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Published: Thursday, April 18 2013 5:30 p.m. MDT

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gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Nice article by Alema Harrington. 50/50 I say. Yes, I know who wrote this.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

It's too bad Aaron Dotson didn't work out. He had incredible potential when he was healthy, but that hasn't been since high school now. If he can get picked up by an organization, hopefully he'll be able to have the services and time available that weren't abundant enough in the college setting. Would've loved to see him turn his fortunes around at Utah, but I'd be just as happy to see him do it either in the pros or in a life beyond basketball.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Wait someone is transferring from the Utah basketball team? It must be April. Maybe they can sign Chris B if they have any available spots.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

*Meant to say "the services and time for rehab available"

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

The annual exodus begins.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Six returnees is fine. The only negative I see is that Glen Dean could play some d.

ImaCaMan
Oceanside, CA

Ducky, it's called trading up. Yeah, it's not as newsworthy as that 50 year old-looking guard you guys signed yesterday.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

2012/13 was a big improvement for the Utes over the previous year. Quite frankly, I was surprised by a few of the wins near the end of the season. U exceeded my 12 win prediction.

But I think it's going to be rough sledding in 2013/14. There is nobody in the pipeline to replace the stats of Washburn and Dubois. And there's no top tier talent to support Loveridge. Loveridge will be a one man show. But with all the young recruits, this could be the start of rebuilding, U've been referring to the last two years.

Prediction: 10 - 12 wins. Certainly less than last year. Some fans will start to lose patience with Krysto and another loss to the Cougs, extending the streak to . . . (sorry I lost count).

U 90
Corona, CA

CFIT never passes up an opportunity to take a dig at the Utes. Below is a copy and paste from the espn website.

UTAH NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY
Final Fours 4
Tournament Record 35-30
Championship Seasons 1944
Tournament Appearances 27

BYU NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY
Final Fours 0
Tournament Record 15-30
Championship Seasons None
Tournament Appearances 27

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@u90

Is this where BYU fans are supposed to channel utah "fans" and chastise you for "ancient history" and stuff that happened before most of us were born?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@imcantman

That is exactly the same thing you guys said last year, and the year before that, and the year before that, and the year before that, well let's face it, you guys have been saying that for a lot of years. Every year there are a bunch that bail.

Answer me this, when is that trend going to end? You guys told us last year, and the year before that, and the year before that, and the year before that, that it was ending that year. None of you have been right yet.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

GD played solid D but this was more than offset by the enormous liability he was on O....I'll never forget the final 02:02 in the UCLA game, for instance....He finished that game shooting 1-11 overall, 1-9 from beyond the arc and merely 1-2 from the stripe in a game we should've won but lost by 4 points, 57-53, while holding SM to only 6 points for the game.

From 02:02 remaining in the game down to 00:46 and w/the score remaining at 55-53, GD missed 3 wide open looks from beyond the arc....Later, he even managed to miss a sure layup, to boot.

Regarding this upcoming season, we've significantly upgraded ourselves and the kid I'm most interested in watching is Delon Wright, younger brother of The 76ers' SF Dorell Wright....He was straight lights out for CCSF and was also tight w/Jared DuBois while the two were growing up down there in L.A.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

BTW, I'd be making a vain attempt to point a finger at [3] players departing early from our program and behaving as if this were some sort of a negative for us, too, if I were a byu fan, because it's painfully obvious to them how significantly we've upgraded our roster.

Furthermore, w/the off-the-chart improvement JW made this season, 100% attribuable to Coach LK,, and how JO trended-up all season long, I'm excited to see how all of our big-men continue this trend, going foward....Delon Wright, in particular, will have an enormous impact for us and will compliment JL, tremendously....Not to mention our perimeter-length, combined w/the pure-shooting ability we're importing....Stating the fact our future is bright, would be a gross-understatement.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

p.s. Kids transferring in/out of programs occurs across the nation to one extent or another, annually....The excessive number we experienced following our 2011-2012 season was not only by design after Coach LK was hired and immediately had to scramble just to find enough warm bodies to place onto the court, it was absolutely mandatory following the worst season in our program's history....These kids understood this perfectly, up-front, that this was going to be the case and were in fact deliberately released by Coach LK, excepting solely the [3] kids we chose to return--JW/CM/DF.

Any others we lost previous to this were a direct result of the extremely inadequate HCs our AD regrettably hired and their subsequent firings....They had zero to do w/Coach LK and his obviously supreme coaching-abilities.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

U 90

You're a little behind the times, so here's a little refresher on what's happened since the Utes last won an NCAA tournament game.

BYU 209-66(76%), 4-6 NCAA, 3-2 NIT, 4 conf championships, 8 20+ win seasons, Jimmermania

Utah 116-137(46%), 0-1 NCAA, 1 conf championship, 1 20+ win season, 6 losing seasons

Head-to-head: BYU 11 of last 12, 7 in a row, 149-145 overall; the Utes haven't beaten the Cougars since a 6-point OT win in the HC way back in Jan 2009.

The simple truth is, Utah has been a complete non-factor in basketball since Bogut left for the NBA after 2004-05.

sports4life1
OGDEN, UT

Cougfan that's a very poor prediction unless your counting PAC 12 wins then 10-12 is probably right on. Do you even watch College basketball because if you did it'd sound rather obvious Utes are in much better shape than the Cougs.
You want to look at our team we have everything we need skill wise and were young if we play together well this team will make the tournament in 2014-2015. Dallin Bachynski was better than washburn until he seemed to have lost his confidence and Jarred Dubois played very selfish ball at times and the Utes played just fine when he was out. With Jeremy Olsen, Brandon Taylor, Delon Wright, Dallin Bachynski, and Jordan Loveridge running the show this team will be in great shape. I am truly worried about your cougs though you have Tyler Haws and a bunch of inconsistent goofballs cause your recruiting talent are on missions. Truly good luck.

U 90
Corona, CA

Duckhunter

Were you alive in 1998 when Utah played for another NC?

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

sports4life1

"Do you even watch College basketball because if you did it'd sound rather obvious Utes are in much better shape than the Cougs. You want to look at our team we have everything we need skill wise and were young if we play together well this team will make the tournament in 2014-2015."

LOL! Dream on.

BYU is already being projected as a #9 seed for the 2013-14 NCAA tournament, BYU just signed its best recruiting class EVER, and BYU 2014 recruiting class could be even better.

The Utes will be lucky to finish with a winning conference record next season, so unless Utah schedules another cream-puff preseason schedule, Utah will be doing well just to finish barely above .500, with no chance for an NCAA berth without miraculously winning the PAC 10.2 tourney.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

@ Snack

Make no mistake about it, byu would give their collective right-arm to even remotely have the history UTAH has, including our recent struggles in replacing our legend Coach RM, hands down the single greatest HC this State will ever have. Don't be confused about how a program is judged nationally regarding success. byu defines utter futility in the only measurement in existence, which occurs in The Tourney, annually. byu not only claims the embarrassment of being the national leader in Tourney appearances without ever reaching The Final Four, but they also could only reach The Sweet 16 w/their most celebrated player ever and did so for merely the 1st time in 30 years. Think about it all for a moment. In other words, on the national stage, byu is a complete/utter joke. This fact is irrefutable. Period. End of story.

Regarding our proud, storied program up there on The Hill, we're clearly back on track under Coach LK after just recently completing Year 1 in our rebuilding-process, well ahead of schedule, one in which we trended-up all season long and finished very, very strong. All of this constitutes an irrefutable fact, as well.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@azute and sports4

LOL! You're fooling no one, even yourselves.

@u90

Of course, and I was alive in 1984 as well. But that doesn't change what utah "fans" always tell us does it? None of that "matters" anymore, it is "irrelevant". That is what utah "fans" tell us all of the time in reference to BYU football. I'm sure you don't want to be a typical hypocritical utah "fan".

Do you?

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