I should change my moniker so I don't have to qualify my comments by saying
the Utes really are my third favorite team. I'm not a rival hater like
some.But I am objective, and I think the Utes are going to struggle
even more than last year. U lost a lot of offensive fire power. A very weak
non-conference schedule, with only two decent opponents will get a lot of people
excited, but reality will hit in January. However, I do think this
will be Krystkowiak's first real re-building year. He's just tried to
recruit and maintain a team up to this point. Hopefully fans and administrators
will give him a couple more years as he struggles to reach .500.
CFiT, all of the offensive firepower we lost last year was unproven before last
year. Who's to say that the incoming talent isn't equal to or greater
than the previous year's?Brandon Taylor will be stronger and
more experienced, Loveridge is lighter, faster, and more versatile with more
depth at the 4 to let him play more at the 3, where he's projected to have
the most impact. Dakarai Tucker is a solid role player, especially defensively
(though admittedly probably not as good as Cedric Martin was, though he may get
there eventually). J.O. is a very efficient low post scorer. He'll need to
prove he can produce with more than 15 minutes per game, but he certainly has
the potential. From what I've heard, Delon Wright can easily produce as
Dubois did, with more versatility and better size, strength and speed. The other
newcomers are virtual unknowns, though Van Dyke is a knockdown shooter and has a
high basketball IQ.I understand your projection, but I do think
you're underestimating their potential.
There will probably be tens of people that attend this.