During the game in that cesspool of a Marriott Center during Jordan Loveridge’s freshman year, I had a thought, as crystal clear as any I have ever had. We were not only in the game with a ragtag bunch in Larry’s 2nd season, we were threatening to win against the highly favored home team. I thought, going forward, I see no reason why we should ever lose to these guys ever again. They had just joined that joke of a conference, Larry was showing he could get the most out of three talent he had, and there were true signs of vast improvement in the quality of players we were going to bring in.
Since then we have built the amazing basketball facility, had two really good years and some overachieving teams, yet BYU has spanked us pretty good the last two meetings. I am hopeful about tonight but not getting the good vibe about beating them. We will see how it goes. The team is an enigma to me, as can be expected from a young squad, but I want to see us win in the worst way.
I love what Utah is doing, but I will forever be a Runnin’ Ute guy first and foremost and it pains me to see us struggle in the way we are struggling right now. Even in a rebuilding year I think we should be capable of beating the ward ball crew from Provo. I am not happy with Larry’s ability to retain players But I am holding out hope that he can get things sorted out going forward. Just some ramblings as I await a flight. Go Utes!