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  1. #91
    Well, Rick Barnes is a pretty good hire, but he will be 65 in July. Not a long term solution.

  2. #92
    I thought Cronin was the backup plan to Dixon. I guess that fell apart?

  3. #93
    And now Rick Barnes is staying at Tennessee.

    $5M isn't enough to bring a coach to UCLA.

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  4. #94
    Mick Cronin to UCLA official. He's going to have to stand on a ladder to shake Larry's hand at the end of the game.
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

  5. #95
    Also, if Chris Mullin steps down at St. Johns, reports are that Bobby Hurley would be their top target. Good riddance if that happens.
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    white smoke billows out of the House that Porn built

    https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...all-coach.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    white smoke billows out of the House that Porn built

    https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...all-coach.html
    We will now hear that Pope is the solution to all their problems, the greatest hire ever, and that the Final Four beckons.

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  8. #98
    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    We will now hear that Pope is the solution to all their problems, the greatest hire ever, and that the Final Four beckons.
    It is a very good hire. He'll do well there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    It is a very good hire. He'll do well there.
    Not for long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    It is a very good hire. He'll do well there.
    He can't do anything about the Honor Code or the other built-in limitations at BYU. His only hope is that the really good LDS players want to go there, and that there are enough of them to make a difference.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    He can't do anything about the Honor Code or the other built-in limitations at BYU. His only hope is that the really good LDS players want to go there, and that there are enough of them to make a difference.

    he can do something about getting them to play defense. That would be a big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    he can do something about getting them to play defense. That would be a big difference.
    True. But you do need good athletes in order to play defense.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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  13. #103
    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    Not for long.
    it's a risk for him. He wants the job as a stepping stone, but it's a dead end if he underperforms. And he reportedly has no talent there to work with. Still, BYU has certain built-in advantages that he can try to take advantage of. I hope he fails miserably!

  14. #104
    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    He can't do anything about the Honor Code or the other built-in limitations at BYU. His only hope is that the really good LDS players want to go there, and that there are enough of them to make a difference.
    That's true, but they have made the right hire for working around those challenges. And they still have been whupping us even with those limitations and a bad coach. I think Pope will make BYU cool again for LDS kids and with just those and a few outliers he will make them good enough to challenge Gonzaga and keep whupping us.
    One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.

    --Albert Einstein

    The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice.

    --Richard Dawkins

    Be kind to all, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

    --Philo

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    That's true, but they have made the right hire for working around those challenges. And they still have been whupping us even with those limitations and a bad coach. I think Pope will make BYU cool again for LDS kids and with just those and a few outliers he will make them good enough to challenge Gonzaga and keep whupping us.
    All he has to do is beat Gonzaga 1 out of 3 times to get an NCAA bid. We've seen it so many times. I'd love that kind of deal.

  16. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    …...the Final Four beckons.
    That was one of the recruiting pitches to Frank Jackson. Reassemble the Lone Peak dream team to make a run at the FF. Obviously, he didn't buy it. My source is unassailable.
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    he'll have to adjust to smaller arenas on the road (stolen from twitter)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    he'll have to adjust to smaller arenas on the road (stolen from twitter)

    That's good stuff. I wish Twitter would realize that its true calling is to deliver Memes, Gifs, and other jokes.

  19. #109
    Steve Alford is the leader in the clubhouse for the Nevada job.
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

  20. #110
    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    That's true, but they have made the right hire for working around those challenges. And they still have been whupping us even with those limitations and a bad coach. I think Pope will make BYU cool again for LDS kids and with just those and a few outliers he will make them good enough to challenge Gonzaga and keep whupping us.
    A little much I think. They beat us pretty good this last year but that hasn't been the norm lately like it was before LK.

  21. #111
    Looks like Slocum is officially going to UNLV. Utes will be in the market for a new assistant...and it will be interesting to see if any players leave as a result.
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

  22. #112
    Will they elevate Chris Jones, currently director of basketball operations, father of Rylan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Standing ute View Post
    Will they elevate Chris Jones, currently director of basketball operations, father of Rylan?
    He has good coaching credentials, doesn’t he? Still, LK needs an A-A assistant.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

  24. #114
    Quote Originally Posted by snafu View Post
    A little much I think. They beat us pretty good this last year but that hasn't been the norm lately like it was before LK.
    Uh, BYU has beaten us two years in a row.
    One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.

    --Albert Einstein

    The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice.

    --Richard Dawkins

    Be kind to all, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

    --Philo

  25. #115
    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    He has good coaching credentials, doesn’t he? Still, LK needs an A-A assistant.

    he needs an AAU assistant too.

  26. #116
    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    he needs an AAU assistant too.
    He needs a good recruiter, whatever that involves, who will work on the player's egos. That's probably a natural for a good recruiter

  27. #117
    He ought to reach out to Chris Burgess and convince him to return to Utah. Chris was a grad assistant with Larry before joining Pope at UVU. Terrific ties to SoCal and really throughout the West. Solid guy with some ambition. I would guess it will go to Jonesy though.

  28. #118
    Markham reporting that Donny Daniels may be a candidate to replace Slocum, but also might retire. I can't imagine a better hire, if there is any truth to it at all.

  29. #119
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    Markham reporting that Donny Daniels may be a candidate to replace Slocum, but also might retire. I can't imagine a better hire, if there is any truth to it at all.
    Daniels may be considering retirement because he doesn't have the energy. Great hire ten years ago, risky now.

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