Scott D. Pierce: Boylen's a hoot to watch 'coach' on TV

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  • Coug who works at the U
    March 12, 2008 8:13 a.m.

    I'm a Coug and work at the U. I recently was in a conference where Boylen was the motivational speaker, 30 mins. I have to say, I honestly was motivated. I like the guy and think he will do well with the Utes.

    You could tell he knows the game and loves to coach. He's got an uphill battle witht he team handed to him but I think they will be competative shortly.

  • Cougar Fan
    March 3, 2008 9:04 a.m.

    That McClain fella that used to coach at Wyoming was a lot funnier to watch than Boylen. McClain's facial expressions and his hair all over the place. That dude was a riot.

  • Cougar Passion
    March 1, 2008 10:43 p.m.

    I have heard about Boylen's antics, and am not sure what to make of them, but I imagine as a total package they are probably preferable to those of Majerus. And I also agree that he will likely have some very good teams going forward; I am already impressed with how closely they played BYU both games this year. I hope Utah fans will not be too hard on him if he doesn't have quite Majerus's success though--BYU is now, and likely will continue to be, good enough in the future that Boylen will not have Majerus's luxury of consistently getting the best talent in Utah to bolster the occasional stars found out of state (or in Australia!).

  • Boylen = Annoying
    March 1, 2008 2:06 p.m.

    Jim Boylen is the most annoying coach I have ever seen on the sidelines. He is former Wyoming Coach Steve McClain with better teeth!

  • wow, what an article
    March 1, 2008 10:32 a.m.

    I love how Scott Pierce is able to pull from all the comments we've been making during the past month to put together his news story. Boylens' WWE- WWF-like antics; each team getting equal exposure instead of more exposure for the top teams; CSTV and Versus not picking up top MWC games when mtn skips them; the cheesiness of mtn broadcasts. Yep, been there, done that.

  • danburtreynolds
    March 1, 2008 9:14 a.m.

    Rarely do I agree with at BYU fan about such issues, but that is a well scripted comment. I don't know what people's expectations were, but Boylen has done a great job this season, and will make Utah a perennial top 25 program. Relax

  • Give me a break
    Feb. 29, 2008 11:39 p.m.

    I'm a Cougar fan but give Boylen a break. He's working with Giacs players, only doing a MUCH better job of it. At least you guys are competitive in just about every game, and you have a winning record. With Giac right now, you'd be lucky to have gotten 10 wins. Give the man a break. Even Majerus was 17-13 in his first season. He coached 5 years before his team even made the NCAA tournament.
    This is his first time around as a head coach, running a program with some history. He may be animated, but I'd be frustrated too if I watched my team fold down the stretch as often as his players have. Give him some time to get some IQ guys. He's got talent, yes, but the b-ball smarts aren't quite there.

  • to: texas ute
    Feb. 29, 2008 7:02 p.m.

    you can only get one championship a year so boylen cant bring a lot of championships to the university. it takes one year at a time and jimmy b will get it running pretty soon

  • go utes
    Feb. 29, 2008 5:28 p.m.

    I love Boylen! We're already improving. It might take a few years, but we'll have an awesome team!

  • Idaho Ute
    Feb. 29, 2008 3:43 p.m.

    To Texas Ute: Championships will come! Boylen is doing wonders with marginal talent.
    The players love him. He loves the game and his passion takes some of the pressure off the players. Once he gets some talent recruited in, we will have these obnoxious BYU fans crying in their soup.

  • Texas Ute
    Feb. 29, 2008 2:49 p.m.

    What happened to all those championships Boylen promised when he hired on?

  • Gretzky
    Feb. 29, 2008 2:49 p.m.

    By the way, when BYU and Air Force tip off in Provo on Saturday at 7 p.m., CSTV will be in the midst of a college hockey game between Ohio State and Miami of Ohio. THIS IS AWESOME!!! FINALLY A SPORT WORTH WATCHING!!! See you at the Frozen Four!!!

  • TV you can't see . . .
    Feb. 29, 2008 1:44 p.m.

    Who cares if Boylen is great on TV? No one can see him on TV. And not just because it's not on TV but because there is no reason to watch the Utes. We stink, pure and simple. You couldn't pay me to go to the Huntsman Center. Oh, yay! I paid $15 to watch Kepkay blow another game because Boylen doesn't make him go to math class. Furthermore, the Utes are not going to be on TV anytime soon. I really hoped we could go to the NIT this year, but realistically, we aren't even good enough for the women's NIT. We have gone from conference power to conference cupcake--and all Boylen has not reversed that; rather to our non-success, he has added the title of conference sideshow. Well, I'm Boylen mad! We're awful, and BYU is Top 25. It makes me sick!

  • danburtreynolds
    Feb. 29, 2008 1:30 p.m.

    I would like to echo your sentiments Mr. Yeah...

    Boylen will have the Utes at the top of the heap in the not too distant future. I love watching him on the sidelines, and the passion he brings to the mic. The "wobbly reid" smack was funny, not nice, but funny.

  • yeah...
    Feb. 29, 2008 10:31 a.m.

    yeah he is animated. I guess he really cares about what he is doing. The Utes aren't a great team - we knew that going into the season. Boylen does have them competing though - that is something that did not happen last year.

    So all of why fans enjoy your time - because as good as your team is, our lousy team has been in both games this year.

    I guess if Boylen gets really bad the U could hire a public relations specialist...kind of like the why did for Roger Reid a few years ago.

    GO UTES!!!

  • Boylen
    Feb. 29, 2008 10:26 a.m.

    From Coach Fat to Coach Act.

  • Greatest Snow on Earth
    Feb. 29, 2008 9:45 a.m.

    Boylen fits Utah's motto except you left off the "...Snow-JOB...".

  • sob
    Feb. 29, 2008 9:39 a.m.

    he still is no where near as fun to watch as was
    "wobbly reid" at the zoo a few years back

  • Bob
    Feb. 29, 2008 9:34 a.m.

    The guy is an embarassment...but then so is his team.

  • Greatest Show on Earth
    Feb. 29, 2008 8:10 a.m.

    Within three years (this year counting as the first), Boylen will be as animated as ever, and he will have the Utes in contention for the conference championship every year.

  • PolyCoug
    Feb. 29, 2008 8:01 a.m.

    I have not seen anything that is not endearing with Coach Boylen. He entertains, yes, but he also seems to know the game of basketball. I think the wins will come.

  • Circus
    Feb. 29, 2008 7:24 a.m.

    The Circus is in town...starring Jimmy Boylen...just wait until that act wears off...and the losses continue to pile up.