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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13 2013 9:50 p.m. MST

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Spanish Fork, UT

Hey Magna Ute Fan -- love your attitude. You aren't disrespecting others but promoting your team. Good on ya! That's the way everyone should be. I dislike fellow BYU fans that trash the Utes MORE than people like Chris B who love to be ridiculous.

I too think Coach K is a great addition to the Utes and it will be good to see Utah gain some national prestige. I'd much rather beat a Utah team in the upper eschelons of the PAC 12 than the team they've been in the cellar.

Sports is fun and the talk should be as well.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Swimmer- Maybe your memory isn't quite what you think it is either. A quick google search shows that Reid coached at BYU from 89-96. In the early years, 89-91, Reid landed Mr Basketball for the state of Utah. But Majerus landed Mr Basketball 93-97. That would seem to shoot a hole in the "Roger Reid ... got all the good Utah recruits" theory.

Frisco, TX

How can U say the coaching staff is fantastic when Krystkowiak's (not Coach K who is at Duke) best year is still not as good as Boylen's worst year?

How about an adjective like potential? I do think he has the potential to improve the program, but until he gets the Utes into the NCAA I wouldn't describe the coaching as fantastic. At least he has seemed to stop the mass exodus of players after each season.

I really do hope the Utes improve. I'd love to see U win every game except against the Cougs or Aggies (if U will play them again).

Good luck.

Sandy , UT

@ CougFaninTX
I know it pains you as a BYU fan that Utahs recruiting classes are closing the gap with BYU. Utah has landed the top Utah recruit 2 years in a row and bringing in a top 30 recruiting class this year @ scott not bad for a team that went 15-18 last year and making a deep run in the Pac-12 tourney.

Coach K has Utah going in the right direction and as a BYU fan you can not deny it. Utah will be the top team in the State after all who wants to play in high school gyms. Clearly not the top LDS talent Parker,

Farid @ Pocatello
Pocatello, ID

@ Swimmer

Regarding Roger Reid vs. Rick Majerus & recruiting during their era: Utah Mr. Basketball

1989-Shawn Bradley (BYU)
1990-Ken Roberts (BYU)
1991-Justin Weidauer (BYU)
1992-other program
1993-Ben Melmeth (Utah)
1994-Alex Jensen (Utah)
1995/96-Jeff Johnsen (Utah)
1997-Britton Johnson (Utah)

From what I can tell, Reid got the early commitments when he first started but once his system/program became better known, Utah handily won the recruiting war.


Wait, Utah has a basketball team?

Lincoln City, OR

I am just jazzed about getting Dastrup to go along with Nixon, T J Haws, Toolson, Andrus, Nick Emery, Mika, Chatman, Hartsock, Bartley, Andrus, Seljaas, Jackson, and Bailey... What a rotation...

If BYU is ever able to make a BIG RUN in the NCAA Playoffs it looks like 2016 and/or 2017 will definitely be the years.

Lincoln City, OR

When it comes to Recruiting in the state of Utah there is no question who wins the trophy... Second place??? Could be Weber...

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Our recruits are better than everyone elses because we always get the best.

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