A team can enjoy moderate to good success with good coaching and average
athletes. To win the big games, a force in the middle is needed. And I
don't mean someone who is big and therefore has the ball thrown to him and
no one else. I mean a guy who is big and who can defend the tall centers the Y
will be facing as the season progresses. A guy who can sweep the boards and
dish to those who are open. I don't see that at the Y, not
this year. Go Cougs!
Or better yet, Rose retires and BYU hires Schroyer to the the HC.
So if Schroyer does he Defense and has a big impact on the Offense, what do
those other coaches do?It doesnt appear to be recruiting based on
the latest signings.
The change is like night and day, and not just for your team. It wasn't
that long ago that coog fans were rejoicing in the post-Fredette, no D
run-and-gun, while making fun of Utah's 'boring' style.Welcome to the new world, same as the old world.
I don't think Heath Schroyer will stay forever. He wants to be a head coach
somewhere. He'll probably stay for 2-3 years and hopefully at that point
Dave hires another assistant coach because obviously not having a Heath Schroyer
on staff doesn't cut it.
A lot of games left to play, but I like this team and its culture. It has
changed for the good.
Agree that the team has bought in to the new defensive strategy, except maybe
one player. I think Seljas would be starting instead of coming off the bench if
he could play defense. He still spends most of his time on that end of the court
watching his man go around him with ease.
With the addition of Schroyer it seems that LaComb and Lewis are redundant and
unnecessary. I mean the guy is clearly dominant in this new paradigm.It would be a great budget move to lighten the staff.
I'm already a huge fan of Heath Schroyer. I was at the Utah game in the
Marriott Center and his presence and involvement on the court was very
noticeable. Welcome back to Provo and please stay!!
I have been a BYU fan for about 60 years and before the hiring of Heath Schroyer
I was very concerned about where Dave Rose was taking the program. So now, I
must give Coach Rose some credit for having the good sense to bring Coach
Schroyer back to the program. There is no question that Coach Schroyer has made
a very big impact on the team's defense and overall strategy. As has been
said, we fans are crossing our fingers that Kilani Sitake's hiring of Jeff
Grimes can have a similar impact on the football team. It's about time BYU
recognizes that these teams need more toughness and discipline and not just a
Sunday School approach to competing. Now I'm not saying the players
shouldn't be great at sportsmanship and manners, but I am saying they need
to play hard and focus on winning!
Props to Texas Southern for playing such a tough schedule, I wonder what
BYU’s record would be if they played the same teams as Texas Southern
I see the Cougars losing about 4-5 more games. If that comes to fruition, they
have a shot at the NCAA Tourney, more than that and it's back to the NIT.
I like what Heath Schroyer has done for BYU basketball. Hope he stays for a
long time. We have been struggling for a few years on defense and now its much
better and I think an improvement in offence. Hopefully we can see the same in
BYU football with Coach Grimes. Sometimes a team will need a new perspective
offered by an experienced coach. For football and basketball we should have more
experienced coaches than what we have had in the past. It may require a higher
payroll but its worth it. If we want to be in a P5 conference we need to pay
like we are a P5 team and get the best coaching talent. Go cougars!