Unlikely, but miracles happen. Especially in rivarly games. Show up Utes -
I'll be there. Will U?
What a surprise!!
Coach scrambling to keep it within 40?
So now we know that "indefinite" suspensions are easy to clear up,
especially before a rivalry game. Funny how that resovled itself so quickly.
Lets see, he is suspended and they lose at home by the biggest margin in school
history..They are scheduled to play in state rival in 2 days, who btw is playing
quite well..Did anyone honestly not see his reinstatement for this game? I'm
sure he's learned his lesson by now.
All this means is the point spread might be under 40 instead of under 50. It
can't be much worse than last year.
It won't make any difference in the outcome of the game, but I just lost some
respect for Coack k. He realizes he is in a world of hurt and is acting a bit
desperate, or so it would appear.
I'll bet he did. Nobody like losing by 30 at home.
I thought the team was better without him. still, its fun to see the conspiracy
theorists go crazy over such an inconsequential team. why do you people care?
"Josh will not be participating in any team activities until he has met
certain obligations"Those must have been really toooooough
obligations for Josh to have conquered them so quickly!
The kid was late to a practice. Leave it alone.
Awesome! It will be great to see what the runnin utes can do at full
strength.See u at the game, chris b.
Wow, coach! Lesson learned! Punishment delivered! Back to business! I guess
others will think twice now. I'm sure Watkins used that 27 hrs and fifteen
minutes to really mull over his trangressions. He must be credited for using the
fifteen or twenty minutes between classes to work on fullfilling those
obligations. I hope those tough disciplinary measures don't break the kids
This is great, Utes at full strength, no excuses.
I didn't think his being suspended would affect the outcome of the game Saturday
nor do I think his being reinstated will affect it either. BYU is going to
absolutely humiliate utah unless Coach Rose hooses not to humiliate them. He is
a classy coach so he'll call off the dogs at some point.I do think
it would be extra funny if Cusik and Sharp go off just a little bit. I'm kinda
hoping for that.
This has me scratching my head. "Suspended indefinitely for conduct
detrimental to the team" sounds pretty ominous, but how bad could it really
have been if within three days the kid's back on the team? Either the coach is
so desperate to not stink up the Huntsman Center two games in a row (and it's
hard to believe otherwise - and even with Watkins it's hard to believe it won't
happen) that he is willing to brush away whatever grievous offense Jiggy had
committed, or it really wasn't that bad a problem to begin with. Either way I
don't think this reflects well on the coach's judgement and can only diminish
the respect his players have for him.I bleed red and white, but I'm
at the point I feel like the Saint's fans of 1980 and would wear a bag over my
head at the games. Google "1980 New Orleans "Aints" and check out
the images and you'll see what I mean.
A lot of posters here seem to have a lot of inside information about the
circumstances of Josh's punishment.
The problem with what Coach Krystkowiak is doing is this. Without Watkins
playing Utah has a whopping 0.00% chance of beating BYU - Zilch, nada, no way.
With Watkins playing the percentage jumps to 1% - maybe. So, for a 1% chance of
beating BYU Coack Krystkowiak is willing to compromise his standards??? What
message does this send to everyone in the U of U basketball program? And the
sad thing is that he knows it, his players know it, and the fans know that what
he is doing is suspect at best.Not a good way, in my opinion, to
start off his coaching career.
Indefinte suspensions usually last longer than one game. I'm not sure if it was
the 30 point loss or the rivalry game that caused Coach Kry to reexamine his
decision. From a fan perspective, I'm glad Watkins is back so U don't have any
excuses for the 44 point loss on Saturday. I've been in pain since
September 17. I think all my pain will be gone after Saturday.
sammyg -This is great, Utes at full strength, no excuses._________________Thank you for that comment. Too many of the
others oooooze the 'I'd rather play a depleted team and win by a million'
attitude.Although, technically Utah's still not at full strength...losing
Foster was a huge blow to this undersized team and changes our defensive scheme
completely.Memo to others, Utah's already depleted enough this year and
will get annihilated...so rest easy. I'm simply hoping they keep it under
30...20 would be fantastic.As for the suspension...you guys are all over
the top. His main 'offense' was being late to practice...most coaches wouldn't
even be suspending a guy for that. Good for Coach K.And yes, I called him
truthsandwich"A lot of posters here seem to have a lot of
inside information about the circumstances of Josh's punishment."___________Despite the coach not telling the media what it was...
these things get out. It's pretty common knowledge at this point that he was
late to practice and was suspended because he had done the same thing previously
and was warned about it. There's a chance this was also do to an 'attitude'
issue which encompasses the tardiness thing.
This is for Chris B, prediction time 90-20 I see worse ever for the Utes. And
from the might pac 10.2
I think Coach 'k' felt like watkins wasn't neede to be able to handle the
powerhouse team from Fullerton in town, so that'd be a good game to have him
serve his suspension. Now that that's over, time to get him back on the court
for the real challenge.All kidding aside, it's almost no fun anymore
to make fun of utah's bball situation, but since u fans ("Y haters")
do it so readily about BYU's failures I guess I'll have to just keep enjoying
myself at 'u'r expense. HaHa!
Sorry but this is flat out pitiful. Coach K had his chance on a throw away
season to build a culture a gave it up so he could lose by 30 to BYU instead of
50. Looks like the rebuilding will be delayed until the next coach with
character is found.
He'll be re-suspended after the game. And have to eat all his vegetables for a
week. What a piece of work this "b-ball" team is.
Do any of you Y trolls know why he was suspended from the team? Doesn't keep you
from running your mouths...
How soon the Cougar forget the 1-26 Tony Delp disaster. It is just to bad that
we didn't have the internet then for the Ute fans to hammer on the
"Y". I doubt we would be even a little bit as rude and
thoughtless. I like Coach K and I support his need to tear down and start
over. When part of your house burns down do you sell out or rebuild ? Leave it alone Blue Bloods and enjoy this season of Cougar basketball.
TheHailstormBYU's one-win season was so last century; Utah's one-win
season is so today.Coach k didn't need to tear down anything to
start rebuilding; all he had to do was scrape away the ashes of the smoldering
train wreck left behind by Boylen.BYU's rebuilding project - 3
lossing seasons, 3 20+ win seasons, 2 NCAA tournaments2001 24-92000
22-111999 12-161998 9-211997 1-251996 15-131995
22-10Total 105-105Utah's rebuilding project - 5 losing
seasons, 1 20+ win season, 1 NCAA tournament2012 1-72011 13-182010 14-172009 24-102008 18-152007 11-192006 14-15Total 95-101As bad as things got for BYU in the late 90's, at
least the Cougars didn't spend the next 6 years spinning their wheels with no
end in site. Even with a one-win season, BYU still broke even over the
seven-year stretch. The Utes will be 20+ games under .500 by the time this
season is over, with at least another two or three losing seasons ahead of
them.BYU's nightmare is over. Utah's is never-ending.
gotta respect coach K for his integrity. Most coaches would ignore it until
after the season was over. (Mr Unga anybody?)Utes will get better,
but we need a strong foundation to rebuild off of. Hopefully this coach can lay
it down the right way.
The "Curse of the Juddy" still looms large.
Yayyyy! Jiggy's back! Now Utah loses by 30 instead of 40. What a relief.This comment by Watkins made me laugh, "They're coming in as a good
team and we're looking to put up a fight. We're looking to put up a real good
fight."Bwahaha! What a fight it will be. I knew it
would be bad, but not this bad. Could really have used Foster this year, but
having him for 2 more years with better talent around him and guys that have
meshed might be a silver lining.Go Utes!
If any of you have been listening to Krystko, he really doesn't care about the
BYU game - at least no more or less than he does the rest of the schedule. In
fact, he's taking some heat from Crimson Clubbers for the way he is approaching
the "rivalry" game. So for all the so called, self proclaimed experts
on here - Krystko would have brought Jiggy back if he fulfilled his side of the
deal whether Utah was playing San Diego Christian, the Academy of Art, BYU or
Duke. Do you all really think Jiggy will make even the slightest bit of
difference in the outcome of this game? Coach Rose alone controls what the point
differential will be - 20, 30, 40, 50, more. Can you honestly say that Krystko
would compromise his standards to try to change how much he loses by? Y'all need
to come back to reality. The kid was late to practice, talked back to the
coaches and got in some scuffles with teammates. He had to apologize to his
teammates and the coaches and vow to play within a team system. Move on, nothing
to see here.
Kosta McNugget:The Utes are hardly inconsequential. They are the
worst team in America. Everyone knows and everyone's laughing. And
as far as BYU fans commenting on your abysmal team: here's a tissue.
RE: Wwookie"gotta respect coach K for his integrity. Most
coaches would ignore it until after the season was over. (Mr Unga
anybody?)"I don't usually post on articles about a rival team,
but you've got a lot of nerve making a claim (or spinning a story) like that.
Harvey Unga didn't come forward with any information about his honor code
violation until the season was over so you can't pin that on the coach. In the
Brandon Davies situation, however, information came out during the most
important part of the season and he was still pulled. In both instances the
coaches and the school worked with the student athletes for quite some time
before they were reinstated at the school. Contrast that with this
situation where coach Krystko states he will pull the player
"indefinitely" only to reinsert him into the lineup 27 hours later,
before playing a rival team. Even a Ute fan should be able to draw more
accurate conclusions about these two contrasting situations than you have. However, I am glad he will be playing. Less excuses for the home team
in the mighty PAC 12, before they play lowly mid-major BYU. Go Cougs!
@UU32"Do you all really think Jiggy will make even the
slightest bit of difference in the outcome of this game?"No.
@failstormWhat does Tony Delp have to do with anything? I don't
think he has any connection whatsoever to BYU. As far as the 1-25
season is concerned, well, that was a decade and a half ago. I understand the
desire of utah "fans" like yourself to bring it up although according
to motorbike BYU fans aren't supposed to mention it in context to utah's current
season, only utah "fans" can mention it to try and justify they're
current embarrassing predicament. I suppose this means BYU fans
should be able to reference utah's 70's and 80's football seasons whenever BYU
football is doing less than we desire? But the truth is what BYU did
15 years ago has nothing at all to do with how terrible utah is today. Nor will
utah be able to bounce back as quickly as BYU did, BYU has alot of recruiting
advantages that utah does not have so it was much easier for them.I
have no problem with you wishing and hoping, it is all you have left afterall,
but the references to a BYU team almost 2 decades ago is not even slightly
relevent or convincing to utah's current failings.
TheHailstormYou clearly don't read any posts on BYU football's
stories, do you? You might be one of the classy Utah fans, but there are just
as many Ute fans that kick BYU when there down as there are BYU fans that kick
Utah fans when they are down. My thought would be that, except for the rivalry
game, they should cheer each other on. Why would BYU or Utah want to win
against the other when they stink? It only makes their strength of schedule
look weaker and the winning team's accomplishments less impressive. Cheer Utah
and BYU on, then chose your side for the rivalry game and have fun!
Good for Jiggy. Lesson learned. With or without him Utah will struggle all year.
That is what it is. Things will get better next year and the year after and Utah
will be back.Go Utes!
@UU32"if any of you have been listening to Krystko, he really doesn't
care about the BYU game - at least no more or less than he does the rest of the
schedule."Uh-huh, that's REALLY obvious. During the off-season
the only player he got upset about leaving the program was the one who
transfered to BYU. Now, he suspends a player "Indefinitely" which
turns out in Coach Crisco's lexicon, means only 27 hrs. It's "ironic"
that according to you, Crisco doesn't care about BYU but he lifts an indefinite
suspension in time for his best player to play in that game.@Failstrom"How soon the Cougar forget the 1-26 Tony Delp
disaster."It's funny how in football, Ute fans only want to
discuss this century when it comes to team relevance and success and, for
example, totally discount BYU's success in the sport from the late 70's through
90's as "not being in this century and therefore irrelevant". Yet in
basketball Ute fans want to turn off the "not in this century"
disclaimer. It comes off a bit hypocritical, don't you think?Somehow, your math just isn't adding up.
Ducky -"I suppose this means BYU fans should be able to
reference utah's 70's and 80's football seasons whenever BYU football is doing
less than we desire?"_________________You say that as
though you and your buddies don't reference the 70's and 80's at every turn.
That's hilarious. You talk out of both sides of your mouth more than any person
on these threads.
Some of my observations of the utes:* they have a mild honor code* they must quit firing coaches.* hold on to players* recruiting
will be tough with their win-lose recordWith hard work and a few
years, the utes will be running.
@All the byu fansYou all are quite inpresive, the pile-on is
non-stop. These comments are exactly the reason the Utes and Cougs should go
their seperate ways. The hatred is unreal.
BYU fans who are casting stones about the "indefinite" suspension must
have pretty short memories. After all, you're obviously not remembering all
those "indefinite" suspensions handed out by Bronco Mendenhall during
spring practice that just happened to end right before BYU started playing in
the fall.And having Watkins won't help us one bit...Dave Rose still
gets to basically pick the margin of victory.
@worf"With hard work and a few years, the utes will be
running."They are Runnin' now, problem is, they're running in
the wrong direction.
Hegdehog | 1:39 p.m. Dec. 9, 2011 Bountiful, UT@worf"With
hard work and a few years, the utes will be running."They are
Runnin' now, problem is, they're running in the wrong direction.________________________I have to give props to that
one...seriously, that made me laugh. My poor Utes.
@ Portland BeaversYour spelling skills are inpresive. Sorry you
weren't accepted to Brigham Young.
@cowardly robin"you're obviously not remembering all of those
"indefinate" suspensions handed out by Bronco Mendenhall during spring
practice that just happened to end right before BYU started playing in the
fall."You're right, I don't "remember all of those"
please remind me again of who they were, why they were suspended and the dates
for both the suspensions and reinstatements? Obviously you do "remember all
of those" so this should be no problem for you to do.
Tyler McArthur -You're seriously ridiculing a person for one
spelling error? And for hitting 'n' instead of 'm' which is right next to it on
the keyboard? Cougar fans should be more familiar than anyone with fat
A curious year, 2004.The year college football began and the year
college basketball ended...on the hill.
@motorbikeYou're getting a little to shrill their big fella. Relax a
little. I agree with you that grammar smack is kinda lame although sometimes it
is fun, and fat fingering a keyboard is pretty easy to do. I certainly do it
enough. But "inpresive" has more mistakes than simply one fat fingered
typo so it was kinda funny. If you look at it you'll find some more issues with
that spelling than the "n".
I know because the ute are associated with the mighty pac 12, Fox sports will be
the network broadcasting the game, my question is what channel is that on
comcast? I'm sure it is a regional game at best.
Yeah, it's all in good fun, and I expect to get it back, so no worries. Thanks
Shocker! "Larry Krystkowiak reinstates Josh Watkins, will play
against BYU"This was a foregone conclusion the moment Jiggy's
suspension was announced. Moral of the story, if you're going to get yourself
suspended, do so at least one game before Utah plays BYU.
@ DuckhunterLOLYou're getting a little to shrill their big fella
? Their-- there ? Which is it ?After your Duck and Cover
disappearance from the 54-10 manhandling of the Cougars.. why did you run away
from the comment section ? Your comments now carry little weight.
Remember your comments on John White III, or how the Utes can't draft QB'S.
Still in a blind I see. Coach K2 may take some time to develop a new look
on the hill , much like Coach Delp from BYU did after @ 1-26 season. Remember
? 54-10 48-24 51-17 remember ? LOL ! ROTFL ! !