JohnInSLC"Did you ask that question of the Y in 1997?"No need to; BYU wasn't in a prolonged downward spiral.On the other hand, Utah is coming off its 5th losing season in the last 7
years, continuing a downward spiral that has seen Utah finish well below every
team in the state in the final Sagarin ratings:#40 BYU#124
Utah State#135 Weber State#233 Utah Valley#239 Southern
Utah#294 UtahOut of 345 Division 1 basketball programs, Utah
finished 339th in scoring, 337th in rebounds, 325th in assists, and 304th in
FG%.btw, here's a little comparison of the two seven year
periods:BYU (three losing seasons, three 20+ win seasons, two NCAA
tournaments)1995 22-101996 15-131997 1-251998 9-211999 12-162000 22-112001 24-9, MWC regular and tournament
champions; NCAA tournamentOverall 105-105Utah (five losing
seasons, one 20+ win season, one NCAA tournament)2006 14-152007
11-192008 18-152009 24-10, MWC regular and tournament champions;
NCAA tournament2010 14-172011 13-182012 6-25Overall
"why even have a bball program?"jark:It's
not like the U is coming off a 1-win season. Did you ask that question of the y
I wish all of them the best. Out of the three I am surprised to Hines go, I
thought he still had a chance to play next year. I expect to see at
least two more go - I think they had to make room for 7 total new players to
join the team for next year.
wow, why even have a bball program?
This was expected from Kareem and Jovan. They've still got a couple years
of eligibility ahead of them and would have had playing time severely decrease.
Surprised and sad to hear about Chris, though. He's stuck through a lot
with this team, and could have helped the team a lot next year. Congratulations
to him on graduating, and good luck to all three of them wherever they end up.
Unfortunately, my guess is leaving. It's dark times up on the hill for
basketball. Oh how times have changed the last 8 years. Utah is now a football
school.These departures are quality players as well.
Leaving or booted?