The Ute basketball program in turmoil? By: Portland Ute, Thursday 26 April 2001
The Ute basketball program in turmoil?
Posted By: Portland Ute Date: Thursday, 26 April 2001, at 2:47 p.m.
don' t really know....is it? There are things that concern me, though....
am concerned that after Rick Majerus left the team for the season that
he interviewed for other jobs.
am concerned that, for whatever reason, so many players have left the program
before their eligibility was up. Some have reported here that the number
is 10-12 players.
am concerned that there is so much contention "apparently" swirling around
Hunsaker, an assistant coach.
I don't know that this means that the program is on a steep decline as
some posters have mentioned. I think that if you have the same concerns
that I do, that you will probably agree that there are some things that
are wrong with the program? Is it on a steep decline? No. But it appears
to be standing at the top of a slippery slope.
all saw from Roger Reid that it takes no time to destroy something that
was once strong and had taken years to build. I don't think that BYU's
program was to the level that Utah's has been, but it did go from being
nationally recognized to being nationally ridiculed in a matter of months....
I am am concerned that guys like Puzey are leaving. I was never a great
fan of his. I think he hustled and had a few moments. I really never saw
him as more of a role player. However, that he would leave and Caton is
rumored to be considering it, indicate to me that the Ute program is moving
in a direction that we are not used to. I, too, got a great thrill out
of watching a TEAM of a lot of slow, unathletic players kick that trash
out of quicker, faster, more athletic PLAYERS. That era seems to be coming
to an end.
think Majerus needs to stop saying that winning is second. It seemed kind
of hokey before, but it seemed to be backed up. I don't think that it is
true any longer when "good, Utah-type" players that live team rules and
regulations are leaving the program........
Turmoil?? Maybe it's cleaning house
hopeful for better prospects.
Posted By: LoomisUte Date: Thursday, 26 April 2001, at 9:08 p.m.
don't think that a few people leaving necessarily says that our program
is falling apart like it sounds some are implying. We are obviously spoiled..
winning and winning. We tied for 1st place in our conference. The way I
look at it it sounds as though we have a couple of high quality players
coming in next year. Who knows, maybe we'll get back to where we were a
couple of years ago. That was a damn good team. I think reality is we may
never get a "final four team" again for a long while, if ever. I think
the future is looking well. If we can get some good long stay recruits
after this next season we should be loaded again. I will admit I would
have liked to have seen Godfread have a chance. I have heard good things
about him and had some good schools recruiting him out of high school.
I'm more excited about this years coming team than I ever was before last
season started. Hopefully after this next year we will not have to rely
on juco's anymore. I have nothing against the ones we have had but it sure
is a lot more fun watching them develop over four years instead of two.
I hate seeing them learn the system after two years and leaving. Anyway
I'm rambling. That's it.
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