I think Coach Pope could be looking for another center to back up Childs. The
new coaching staff allows a little optimism from the fans. Though the team does
have veteran players some of the new players not only Toolson may help. It
seems to me that the big me in particular will profit from this coaching staff.
I hope for a second place finish in the WCC.
Some people either don't possess the humor gene (seriously), and or hope
they could pass his tongue-in-cheek comments off as genuine, in order to up the
clicks on their phony articles.
This guy seems like a cool dude. Should be fun to see what he can do with
BYU's roster this upcoming season. As long as they don't beat Utah
State, I'm perfectly fine. That should be a really fun game to watch. Best
of luck Cougars and Go Aggies!
Pope is bringing it. He and his assistants are a big step up from where Rose and
staff left off. I’m looking forward to seeing a more
competitive team this year. His energy and will to win are already making a
A little irreverence is a welcome breath of fresh air.
Sarcasm is an art.I'm not particularly good at it.Communication is difficult enough, especially when people don't know you
well, your style and/or are looking for reasons to be offended.Coach
Pope is so positive, he probably thinks others will see his sarcasm as he does.
I can't pass up the chance to agree for the very first time with the
comment from therealnd.
I agree, there are certain things that are taboo, even jokingly, and payoffs are
one of them. He needs to be more “humble” and reserved about his
recruiting style. Don’t talk about it, just do it.
Coach Pope is just fine and the press needs to stop looking for a story where
there is none.
One commentator here said that last year's team was average. Considering
that they lost to Weber State, but beat USU and Utah, I rather think that they
were inconsistent, but talented. Having mush of the same team back is not a bad
thing. They have more experience, they have a new energy, they don't have
the same emotional drain that NCAA rules violations caused last year's team
to struggle, and they have a new and energized coaching staff. What isn't
to like here?
When I read the comment I didn't know if he was being sarcastic or not (it
was print)---I just thought it was a stupid comment to make and ridiculous to
give bulletin board material to the Zags. My point was that, if you aren't
really good with sarcasm and humor, maybe you should keep it to yourself until
you've really proven yourself in the league. Leave biting humor to the
pros. Now he's saying that people who "didn't get the sarcasm"
are lacking half a brain. Yep---that's a really "refreshing"
personality. More like a guy from the sticks getting his first taste of the big
time (heh) and not doing so well at it. Let's face it--that Yoeli Childs
pom pom thing was incredibly lame. This guy hasn't coached a single game
for the Coogs and we're already at Frank Arnold level moving to def com
He should stop with the sarcasm about bringing bags of cash to recruits. At
least for now, considering his team is still on probation because boosters gave
a player money, trips and a car.
Great guy. Let's see if he is able to develop players and coach against
more difficult competition. The team last year was average, with most of the
same players returning this year. Hopefully he can help improve their skills.
If not, it will be more of the same.
This time of year it is easy to dream big and why not? We were blessed with a
great coach in Rose and I will take his word for it that it was time to hand off
the reins. Best of luck Coach Pope! You seem a different cat, and we are
excited for the new vibe!
We are very blessed to have Mark Pope and this fine coaching staff to head the
BYU basketball team. I see great things in the near future for this program!Go BYU Cougars!