Athlon Sports Projects Cougars to MISS the NCAA Tourney for 3rd straight year

BYU Cougars on the court.
nuk13
All-American
Posts: 1265
Joined: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:43 am
Fan Level: BYU Fan
Prediction Group: CougarCorner

Re: Athlon Sports Projects Cougars to MISS the NCAA Tourney for 3rd straight year

Post by nuk13 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:56 pm

mormonrasta wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:26 pm
With this scandal involving the assistant coaches accepting bribes likely resulting in NCAA crackdowns, BYU could actually make the tournament and make a good run.
The sight www.nytimes.com quotes Louisville interim president Postel with the following, "Effective immediately, coach Pitino has been placed on unpaid administrative leave." It was a meandering article but assistant coaches were mentioned, and prostitution was involved. It said Adidas money was directed to 2 high school prospects. Pitino's contract, which runs through 2026, is said to be the highest in the nation at more than$7.7 million a year. Others at other schools are implicated but nothing specific was given. Hopefully some of you can dig out more about this. There will be more.

Personally I am encouraged by how clean BYU's program is. A lot's been said about the Honor Code and how it restricts recruiting but it is far better than scandals like this.

User avatar
Gunk
Over-Achiever
Posts: 5558
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:23 pm
Fan Level: BYU Blue Goggled Homer
Prediction Group: CougarCorner

Re: Athlon Sports Projects Cougars to MISS the NCAA Tourney for 3rd straight year

Post by Gunk » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:19 pm

More coaches will lose their jobs and there will be a shuffle of players. There will be fewer super teams filled with 5 star recruits.

I doubt, though, it will affect BYU all that much. We still have to beat St. Mary's and Gonzaga. Two schools that I highly doubt are affected by this scandal.

NCAA needs to get rid of the 1 year requirement. I'm not a fan of paying players. Let the players good enough to be paid to play go play professional hoops.
Follow me to nowhere twitter.com/gakunkel

User avatar
Mars
Retired
Posts: 9007
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:13 pm
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
Contact:

Re: Athlon Sports Projects Cougars to MISS the NCAA Tourney for 3rd straight year

Post by Mars » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:55 pm

Pitino fired now. Auburn, Miami, USC, and Oklahoma State also mentioned as schools of interest.
Mars al'Thor, The Cougar Reborn!
Resident board douchebag.
https://twitter.com/#!/eldermars

Qman
All-American
Posts: 1174
Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:54 am
Fan Level: BYU Fan
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
Location: Houston, TX

Re: Athlon Sports Projects Cougars to MISS the NCAA Tourney for 3rd straight year

Post by Qman » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:47 pm

Man this is a downer of the thread.

Here are a few reasons for optimism:

1. TJ Haws averaged was our second best player last year. He should take a leap forward with a full offseason of training.

2.Our other best returning player Childs was a freshman as well. He should take a major step forward.

3. Seljaas is back as well. He will provide some needed wing defense and of course even more shooting.

4. Think about trying to defend our team. I expect us to go small to finish games with a Haws, Emery, Bryant, Seljaas and Childs team. We are going to be a very good offensive team.
Fall down seven times, stand up eight. Chinese Proverb

User avatar
Mars
Retired
Posts: 9007
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:13 pm
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
Contact:

Re: Athlon Sports Projects Cougars to MISS the NCAA Tourney for 3rd straight year

Post by Mars » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:59 am

Like how Nick Emery took a step forward?
Mars al'Thor, The Cougar Reborn!
Resident board douchebag.
https://twitter.com/#!/eldermars

User avatar
byufan4ever
All-American
Posts: 1148
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:03 am
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner

Re: Athlon Sports Projects Cougars to MISS the NCAA Tourney for 3rd straight year

Post by byufan4ever » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:41 am

If we're going small we need to figure out how to shoot the 3 ball and how to defend it.
"life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it." - Charles Swindoll

User avatar
BroncoBot
Retired
Posts: 9158
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:30 pm
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner

Re: Athlon Sports Projects Cougars to MISS the NCAA Tourney for 3rd straight year

Post by BroncoBot » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:29 pm

Mars wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:59 am
Like how Nick Emery took a step forward?
Exactly what I was thinking.
Hoping they BOTH make some big strides this year. Maybe Mika was holding them back?

User avatar
SpiffCoug
TV Analyst
Posts: 12681
Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:11 am
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner

Re: Athlon Sports Projects Cougars to MISS the NCAA Tourney for 3rd straight year

Post by SpiffCoug » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:35 pm

Mars wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:59 am
Like how Nick Emery took a step forward?
I heard rumors that Nick got a divorce. Anyone else hear that? If true, it could explain his poor and inconsistent play last year.
BYU PER W/L Since 1988: 319-53 (.858 )
(8.4x
YDS)+(330xTD)+(100xCOM)-(200xINT)
..................ATT
SpiffCoug's posts are BB-8 approved!
Image

User avatar
Gunk
Over-Achiever
Posts: 5558
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:23 pm
Fan Level: BYU Blue Goggled Homer
Prediction Group: CougarCorner

Re: Athlon Sports Projects Cougars to MISS the NCAA Tourney for 3rd straight year

Post by Gunk » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:26 pm

SpiffCoug wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:35 pm
Mars wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:59 am
Like how Nick Emery took a step forward?
I heard rumors that Nick got a divorce. Anyone else hear that? If true, it could explain his poor and inconsistent play last year.
He certainly got worse when he got married.

Seriously, though, BYU/Rose doesn't have the best track record when it comes to players making dramatic improvement.
Follow me to nowhere twitter.com/gakunkel

User avatar
Brayden Green
Over-Achiever
Posts: 5551
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:07 am
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner

Re: Athlon Sports Projects Cougars to MISS the NCAA Tourney for 3rd straight year

Post by Brayden Green » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:58 pm

I'll take that bet. BYU makes the tourney. We are going to have a good team this year. We went from having one of the least returning starter's minutes team in the country, to one of the most.

On top of that, we win the WCC this year.
When Brayden posts Kalani be like:

Image

Post Reply