Utah-Hawaii Alum"...What I don't get, mentioned in the article,
is that he is LDS? This paper never mentions the plethora of people who are
busted by the law as "LDS?""---------You're looking
too hard to find fault. Cain going on a mission was an important part of the
article. Therefore bringing up the fact that he was LDS was a pertinent
detail.On another note, I spent one year working with the team and
staff and have to say how refreshing it is to finally have a local columnist
report on the real Majerus. Majerus would be the first to have admitted his
faults, just as the article also pointed out, but this man cared far more about
his players and setting them up for success after basketball then most people
will ever know.
Awesome to read about former Utes doing great things. Larry wasn't the most
talented big man, but he worked his tail off and was an important member of the
team. The '93 squad lacked depth, especially in the post where a few
projected contributors either transferred or got booted off the team. Larry
stepped in and did an admirable job as the starter on a team that went 24-7, won
the WAC and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Nice story!Does he have to run ladders if his patients don't
like his performance?Go Utes!
I like Larry, a great man and a "Ute." What I don't get, mentioned
in the article, is that he is LDS? This paper never mentions the plethora of
people who are busted by the law as "LDS?"
I remember a know it all fan calling in to a radio interview with Coach
Archibald and rudely asking him why in the world he had recruited Larry Cain.
Lynn paused for a second and said, "Because I think he has the ability to
help us. Same reason I would recruit anyone else." A few years go by and
that know it all fan is probably feeling a little sheepish and schooled as Larry
Cain is anchoring the middle on one of the best teams Rick Majerus would ever
coach. Like Walter Watts and Michael Doleac-Cain---Majerus squeezed every single
bit of talent out of these raw big men in a way that Ute coaches have really
struggled to do ever since. Thank you so much for this story. It
says so much about the player and the coach and
“I’m very happy as a physician. I get to learn new things every day
and serve people and it’s challenging,” Cain said. “I think
without challenges you don’t grow.”And one of the
bestestest things about being a physician is that you get to hang out with Cute
Little People, like the one you're holding in that picture, Doc.
Thanks, Dirk, for the update on Larry Cain. He was the kind of hard-nosed,
disciplined player tht Majerus loved. And it’s good to read insights into
the kind of person Big Rick really was.