Diagnosis-patient is thriving, unlike the failure to thrive and life support for
the team on the hill. See you there on Saturday. Tickets shouldn't be too hard
Nice win by the Cougars. Looks like the argument about best team in the state
should be revamped to who has the best home court advantage. Probably USU has
the best court advantage as long as the students are allowed to act without
dignity or self-respect. For now the title of best team has to go to BYU. Once
BYU found the basket on Wednesday night the game turned into an example of total
domination by the home team. Parting thought: Weber State, you need
to get new uniforms. Those black rags you wore last night are ugggglyyyy!
Great job Cougars! Now it's finally time for Utah. Let's try to get more
Cougar fans than Utes at the Huntsman Center on Saturday. Who's with me?!
BYU looked really good tonight but I was very impressed with Lillard. Although
he didn't put up great numbers, the guy is a baller and he deserves whatever
praise he gets.
Dear Coach Rahe: Re: "They're big, they're strong, and they're old."
We prefer "mature."
I think that maybe Dave Rose should of had some more mercy on Weber State and
actually should have started calling fans down from the stands to play.
That game may have been more fun to watch than Fredette pouring in 40+ last
year. To see the entire team shoot lights out and play suffocating defense was
really fun. Austin is extremely impressive, 6'10, athletic, coordinated, and
extremely aggressive. He's going to be a franchise player in the years to come.
"they're old"??? Why don't you blame it on the biased WCC officials or
that your team was suffering from jet-lag having to travel all the way down from
Ogden?are you going to complain about the unfair advantage that byu
coaches who are returned missionaries have as well? pathetic
This team is starting to come together and jell at the right time. It great to
see guys like Zylstra and Nate Austin play well. Noah and Abouo have come to
play every game if Davis can play more like he did tonight and continue to get
better this could be a fun team to watch!
Coach Rahe BYU couldn't have anyone older than Darrin Mahoney, he's 25, maybe
he's too old.
@Whoa NellieI agree, the black uniforms have to go. They need to go
back to their classic purple road uniforms.To the rest: I don't
know why you are bothered about the "old" comment, Rahe was just
pointing out the maturity and delvelopment advantage. I guess the term length
is the new word for height, but the Wildcats couldn't overcome that disparity.
Wildcats need Bullinger back ASAP, and Mahoney, Treznik, and Otis
need to learn how to play the inside game against taller opponents, otherwise
Lillard and Bamforth will be smothered.Hopefully, they can regroup.
I think both teams will make the tourney. Good luck the rest of the way.
"They're old"? Eight or nine freshman on the floor is old? Why do
these coaches persist with their pathetic excuses for losing to BYU? The jet lag
comment makes more sense! Good one! Glad to see these guys
starting to jell. Fun to watch. And other than the downside of putting good
money into the Utah coffers we ought to buy the place out on Saturday to watch
the team put a REAL hurt on the mighty PAC 12.
Can't wait to see how the Cougars do against Baylor. That will be a big test
and hopefully they do better than they did against Wisconsin."Old" players? That canard has been around too long. If it's such
an advantage, what happened the year they won 1 game? Obviously, they were too
old to compete.
Jimmer didn't have the answer to 6th players at USU student section when he lost
that game in Logan. His advise was insightfull for our young team. Now we don't
have to push too hard for our next oponent against our neighbor up north at Salt
Lake. Do I hear Carlino being ready yet for next week?
When I heard their coach say "They're big, they're strong and they're
old." on the radio in the post game, it bugged me. Then he went
on to answer a reporter's question "what was your game plan" with
something like "to have a full team" implying his excuse for losing
was not that he got dominated by a much better team, but that he was "short
handed."Their coach sounded conceited, and very much the poor
loser.Bad form, coach. Bad form.
I, too, can't believe Rahe went for the stale "These guys are OLD"
excuse. Here are the facts, coach: Average age of BYU starter = 21.4; average
Weber starter = 21.6. Also, Weber State has 5 freshmen on their squad, while BYU
has NINE. Finally, the oldest player on the court all night started for Weber
State (Darin Mahoney, age 25). BYU opponents need a new excuse.
>"They're big, they're strong, and they're old."That's
what people say about me, but they usually replace "big" and
"strong" with "slow" and "bald."
It seems excuses are pretty common place at weber. If rahe is whining about
missing Bullinger then BYU can just come back that they are missing Collinsworth
so that's a push. But the truth is the better team is the team that can replace
what they have missing and not skip a beat. With Bullinger gone weber had what
to replace him? With Collinsworth out of action BYU just brings in Austin and he
tears it up. Better teams have better depth and BYU is obviously far
and away the better team. Oh and PGVikingDad nice job refuting the
other one of rahe's whiney excuses. weber is older on average than BYU and had
the oldest player on the floor starting for them.LOL!
Offense really came to life both inside and outside but I was most impressed
with their defense. A few mistakes but very solid. I am looking forward to
seeing them play Baylor now. This is going to be another very good year for BYU
lost all respect for Rahe when he went with the "old" excuse. How
about BYU players are just better than Weber players. And Rose is better than
Tough game Wildcats ... but on a brighter note, David Patten's announcing was
the best! Keep it going Patten!
Don't know if anyone still calls Weber State - Harrison High School anymore but
it semms fitting again today.
Rahe Rahe Rahe. If you want, you too can recruit kids that walk around and sit
on peoples couches for two years and either gain 20 pounds or lose 20 pounds and
now have to use Rogaine. Just accidentally drop a Book of Mormon out of your bag
when you go into their homes on recruiting trips. Maybe stay for Family Nights.
You guys can be old too
I think we should definitely buy out the HC on Saturday afternoon..... Would be
fun to see the sea of red seats filled with a sea of blue
shirts/jackets/what-not. Very good idea! If the same 7671 show up on Saturday
how many seats does that leave for us coug fans?
Watched the replay of the Cougars vs. Wildcat game after I got home (early) from
the Ute Debacle. What a contrast between these two teams. The Utes are a mess
and the Cougars looked like they were in mid season form already. The Utes need
a Center, along with two guards and two forwards. Other than that they looked
pretty good! I will be there on Saturday and I expect another
Blowout. Utah 53 Byu 6...Hundred.
Can we get Steve Cleveland back to call the games? I can't stand hearing Blaine
Best comment in this article: "BYU faces another in-state opponent on
Saturday when the Cougars visit Utah." The use of the "opponent"
in this sentence is funny.
Well well well, guess Weber State isn't the best B-ball team in the state. I've
just sent some wine and cheese up to Coach Rahe so his Christmas isn't totally
ruined by this shellacking. haha.
Rahe is neither gracious in defeat or informed on the age of his players. He
will probably keep looking for any answer other than the correct one - Weber
State played a better team.
Do I recall someone referring to Weber State as the best team in Utah? It seems
like that someone was anticipating a blow-out when BYU and WSU played last
night. That someone got that part right, but I don't think the rout happened as
that someone predicted.
Yeah, that comment wasn't the best thing Randy could have said. However, WSU was
without TWO starters in the game. Missing their top rebounder in Bullinger and
then lost their second-best rebounder in the opening minutes. He didn't get back
on the court. They were already smaller, but stood no chance against BYU's bigs
after losing those two.