I believe that Jordan Wynn is a tough nut who has an incredibly hard time
admitting that he is hurt. I felt this was true in the Pitt game and that--if
the coaches would have pulled him and put Terrance Cain in, the Utes would have
soared in the second half. I'm thinking that just now are the coaches starting
to understand that they will have to yank Jordan if they think he's
hurt--because he's not letting on.Also--I agree that President Gee
showed real wisdom and humor when he called one on himself. Tough for people in
the spotlight to admit they blew one or that they shouldn't have even been asked
in the first place.
As Randy Hollis suggested, all the state of Utah basketball teams should meet at
ESA for a seasonal tournament. USU, Utah, BYU, Weber, SUU, UVU and maybe even
Westminster and Dixie should all play a three-day deal to save travel money and
generate some local money. That would at least include the possibility of
playing USU and BYU every year.
Utah's basketball schedule is not going to get more difficult next year in the
PAC, and that's no reason to not schedule other Utah schools. Have you not been
paying attention to the state of PAC10 basketball? Compare that with the MWC.
If anything, the Utes (who look to have another dismal season this year) are
happy to get out of Dodge.
The rest of the story: then Pres Gee said, "I should go to the medical
school department and have my foot extricated from my mouth!" I laughed as
hard as anytime in my life over that statement.
Mike, what happened to the idea from a couple of years ago that seemed to be
supported by Chris Hill and Tom Holmoe to gather all the instate Division I
college basketball teams for a December tournament at Engergy Solutions Arena
while the Jazz are out of town on a long road trip? As I recall the reason put
forth for not doing it was that Utah and BYU were in the same league and already
played each other twice in a season. That reason no longer exists. And a
separate TV deal could be struck maybe even with ESPN because the games are held
on a neutral floor. Mike, please look into this and report on it. Thanks.
I think every fan of these programs would love to see a tourney of the state
teams. Problem is that national interest isn't there, and national TV drives
all deals these days.
utah can't beat in-state rivals, they'd rather lose to out-of-state non-rivals:
Oral Roberts, Southwestern Baptist State, Davis, et al.,
Re: BelgieThe Pac-10 is better at basketball that the MWC. Even in
a very down year last year, the Pac-10 still had a team (Washington) make the
sweet 16. The MWC is lucky to have a team make the sweet 16. You'll see this
year, UNLV, BYU, SDSU, and New Mexico are all playing well right now, but come
tournament time they'd be lucky to win 1 tournament game.
"(Gee) is smart enough to have been the president at five major
universities, more than any other living American."Sounds to me
like he just can't hold a job.
The Pac-10 is NOT a better basketball conference than the MWC. We all know that
sporting games are about how one team matches up to another, so to say that the
Pac10 is better because one team made it to the Sweet16 is garbage. The Pac10
has no undefeated teams to date and only two teams with fewer than two losses.
The MWC has three undefeated (and ranked) teams with six of the nine teams with
one or no losses. In conference record means nothing. This is the test:WLW %BEast98200.831B1067160.807MWC49130.790B1270220.761SEC60220.732CUSA66250.725Pac1048230.676ACC64310.674WAC37290.561Kudos to the ACC for playing an
extraordinarily hard out of conference schedule.
Playing through a serious injury as Wynn has done is not tough of him, it's
selfish. If he really was hurt, he should have yielded to Cain to give his team
the best chance to win.
Gordon Gee proved to be pretty smart, didn't he? Ohio State is in a BCS game
and BSU isn't.
I agree with most of you. But what about football. The Utes are playing Montana
State next year. Why not play Weber, or SUU, and give thoses teams some money
instead of Montana State.
Wow, it´s not just FTs that hurt the utes. Go to Espn dot com and
click on the utah basketball homepage. Do you see their ranking in
assists per game?Are there even that many teams in NCAA basketball?
Ouch!Cmon team, play like a team. That´s pretty embarassing
for us fans, not to mention you players.
Already making excuses for the BSU beat down that is sure to come. Face it both
Utah and the PAC are way overrated!