Utah basketball: Bachynski agrees to take a break

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  • indycrimson Franklin, IN
    Jan. 31, 2013 6:06 p.m.

    Anyone other than me just itching to find out who Duck coaches? I can't think of any form of human life that could benefit from this draconian method of thought?

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 5:37 p.m.

    Me thinks the train wreck is off the track, and is carrying Nitro. This could be the explosion that ruins the Utes for the foreseeable future. Jiggle the Nitro and we will see not only another mass exodus but the u will not be able to get anyone to commit, let alone make a visit to Nitro U. I don't know about you, but I'm headed to WallyWorld to pick me up some earplugs.

    It really must be terrible being a doormat in football and can't even field a full team in Bball for a full year without some players "Runn'n" for the exit. Maybe u could try college curling or fencing....then you could end up in the middle of the PAC 10.2 if you count the teams that don't field teams.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 10:57 a.m.


    That's all well and good but it is still weird, none of us has ever seen anything like it before, and these are comment boards.

    Perhaps he is getting bad grades? Perhaps he is depressed? Perhaps he doesn't want to play anymore? Perhaps he has an injury? Perhaps krystkowiak doesn't want him on the team? Perhaps his teammates don't like him? Perhaps his teammates and coaches lack confidence in him? Who knows? They didn't tell us.

    krystkowiak made one very strange and cryptic statement that did nothing but add to the overall weirdness of the entire thing. Lacking any other info there is nothing left but speculation and seeing as though this entire thing is extremely weird, and the utah season is a disaster, it certainly leads to some questions.

    Perhaps krystokowiak is already cleaning house but trying to make it appear as if he isn't? They ought to make some sort of statement about it if they don't want people speculating about it. Regardless it is just another strange occurence from a program that has had many strange occurences over the last decade.

    Jan. 30, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    After reading this article both her and at the Trib I wanted to see what people were saying. After reading through all the comments from both the sites I am ver suprised and fankly a little disgusted by what I have seen from Ute and Cougar fan alike. It's safe to say that not a single person who has commented knows what was discussed between Coach Krykowiak and Dallin Bachynski. All the info we have was a quote from Coach K. "After meeting with Dallin, he and I agreed it was in the best interest of both parties for him to step away from basketball for the time being," and "He will remain a part of the program during this time as he takes a break from active competition." College is a very challenging and stressful without being a student athlete as well. A little more class and respect from both sides would go a long way.

  • PAC man Anaheim, CA
    Jan. 29, 2013 11:08 p.m.

    Wow, the annual mass exodus from that train wreck on the hill has begun even earlier than usual.

    With starters DuBois, Washburn, and Martin, and practically never used Osterloh also set to depart as soon as the first game of the PAC 12 tourney is over, it looks like another "rebuilding" year for Utah next season.

    I really can't blame Dallin for losing interest in one of the most excruciatingly boring offenses in the country - 226th in scoring.

    Good luck Dallin, wherever you go.

    Jan. 29, 2013 10:11 p.m.

    Of course the story wouldn't be complete without Duckhunter and Chris B both doing what they do best: flat-out lying and making unrealistic predictions, respectively. Dallin is still very much a part of the team, despite not being on the court. Whether he continues his career at Utah or not will only tell with time, sometimes people just need a fresh start in new surroundings. It'd be great to see him reach his athletic potential for the Utes because he's a very athletic and talented guy, but I'd be happy to see him work his issues out and be successful whether he's in Salt Lake City or somewhere else.

  • SSmith Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 6:01 p.m.

    Dallin, consider a transfer to BYU and you won't have to play on Sundays.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Jan. 29, 2013 4:58 p.m.

    @chrissy b - I think U need to worry about moving out of last place in the PAC before U start worrying about a sweet 16 run.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 4:19 p.m.

    We dont need him. We want players capable of making sweet 16 runs and he didnt have the heart to be one of those players.

    Move along

  • Down under Pullman, WA
    Jan. 29, 2013 4:16 p.m.

    Good luck Dallin. Hope to see you back in a basketball uniform, where ever that is. Glad to see that the coach took the time to meet with him personally and help this young man. Basketball is not the only thing in the world.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Jan. 29, 2013 3:42 p.m.

    Something doesn't smell right on the hill. Hope this isn't the beginning of another mass exodus.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 29, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    We need to weed out these type of players. We need players that are committed to the program as much as Ducky.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    I wish Dallin the best in dealing with whatever issues he is dealing with and I hope we see him back on the floor before too long.

  • Ldsfan South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 1:36 p.m.

    I understood last week that he is still on the team but needed some time to take care of some other issues he is dealing with currently. It sounds like he may still be playing for Utah. Playing college sports takes up more than half your time. If you can't hack it, you have to move on.

  • Scandrus Cedar Hills, Utah
    Jan. 29, 2013 11:47 a.m.

    He looked really good early in the year but he has gotten steadily worse every game, he must have something happening away from the court for his game to nose dive so severely.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 11:46 a.m.


    Dallin's "break" was official previous to the Stanford game yet he was still on the bench in street clothes. If he had been booted from the team he wouldn't have been there at all. Look no further than Jiggy Watkins as your example.

    That said, perhaps he won't be back next year whether by his choice or Coach Krystowiak's, time will tell.

    I'll say this, Coach is obviously running a tight ship and it probably won't be for everyone. There are many coaches this day and age that would shy away from some of the problems and controversy he's had to deal with up to this point. Having spent a year observing Majerus, I'm glad to see Coach taking the tougher road and sticking to his guns on building his team the right way and with the right mindset. It may make the climb harder, which certainly isn't what Utah fans want, but it will be far more worth it in the end.

    I wish Dallin all the best and hope he can get back on the court for the Utes whether this season or next.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 11:23 a.m.

    I postd ths in another blog but this is one of the weirdest explanations for a kid getting the boot that I have ever heard. And make no mistake he has been given the boot, at least temporarily. I've never, ever, heard of anyone "taking a break" in mid season that wasn't injured. I wonder of he is just going to be another in the long line of players that have bailed from this program over the last few years for whatever reason. This certainly is not indicative of an improving program.