Mark Pope would be a great hire to replace Dave Rose. Love Rose, he has done a
great job. It is a tough job that can wear you down and I think it is time to
let him ride off into the sunset and get some new blood and excitement in there.
All of the transfers really hurt this team. Jordan Chatman would have been a big
help or Isaac Nielsen on the block.
Haws might be the worst defender I have ever seen and I have watched a lot of
bad defenders playing for BYU. Are they coaching him to play 20 feet off of his
guy so that his guy can take wide open threes or is Haws so slow, unathletic or
lazy that he cannot stay on his guy? Why are they constantly rotating and
leaving backside three point shooters wide open? Put Mika and Kaufusi down low
and tell the perimeter guys to stay ON their guy and not let them have an open
shot. If the ball goes into the post you have two large, physically imposing
players who can simply handle it on their own without a slow guard's help
defense. Why in the world would a coach keep their best athlete, Kaufusi, on
the bench? 6'10", 270 lbs who can jump, defend and body up on anybody?
A guy who is not afraid of anyone? Yeah, keep him on the bench Rose because the
last thing this team needs is some toughness. What a joke. Kaufusi actually was
the difference last year and the win at Gonzaga this year. Stop with the three
guard offense and get Childs, Mika and Kaufusi on the floor at the same time and
let Haws come off the bench and hit an occasional three because that is all he
This won't change next year or the year after unless there's a change
at the top of the food chain. Coach Rose has to go, sorry, like the man
personally, but he just can't coach players up. He has zero control over
his players and sits on the bench holding his hands on his face. We need a coach
that fires up the players. Maybe someone with a bit of a temper, (Madog Mark
Madsen?) If you can't coach defense, you won't win games. If you
can't stop players from throwing up 30 footers 5 seconds into the shot
clock, you won't win games. Changes must be made, plain and simple.
Another lackluster performance for a team coached by no 'D' Dave Rose.
There appears to be too much entitlement on this team; I don't think the
best players are always playing. Two things: (1) There's no
excuse for ANY team to walk into the Marriott Center and score 100 points
against us.(2) There's no reason why a program of BYU's
caliber should EVER lose more than 3 games in the WCC regular season.I actually don't know if replacing Rose is the solution. But, if I'm
Rose I'm doing two things today: (1) Calling Dave Rice and begging him to
come back; (2) Hiring Jackson Emery and asking him to please teach this
backcourt how to play defense.I wanted to believe that Haws, Emery,
and Mika could take us to the next level. But, it appears that only Mika is
physically built to play D1 basketball. The other two are very skilled. But,
either too small and/or too slow.
I agree with those who say Rose's teams don't play defense and that
they also don't have an offense. Until that changes, we will keep having
20+ wins every year and early exits in the NCAA and nit. It isn't about
talent. It's about execution. And right now, our players don't know
how to execute a play on offense or defense.
I think Coach Rose's Achilles heel is defense. In this game the opponent
basically had free rein to go to the basket for easy shots. It wasn't just
that we were slow to rotate but even when we had time we didn't square up
or contest shots, other than a lazy hand in the air occasionally. Offensively I
think we are a decent team but without a quality defense, we are never going to
win these games no matter how talented we are. I hope they focus on this over
the offseason and come back with a better focus on the fundamentals. If not,
we've hit our ceiling under Coach Rose, and unfortunately it's not
What I'd like to see is no hype, no next year, and team goals kept private.
Come out and prove your worth on the court. No shouting down fans of other
teams. Preserve your fire for the court. Focus on transition, points and
momentum from a great defense. Can BYU do that? It's been a long time.
My vote is for Coach Judkins to switch to the men's team!!
@ Red.dyedshirtUTA were conference champions in their league. Boise
State was third place in theirs.
"At least I have heard of Boise State."That's because
you've watched them beat Utah in football and basketball for the last two
Only ones who call for a new coach are those who don't like BYU anyway and
those who have too much of their identity tied up in BYU athletic success.
Yeah, I bought into the hype preceding this season without doing much actual
analysis. Next year will tell if any hype was warranted. Meanwhile, after
another 20+ win season fair-weather fans are asking Coach Rose "What have
you done for us lately?" Coach has earned the right to stay as long as he
It's just time for a new head coach. It's painful to watch and
I'm sure it's not fun playing either. We're getting to the point
of complete futility and Rose knows it. We got a new FB coaching staff,
it's high time for a new B-ball staff as well. Let's move
This is a case of poorly repaired team. Defense didn't exist and the
offense relies on either a 3 point shot from the perimeter, pretty much the
player creating his own shot or throwing into the big's for them to create
their own shots, With no defense and poor offensive scheme. It’s no
wonder there are losing.
Need to bring back Steve Cleveland as the coach. Currently, BYU is stuck in
neutral with the gas pedal stuck. No hope for improvement under the current
At least I have heard of Boise State.
A complete lack of discipline this season. No team cohesiveness. They beat
Gonzaga and stink up the floor with lesser teams and some of these losses were
downright embarrassing. This is all on the coach.
Easy - no defense.Obvious that with the 4 experienced wings and
guards that transferred in the off season and the hiring of Lewis as assistant
coach that Rose has given the program to the LP3. Those guys and Lewis are all
about scoring records and personal achievement. Going to be a rough
road until the Emery and Haws folks are through using the program for personal
The BYU offense was sloppy in the 2nd half. UTA couldn't miss in the 2nd