Would Mark Pope or John Stockton ever coach their alma maters? - Deseret News
Shout out to our Tom Larimer. when he said, “Pope is the biggest get for BYU coaching in history” hahaha, or something to that effect. I loved Pope as a choice but I did not realize that just how rare a man Pope really is:
1 Be so dang infectious, self deprecating, makes everyone feel like it is the best dang day ever!
2 Mad skills recruiter. Elite at this point. Who are our best players this year? 4 transfers, think about that for a sec…Coach Few does that every year and that is why he keeps the Zags in the Blue Blood conversation…it is here at BYU and it is real.
3 These recruits are not LDS. Chow on that for a minute. Sure, they are Christian or maybe not, but they all buy into the Honor Code and Pope does not hide it, he sells it.
4 Either Pope goes to Kentucky or Burgess will be a Head Coach very soon. Two guys that live in rare air of Coaching that are game changers.
5 Pope keeps everyone happy, He ain’t losing players to low playing time, Best dang locker room in America. Believe it. Case in Point. A year ago, I said, “Our starting Center is perhaps our third best big man”. Today-Lees minutes are down to 8 a game. Haarms and Harward are clearly more effective. No fault of Lee’s. I love his game but he can’t pic and rol so it bogs down a Pope offense.
6 be very happy for BYU sport today. Pope and Sitake are both in sucky conference, making the best of a lousy situation and keeping BYU on bright on the national scene. Tom Holmoe should get a ton of credit here.