I am one of the patient ones. I think Coach K has done a remarkable job
considering the state of the program he inherited. We were so close in so many
games this year and were only missing a few parts. it looks like we may now
have them. I can't wait for next year. Go Utes!
I've really enjoyed watching the Utes this season and seeing how the
freshman have stepped up makes me really excited about next year. The
recruiting class does seem to fill the holes that the seniors are leaving this
year as well as increasing the teams talent level. I love to see talented
players coming in and increasing the competition within the team. Good luck
tonight against Cal.Go Utes!!!
Wow, with these San Francisco City College and Western Nebraska JC transfers the
Utes should be favorites for the conference championship next season.Well done coach krysko!
Snack Pac,Let's not leave out the national championship.
@snacky and down under,We'll still have more top rpi 100 wins
than you next year, regardless of how bad we are.LOL!4
best wins in the state?1. Utah2. Utah3. Utah4. UtahI love my BCS membership!And yes, it does mean something in
basketball(see 4 best wins in the state, as a result of our prestigious BCS
Excited for the incoming guys. So many times this year, Utah has lost games
because we just havent had a closer. I think BT can develop into that and I
think Delon can be that next year.
What about Ahmad Fields? Rivals has him listed as a solid verbal but he
hasn't signed and the this article didn't mention him.Hopefully we can also pick up Brekkott Chapman in 2014.
Chris B,Glad that YOU have BCS membership. Too bad the card expires next
year. So tell me again when the Utes will be playing in their BCS basketball
Uteology, Fields took his visit and committed after the early signing date, so
no he hasn't signed yet. He's an athletic, long-bodied guy, but not a
great jump shooter from what I've seen and heard. He should be able to
contribute, but I don't know if it will be to the same level as the other
two guards.For those belittling young mens' accomplishments in
college athletics, what a sad life.
Down under"Let's not leave out the national
championship."Yeah, because we all know it's Ute fans and
coaches that talk about winning national championships and not BYU fans/coaches.
Joke's on you my friend.
I don't see this as a rebuilding year like some. Someone said on a
previous post; Utes are losing their scoring leader, rebound leader, assists
leader, steals leader, and blocked shots leader for next year. And it's
true. The rebuilding starts all over again next year.I'm sure
some of these new recruits will help, but it feels like a turnaround is further
down the road than next year. Hopefully, U continue to be patient.Utelogy - no need to dream about Brekkott Chapman in 2014. He'll be a
Coug before U know it. Dalton Nixon and Chapman have already said they are
going to play together. U are right - Chapman is very good.
Motortrike,No, it was Snack Pac that suggested a PAC 10,2 championship,
not me. So does anyone seriously think Utah will contend for the PAC 10.2
championship. Anyone?? Really?Let's start with baby steps and say
that they move up to 10th place next year and so on every year.
CougFaninTx"Dalton Nixon and Chapman have already said they are
going to play together. U are right - Chapman is very good."__________Incorrect. While Chapman and Nixon have certainly
entertained the thought of playing together, Chapman has never said he's
making a decision based on that alone. In fact, he'd have already committed
to BYU if that was true, right?More food for thought ... he's
spending an AWFUL lot of time on the U campus and around the basketball team in
the last 9 months.And yet some more food for thought ... Chapman
scored one basket in their playoff loss to Bountiful when Bountiful decided to
play him tight and physical. They noticed in film that he didn't seem to
handle contact well. I'm not saying he won't be a great collegiate
player, but he might yet be exposed to some degree.Them's the
Down under"No, it was Snack Pac that suggested a PAC 10.2
championship, not me."Uhhhh, you do realize Snack Pac is a
Cougar fan, right? It was pretty obvious that he/she was making light of the
Utah recruits coming from Junior college programs ... not to mention the same
old boring and not so creative jab at the PAC-12 (PAC 10.2).Love you
guys' obsession though, always fun to see. Keep it up!
motorbikeI would say my boring original PAC 10.2 cliche is still
very relevant. Else why would people still continue to use it? It's time
tested and so true.Back to the story...Maybe Coach K is
making some progress, kind of hard to determine by the win / loss columns but I
will grant that, putting all the 'moral victories' aside, it does
appear that something is different and improved from last year.Losing 3 seniors does put 2013-14 as yet another rebuilding year for the
Utes.How many of these rebuilding years do U guys need anyway?
Lets hope this new class can score the ball.
As a Cougar fan who HATES trolls (You know who you are, Red AND Blue -- make
that EVERYONE knows who the trolls are, Blue and Red), I have no problem seeing
the Utes succeed. Personally, I think Coach Krys is doing a very good job.
Great requires a tournament victory. Good luck.
I am pleased with Coach K and the increase in wins will come. He is doing things
the right way.
@RationalWell said. I like your rational balance and
'rational' screen name. The screen names that claim superiority over
others say what they say before you even read the comments much of the time.
sammygPAC10.2 > WCC.1. Can't beat the little boys club, no
chance of ever stepping up with the big boys. Sucks to be a Coug
Snack and Downunder,Given that you are both fans of such an elite
basketball program like BYU, I find it odd that you would waste your time
trolling the U of U articles. Don't you have better things to worry about
like winning a WCC championship.
sammyg"How many of these rebuilding years do U guys need
anyway?"One more to be honest. Utah will be lucky to be all that
much better next year than they were this year because they'll still be too
small and thin at key positions. But with one more recruiting class and one more
season of experience for our young players, it's the 2014-2015 season that
I see as the season to truly judge this coaching staff. I doubt
they'll be top 3 or 4 in the conference that year, but I'd like to see
them no worse than 6th and I think that's within the realm of possible with
a staff that seems to be doing a good job.There you go. Honest
answer to an honest question. Nice begin civil isn't it?
Utah is on the right track to compete in a very good conference. Coach K and
his staff basically started from scratch this year. They will be a little
better off next year but will still have a fairly young team. Youth is
obviously an issue with every college program but when the talent level drops so
low along with experience, then it takes time to get back.I believe
the future is very bright for the Utes. It helps that the conference they play
in good and getting better, that helps attract better talent. In addition the
Utes are planning on building a new practice facility for the basketball program
specifically. They mentioned that during the game on ESPN tonight. It may
sound small but those things make a huge difference to young impressionable
kids. Lastly, coach K is getting better talent. With Loveridge last year and
beating out some better teams for some of these new recruits, it's obvious
it's headed the right way. Not sure how many people know that
Boylen had never even talked to Loveridge yet coach K was able to get him during
the worst season ever none the less.Go Utes!
Can writers put to bed, the phrase..."scored the basketball", when
speaking of basketball.How about we get back to just saying
"scored" or "scoring"?Like, you know?
@FlamesIt's the U which can't compete with the big boys,
not only athletically but academically as well..Utah cannot beat Pac
10.1 schools, nor can they beat the WCC schools either.Utah is last,
in just about every sport and in academics.BYU trumps the U in every
More than anything, and patience is a virtue, I am happy to see the culture on
the basketball court change to a competitive never-give-up attitude. I am happy
with what coach K has brought to the table. I think in 4 more years he will
have his system in place with the recruits he primarily targets. I just hope
that patience is our friend through this rebuilding process. One has to
remember that he inherited a weak program that moved into a stronger conference
(arguably) and now has to compete for recruits on a different level. In
addition, it appears that he is building character and bringing in character
which represents the U in a positive light. How many atheletes with the
character of DuBois are playing on campuses throughout the country let alone
@CougFaninTXYou are a riot. Remember your previous posts like:"I'm confident the Utes will be better than last year. I'm
agree with xert, probably 8 - 10 wins. Double digit wins should be viewed as a
successful season with 11 new faces. I just hope Ute fans are patient." --
Oct. 31, 2012I agree that this WAS a successful season with 11 new
players. The foundation was set this year with the best player on the team
being Lovridge, a freshman who returns next year (as of today the team leader in
scoring and rebounding). No doubt Utah has a lot of work todo but I
think majority of UTAH fans will agree the program is headed in right
direction.As far as Chapman, this is what he told the Tribune a few
days ago:"Conference play is important, and Chapman likes the
Pac-12 for the star power and the overall competition...Gonzaga is really coming
on strong. The West Coast Conference school has been recruiting the junior
hard...Chapman likes all three instate schools. He told The Tribune that
he's close to the coaching staffs at Utah and Utah State and that he likes