Sure this story gives a keen insight to coaching decisions, and how it might
affect BYU through the rest of the season, and into the NCAA playoffs, including
key team and individual stats...But...I'm sure most
everyone would rather have a rundown of "your" personal favorite MWC
gyms (and maybe restaurants with bulletproof glass), finishing with the MC as
your "favorite".More fluff, and less substance...Or not...:-)
This has helped both the team and Jimmer. Less pressure on Jimmer knowing that
there are several other capable of having a big game. Davies, Emery, Abouo,
Rogers and even Collinsworth and Hartstock to some degree have really stepped up
the last few weeks. They are confident and that makes BYU a more dangerous and
harder to guard team.
Good analysis. Opponents haven't looked on BYU as a team, only a Fredette which
is frightening to coaches. That will get worse for them with the emergence of
other scorers. Success to you Cougars.
Go kewgs! Let's have 30+ pt Jimmertime wins @ both home & away this week,
thus ensuring MWC title & #1 seed. tds representin'!
Greg,What do you have planned for next year when Jimmer graduates and you
cant shriek are squeal his name anymore? None of the other names on the roster
really roll off the high-pitched tongue like Jimmer's.
I give a lot of credit to the success of this team to Coach Dave Rose. His
experience as a college player at Houston and following years as a coach at
different levels has given him a lot of experience and respectability on and off
the playing floor. The players look to him, trust him, and he in turn, respects
them, pushes them, and gives them his all. I have watched him grow and develop
greatly since Steve Cleveland left. Coach Rose has given Jimmer room
to grow and develop and also kept him grounded. He is the one who has kept any
competitiveness of the other players away from this team's star. He has been
able to get them to "step up" and play hard. The way he
handled his battle with cancer was a great morale booster for this team and
showed them how to handle themselves in difficult times. Dave Rose is an
excellent role model for young men on his team. I hope he is our coach for many
years to come!!! Also, Dave Rice has been an outstanding asset to
this team with the offensive coaching. He is often an unsung hero!Go
I wonder why SDSU has a week off before the BYU game in Provo and have another
week off before the coming game Saturday. I wonder how this strange thing
As this week begins, the loss at New Mexico stands out like a huge black eye.Can't wait for CSU in Provo on Wednesday.
Maybe Carlino or Davies will provide some star power next year. Charles in
Charge or Noahhhhhhhhhhhh will step up. My guess it will be Mr. Rogers that hits
the threes and slashes for lay ups. Next year will take care of itself on ESPN
and plenty of new venues in the WCC. This year we proudly yell
"Jimmer" or "You got Jimmered" or "Fredetta about
it". All clever and fun for crowds that are having a great time winning.
Interesting story. I'm definitely glad The Jimmer has been able to
play a little less. I hope he earns POY honors but not at the expense of the
team's success. A balanced attack will be very important as BYU reaches its
final stretch of conference play and then the MWC and NCAA tournaments.
I wouldn't really call Jimmer and Emery depth. It's pretty much the Jimmer show
and the supporting cast.
I think the Cougs are great this year and have enjoyed going to the MC to watch
a few games and watching the other games on the tube. Despite
having one of the better teams in the country, I wish we had a Matt
Montague-type coming off the bench. Someone who could really light it up from
deep and provide a tough, physical presence.
Thanks, Chris B. Your positive comment is appreciated. Utah had a great win,
where BYU couldn't get one this year. Hope to see Utah do something in the MWC
tournament. Would be exciting to see BYU and Utah play in the tournament
championship game. Wouldn't that send Craig Thompson a message. He would be
irate beyond words. Come on, players on both teams, do it!
@ panamadesnewsUnfortunately the Chris_B you address is not the real
BYU-baiting "Chris B" troll, but an imposter-a far nicer knock-off
that the real Chris B.Nevertheless, I totally concur with your wish
to have BYU and Utah meeting in the finals of the MWC tourney final. A final
"goodbye" to Craig the commish.
Let's enjoy the present while we have it, but for those worrying about next year
- we will move from a guard focused scoring attack to a front line focused
scoring attack. Sure, there will be some rebuilding without Fredette and Emery,
but there is no reason we shouldn't win the WCC with a 25+ win season.Hartsock, Davies and C. Collinsworth will be the anchors upfront. But we also
have three big RM's returning (Michael Boswell - 6'9", Ian Harward and Nate
Austin - 6'10"). I bet Harward and Austin will redshirt.Rogers
will be a scoring machine next year as a starter at the 3 spot. Abouo will
finally get his due and start at the 4 spot.Matt Carlino (xfer from
UCLA) will start at the point, but isn't eligible until December. But look for significant contributions off the bench from Damarcus Harrison
and Anson Winder. Both could turn into starters by the end of their Freshman
campaign - they're that good.Hopefully, Chapman will commit for the
following year. He is extremely athletic. And there you have it -
it's a very bright future.
OK Wayne Rout...we heard you five or six times in other posts So SDSU
schedules a week off each time they play BYU. Stick a sock in it and come up
with something different to say. Even Hedgie Doggie has a lesser limited train
of thought. It didn't help them when they were in Provo. So who cares!!!
@panamadesnewsI'm with you and Alpine Blue. That would be great!
MoodyBlue wrote; As this week begins, the loss at New Mexico stands out like a
huge black eye.Not so much moody. A loss to an inferior team is a
black eye in a 12 game football season but in basketball it is the newest crave.
All the top 25 teams are doing it.
Does anyone know whether Matt Montague figures into future plans for the Cougs?
He could really be a strong mentor for the team next year, given that we are
losing some of our top talent to the NBA.