@Joecoug your .500 prediction was already wrong so to say Utah will not compete
in the Pac12 is down right stupid. Like the Pac12 Utah is getting stronger and
showed that they could compete. Once they learn to win on the road which is the
next step for this young team. Which will happen this year with the talent they
added. Utah will be a perennial basketball team in the Pac competing for
championships on a regular basis.As for losing Mika and Carolino for
byu. They are both big loses since carolino was the only one who can play
defense and create his own shot and Mika was your only inside presence. Who else
can play the 5 for byu. Utah again will dominate byu this year after all Utah
plays all around team ball which includes suffocating defense. Where byu just
believes in trying to out run and gun their opponents. Works well in the weak
wcc but not in a real conference like the Pac12.
I stand by my prediction, though I've been wrong before. And
Crow...really? A Pac 12 Championship before a WCC Championship? Bet's on.
There is NO WAY that happens, as even though we lose Mika, there was not one
senior on last year's team, and losing Carlino may help us more than hurt
us. The Utes may some day win a conference championship, but not in the
imminent future. Let me say, in fairness, Utah would win a WCC crown way before
a P12 one.I feel confident we could win the WCC next year (and yes,
I know the league is weaker than the P12). I predict beating Utah at the MC
next year, and stand by my prediction for the Utes. While Utah had an excellent
recruiting year, the P12 is only going to get stronger. Dr. Hill and everyone
wanted in an elite conference (and so would I...trust me), and the price
you've paid (and will continue to pay) is losses against better climates,
markets and athletes. Sorry...
Krystkowiak is well on his way to becoming the best basketball coach in the
state, pro or college.Utah basketball is where it's at, in both
the Pac 12 and the state of Utah.Larry K has been a million times
the coach I first feared he would be, and I am so happy that we seem to have
finally got that home run hire we've been looking for since Majerus left.
Now we just need to make sure he remains happy so he won't go anywhere
@joe coug Utah was .500 in league play this year. With the recruiting class
Coach K brought in they are getting stronger. The next step in the progression
of the rebuilding process is winning on the road once that happens the Utes will
challenge for the Pac12 championship on a regular basis. Unlike byu Utah has
more than one player who can create their own shot and they play defense.
I'd worry more about trying to beat Gonzaga for the wcc championship. Utah
will win a Pac12 championship before byu wins a wcc championship.
Joe Coug:No over .500....How would you like your crow
Yes, Joe, how will they ever get above .500 in conference when they only return
all starters from a team that went .500 in conference and add the
conference's 4th ranked recruiting class? Things certainly look bleak for
this team, to the point that they're being projected as a 9 seed in the
NCAA, 3rd best in the conference, by Lunardi.
Success? Well...looking at the schedule, that's debatable. I know
he's rebuilding a program (and doing a nice job at that), but I predict
difficult times ahead in a tough conference. Tough to recruit against locales
such as AZ, CA and WA. I don't think the Utes will be over .500 in league
play anytime soon. They sure took it to us, though, so who knows? I wish Coack
K the best. Seems like a fine man and a fine coach.
Coach K has done an amazing job for Utah. He seems to have the Majerus
basketball genius without out all the crazy things that went with it. He is
building a great program and doing it the right way. With the players BYU has
coming back from missions, the next couple of years could really see both
schools out there lighting up the scoreboard.Stay tuned...