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White smoke seen coming from the Marriott Center - Pope named

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I'm hearing this morning that white smoke has been seen emanating from the Marriott Center.


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Chatter on Twitter is that it's Pope.


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https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900 ... coach.html

Looks like you're right.

By the way, great pic in that article. Rose and Pope are shaking hands, but both of them are looking off into a different direction like it was just a routine handshake that their mother's made them do. Funny that Dick Harmon thought to use that pic. They're on UVU's floor, so that was 2017 after the Cougs wiped the floor with the Wolverines 85-58 so I'm sure it wasn't a tender moment.
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Honestly, I wouldn't have been disappointed with Madsen, but I do think Pope will do well. The next interesting item on the agenda is if he simply brings his whole staff from UVU or if BYU or even himself, goes in any other direction. I guess that's our next round of speculation, especially in that Dick Harmon's article notes that one of the questions asked in the interview process was whether the candidate would consider coming to BYU as an assistant if they didn't land the HC position.


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I agree. I was hoping for Madsen but I think Pope will do well. Looks like the other conversations he was having in Minnesota during Final Four weekend didn't pan out as he'd hoped

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Knowing that Pope won't stay in Provo long if he's successful, I hope UVU picks up Madsen (Mark might be interested b/c the writing's on the wall in LA and Orem would put him close to his new son's 4 grandparents). That way when Pope leaves, Madsen would have the D1 experience needed to do well with BYU--and I imagine he'd be there for a while.
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Madsen as assistant coach!


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UVU needs to hire a LDS coach. We might need that person in a few years.


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