I've spent some time around Coach Littlewood while he was at DSU and he is
the real deal when it comes to coaching. He posted a .700+ winning percentage
over 16 years (consistency) while at Dixie and took the Rebels/Red Storm to 4
World Series and won the National Championship in 2004 (knows what it takes to
win it all).Provo (and Northern Utah in general) may be a poor
climate for spring baseball, but Coach Littlewood will build a winner given the
time (players want to play for outstanding coaches, as much as in outstanding
weather...).BYU made an outstanding hire with Littlewood!
Law left the BYU baseball program depleted. It will take a couple recruiting
years for Littlewood but he will restore the program. It is very difficult to
play baseball in the Spring here but there is talent and Littlewood will work to
They'd better hurry up and play the game before Chris Hill cancels it.
this stuff cracks me up, 19-17 and a new attitude and excuses they are thin, no
different then any other BYU team the last three years.
@SnarkThe weather here makes Utah one of the worst states in the
union for baseball. Our cold, wet springs make it so that games are rained out
and cancelled regularly and playing baseball in cold weather is hard to do. It
is no different for youth basbeall and HS baseball, lots of rain outs and lots
of miserable days at the field for players and parents because the weather is
terrible.The best season for baseball here would be the fall, lots
of nice, warm, dry days. But that is football season and football is definately
king so we will just have to put up with our awful spring baseball weather.
BYU may be thin, but they're still better than Utah. Let's beat the
I love the coach and the new team attitude!I would like to make
another pitch (pun intended) for switching the baseball season to the summer in
college baseball. I know it is selfish, but games played in the spring (in Utah
... late winter) make it remarkably difficult to see many games. I know that
the students are mostly gone in the spring and summer terms, but my guess is
that you would get as many students and a ton more community support that way.
My DN appeal will have little impact on the world of college baseball (which
would all have to change) but I can at least dream about the benefits!
I like the looks of this years team and the new attitude. I just wish they
would get more power in the lineup. Coach littlewood seems to be doing well for
the Cougars. Lets hope he keeps it up and brings the Cougs back to baseball