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Published: Wednesday, May 28 2014 2:55 a.m. MDT

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Lincoln City, OR

One of the best Division I coaches in America...

With Missions, and University rules and requirements it is not easy to have the kind of record that Dave Rose has put together the past 8 or 9 seasons... Throw in the illness and what he has accomplished with the Cougs is simply amazing...

The Cougs are well recruited for the near future and I suspect that Rose will coach some of the best basketball ever to be seen at BYU or ever played in the state of Utah. This is one fan that is looking forward to the future with great anticipation.

Tooele, UT

Dave Rose is a class guy, through and through. I truly wish him the best and I hope he remains at BYU for many years to come.

Las Vegas, NV

Great guy and a great coach. BYU is lucky to have him.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Best wishes, Coach Rose. Here's hoping you're on the sideline in our inter-state games for many years to come!

IA Cougar
West Des Moines, IA

Coach Rose is a GREAT coach and an even better person outside of basketball. I certainly join all fans in continuing to keep him and his family in our prayers. I love what he is doing with the basketball team and trust that they will represent BYU very well in the years to come. His cancer puts many things into perspective. His openness about the cancer is inspiring.

Somewhere in Time, UT

I'll always admired Dave Rose for the way he handled the Brandon Davies situation. Most coaches would have covered it up or at least waited until the season was over. Dave Rose did the right thing and showed he had the character to put the values and standards that BYU stands for ahead of winning. That clinched it for me. That is the sign of a great man.

Phoenix, AZ

Stay Healthy Coach Rose, you're a class act and one of the best coaches around!

Arlington, VA

Few coaches in the NCAA allow their players to "play" like Dave Rose does. Coaches get paid so much money that they are under severe stress to win, and the best way to win, they think, is to keep games close and hope for a break or one or two possessions that will turn the game in their favor. That means keep the score controlled and "manageable" and it leads inexorably to boring, walk it up and pass it around for awhile basketball. Not Dave Rose. He is a rare bird. No other coach in American would have let Jimmer do Jimmer; they would have abhorred Jimmermania. Rose is a proponent of "playing basketball" and not manufacturing wins and losses by uber-controlling skilled athletes who love to run, pass, shoot, and score. May he live long and prosper!

Springville, UT

I echo the comments of others here. I hope Rose can coach at BYU for a very long time. He is such a tremendous asset to BYU.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

I hope Coach Rose beats the cancer and lives many more years. Too many good people suffer through awful illnesses like this.

Tooele, UT

I looked up the definition of Integrity in Websters and found the name of DAVE ROSE. One classy fair minded man. BYU is very lucky to have him... same could be said of Juddie...Jeff Judkins... As far as hoops go, BYU is solid in the coaching spots both men and women. Future looks like a blast if your a Y fan. If not, you should still enjoy what is to come...potentially anyway.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Coach Rose and staff do an excellent job.

Hope Coach Rose is the HC for many years to come.

Mission Viejo, CA

Coach Rose brought me back to college hoops. To echo cy1951, college (and pro) hoops today is boring. Starting with the 4-corners offense and today's "defensive" coaching, hoops is almost unwatchable. How about the UConn Butler game?

I love Coach Rose's Phi Slamma Jamma offense. BYU is fun to watch. That's more than I can say about 95% of all college basketball.

Way to go, Coach. We're with you!

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

Classy guy. Wish him a long, continued coaching career.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I've always liked Coach Rose. He's built a good program and done it the right way. BYU is fortunate to have him.

Weber State Graduate
Clearfield, UT

A GIANT among coaches...and even a better person.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

We got lots of class and thats why we tell everyone all the time that its tough being the best program in a prestegous league like we are and our road record proves that we are the best because we seen that coach rose got thrown under the bus all for the byu football program.

Go Utes!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Let's hope he stays healthy and keeps coaching for a very long time.

Anchorage, AK

I've never met Coach Rose in person let alone played for him, but watching how he conducts himself I find him sort of a father figure, a great example to follow. Coach Rose is one classy act so whether we go 32-0 or 16-16, I completely support what he is doing at BYU.

Syracuse, UT

One Class Act.....All the way !

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