Dick Harmon: BYU baseball coach Mike Littlewood got Cougars close to NCAA postseason

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  • Res Novae Ashburn, VA
    May 28, 2013 6:19 p.m.


    My suggestion to Silent Lurker applies equally to you.

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    May 28, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    @ Mildred in Fillmore

    4 Pac-10 Schools in the tournament (Yes Pac-10 - Utah and Colorado still are not recognized)

    3 of the 4 schools are #1 Seeds and host to the tournament

    1 of the 4 is a National Seed, a #4 National Seed, 3 of the 4 are good enough to be National Seeds, but geography does play into it in NCAA Baseball. I am not saying they should be National Seeds, I am saying good enough to be National Seeds

    4 Pac-10 Teams ranked in the Top 25, none from the WCC

    Since the tournament began in 1947, 41 Pac-10 Teams have played in the championship game for the NCAA Baseball National Title. Wining the title 27 out of those 41 times. That means the Pac-10 wins it more than half the time almost three fourths of the time. 41 Appearances in the championship game and claiming the title 27 times, all in 65 years. Pretty Good!

    Congrats to the Cougars on a good season, they would not have come close to winning the Pac-10, they would have finished at the bottom with Utah

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    May 28, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    We all know polls are flaws in all sports and they can just get rid of them.

    I didn't think we have a chance to get in because in some factors. Example, when was the last time BYU made it to ncaa, way too long ago. Yes wcc has been strong for a long time and byu did very well this time around. You think sec baseball is similar to big east basketball pretty much so but I don't know SEC Baseball (I know it make no sense what I am saying).

    Coach Littlewood was the best guy this time around and we hope he has the same gene like Dave Rose and Bronco M. for hard wook.

    Go Cougars!

  • Willie Saint George, UT
    May 28, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    Excellent showing for a 1st year coaching taking over a program. I expect things will only get better from here. If I were to take a bet, Cougs could be in the group of 64 next year.

  • Res Novae Ashburn, VA
    May 28, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    @Silent Lurker,

    Before you get baited by the Utah trolls posting on BYU articles, you should figure out who they are.

  • Silent Lurker Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 28, 2013 8:26 a.m.

    @ Mildred
    Before you make statements about NCAA baseball you should look up the standings. There are four PAC 12 teams in the top 25 rated teams. There are zero WCC teams in the same top 25.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    May 27, 2013 6:17 p.m.

    They were a fun team to watch. Some good talent. Need some more pitching.

    Unfortunately... or fortunately depending upon your perspective, Jacob Hanneman won't be back next year. Darn... I wanted to watch him play football. But, he'll get drafted high, sign a bonus for more than $1 million and get on with a pro baseball career. Teams are salivating over his speed.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    May 27, 2013 5:55 p.m.

    BYU should have gotten into the tournament. The WCC is stronger than the PAC 12 so BYU would have won the PAC 12.