A bad influence in the locker room can be detrimental to a team trying to win
As good a time for the coaches to make a point as any. Probably helps secure a 1
win season, but hey...it is what it is this year.Hang in there fellow Ute
fans, this year is exactly what it was expected to be...there's good things
waiting in the wings for next year. I ain't scared.
utes make it to the tourny next year. guaranteed
Next Saturday half-time score:54-10.
@bigmanUTEWhat tourney? The PAC 10.2 tourney, NIT, CBI certainly
not the Big Dance!
great move by the coaches.
Coach K.has courage to do what is best for the team in all ways, besides seeking
a win...Utes have a great basketball tradition, hope to see them get things
turned right side up, be whole and win every game...except when they play the Y.
It will be interesting to see if the team now has fewer turnovers.
@ Tom in CA | 2:18 p.m. Dec. 5, 2011 Vallejo, CA Are you
predicting any injuries you can gloat about?
Will it really make a bit of difference?
This is going to mess up Utah's title hopes...
Hey BYU fans: At least he didn't respond to getting benched by transferring.
@cowardly robinNope. He just behaved so badly about it they
I thought they didn't have an honor code up on the hill.
@ Brave Sir RobinUmm, did that guy have any time to get benched? I
think he spent most his time making UMASS and Fresno look good, whilst
simultaneously breaking team rules.
Re: "54-10" So, I'm guessing an 82-52 beat down of highly touted
Fresno State is akin to the football game? Come to think about it, I think I may
change my display name to "82-52" or, better yet, to "1-6"?
My word how the basketball program continues to dive. But welcome to the Pac 12
anyhow. Enjoy the conference schedule.
What this means for the Utah team: - Kareem Storey gets more minutes and
opportunities to grow. - More team ball. - Less Jiggy
dribble-fest. - Hines will have to slide over and play more point. -
Odunsi will have more minutes at the 2 (and some at point). - Martin will
have more minutes at 2 and less at 3. - Mathews will have to play some
minutes at the 3. - Random walks on get more time (ouch).What
this doesn't mean: - That the Utes will be any better this year in the win
column.Long, long, long, long, long season.
I still think they havent hit rock bottom... haha
che loco - of course there will be defections at the end of the season - the
team is going to win 1 or 2 games. Weed out the less talented to make room for
more talent. Next year's recruiting class could beat this years team right now.
Tough loss. Hope the team can rebound!
"I have suspended Josh Watkins indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the
team."Conduct detrimental to the team, eh?Coach k
is shooting for zero wins against D1 wins and Jiggy was scoring entirely too
many points.Good move coach.
Brave Sir Robin | 4:20 p.m. Dec. 5, 2011 San Diego, CAHey BYU fans:
At least he didn't respond to getting benched by transferring.----Wow. Just wow. 8 transfers last year, which is part of the reason why you're
headed for the abyss and you are pulling out transfer smack. Unreal.
All it will take is a couple of transfers this year and the headlines will be
all over ESPN and the Nation and NO ONE will want to go the u to play bball.
Mark it down now... if it happens, the train wreck will last for 5 to 10 years,
at least. "One sport u" will be not only the laughing stalk of the
State, but of the Nation. Bottom of the pac 12 is a foregone conclusion.
Tail-spin is beginning and will crash and burn. Isn't it great to be a ute?
Brave Sir Robin Hey BYU fans: At least he didn't respond to getting
benched by transferring.Wait, Wait, Wait...this is a Ute fan saying
their BB don't transfer...Please someone help him get his head out of the paper
I admire Coach K. for pulling the plug on a problem...Ok, so it won't affect the
season since it is in the toilet anyway...but by him putting his foot down now
could help solve problems in the future...Good call coach.
I'm not sure what he did but I'm glad to see coach K do something about a
negative influence on the team. The Utes certainly could use his scoring, but
the way this season is going there isn't much down side to cutting a guy that
hasn't bought in to the program.I think coach K has the ability and
the right assistant coaches on his staff to turn the program around they just
need to get some players in the system that can compete. Boylen had pieced
together a team of JC tranfers to try and win but that wasn't a good long term
answer for success. Combine that with the mass exodus at the end of the last
two seasons and this team is all but depleted.I hope they can win a
few more games this season. I would like to let the cougs keep the honor of
having a 1 win season.
Good grief! Whether it is BYU football or U of U basketball, there does not
seem to be the excitement in Utah college sports we have come to expect. I
would have to say that overall, this is turning into a disappointing 2011.
Thank goodness for a deep run into the NCAA and USU's football revival. It gave
this Utahn something to celebrate.
Dear Brave Sir Robin how do you compare being suspended indefinitely for the
good of the team and being benched because you were not doing well? Man some of
you Ute fans will try and make any comparison no matter how ridiculous it is.
Start using that superior education you claim to have and make logical
comparisons. Now, how many of the Ute Basketball players left last
year? Was it is 4 or 6. If 8,000 BYU fans show up for the Game
with the Utes then there will be 8500 fans in the field house. This should be a
good game. Looking forward to it. The Coach has to be in control of
the team, not the other way around. Let's see how many points this young man
scores against BYU this week. 0
I have to agree with sammyg and veracity on this one.====="Start using that superior education you claim to have and make logical
comparisons." ---CougarBlueI would argue that there are
far more individuals on these Desert News boards that claim BYU provides a
superior education, many times in a condescending manner.Just
RE: Brave Sir RobinWatkins has tweeted he plans to transfer.
re: Brave Sir Robin"At least he didn't respond to getting benched by
transferring."This is an article about Watkins not Sharp or
Cusick. re: bigmanUTE"utes make it to the tourny next
year. guaranteed"Did the Utes enter an AAU tournament? I
thought there were age limits on those.I hate to break the news, but
Utes will not be good next year either. They may be better than this year, but
wins will be in the single digits. 1 - 3 wins this year. 7 - 9 wins next year.
Cali Coug, Nice try, but Watkins is a senior. At this point, he has already
played in enough games that he wouldn't have any eligibility left, so he can't
RE: SanfordGo read the tweet,