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    Mark Pope, a former BYU assistant and current Utah Valley head coach, will serve as the new head coach in Provo.


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    As mentioned several weeks ago on this board, this hire comes as no surprise. He was the leading candidate. Because of the requirement that the coach be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU's search is very narrow.

    His first job, beyond getting some good players into the program, is to learn how to beat Randy Bennett and St. Mary's. There is too much of an obsession with Gonzaga, and it's led to the Cougars actually having a worse record (I believe) vs. the Gaels than they do against the Zags since they joined the WCC.

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    WCC has humbled BYU basketball. it needed it imo, we'll see if Pope can adjust to it

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    Beast of luck to him...Maybe Coach Pope can instill a mindset where defence is a priority...

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    I suspect Pope is going to be a winner there. Don’t sleep on him.

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    I have to admit, "Coach Pope" has a nice ring to it

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    Or to put it another way, "Pope is in charge of BYU basketball" or a couple more; "BYU hires Pope", "BYU looks to guidance from Pope", "Pope in charge at BYU". The possibilities are endless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    Or to put it another way, "Pope is in charge of BYU basketball" or a couple more; "BYU hires Pope", "BYU looks to guidance from Pope", "Pope in charge at BYU". The possibilities are endless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    Or to put it another way, "Pope is in charge of BYU basketball" or a couple more; "BYU hires Pope", "BYU looks to guidance from Pope", "Pope in charge at BYU". The possibilities are endless.
    Very good work Birddog you sniffed this bird out well.

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    Birdmeister..I see what you did there!

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    "White smoke over Provo as BYU names Pope"
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    You’re incredible gifted!!!

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    Another solid hit Birddog this one a triple, maybe a home run.

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    The Pope likes Pope as new BYU head coach.

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    Pope to revive Cougars

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    Pope not enough in battles with St. Mary and St. Aloysius.

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    I can see this is gonna' go on for awhile......................


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    "BYU puts faith in Pope to bridge conference schism"
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    "Pope blesses the Mariott Center"
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    Pope Tends BYU Hoops Flock

    Pope Hopes to Make His Mark on BYU

    Rose Pedals Away as Pope Blooms Hope

    Cougars' Hopes Rely on Pope


    Film at 11. . .
    Last edited by RenoZag; 04-12-2019 at 05:11 PM.

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    BYU, Seeking Miracle (Winning WCC), Looks to Pope for Answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    "White smoke over Provo as BYU names Pope"


    Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonstu View Post
    BYU, Seeking Miracle (Winning WCC), Looks to Pope for Answer.
    and the hits keep coming!
    Birddog

    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
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    All mimsy were the borogoves,
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    I watched his press conference and I have to say I am impressed.

    He wants the bar to be high. He embraces the high expectation level.

    He has praise for Gonzaga and Mark Few, but his focus is internal.

    He wants players that want to be there.

    He wants a loyal staff that works relentlessly.

    I think he is the best possible hire for BYU's narrow, specialized set of requirements. Won a national championship as a player. Played in the NBA. Assistant coach in the NBA. Assistant coach at BYU. Successful in his first attempt as a head coach. The resume is solid.

    I wish him good fortune and a long career.
    I miss Mike Hart

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickMick View Post
    I watched his press conference and I have to say I am impressed.

    He wants the bar to be high. He embraces the high expectation level.

    He has praise for Gonzaga and Mark Few, but his focus is internal.

    He wants players that want to be there.

    He wants a loyal staff that works relentlessly.

    I think he is the best possible hire for BYU's narrow, specialized set of requirements. Won a national championship as a player. Played in the NBA. Assistant coach in the NBA. Assistant coach at BYU. Successful in his first attempt as a head coach. The resume is solid.

    I wish him good fortune and a long career.
    Agreed. Seems like a solid hire.
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