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Published: Tuesday, June 5 2012 9:40 p.m. MDT

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dumprake
Washington, UT

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 team?

dumprake
Washington, UT

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.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"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!

U 90
Corona, CA

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

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

After reading the three pages, this whole gigamaboot still makes no sense to me.

CO Ute
PARKER, CO

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.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

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?

BigUtahFan
BOUNTIFUL, UT

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 pathetic.

Cougs4Life
Gilbert, AZ

I don't really think that a post season ban will have much impact on the Utah program one way or another.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

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?

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