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Published: Thursday, Feb. 28 2013 11:35 a.m. MST

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Oceanside, CA

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!!!

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

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!

Down under
Pullman, WA

Snack Pac,
Let's not leave out the national championship.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@snacky and down under,

We'll still have more top rpi 100 wins than you next year, regardless of how bad we are.


4 best wins in the state?
1. Utah
2. Utah
3. Utah
4. Utah

I 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 membership).

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

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.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

Down under
Pullman, WA

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 bowl game?


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.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

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.

Frisco, TX

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.

Down under
Pullman, WA

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.

Cottonwood Heights, UT


"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 facts.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

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!

Springville, UT


I 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?

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Lets hope this new class can score the ball.

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

West Jordan, Utah

I am pleased with Coach K and the increase in wins will come. He is doing things the right way.

West Jordan, Utah


Well 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.

North Salt Lake, UT

PAC10.2 > WCC.1. Can't beat the little boys club, no chance of ever stepping up with the big boys. Sucks to be a Coug

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