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Utah Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak watches the game in Salt Lake City Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Utah won 124-70. <img style="height:1px; width:1px;" src="http://beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif?cid=336252&pid=7" data-storyId="187032" data-publisherId="7" />

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College basketball is back and in this episode, DeseretNews.com writer Brandon Judd sits down with BYU forward Kyle Davis and Utah Valley head coach Mark Pope. Davis discusses what he learned from sitting out a year (following his transfer from Utah State, and host Carter Williams recalls a player comparison given to him from a previous coach back in 2010 that has a bit of a local tie). Meanwhile, Pope chats about how plans on rebuilding the UVU program and what he learned from being an assistant at BYU.

"Getting to study under (Dave) Rose is a privilege for any coach," Pope says. "He's got a unique philosophy and a unique approach to the game and a unique way to deal with his staff, and with his players and team that has been incredibly successful. From top to bottom, the education I was able to garner under him will help as we try and build a program here."

You will also hear from Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak from his last media session before the season starts, as he talks about Utah pumping up its tempo of the game and the fluidity of the starting lineups heading into this season.

In addition, Weber State head coach Randy Rahe, Utah State head coach Tim Duryea and SUU head coach Nick Robinson describe their program this year using one word.

This and plenty of more on the Deseret News Sports Podcast!

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