Almost obvious the next Utah BB coach is still currently coaching


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    • #140819
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      Johnny
      Ute Fan
      @johnny

      I’m sure an agreement has been made or the dismissal of Larry wouldn’t have been done. My guess the next head coach of the University of Utah is still coaching right now.

    • #140820
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      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      Possibly.

    • #140824
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      Chester Copperpot
      Ute Fan
      @chestercopperpot

      Pope is still coaching.

      • #140826
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        PlainsUte
        Ute Fan
        @plainsute

        Pope is getting worked by UCLA at the moment…

        • #140827
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          Chester Copperpot
          Ute Fan
          @chestercopperpot

          Yeah. We should hire whoever wins the Naty!

          • #140829
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            PlainsUte
            Ute Fan
            @plainsute

            We don’t need a new coach to lose to UCLA.

            • #140830
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              Chester Copperpot
              Ute Fan
              @chestercopperpot

              I know, we should get UCLA’s coach, right?

              • #140836

                PlainsUte
                Ute Fan
                @plainsute

                Doubt we’d get a Pac-12 lateral transfer.   Who are the up-and-coming MAC, MVC, Summit League coaches?
                For example, Oral Roberts’ Paul Mills spent 9 years at Baylor.

            • #140853

              Chester Copperpot
              Ute Fan
              @chestercopperpot

              I’d take Pope in a heartbeat, bring Burgess, he’ll get a bump in recruiting with the PAC 12, and his players love him. 

      • #140828
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        Charlie
        Ute Fan
        @charlie

        Goodness, Pope is a tool.  He is in one of the few locations that would welcome him.

      • #140831
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        Johnny
        Ute Fan
        @johnny

        2 bald coaches with no eyebrows. Interesting matchup right now

      • #140835
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        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        Pope? I’d rather lose an eye. 

        • #140837
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          MDUte
          Ute Fan
          @mdute

          Please excuse my ignorance because I really haven’t been following hoops closely the last several years. But what is it about Pope (other than the obvious fact he coaches our rival) that turns Ute fans off? I heard a recent Bill Riley interview of former Ute player Chris Grant and he was saying how jealous he was of the Y because of Pope and their entire staff, including guys like Burgess, that have been out-recruiting us and instilling tons of confidence in the players they have. Are we for sure against the idea of trying to poach Pope from the zoobs if we are unable to get Alex Jensen?

          • #140839
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            UrbanLiar
            Ute Fan
            @urbanliar

            Pope made some generally nasty comments after we beat them last year. Plus he poached our best signed and committed recruit last year by hiring his dad at the school. But a big portion of my hatred of that guy is because he played for THEM. The one school we never directly refer to.

            • #140842
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              MDUte
              Ute Fan
              @mdute

              Thanks for the insights, I wasn’t aware that he made nasty comments after we beat them. Unless I’m mistaken I believe Pope played for Washington and then Kentucky.

        • #140881

          Connor#22
          Ute Fan
          @connor1822

          @tony totally agree

      • #140852
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        GameForAnyFuss
        Ute Fan
        @gameforanyfuss

        If Pope is announced as our next coach, then my first phone call will be to Harlan’s office to ask for Larry to get a contract extension instead.

    • #140845
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      AZUTE
      Ute Fan
      @azute

      Yes Utah’s next basketball coach is still coaching…….in the NBA

      I maintain Alex Jensen will not take the job which means Utah’s next coach is likely Jonnie Bryant.

      Pope is the Wizard of OZ. He’s just smoke and mirrors. The real work at BYU is done by Burgess and Fluger the assistants.

      • #140848

        Matthew Thomas Castleton
        Ute Fan
        @mcastleton928

        I think if offered and given a pay increase Jensen could not pass up the opportunity. I truly think Utah has a serious chance to make the Tournament next season with the roster they have. And make a run in said tournament. What better way to make a name for yourself as a coach then to shine in the Tournament?

        • #140850

          AZUTE
          Ute Fan
          @azute

          Don’t get me wrong I’d would be doing cartwheels if Alex took the job and would happily eat crow and ask for seconds.

          He is and should be the first choice as Coach. I just think in the end he’ll stay in the NBA.

          A close second is JB. He’s a smart young energetic coach who will put some life back into the program.

          • #140857

            FountainofUte
            Ute Fan
            @fountainofute

            If it’s Bryant, we HAVE TO pull Burgess from down south as an asst.

    • #140858

      UteROCK
      Ute Fan
      @uterock

      And his team just beat # 1 Illinois 😜

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