I am a big fan of the LP3, but looking forward to the day that the Lone Peak 3
can put together a complete game. Seems like for much of the season that 1, 2
or even all 3 of the LP3 are struggling in any given game. Low percentage
shooting and keep firing it up and something will eventually break lose seems
to rule the thinking I suppose. Too many 4 for 15 or 1 for 7 shooting games
lately from these highly touted folks. Too many fancy and/or lazy passes being
thrown away lately. Turnover city. We have seen brilliance in all of them but
hoping for that consistency and a little more unselfish play. But super exited
about Childs. He is quickly emerging into one of the best.
@Spokane UteI agree. LK has done an incredible job on the hill. I
didn't expect the Utes to be so good so quickly. Obviously this year has
been a struggle this year, but they haven't done too bad for such a young
team. I think the Y has potential, but they definitely have some
catching up to do. I'm looking forward to the match up in the NIT (if it
happens) and the head to head next year.
“At San Diego, defensively we were slow....“Hopefully we’re
better at that... our shot selection was pretty questionable...They got quite a
few easy baskets against us at their place. We’ve got to hope we can stop
them.”----------------Lot of hoping going on.
Makes me think of an old song "Wishin' and hopin' and
thinkin' and prayin'....."I'm going to do some
wishin' and thinkin' of my own.I'm wishin' we
had a coaching staff that had answers. In the past when Rose played a more
conventional style of offense we had fairly good defensive teams, held teams to
low shooting percentages and in the low 60's in scoring. We didn't
throw up shots at such a breakneck pace but still scored enough to win 25+ games
nearly every year. I'm thinkin' back then we also had
assistant coaches who were good enough to receive head coaching offers or
opportunities to coach in major conferences. What do our current group of
assistants bring to the table? Both Nashif and LaComb have never coached
anywhere else. Maybe Rose needs to make some hard decisions.
I watched the Washington game but didn't see the clip board incident. I
heard there was an injury involved to the coach. That seems excessive.The approach of breaking things and yelling at players red-faced does not seem
like a positive way to coach in any sport and at any level. I remember his
playing days in Montana and he was the same as a player.I for one
would love to see Larry tone it down a bit, actually, a lot. he is a black eye
nationally to the University of Utah.
Jello, Thanks.Oh, and yes I did say LK and not Coach K in NC. Please
don't confuse the two. They have completely different styles. Coach K is
level headed and LK, well, no so much.
Spokane,The clip board incident has nothing to do with the BYU game. Just
pointing out different temperaments when it comes to coaching styles. It take a
lot to get under Rose's skin and takes very little to get under
LK's.Not sure why he thinks he needs to throw a temper tantrum and
break clipboards to inspire his players and then later need to wipe off the
blood. Other than Bobby Knight he is the only coach I know of that seems to
lose their cool so easily.Even worse the AD seems to condone this
activity. Something is amiss on the hill.
@ Spokie UteI think he said LK. Coach K is in NC.
Down UnderNaw, I see a blow out coming but we shall revisit this
afterwards. As far as Coach K goes, I have no idea what that has to do with
BYU's game tonight. However, considering the coaching job he's done, a
clip board is a small price to pay. Love him or hate him, the way he has turned
Utah around is amazing. I met him last year here in Spokane at Hoopfest. He was
very approachable, and very cool. That's all I can ask of someone and he
has my full support. Have a good day; and good luck tonight. BYU won't need
luck though; blow out city; watch and see.
I have no confidence right now in this team because there is no consistency and
maturity at the point. In my make believe world if you could have put
collinsworth at the point with this group it would be a whole different story.
I think Saint Mary's can be had with the right effort, but I agree they
won't touch Gonzaga.
Spokane,I would not be so sure about a blowout win by the Cougs. Just
like the Utes the Cougars start out really slow and can play with no heart and
desire at times. I doubt that we will see coach Rose break a clip board in
anger and frustration though to get his team motivated. That seeks to be a LK
anger management approach. Neither team will get an NCAA bid this
year and are both NIT bound where they deserve to be. They may have good run in
the NIT however.
JelloNo way they lose to San Diego; especially at home. They
won't lose again until they come to Spokane; this is the best Gonzaga team
I've seen in the 11 years I've lived in Spokane. Only other road game
is at Portland; last in the WCC.
The good news we will get a winning streak tonight but the bad news will be like
win, lost, win (if we are lucky on Portland), lost (Zags for sure), win, lost (
two games in the wcc tourney), win and lost (in NIT). Sorry for not being kind
my friend Cougars. Yoeli Child is rising for sure and hope he continues to rise
even higher. The other 3 LP, when are they going to be like Yoeli in
improvement department. Why is it just Yoeli and Mika in the post, what about
Kaufusi (Football rust)? We need to get Dastrup play more and the rest of the
@Spokane Ute - Spokane, WAFeb. 16, 2017 7:46 a.m."BYU will
win this going away. BYU is a 17 point favorite and San Diego is 11-15. Should
be a walk in the park."You never know with this team. We could
just as easily lose this by 15 and then come back on Saturday and blow out Saint
Mary's. Keeps your arms inside the ride, the roller coaster is still in
BYU's two biggest weaknesses are poor shot selection (very selfish
individual play) and the lack of consistent defense. Both of those variable are
independent of the inexperience and youth of the team. Defense and shot
selection are products of discipline and selflessness. If BYU can't get
those two things corrected than this team will struggle the next couple of years
to win consistently. Haws, Emery and Mika have all had big offensive games this
year so we know they can score. The question will be, can they defend at a high
level and can they improve their shot selection? We have also seen what the lack
of defense and poor shot selection can do to a team this talented, UVU, San
Diego, Santa Clara, Pepperdine. Its been commented before but there are few
teams that have had season highs in scoring, field goal percentage and
efficiency against us.
BYU will win this going away. BYU is a 17 point favorite and San Diego is 11-15.
Should be a walk in the park.
BYU's biggest weakness is a lack of experienced upperclass leadership.LJ Rose helped, but even he was a transfer still learning Dave
Rose's system.BYU's only returning upperclassman with
significant playing experience was Davis, but he suffered a career-ending injury
before BYU had a chance to gel as a team.