Any fan who's seen how Pope has built & developed this current team of ours
AND is not satisfied with it — THAT fan either has anti-Pope biases or is a fan that has NEVER been satisfied with BYU's basketball program.
This team is built & ready to compete in the Big12, regardless of where we end up exactly.
The last BYU team that could claim that was comprised of the LP3 & dudes called Bryant & Childs. And unfortunately that team was clearly not as cohesive & defensively sound as this current team. Else they woulda had a lot more to show for themselves than a heartbreak victory over an unblemished Zags juggernaut.
As great as that victory was, it was no fluke — & maybe not even a victory for the ages, in reality. It was the glimpse of what that team SHOULD HAVE BEEN. It was also a glimpse as to why Dave was not allowed to stay on & coach TJ, Nick & Yo for one final season — before some poor "next guy" was left with the fruits of four years of largely bs recruiting.
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Originally posted on Nov 20, 2023 at 12:36:33am
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