Coach Madsen may have all the credentials in the world. But can he coach? Time
will tell if he has learned anything along the way. I hope he lives up to all
of the hype and proves BYUp made the wrong choice.
This article explained a lot about the Des New fascination with Utah LDS
Church-affiliated athletes. The popcorn story was telling and equating the not
giving Shaq a box of popcorn that was promised to Kobe as something worthy of
Game of Thrones Knight Watch Loyalty, Courage and Sense of Duty, was just plain
weird. Mark probably didn't protect the popcorn so well because he was
raised the right way and attended church quite often. Maybe he was just having
fun or telling Shaq not to boss him around.I think that this is why
people find the endless Jimmer worship a bit tiring. It's certainly not the
player's fault. It's this all-consuming need to convince ourselves
that we are superior human beings because of the fact that someone who was
raised in the same manner and who believes in the same things, has been
perceived as successful. It's homer-ism at it's most needy. I wish Coach Madsen all the luck in the world. Not because he is a member of
the LDS church, but because he seems like a good guy and he's starting a
new job. If he does well, I vow to not tell people that this is because he
coaches in the same state I used to call home.
From the author---"In short, listening to these two guys, Utah is lucky to
have them coaching in the Beehive State."Umm---my brother in law
told everyone at our family dinner what a great bowler he was and how much he
loved bowling. My sister in law thought we should put him on our company team.
Although she had never seen him bowl, she loved how he talked about bowling. She
said we would be lucky to have a guy like him on the team.When the
season was over, it turned out that we hadn't really been all that lucky
after all. He had a passion for bowling, but he seemed to have very little
passion for picking up spares of any kind. I was only glad I
hadn't gone around telling everybody how lucky we had been to land him.Perhaps we should all wait a bit before feeling lucky.
Amazing.From humble Provo Tech to a continuing bona-fide player in
all aspects of a University the journey continues.Landing a person
with Mad Dog's resume solidifies UVU's relentless pursuit of
excellence.Congratulations to Coach Madsen!Congratulations to those responsible for making this hire happen!Go Wolverines!
UVU has a men's basketball team? How long and what conference?
AZUTE1 - "It’s utterly mind-boggling BYU didn’t grab MM while
they had the chance."Not really.Pope and Madsen are
both great coaches and with Pope at BYU, Madsen at UVU, and Smith at USU,Utah's place as the fourth best team with the fourth best coach in
the state,has been solidified.
Did UVU get the "better man?"Time may tell. For now, it
appears to be a dead heat In the meantime, I'm wondering if
Kobe ate that popcorn?Anyone know?
It’s utterly mind-boggling byu-p didn’t grab MM while they had the
BYU picked for the short term, UVU picked gor the long term. We'll see
which coach leaves first. I think is tge first to go.
dang....did UVU get the better man?? Congrats to them.
Best to Coach Madsen and UVU. Will root for you except when you play BYU. If
you play Utah the Jury is out but will consider UVU as I am not a huge fan of
the Utah Coach. Great Hire and looking for great things from UVU.
What a great hire for UVU. It's a credit to that University that a guy
like Mark Madsen, who has more NCAA and NBA pedigree than 99% of candidates,
would want that job.I'm sure Mark is motivated to beat BYU,
that is for sure.