Morning links: BYU the best college basketball job in Utah; Rudy's quest for DPOY

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  • Scores Idaho Falls, ID
    June 19, 2017 9:54 p.m.

    TD

    I don't care one bit what any fans surmise of any coach at any program and whether they view anything contrary to what I said. Fans of that calibur don't make decisions for the university or the program.

  • TouchdownUtes Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2017 4:02 p.m.

    Scores - Idaho Falls, ID said, "Dave Rose is a great coach and a fantastic individual. He'll be at BYU for as long as he wants."

    If you look at the posts from many of your fellow Cougar fans following BYU's loss in the opening round of the NIT, one would surmise that Rose was viewed as contrary to what you stated....I personally think he's a good coach....it's his players' talent that is lacking.

  • Eddie Would Go FPO, AE
    June 17, 2017 11:39 p.m.

    Maybe BYU is viewed to be the better job since the Cougar's coach is only required to teach offense.

  • Laxman taylorsville, UT
    June 17, 2017 1:25 p.m.

    Great job if you like to have low pay and an inferior talent. Great job.

  • Scores Idaho Falls, ID
    June 16, 2017 10:27 p.m.

    ek

    Where did you read, listen or see when Dave Rose was in the hot seat?
    That might be wishful thinking on you part and that's pretty sad.
    FYI...Dave Rose is a great coach and a fantastic individual. He'll be at BYU for as long as he wants.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    June 16, 2017 7:49 p.m.

    Ouch! Those on the hill are reeling, those in Ogden are amused and those in Logan are going to get going.

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    June 16, 2017 7:38 p.m.

    @kaysvillecougar - while your post doesn't violate any of the DN rules, it is does violate some rules of common sense. You seem to be under the opinion that no one except BYU fans should be able to post on on articles about BYU and if they have a difference of opinion that makes them a 'troll'. Maybe you should consider that reasonable people might have a different opinion from you or from the author of an article.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 16, 2017 5:12 p.m.

    @Cougsndawgs
    I know they want to forget how awful Utah basketball was just a couple years ago and pretend that near-decade of mediocrity has magically disappeared. U gotta earn it, a couple of decent years followed by a subpar year doesn't erase the black hole that has been Ute basketball for the better part of the 21st century.

    ------

    I agree, this has been a historical low point for our program. But then again, it could be worse:

    Since 2000:

    * Sweet 16: Utah 2 (BYU 1)
    * Tournament: Utah 7-8 47% (BYU 4-11 26%).

    More importantly, lets look at the current trends:

    * 2 top 25 teams (BYU 0)

    * 3-2 in the tournament (BYU 0)

    * 3 NBA Draft picks (BYU 0)

    * In 2016-2017 Utah was picked to finish 8th with 10 new players ... finished 4th in a 4 bid league.

    * BYU picked 3rd with thier Lone Peak "Final Four" talent... finished 3rd in a 2 bid league.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    June 16, 2017 4:36 p.m.

    Lol. Hyping up the position to see who comes sniffing around as Rose is in the hot seat.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    June 16, 2017 3:40 p.m.

    The Marriott Center is certainly better than the Hunstman Center, but that's about the only advantage that BYU has over Utah in basketball. The Utah gig far and away the better job. BYU is probably the toughest job in Utah.

  • kaysvillecougar KAYSVILLE, UT
    June 16, 2017 1:20 p.m.

    So predictable that a BYU article would attract our typical ute trolls like flies on . . .
    Anyway, the BYU basketball HC job is great except sometimes expectations go a little too high from us, the fan base . . . and from our ute trolls. What a great thing to go to the NCAA tourney almost every year. Dave Rose is a great coach and we're lucky to have him. Here's hoping for another good year.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    June 16, 2017 12:45 p.m.

    I always have to laugh at these articles that, imo, are written more to rib Ute fans than they are for BYU fans. Can't really blame the DNews for doing it...in very short order we have the typical haters on to belittle the Y's programs, coaches, and any writer who dares suggest BYU might actually have good athletic programs.

    I know they want to forget how awful Utah basketball was just a couple years ago and pretend that near-decade of mediocrity has magically disappeared. U gotta earn it, a couple of decent years followed by a subpar year doesn't erase the black hole that has been Ute basketball for the better part of the 21st century.

  • Tomahawk Red San Francisco, CA
    June 16, 2017 11:24 a.m.

    LOL

    Just like the football assessment by some outlet recently.

    Citing byu-p's "potential" to upset teams and a postseason streak against a slate of nobodies.

    Every time I see one of these "press wins" for byu-p it always makes me question the credibility of the writer.

    Reality:

    Success: Utah
    League: Utah
    Potential: Utah
    History: Utah
    Arena: Push
    Recruiting: Utah
    Facilities: Utah

    No one in their right mind would choose the byu-p coaching gig over Utah. Laughable.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 16, 2017 11:01 a.m.

    Playing in a league where you can't possibly finish lower than third (or seldom higher, as the past has proven) and no matter what having to win only two games a year (in the conference tournament) for the league automatic bid makes it pretty easy to get in the NCAA tournament.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 16, 2017 10:09 a.m.

    @Minnesota Ute

    True, but the expectation in Provo is for BYU-P's basketball team to simply come close to getting into the tournament. Actually getting a bid, or heaven forbid, winning a game or two, isn't necessary. To have the bar set that low makes the BYU-P coaching job a pretty sweet gig.

  • Johnny Triumph Lahaina, HI
    June 16, 2017 9:20 a.m.

    @mark321 - but I can't imagine working in the U's Athletic Dept...that would be brutal...

  • az willy San Tan Valley, AZ
    June 16, 2017 8:44 a.m.

    That's not saying a lot

  • Minnesota Ute Bloomington, MN
    June 16, 2017 8:40 a.m.

    In those 11 NCAA tournament appearances since 2000 the mighty cougars have a total of 4 wins. That's right. Their record in the NCAA tourney since the year 2000 is 4 wins and 11 losses. That's a win percentage of 26.667%. Maybe someone should remind them the goal is to get to the tourney and WIN some games.

  • Mark321 Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 16, 2017 8:20 a.m.

    The best job? I don't know about that. It's a good job, but Coach K has a pretty good gig in Utah and although records aren't made public on how much BYU coaches are paid, I bet Coach K makes substantially more.