no consideration to
their education. That's why Utah is OK in terms of sanctions. Coaching
turnovers have led to player changes, but the university works with those kids
to see that they complete their education either at Utah, or by finding a good
fit for them at another institution. They're not just cast aside with no
options.Why do kids transfer? Because they still see the world as
basketball first, education second. They want to play ball. Kids either
don't like the new coach, or they see new talent come in the door and
don't want to risk being a bench player, or they realize they aren't
ready for D1 basketball. What evil conspiracy do you see in that?
Krystko should have begged Clyburn and O'Brien to stay. They would have
been a decent team last year with those 2 guys and a Healthy Foster. Shoot, we
would have had a couple more wins with a healthy Foster.This story
is just another example of how weak the NCAA is. With the massive amount of guys
leaving, it should really hurt Utah, but it doesn't. That's pretty
I don't really think that a post season ban will have much impact on the
Utah program one way or another.
How does Kentucky continue to exist as a program? They lose their freshman every
year. The APR must not take into account those who leave early for the draft?