Dick Harmon: Dave Rose gets 200th victory, his old coach wears a big smile

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  • 1cynicalfan Appleton, WI
    Jan. 21, 2013 10:57 a.m.


    You are not far wrong. At the beginning of this season, it seemed like Brandon was much stronger and more assertive in the post, and making much better decisions about shot selection and dumb fouls. I would credit Mark Pope for contributing to that improvement. Unfortunately, since the conference season started, it looks like Brandon has lost some confidence and fallen back into some old habits. He has great skills, and if he can get his head back in the right place, he could really help himself and his team.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    Jan. 21, 2013 9:24 a.m.

    Dave Rose is a class act. Love what he has done with the program (except when they beat my beloved Utes ;). Here's to many more years and wins to you Coach Rose!

    Go UTES!!

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 10:40 p.m.

    Settle down dumprake; your whining about Davies' shortcomings are way over the top.

    True, Davies still gets himself into foul trouble more than he should, but he has decent range for a big man and some very good moves on the low block; his real skill set is more suited to that of a power forward, than a center, so he's really playing out of position, filling a role that Chris Collinsworth would have filled if he'd been healthy.

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 9:36 p.m.

    I'm happy for coach Rose, he's done an admirable job. I have one big complaint. Davies came to BYU soft, lacking good skills, and prone to make dumb plays and especially dumb fouls. He has gotten into early foul trouble for four years now. Rose has had 4 years to make him a better than average player--he has not done so; Davies still gets into early foul trouble, makes some really dumb plays, still can't shoot and still disappears in big games against top competition.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 8:40 p.m.

    Pretty hard to not cheer for Coach Rose.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 20, 2013 12:19 p.m.


    I am a BYU fan who agrees with you completely. Rose is a great coach and a likable guy. Bronco is a good fit for BYU but not as likable. Give Coach K some time and he'll be very good for Utah.

  • LindonMan Lindon, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 8:47 a.m.

    Looking forward to another 200+ wins with Coach Rose at the helm. Keep it up Coach!

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 20, 2013 4:58 a.m.

    I am a Ute fan who has long dug the intensity and competitiveness of Dave Rose. I think BYU's football team could use the fight Rose has. I do see Bronco as the right fit for BYU, I just don't find him likable (smug factor). But Rose is just to tough to not respect. What he has done with BYU's program after quite a few down years preceding his tenure is what I hope Coach K can do for my Utes.