Morril, best coaching job ever! Get real. Anyone can stall a game for 35 seconds
each time they have the ball, have the point guard get trapped time after time
on a full court press ( and this is not only the first season his team
can't figure out a full court press) Not have your players in physical
shape (excluding Stone) to play D1 ball so that your guards have to do the
rebounding. Get somebody that can dunk a ball (too bad Reed had to get
hurt),average dunk per game (maybe .5). How many coaches does it take to coach a
team (7)? Maybe they needed that many to fill the empty seats. Get ready for
maybe a 15 win season next year. Can't wait for Aggie football. Maybe Stew
could get one of the football players to take it to the middle. Stone, go play
football, you would make an awesome tight end of defensive end.
TheSportsAuthority wonders "Since when is "best player" confined to
offensive production only?"Exactly!What we're really after
is identifying CougFan's criteria for "best", not mine. I was
taking a guess that perhaps he meant offensive production.
SoonerUte"To hear Cougar fans crow about the NIT, it is not a
fluke that they missed the NCAA tourney -- it was planned."Laughing out loud at your hyperbole.Not a single BYU fan has even
implied that the Cougars are glad that they're playing in the NIT rather
than in the Big Dance, BUT, playing and winning in the NIT is still MUCH better
than watching another post season from the comfort of your couch.
SoonerUteSince when is "best player" confined to offensive
production only?Cedric Martin is Utah's best defensive player;
much of what he did for Utah, such as slowing down the opponent's best
scorer, doesn't appear in Utah's offensive stats, yet Martin will be
sorely missed by Utah next season.You need to learn to think outside
the box score once in awhile.
CougFanInTx "Utah will struggle to get to double digit wins next year after
losing 4 of their 6 best players"Always a great mystery as to what
your metric is, and what you're looking at.According to the
Utah Combined Team Statistics for the season, the top 6 players in PPG areSenior, Freshman, Senior, Freshman, Junior, SophomoreIn other words,
"2 of their 6 best players".
@alternate"Mean comments from Duckhunter"Nothing
"mean" about the truth but you are right about one thing, "What goes
around, comes around" and right now it is "coming around" for utah
StGtoSLC--Don't waste your time....It's clear he knows
nothing about our school nor byu....Let him exist as he currently exists and
watch the epic implosion of his very own reality when both schools utterly
disprove his "predictions"....If history ever taught you anything, it
taught you that I'm 100% accurate w/it.
CFIT, you consistently say Utah is losing 4 of their best 5 or 6 players. Cedric
Martin, Jason Washburn and Jarred Dubois are graduating, and that makes 3, so
who is the 4th? And I agree, losing Wash and JD will be quite a blow
offensively, and Cedric was our best defensive player, but couldn't score
consistently. But if Aaron Dotson can manage to finally get and stay healthy, he
will definitely be an improvement over Cedric at the wing position. Even if
Dotson never ends up panning out, Dakarai Tucker started taking a lot of
Cedric's minutes at the end of the year, anyway because he improved a lot
defensively and can shoot the ball very well when he's open. So who is this
4th player you keep talking about the Utes losing??
BYU will be a bubble team again next year. Mika will be very good in the long
term, but not as good as Davies' as his replacement next year. K.
Collinsworth will be an improvement over Zylstra. Carlino, Haws, Austin, Sharp.
Winder will all be improved. If we lose a couple of games we should win (i.e.
San Diego, San Fran, St Mary's at home) we'll be back in the NIT. Win
those games and it's back in the NCAA. Three to four years from now BYU
will be a legit Top 20 team again with recruits like Nielsen, Chatman, Mika,
Emery, TJ Haws, Hartsock, Worthington, Calvert and Shaw. Pick up Chapman and
Dalstrup and BYU is a legit Top 10 team in a 3 - 4 years.Utah will
struggle to get to double digit wins next year after losing 4 of their 6 best
players from this year, but should be improved in 2 years when they could reach
.500.Utah State should be improved, but will have their hands full
in the toughest BB conference in the West for a few years.
To hear Cougar fans crow about the NIT, it is not a fluke that they missed the
NCAA tourney -- it was planned.
Mean comments by Duckhunter. Caution is recommended here. What goes around,
comes around. It is not surprising that several Ute supporters, who are
frequest contributors and BYU bashers, have disappeared again. Seems to happen
when BYU wins or Utah loses. Ditto for Utah bashers wearing blue.Utah is getting better. But they may be two years away from a winning
program. But showing continued improvement.BYU was hit by the
injury bug also. Losing Chris Collinsworth and Steven Rogers impacted the
program. That was evident because of the need to bring in a football player to
add inside "beef". They have good big men coming in but it may take
time for them to adjust. Ditto for perimeter help.Utah State will
really have their hands full next years. The MWC appears to be the best in the
West and could be for sometime. Hard place for the Aggies to rebuild.Weber will always be strong in the Big Sky. Just need to win the big ones
I think the trend for utah, the school not the state, has been established and
is evident. Missing the tourney for the 1st time in 6 years hardly establishes a
"trend" for BYU. The only trends that can be seen here are that BYU wins
20+ games every single year and advances to the post season, utah has a losing
record every year and advances to the couch potato invitational. Those
"trends" are evident.
The fact that this is the first time in 20 years that no team from the state has
made it tells me that the state has some pretty decent teams! Glass half full!
You can't really compare the utah and BYU programs in the same article.
One struggled a little this year and the other continues to suck. Winninng a
few games at the end of the season in the pac is not impressive. They get no
respect and deserve none. The conference is WEAK. Then theres the utes
preseason schedule. Smoke and mirrors with 3 starter leaving, next year will be
Stew did did a great job of working through all of the Aggie injuries. Looking
forward to a healthy team next year in the MWC.
There is also the state of Texas without a team in the tourney... and they have
a lot more teams playing. There were a lot of teams down this year...
particularly in the West outside the Mountain West Conference.
BYU advancedfurtherthan Kentucky in th post season. Teams can have up and down
years. BYU probably will never win a national championship in basketball, but
they can make it back to the NCAA tournament for sure.
Great win for the Cougars against the PAC12 last night. BYU is the only team
from the state of Utah with a perfect record against the PAC12 this year (2-0).
In fact, BYU is the only team from the state of Utah with a winning record
against the PAC12 this year.
Pathetic when headlines keep coming up crying about how the state of Utah was
shut out of the NCAA tourney for the first time in 20 years. I mean, come on.
Other states have this problem. Like...Hawaii...Alaska...LOL