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Published: Monday, April 22 2013 5:25 p.m. MDT

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Rockarolla
West Jordan, UT

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 prominence.

Snark
Provo, UT

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!

sls
Columbia, MO

BYU may be thin, but they're still better than Utah. Let's beat the utes!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@Snark

The 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.

come_on_man
draper, UT

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.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

They'd better hurry up and play the game before Chris Hill cancels it.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

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 get it.

Mark D
LAS VEGAS, NV

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!

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