ekute...I've come to expect more from some of the Y-haters. Guess I was
just hopeful. Go Cougs, in all sports.
@ballparkThat was my expectation for this team all along. Did you
not watch them play last season? They could over perform and make the NCAA, but
that certainly is not the expectation I have for them. I just want them to start
@ekuteSitake isn't going anywhere. Need I remind you that
Whittingham himself gave Sitake a ringing endorsement. The problem isn't
Sitake. I don't know what it is, but it isn't Sitake. I think this
coaching staff is young and they'll take their lumps and learn from them.
I don't know what to think about Detmer. If anyone leaves, it
should be him. I wish he was more successful, but his recent comments make it
sound like he doesn't know how to coach at this level. But this is BYU and
they don't make coaching decisions quickly. I'm not sure anything is
going to change in the coaching staff next season. But we'll see.
Ballpark,You rip on Worthington and then say "keep recruiting in
utah and keep getting the same results". You did know that he's from
Wisconsin, right? In fact less than half the team is from Utah.Good or bad, I'll cheer for the Cougars.
ballpark,You're wrong about Worthington, probably basing your
opinion on what you saw from him as a freshman and sophomore. When I watched him
in the warm ups, I hardly recognized him. He is leaner and very fit,
particularly for recently coming off a mission. He was active and aggressive on
both ends of the floor, and stayed out of foul trouble. He's not a world
beater by any stretch of the imagination but, based on his performance in this
scrimmage, he will be a guy that gives the team productive minutes this year.
ekute"It will be interesting to see if Sitake shows up at the
basketball games and what the fan reaction will be...that is...if he's
still around."Sitake will still be around, will still show up at
basketball games, and will get a warm response from BYU fans...much
to the chagrin of the haters on the hill who are desperate to see BYU make a
coaching change or perhaps, abandon their football program entirely, after one
reading the article i was feeling good about the team until i read that
worthington scored 16 points. if that is the case, then this team is going to
struggle. he shouldn't be scoring 16 on anyone. as predicted by the wcc
coaches, another 3rd place wcc finish and an NIT bid if they are lucky. keep
recruiting in utah and keep getting the same results. i quote majerus when he
was asked about recruiting the "michael jordan" of china....he
said..."in a blind country the one eyed man is king".
@ekuteIt will be interesting to see if the Utes show up in Oregon this
week and can compete with a bad football team.
4 comments and 2 from the u fans. After losing 4 in a row you’d think
they would be more worried about the little red engine that could.
It will be interesting to see if sitake shows up at the basketball games and
what the fan reaction will be...that is...if he's still around.
Rockyrd - Gilbert, AZ,I agree. I attended the scrimmage and came
away feeling better about the team's prospects this year. I think it will
be a decent year. I expected Childs, Haws, Emery and Bryant to perform well so
no surprises there. I was most impressed by Worthington and Nixon. For recently
returning missionaries they looked very good. I thought Worthington performed
better than Dastrup overall. The defensive intensity was evident,
which is encouraging. Hardnett looked pretty solid playing the 1 and Brown looks
like he will contribute too. Ball movement was good on offense and the shot
selections were under control. Overall a good scrimmage.
The team looked good tonight. How good they are will remain to be seen. There
will be complaints about how small they are, but with Worthington and Nixon
looking good, they will have some options. I like most of the new players.Last year, there were complaints that Coach Rose couldn't change
his coaching style, couldn't recruit and couldn't win the big games.
The flow of the game tonight was different and very encouraging. Rose recruited
Childs and a number of other fine players on this roster. He's also won
over 300 games as a coach. The team also defeated the number one team in the
nation on their home floor last season. Percentage-wise, he is the winningest
basketball coach in BYU history. That is a level of excellence. Keep up the
great work Coach Rose!
This is a good idea for the football team. Next year they could schedule 6 of
these...and become bowl eligible.