And to celebrate we are going to fire the Men's Track Coach, but we'll
offer him an assistant coach position.
Based on recent past history of anything BYU, I'm now just waiting for
Chris B to write and explain how lucky BYU was to accomplish this admirable feat
and that Utah somehow competes in something more competitive than NCAA track
meets.I'd also enjoy having him explain just how many All-America
track athletes Utah was able to place. Or is just football the start and end of
everything considered competitive?
@idabluAlthough BYU had 5 all Americans this year it is not an up year for
BYU Track and Field. Field events fell off, there was no strength in the weight
events, there are no top sprinters, there was little in the way of success for
the women since coach Poole left for the Women's Olympic team and there has
been no progress in relay events.Tom Holmoe elected to combine the
men's and women's teams to free up coach positions so that each area
(sprinters, distance, throwing events, relays) can each have specific coaches
for that specialty. Now a female javelin athlete can have a javelin coach
instead of a hammer coach trying to double on a subject they don't know
about.Coach Robison was retained as a speciality coach. The vision of
returning BYU to a stronger national status was best suited by coach Eyestone
who Holmoe felt was more prepared to handle that change in direction.
No matter how you spin it - a slap and sleight to Coach Robison. We'll see
how it plays out, but it may just be the beginning of the end for every track
athlete at BYU unless they are distance runners.