A nice tribute to a great coach and enigmatic individual.It's
too bad Rick couldn't have been there to enjoy the celebration, but, then
again, that wasn't his style.
Best College Basketball coach this state has seen, Bar None.
Four hours after the article was published and still not a single comment from a
Utah fan about the greatest basketball coach in Utah history?It's embarrassing how completely Utah fans have abandoned their
@lonestarThis article is the appropriate place for your type of
comment. Follow the lead from BlueCoug and OCoug. This article is about paying
tribute to a great coach that passed away.Majerus was a great coach
and I'm very happy the University is honoring him and his legacy by
retiring his sweater.I hope the basketball team can top off the
tribute to their old coach and figure out a way to win the game.Go
Majerus was some negative things, but his ability to coach cannot be questioned.
He put Utah BB on the national scene so he certainly deserves to have his
sweater hang from the rafters. Heck of strong bunch of rafters. RIP.
A fitting tribute to a great coach. I'm looking forward to the game for
this reason alone. I hope the Utes can bounce back the way the Jazz did
Majerus was quirky, unconventional, funny, irreverent and one of the best
college basketball coaches ever to wear a sweater to a game. Hanging it from the
rafters is a great gesture.
He pushed a lot of buttons but he pushed the right ones most of the time. For
some reason the media around here hated him.
QPLonestarRunner's jab was at Utah fans who were so fixated on
grading (taking jabs at) BYU's 2013 football schedule that they completely
ignored the article talking about the tribute to the man LoneStarRunner referred
to as "the greatest basketball coach in Utah history".
Glad to see the University honoring Majerus. I miss those days on the Hill when
the Utes were a perenially top program in the country. Hopefully it
motivates the team to beat Colorado, the Utes desperately need a home PAC-12
Ran into Rick at an airport and told him I was a big fan of his even though I am
an ardent BYU fan. To my surprise, he talked with me for a very long time which
surprised me because he sort of had a rep of being a bit gruff. I heard that he
left the U on less than better terms so this recognition is gracious and well
deserved. He kicked our rears while the coach up there and definitely earned
My memories of Majerus are all good. I attended his camps growing up and while
he was rough on the edges, I witnessed many positive attributes that I felt
often went unnoticed. I was waiting with a friend for my grandparents to pick
us up one day after camp, and he drove by in his Jeep Cherokee and asked us if
we had a ride. We told him we did, but just to be sure he waited until the ride
arrived to leave. One other, my dad and I went to watch practice on game day
when they were playing CSU. The Utes were done so we watched CSU for a few
minutes. Upon leaving, we ran into Majerus running in the hall. He stopped and
visited with us for awhile, asking if we had tickets for that night and then he
talked about how important it is to have a good father-son relationship. I
loved watching his teams play and have many fond memories of classic WAC
match-ups in the JMHC. I will be there Saturday with my two sons, and tell them
about the big guy I knew. Thanks Rick.
Honest, mean, smart, crude, genius, jerk, mentor, destroyer, brilliant,
troubled...Rick Majerus. RIP Coach. Your accomplishments stand alone.
@scottI was pointing out that this article is no place for jabs.
Lonestar made is jab soon after this article was posted. Plenty of Utah fans
have posted on this and all Utah fans respect coach Majerus. I
think we can agree that the typical Utah / Byu rivalry talk should be left on
other articles.Thanks for the explanation though.
Awesome story, jarus32, thanks for sharing.
QuesterBoth this article and the BYU schedule grading article were
posted around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.Lonestar posted his jab at Utah
fans nearly 4 hours later after naval, christy, and several other "Utah
fans" (BYU haters) had posted jabs at BYU's schedule, while completely
ignoring the Rick Majerus tribute article. At that time, the only two comments
made about Utah's greatest basketball coach ever, had been complimentary
comments from BYU fans.As LoneStar said, "It's
embarrassing how completely Utah fans have abandoned their basketball