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  • scalman Temecula, CA
    April 19, 2011 5:31 a.m.

    Don't see how your comment on Fes helps anything. I am counting on the Jazz improving next year, and I think Fes will be part of the team's growth. Casting doubts at this stage does nothing positive. Fes needs to be internally motivated and learn to play in a way that causes less injuries to himself. Perhaps he will find the extra motivation this summer.

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    April 19, 2011 7:36 a.m.

    Jimmer came to my area yesterday for a wedding.

    Like a vacation.

    Except we let him into an Institute building so he could work out, for several hours. He hardly shot the ball. He spent most of the time conditioning, working on footwork, in essence, his defense.

    Here's a kid, who is headed to a wedding in the early, but found time the day of, to work out, make himself better, and work on his defense.

    Hay naysayers, what do you make of that?

    I think he is going to surprise some people on his defense. I think you ain't sen nothing yet.

    Way to go Jimmer.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    April 19, 2011 10:04 a.m.

    Starfarer,

    It sounds like Jimmer may be working on his weaknesses. Good for him. He will need it.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    April 19, 2011 11:05 a.m.

    Meyer is just showing his juvenile side by sticking with his team down south shtick. As a professional sports "reporter," he's supposed to demonstrate a little objectivity. He wasn't even creative enough to come up with that on his own. He stole it from the Ohio State/Michigan rivalry. Of course, that's common at the U (stolen from Miami), and the fight song tune (stolen from Canada).

    It's all good though because the fans enjoy it.

    At least the MUSS is original.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    April 19, 2011 11:08 a.m.

    Southland remarks:

    Sounds like Kyle Whittingham has a lot more respect for opponents than Urban Meyers. What a petty remark that he can't bring himself to say, "Brigham Young University"! Sounds very much like a couple of trolls (clones) who frequent these blogs. Simply classless!

  • Bottom Line Draper, UT
    April 19, 2011 11:19 a.m.

    Meyer still has little brother syndrome.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    April 19, 2011 11:21 a.m.

    Urban was given a saints name for good reason.

    He'll always be a Ute.

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    April 19, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    @Starfarer

    If that's true, then Jazz should draft Jimmer.

  • ericNorCal San Jose, CA
    April 19, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    Our nurse midwife graduated from BYU law school and said she liked to drink after dinner wine. Yet she did not when she was a student of LAW. I attended 3 Colleges after being a BYU grad. I will never complain about BYU again. They are in a class by themselves or could we now say "Independent". I had 3 friends who were cops at BYU. I know what goes on. Go "Honor Code" it has never been in better light because others now know that at least someone has a light ON..

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    April 19, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    The Utah Utes improved dramatically when Urban left. Kyle may attribute Meyer with whatever he may think he gained from him, but Coach Wittingham has something in the way of class that the fellow who is now truly from down south is more than just a little short of.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    April 19, 2011 1:35 p.m.

    Meyer's comment was just to be funny.

    Swoop, are you really alleging that the Univeristy of Utah stole the "U" idea from the Univeristy of Miami? Nice.

    Yale called. They want their hats back.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    April 19, 2011 2:38 p.m.

    MiP

    BYU's "Y" didn't have anything to do with Yale.

    The "Y" on the mountain was originally going to be "BYU", so they started with the "Y", since it's in the middle. After they finished building the "Y", they realized all three letters together were going to be too big...

    hence the "Y".

    The "U" sign was used by Miami years before the Utes copied it in 2004.

  • Fed Employee Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 19, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    Actually, MiP, BYU used the "Y" on their helmets first. You can find it online pretty easily if you'd just look.

  • CWEB Orem, UT
    April 19, 2011 4:00 p.m.

    What? What does "Jimmer" walking around campus have to do with Crowton?

    Not the right time period, not the right sport, not the right analogy. Lame.

    Sometimes, I think Brad Rock writes some interesting side notes, but that, at

    the top of his game, is all I've ever read from Rock. It's like he hears

    something like, "Jimmer was seen walking on campus with a hoodie over his face"

    And then Rock needs to find "some" comment on that...so he makes up something

    ridiculous...unrelated even. Tired.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 19, 2011 4:17 p.m.

    @MiP

    BYU has been known as, and been using, the "Y" for decades. The better part of a century actually.

    utah did copy the cute little "u" they do with their fingers from Miami.

    Neither of those things is even debatable other than by ute fans trying to pretend they originated something, anything.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    April 19, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    hedgehog

    Seriously, what is this Junior High?!

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    April 20, 2011 12:00 a.m.

    Bottom Line says, "Meyer still has little brother syndrome."

    Gotta love the arrogance. Suggesting that a coach who has won two national championships, won 82% of his games, is 7-1 in bowl games, and won numerous coach of the year awards feels like "little brother" to the Cougars.

  • just-a-fan Bountiful, UT
    April 20, 2011 3:33 a.m.

    Urban Meyer...sigh...so now we get to listen to this ego-maniac every week. Will they have a camera at the Meyer home so they can get those shots of his wife jumping up and down that we had to endure when that guy was the coach at Utah? Oh man, I'm a BYU fan and have complete respect for what has been achieved by Utah's athletic department, but really, more Urban Meyer? Please, no.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    April 20, 2011 10:10 a.m.

    Utah'95 | 12:00 a.m. April 20, 2011
    FPO, AE
    Bottom Line says, "Meyer still has little brother syndrome."

    Suggesting that a coach who has won two national championships, won 82% of his games, is 7-1 in bowl games, and won numerous coach of the year awards feels like "little brother" to the Cougars.
    ===

    I agree...

    Sorta makes you feel kinda bad for the guy.