Krystkowiak's 1st season rough, but the future looking better for utes
The Utes will be just fine, unless a few rouge fans (who probably never attend a
game) start calling for his job. Having attended every home game this year, I
saw the progress and I saw what a good crowd behind the team did for their
confidence. Ute fans need to fill the seats and get behind this coaching staff
and the team next year. Go UTES
"But the future looking better for Utes"Umm, that's ...
interesting. Put it this way, how can it get any worse, so of course ANYTHING
better than this past season will, indeed, be "better."
10 years ago I went to most of the Y home games because I had small children and
I could find parking right next to the Marriott Center. U tickets were just too
hard on a young family.This year I went to most of the U home games
because I'm unemployed and I can get $8 tickets and move right down to the
best seats.Tell you what though, I think I have more fun watching
the PAC-12 today than the Mountain West 10 years ago.
Blah BlahHarbough turned the 49ers around in his first year.This may be Krystkowiak's last season.
seems to me like the Utes have two scenario's to face. 4-6 years trying
to turn the program around or a quick decent but not great turnaround. Either
way, Krystkowiak is gone - fired in the first optioin and moving to a better
school in the 2nd.
Still Blue after all these years -You wrote: "Either way,
Krystkowiak is gone - fired in the first option and moving to a better school in
the 2nd."Utah already has an answer for that ... Tommy
Connor.Connor knows the state of Utah and can recruit it. To quote
an article from last year; "He played under Majerus, he was Rick's
graduate assistant, then a Ute assistant, and he still preaches the same
principles Rick preached, such as fundamentals and defense, and wins. A lot. He
[was] 243-105 in 12 years [as Westminster College's head coach] ... and he
commands respect from his players. John Stockton sent his son there, so you only
have to think about it for a split second to understand why Connor fits with the
Utes." The success Connor had at WC was as the head coach of the
first team they had for years. So while it was NAIA and not DI ball, taking a
spanking new program to the heights he took it was awesome.The Utes
have 2 head coaches now ... one or the other (or both) will be on the hill for
quite a while.
motorbike, don't forget the other assistant Norm Parrish. His success as a
JC national championship coach can undoubtedly pay huge dividends in recruiting,
especially with the connections he has in the JC ranks. Again, while these are
not D1 programs, they each present unique coaching challenges, and having
successful coaches from different avenues can be nothing but beneficial. Keep in
mind that another particular in-state school's coach launched his coaching
career with a JC national championship. Oh, and one of his best players there is
now Utah's recruiting coordinator. I love the staff that's put
together, and can only be excited about the future of the program!
Tough to have to let kids go, but I'm sure they understand that you need to
have talent to be on a competitive, division I, power conference team, which
Utah hopes to be again soon. That said, hopefully all will get a good
opportunity and that those that remain will elevate Utah's program
substantially.13 scholies for:Locks- Foster, Washburn,
Hines.Most likely-Dotson, Farr, Martin, DeanIncomers-Loveridge,
Hearhily,Bachynski, Olson, Seymour Bubble-Matthews, Dawson, Storey,
Odunsi (who I like best in this group)Walk-on esque-Green, Mortenson,
Osterloh, Perkins, RickettsMission-WilkinsonThey are
stacked at the bigs. The real issue is point.Best of luck to all.Top 7 for next year: Washburn, Hines, Foster, Loveridge,
I'm confident the Utes will be much improved next year. With the better
talent joining the team combined with the talented coaching staff, I don't
think it will take them too long to rebuild this program.I think our
coaching staff from head coach to all the assistants is one of the best the Utes
have had in a long time. We've got good recruiters and guys that can
really teach the game.
The skeptics and the haters will be surprised.2012: 10-15 wins2013: 15-20 wins2014: 20-30 winsWhich is a heck of a lot
more than I can say for the rebuilding of BYU football. Yikes.Now
there's a long-term project.