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Holding offers from Utah, USU, American Fork's Ryan Andrus gets basketball offer from BYU

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  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    June 11, 2013 9:55 a.m.

    CTR Ryan.

    Go Big Blue!!!

  • ekute Layton, UT
    June 11, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    Choose Choose Choose
    The The The
    Red Runnin' Utes Right program...Utah!!!!

    Go Ute.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    June 11, 2013 11:25 a.m.

    The only team loaded with recruiting classes that will go deep into the NCAA is BYU. Ryan has played against Lone Peak and he knows how lethal BYU is going to be...for years. Time to get on ESPN, into the tourney, into the national picture...every recruit in the state knows it...it's BYU.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    June 11, 2013 11:25 a.m.

    Go where you have the best chance to succeed in life. Serve your mission though, and serve it first. Your priority is your Lord first, basketball can wait.

    Good Luck!

    GO UTES!!

  • ImaCaMan Oceanside, CA
    June 11, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    Who has the best record of placing big men in the NBA? Hint: it's red and plays in a major conference in real arenas.

  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    June 11, 2013 12:02 p.m.

    Love to see you on the hill playing UCLA, Arizona,Stanford,et al. Best of luck wherever you choose.

    Go Utes!

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    June 11, 2013 12:07 p.m.

    RE: ImaCa Man

    Who will place a big man in the NBA this year? Hint: it's the team that OWNs the red team on the hardwood (seven in a row, 11 of last 12, NCAA tourney 5 of last six seasons).

  • JoCo Ute Grants Pass, OR
    June 11, 2013 12:38 p.m.

    Ryan Andrus is going on a mission. . . looks like 2 years of being recruited by BYU, unless he signs a LOI before he leaves on his mission. Not sure if that would even prevent blue recruiting.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 11, 2013 1:48 p.m.

    Met Ryan a couple times now. Really great kid with good potential on the court. He's above all of the immature rivalry talk above and will make the best choice for him and for that I wish him the best wherever he ends up. I got the impression that he would've already verbally committed to Utah if he didn't feel an offer from BYU was imminent. I think USU would be a surprise team for him to pick. BYU has a better supporting cast at the moment, but he may see only limited minutes, where he could step in and be a higher impact player at Utah (or USU). I'd love to see him wear red, but would be happy for him wherever he chooses.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 11, 2013 1:50 p.m.

    One thing most of you probably don't know about Ryan is how athletic he is. He was an excellent baseball pitcher before he deicded to quit basbeall and focus on basketball exclusively. He was a really good hitter as well which always surprised me because of how tall he was, and he ran well also, not super speedy but very coordinated and just moved well and effciently. I think if he had kept playing baseball he might have been the difference this yea in helping American Fork repeat as state champions since they really needed one more top pitcher and he was that good.

    Regardless of where he goes he'll be a good player for them, he's got a great family and a good background. Of course I'm hoping he'll be a Cougar. We'll put a little rpessure on him when we see him around town :)

  • gamer PROVO, UT
    June 11, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    I wish Ryan the best of luck to wherever he chooses.

    I saw him live a few times this year and wasn't extrememly impressed. HOWEVER, he was just a Junior and has some upside.

  • TechMan Salt Lake City, UT
    June 11, 2013 4:40 p.m.

    If he wants to play a large role with a good team then USU is his place. If he wants to compete for playing time on a great team then BYU is his place. If he was to play for a team worse than UVU's then UTAH is where he should go. Utah football is ok (has ranked lower than BYU multiple years in a row now--including this year) but Utah basketball is a joke. Losing to division II teams.

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    June 11, 2013 4:44 p.m.

    Good to see this young man receive much-deserved recognition. Seems as if he has his head on straight!

    Hope he stays healthy and has a great senior year. Basketball in the state will benefit with young men like Andrus.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    June 11, 2013 6:29 p.m.

    utah round ballers can only hope to be mentioned in the same breath with the Cougars. Real arena?? You mean the Marriott Center??? Or the HC, which we know holds about 5,000 - er, oh wait.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    June 11, 2013 9:03 p.m.

    Playing in a big arena and playing in a full arena are two different things. So are doing well in a big conference and passing out nachos for other teams to eat.

  • MacNasty Rexburg, ID
    June 11, 2013 9:30 p.m.

    Re: Wookie

    We are on opposite sides of the BYU vs. Utah rivalry.

    However, I stand by your side with the comments you made, and say amen brother.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 11, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    Lone Peak-BYU! Why go anywhere else but the best?

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    June 11, 2013 10:10 p.m.

    Wookie:
    You're just a class act my friend, great comment and perspective.

    I think the best place for Andrus is where he is inspired to go. He obviously has his priorities straight and will go on a mission, and every program in the state of Utah will support that. If he wants to play on the best program at least at present, he will go to BYU, if he wants to play in a great atmosphere for a respected and successful coach, USU would be good. If he wants to play in a major conference against storied programs like UCLA, he should go to Utah. In the end it's going to be about what he wants and where he feels he can thrive the most. Sounds like a great kid on and off the floor, best of luck in making a tough decision.

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    June 12, 2013 5:38 a.m.

    The advantage Utah offers is two fold, first off you don't have to deal with all the pesky fans attending the games and all the noise they make. Personally I love the sound the crickets make echoing thru Utah's bandbox during a game, the cobwebs mess up your clothes a little you just have to remember to bring a little brush with you. Secondly with a 10% grad rate, Utah won't put any pressure on you to take lots of hours or keep your grades up. Easy choice

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 12, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    @Lightening Lad

    Attendance smack with NO numbers to back it from a BYU fan? How original!!

    One thing Utah offers is the ability to develop research skills, if he's thinking of a medical career he'll need to develop those skills. By the looks of it BYU isn't the place for research.

    Research shows the following attendance numbers for 2012 (average per game):

    Team:

    #12 BYU 15,424
    #55 Utah State 8,406
    #57 Utah 8,394

    Conference:
    #7 PAC-12 7,143
    #12 WCC 4,284

    So at our lowest point in history our attendance was better than Utah State and EVERY team in the WCC except for BYU.

  • WON84 PLANO, TX
    June 12, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    "So at our lowest point in history our attendance was better than Utah State and EVERY team in the WCC except for BYU."

    So, if we cannot compete with Pac 12 schools do we now compete with non-BYU schools in the WCC?

    Got it.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    June 12, 2013 12:22 p.m.

    Facts that are hard to dispute:

    Utah seems to be going in the right direction... from bad to hopefully good.
    Advantage: lots of playing time right away.

    USU is a good, very stable program that seldom has less than 20-win seasons. Great coach.
    Advantage: Logan is an awesome place to live with some of the most avid fans anywhere nationally. Coach Stu M usually brings out the full potential of his players.

    BYU is a good program that will probably soon be very, very good with a lot of national recognition when the core of the best high school team in the nation becomes BYU's core.
    Advantage: Though playing time will be harder to get, a player will be a part of some deep runs into the NCAA playoffs.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    June 12, 2013 1:07 p.m.

    RE: Uteology

    Thanks for posting the numbers on attendance. Sure enough, they verify that more people attend BYU games than games Utah or USU (despite being in a smaller conference). There are also more people who watch the BYU games on television than the other two in-state schools (thanks ESPN). #12 in the country for attendance, that's pretty good and just one of many things that makes BYU basketball attractive.

    Also interesting that Uteology brings up research since undergraduates don't typically do research. However, BYU places more students in medical school than any other school in the country, so if he is interested in med school than again, BYU would be a great fit. He can do as many of us BYU alumn do and attend BYU for our undergraduate degrees and then go elsewhere for graduate school. Most companies frown on getting your bachelors and advanced degrees at the same institution so playing bball for BYU and then going to the U for medical school (they really do have a great medical school) might work out really nicely for him.

    Go BYU and Utah!

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    June 12, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    Tators, great post. I think you hit the advantages of each program right on.

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    June 12, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    Uteology

    "One thing Utah offers is the ability to develop research skills, if he's thinking of a medical career he'll need to develop those skills."

    I have a good friend who got his undergrad degree from BYU and his Doctorate at U Va. He's now one of the world's leading DNA experts with several patents and over a hundred articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

    BYU undergrads have very high acceptance rates in medical, dental, and other research intense graduate program.

    For someone who needs to refine those research skills, see mirror.

    btw, Utah 8,406 reported paid attendance, doesn't even come close to the actual number of warm bodies that showed up for most games in 2012 and 2011. Most photos of games in the HC the last couple of years show a vast sea of empty red chairs. Actual number of fans in attendance was closer to 5,000 for most games.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 12, 2013 1:47 p.m.

    Interesting! If the facts are correct, the ute are above the PAC12 average attendance.

  • Gone fishin Murray, UT
    June 12, 2013 4:17 p.m.

    The reason he has not accepted offers from Utah, USU, or Weber is that he was waiting to see if BYU would offer. Now that they have offered the choice is clear. He will be wearing Cougar Blue.

  • Gone fishin Murray, UT
    June 12, 2013 4:24 p.m.

    CHEEKS IN SEATS ARE WHAT COUNTS. The number of people who paid for season tickets and the number of people who actually show up are two different stories. There were over 3,000 people who bought tickets that didn't attend the games. It will be interesting to see if they buy again this year or save their money to buy gymnastic tickets instead.

  • Reasonable thinker Murray, UT
    June 12, 2013 4:38 p.m.

    Please don't get all excited to think that over 8,000 people were in attendance at the BBall games. That was the # of tickets sold not the number in attendance. Utah ACTUAL attendance is weel below the PAC average.

  • Red Headed Stranger Billy Bobs, TX
    June 12, 2013 5:20 p.m.

    Uteology

    Actually BYU does an excellent job teaching research skills. The post at 9:40 am shows basic research flaws.

    1) How the numbers are produced is often more important than the numbers themselves. To whit, the vastly inflated attendance numbers from the Huntsman Center. I took a quick look at the pictures from the DesNews article March 9 a Saturday game between Utah and Oregon ranked #19 at the time. So, Saturday game, ranked conference "rival" (he,he), so best chance for the Utah fan base to turn out. The empty seats in the lower section outnumbered the people. I checked out other games, same thing.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    June 12, 2013 5:27 p.m.

    Uteology

    "So at our lowest point in history our attendance was better than Utah State and EVERY team in the WCC except for BYU."

    Unfortunately for U, the one WCC team that has consistently outdrawn U for most of the last 40 years, is BYU.

    In a typical season, BYU will play 16 to 18 home games in the 21,000-seat MC, 7 or 8 road games in smaller WCC arenas, and a handful of games in other arenas.

    During BYU's worst season ever, 1997, BYU still averaged 16,895. The following year attendance dropped to 8,430, but it quickly rebounded to 9,809 in 1999, and was back over 10,000 by 2000 at 10,794.

    The Utes haven't averaged 10,794 in any season since Majerus left.

    Long-time Utah season ticket holders who have been keeping "paid attendance" over 8,000, even though actual attendance has been much lower, are losing patience. If Utah doesn't soon improve its product, the Utes could see their paid attendance plummet as season ticket holders decide its just not worth paying hundreds every year for tickets they don't use.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    June 12, 2013 6:28 p.m.

    I'm sure that byU had trouble in attendance during it's really down years (including 1996-1997 when they went winless in a diluted 16 team WAC, and only won one game all year). The only thing that will bring back the attendance is getting the team back to our winning heritage.

    Tators, although you made total sense, and you were on point for most of your post, you lost me with "will be a part of some deep runs into the NCAA playoffs". byU and deep runs into the NCAA playoffs just don't go together in the same sentence, they never have. But, byU's definition of "deep run" does mean a totally different thing than it does to other schools.

    Good luck to you, Andrus, wherever you end up. Enjoy your senior year, all your accolades, and especially your mission.

    Go Utes!!

  • BYUSU Wellsville, UT
    June 12, 2013 6:46 p.m.

    Ryan, what ever you do choose blue.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    June 12, 2013 6:54 p.m.

    RE: VegasUte

    "Tators, although you made total sense, and you were on point for most of your post, you lost me with "will be a part of some deep runs into the NCAA playoffs". byU and deep runs into the NCAA playoffs just don't go together in the same sentence, they never have. But, byU's definition of "deep run" does mean a totally different thing than it does to other schools."

    Touche. BYU hasn't had much success going deep into the tourney in the past. However, there are at least three good reasons to believe that will change in the next few years. They are Emery, Mika, and Haws. BYU has never had this much recruiting success in the past AND they have been making positive improvement each year under coach Rose. BYU has never been a consistent NCAA tourney going team until recently and they made it to the sweet sixteen just two years ago. With the direction the program is headed it is totally conceivable that BYU makes a "deep run" in the next 3-4 years (deep being elite eight or better). Go cougs!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 12, 2013 9:17 p.m.

    @Snack PAC: "Unfortunately for U, the one WCC team that has consistently outdrawn U for most of the last 40 years, is BYU."

    That's awesome bro! How did your basketball team do on the court over the same 40 year period?

    Again, thanks for the attendance smack.

    @deductive reasoning: "BYU undergrads have very high acceptance rates in medical, dental, and other research intense graduate program."

    Really? Provide us the source to confirm your numbers. Take your time if you need to do some "research".

    @Wiscougarfan: There are also more people who watch the BYU games on television than the other two in-state schools (thanks ESPN).

    Really? Please provide a link to support your claim. If it's any thing like your bowl games I disagree:

    2012
    Utah Sate - Potato 1.9
    BYU - Poinsettia 1.5

    2011
    Utah - Sun 2.71 (#13 in ratings)
    BYU - Armed Forces 1.43 (#33 of #35)

    2010
    Utah - Vegas 3.27 (#12th in rating)
    BYU - New Mexico 1.82 (#26)

    2009
    Utah - Poinsettia 2.81
    BYU #12 vs #16 OSU - Vegas 2.59

    Source: Nielson Media Research

    NOTE: the higher the number the better the rating.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    June 12, 2013 10:35 p.m.

    RE: Uteology

    “@Wiscougarfan: There are also more people who watch the BYU games on television than the other two in-state schools (thanks ESPN).

    Really? Please provide a link to support your claim. If it's any thing like your bowl games I disagree… NOTE: the higher the number the better the rating.”

    No need to be condescending Uteology. Ask a straightforward question (like you did), and I’m happy to give a straightforward answer. Here’s the data I found by going to the same source you did (Nielson)

    Utah vs. Cal (ESPNU), 2/28, 36k
    Utah vs. Washington (ESPNU) 1/19, 171k
    Utah vs. Oregon St (ESPNU), 3/7, 31k
    Utah vs. Oregon (ESPN, Pac12-semi), 3/15, 917k

    Utah State vs. New Mexico St. (ESPNU), 2/16, 114k

    (continued)

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    June 12, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    (continued)

    BYU vs. Baylor (ESPN2), 12/21/12, 407k
    BYU vs. Va. Tech (ESPNU), 12/29, 107k
    BYU vs. St. Mary’s (ESPNU), 1/16/13, 223k
    BYU vs. Gonzaga (ESPN2), 1/24, 535k
    BYU vs. Portland (ESPNU), 1/26, 106k
    BYU vs. St. Mary’s (ESPN2), 2/21, 270k
    BYU vs. Gonzaga, (ESPN2), 2/28, 789k
    BYU vs. Loyola Marymount (ESPNU), 3/2, 185k
    BYU vs. San Diego (ESPNU), 3/8/13, 206k
    BYU vs. Washington (ESPN), 3/19/13, 1.1m
    BYU vs. Southern Miss (ESPNU), 3/27, 129k
    BYU vs. Baylor (ESPN2), 4/2, 473k

    Nielsen only tracks games that are played on national t.v. so the sample size for Utah and USU is rather small (four games and one game). However, common sense dictates that games shown on national television will get more eyeballs than those broadcast on regional television.

    Utah regular season ave: 79k, post-season ave: 917k
    USU regular season ave: 114k
    BYU regular season ave: 314k regular season, 567k post-season

    Go ahead and draw your own conclusion as to which team had more people watching. Go Cougs!

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    June 13, 2013 12:00 a.m.

    @deductive reasoning: "BYU undergrads have very high acceptance rates in medical, dental, and other research intense graduate program."

    @Uteology: "Really? Provide us the source to confirm your numbers. Take your time if you need to do some "research".

    BYU Medical School Applicant Statistics 2012
    Category - Total Applicants - Total Accepted - %
    Applied to Both MD and DO - 148 - 124 - 84%
    Applied to DO only - 58 - 35 - 60%
    Applied to MD only - 221 - 133 - 60%
    Total Applicants - 427 - 292 - 68%

    Source: Association of American Medical Colleges
    DO = Dental School
    MD = Medical School

    For comparison, feel free to "research" UofU undergraduate acceptance rates to Medical and Dental School

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    June 13, 2013 12:09 a.m.

    The acceptance rate of BYU undergraduates into medical and dental schools is unfailingly above the national norm. Over the last 25 years acceptance rates for BYU students have been 82 percent (dental) and 60 percent (medical); national averages for the same period have been 56 percent (dental) and 47 percent (medical).

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    June 13, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    Wiscougarfan / deductive reasoning

    Good job baffling our hill troll with facts. The kids on the hill excel at hyperbole, but when it comes to "research", not so much.

    After all of his exhaustive research, he didn't even post any viewership numbers for Utah's 2012 bowl game. Must have been an oversight.

    2012
    Utah - Couch Potato Bowl 0.0

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 13, 2013 2:01 p.m.

    @Wiscougarfan
    @deductive reasoning

    I stand corrected, my bad! The medical schools numbers ARE pretty impressive.

    Again, my bad!!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 13, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    Marked it Down

    After all of his exhaustive research, he didn't even post any viewership numbers for Utah's 2012 bowl game. Must have been an oversight.

    2012
    Utah - Couch Potato Bowl 0.0

    ---------

    I also didn't include the viewership numbers for Utah's 2008 bowl game.

    2008
    Utah - BYU's Quest Bowl 7.8
    BYU - BYU's Reality Bowl 2.5

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    June 13, 2013 11:27 p.m.

    Uteology

    You also forgot to include the viewership numbers for Utah's bowl games from 1965, the year after Utah's Liberty Bowl win, to 1991, the year before Utah's Copper Bowl loss.

    Let me guess.

    The numbers will be identical to Utah's 2012 bowl.

    1965 to 1991
    Utah - 27 Couch Potato Bowls 0.0

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 14, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    Marked it Down
    Park City, UT

    Uteology

    You also forgot to include the viewership numbers for Utah's bowl games from 1965, the year after Utah's Liberty Bowl win, to 1991.

    The numbers will be identical to Utah's 2012 bowl.

    ------------

    Yes they would. So what?

    Utah's football program today is light years ahead of where it was in 1991. Back then BYU used to get all the top in-state recruits, you no longer do today, regardless of ESPN TV ratings, stadium size, and attendance.

    Utah is the flagship football program of the State, according to majority of top in-state recruits. This is not an opinion but a fact.

    In basketball even with BYU dominating recruiting and on the court the only thing you have to show for it is ONE sweet 16. Will Lone Peak grads take you deep into the tournament? No idea. But I also remember similar national championship talk at Iggys from a 5 star QB in a top 25 class who know plays in Kansas.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    June 14, 2013 3:33 p.m.

    RE: Uteology

    "In basketball even with BYU dominating recruiting and on the court the only thing you have to show for it is ONE sweet 16."

    Downplay BYU's basketball's accomplishments all you want but we all know what you said is not true. Here’s a short list of BYU’s accomplishment since Dave Rose took the helm in 2005-06.

    Number of NCAA tournament appearances: 6 of 8 (one sweet 16, two other first round wins), other two years were NIT appearances
    Ranked in the final polls: 2006 (#24), 2009 (#17), 2010 (#10), and just missed it in 2007 and 2008
    Conference titles: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
    Conference player of the year: 2007, 2008, 2011 (National player of the year 2011)
    NBA draft picks: 2, with another likely this year and at least six other players who are getting paid to play overseas
    20 win seasons: all eight
    (continued)

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    June 14, 2013 3:33 p.m.

    (continued)
    I can tell you why you are bitter (aside from little brother syndrome) and feel the only thing BYU basketball has accomplished since 2005-06 is one sweet 16 appearance). Utah’s accomplishments since 2005-06

    NCAA tournament appearances: 1 (one and done as a 5 seed in 2009)
    Ranked in polls: 1, 2009 (#25)
    Conference titles: 1 (2009)
    Conference player of year: 1 (2009)
    NBA draft picks: zero
    20 win seasons: 1, (and six losing seasons)

    While 2009 was a pretty nice season (despite the tourney upset), really the only thing Utah has accomplished since 2005-06 is the staggering number of players who have transferred out of the program.

    Go Cougs!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 15, 2013 1:47 p.m.

    Wiscougarfan
    River Falls, WI

    (continued)
    I can tell you why you are bitter (aside from little brother syndrome) and feel the only thing BYU basketball has accomplished since 2005-06 is one sweet 16 appearance).

    ----------

    The tournament is the ONLY thing that matters. Why? Because in basketball you don't need judges to tell you how good your are in polls, you have a chance to prove it on the court. What BYU has proved is that they lack size to go deep in the tournament.

    FYI Utah basketball has been horrible over the last 10 years. Why are you comparing your success with our programs low point? Instead, why don't you compare your success to Utah's good years and then tell us why you prefer being a "one and done" team over deep tournament runs. For example, just compare the average Utah teams from 2000-2005 to post 2005 BYU teams and let me know what you find.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 15, 2013 4:59 p.m.

    @Wiscougarfan

    Most Utah fans will tell you that from 2000 to 2013 we've been average at best and horrible most of the time (except for 2005).

    Average Utah basketball teams are 4-5 in the tournament, from 2000 to 2005 (one sweet 16).

    Great BYU basketball teams are 4-9, from 2005 to 2013 (one sweet 16)

    "NBA draft picks: 2, with another likely this year and at least six other players who are getting paid to play overseas.

    Soon to be at least 7 other players overseas, I think Jimmer is most likely on his way. That is unless, anohter NBA team give him a shot and he shines.

    No NBA draft picks drafted? We you just went one more year in your analysis you would see Utah the #1 draft pick in 2005.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    June 15, 2013 8:06 p.m.

    RE: Uteology

    "The tournament is the ONLY thing that matters."

    I'll agree to disagree on this point.

    "FYI Utah basketball has been horrible over the last 10 years. Why are you comparing your success with our programs low point? Instead, why don't you compare your success to Utah's good years and then tell us why you prefer being a "one and done" team over deep tournament runs."

    You're kidding, right? That's like saying to Utah fans... 2004 and 2008 don't really matter, instead compare the last few years of Utah football with BYU's dynasty of 1979-1985. That makes no sense. Of course I would prefer deep runs to one-and-done, but the fact that we haven't been "one-and-done" in three of the last four years is certainly reason for optimism.

    I was going to refute your claim that 2000 to 2005 was "average" for Utah, but looking at your history in the post-season, it's actually really impressive. Congrats, I wish BYU had the same track record. Instead I'll have to be content knowing that we're a program on the rise and things look very promising for the foreseeable future.