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  1. Looks like Portland is clearing cap space to get young?. I was never a big fan of McCollum as a guy to help get Portland to the next level. Volume shooter. I think Portland tried to secure their post play but could never keep their big guys healthy. Unless you are a big, popular market, rebuilding is always a crapshoot. A ton of luck is needed in the free agent market or catch lightening in a bottle in the draft. Dame is ultra loyal, which is good and bad.. His window is closing.
  2. TCU has all those rich oil barons to help.. You just need to remind her who is boss.😲
  3. Looks like Utah is getting a new IPF, if approved. We have one now that was built in 2004 but it lacks a few things. Two endzones, big enough sidelines for safety, you can't punt full power without hitting the ceiling, no climate control other than heat and massive ceiling fans. The biggest issue is, scheduling time. With all other sports using the current one, sometimes it get's too crowded and overlaps a lot. The current one has a nice trophy room but I don't think it has proper sports med rooms or storage space. The new one will cover all the needs and also include video boards. Before Meyer came to town in 2003 and demanded facility upgrades, athletes used to practice in the cold season in a make shift, shitty plastic bubble. In the last 20 years, we've came a long ways in facilities. P5 money and needs has driven a lot of that. High roller boosters like @Chile_Ute will probably just write a check to pay for the whole thing on this new joint. https://go.boarddocs.com/ut/uutah/Board.nsf/files/CB7MX45B4BD6/$file/Football Indoor_02-01-22.pdf
  4. Including, full on bat shit crazy in Apocalypse Now..
  5. You'd should find an assistant coach like Shooter.
  6. Dude. Have fun. Teach them the basics and remember, you being their coach means you are helping kids play organized sports, learn teamwork and not spend that time on video games or snap chat etc. Even if they suck, if they have fun, they will come back for more.
  7. Maybe you should have a team movie day and watch Hoosiers. lol
  8. The Boylen touch was just for shock value. Boylen was an embarrassing goon with his antics.. Craig is a positive guy. I just don't know if he can coach Utah. We have some talent with Carlson and Gach and yes Branden has missed more than a few games with injuries/surgery along with a few others but every team has injuries at this point. I haven't checked every game but I see a whole bunch of dudes getting 15 min or so a game, which speaks to the rotation issue. A good coach finds a way to make average guys better and I don't think it's unrealistic to think we can be better than last place in the PAC given Smith's record at USU. Like I said, I'm not giving up on Craig but he better get his shit together next year. I'll even take average to small progress but we've seen too much good basketball at our school to accept failure. Sadly, you have to be kinda old like us to remember big Rick's era. Larry had a few good years and even Giac rode Bogut to a S16 run but pretty lean these days.. Rant over.🤢
  9. Well my friend, we broke a record tonight. And not the good kind. Prior to this season, our longest losing streak in school history was 8, two times. 2011-2012 and 1942-1943.. 114 seasons of basketball and Smith broke his first significant Utah record tonight with our 9th straight loss and got rolled by about 20 points. The kids play hard and have decent defense but really, it's a hodge podge of a team put together with duct tape. We have no set, consistent lineup and a bunch of confusion. We give away leads, if we can ever get one. Zero player leadership and closers. Smith was 79-24(76%) in three seasons at Utah State. His first year there, he went 28-7 with other coach's kids, went to the Dance 2 of his 3 years there, with one year of no Dance in 2019-2020 due to Covid. That year, they won the MWC tourney. The PAC is a step up in play but there's obviously a bigger disconnect. Way too early to give up on Craig but these numbers are pathetic. Smells like Jim Boylen in the Huntsman Center. Even Jim went 18-15 his first season. Have a whiskey shot tonight for our sorrows. Cheers.
  10. No worries. I'd bet $100 he doesn't know which conference all 3 teams are in and what cities they call home without looking it up. I'm pretty sure he's never been out West. Crossing state lines without approval from the courts and parole officers in his case probably can't happen anyways. He just reads box scores and ESPN articles for his info to post on this board.
  11. I'll see your 8 and raise to 10. Road trip to the Washington schools after. Both are better teams and we already lost to both in SLC. I really don't see any games we should win the rest of the year with the exception of maybe ASU at home and OSU on the road. I'm sure we might pull out a few but this season was over Dec 30th.
  12. I'm not up to speed on your roster. But with an elite 8 run last year, was that just lightening in a bottle for one season or where is the huge drop off this year? OSU made a massive late season push as a mid level P12 team and kicked some ass when it mattered but you'd think some momentum would be there. Yard sale on talent moving on?
  13. Nah.. Just a tiny mess to clean up.... Nothing to see here..😲
  14. utenation

    Rose Bowl

    Obviously, just another simple oversight. Or typo again.. P10, Sugar Bowl and or Fiesta Bowl ties.. You know, simple mistakes.
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