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12 minutes ago, uneblinstu said:

I, personally, would have given him a 10 year extension after 2014.

 

Yikes.  That would have been dangerous, especially when obvious(in hindsight) how important Smith was to that squad.  Hard to imagine after that Wisconsin game that year we are where we are.  Bummer he couldn't run with the momentum from that.  

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27 minutes ago, royalfan said:

 

Yikes.  That would have been dangerous, especially when obvious(in hindsight) how important Smith was to that squad.  Hard to imagine after that Wisconsin game that year we are where we are.  Bummer he couldn't run with the momentum from that.  

Bummer his ADs cut his nuts off, we lost Kenya and recruiting, and it was over.   

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1 hour ago, uneblinstu said:

Of course not. But when you're 5-7 when you're supposed to be at worst, 9-3 after the last two years, everything gets overly scrutinized 

Exactly, it’s REAL easy to pile on now. If you have concerns about issues that don’t amount to squat when you’re winning, then why bring them up now?

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This is Craig Smith's record so far at Utah.  Let's not make him out to be more than he is.  By the way Missouri is easily and objectively worse than we are:

 

 

2022 Schedule 

Game Plan | Opponent Tracker

Date Rk Opponent Result     Location Record Conf  
Tue Nov 9 92 140 Abilene Christian W, 70-56 70   Home 1-0    
Sat Nov 13 86 311 Sacramento St. W, 89-56 73   Home 2-0    
Mon Nov 15 82 350 Bethune Cookman W, 86-55 67   Home 3-0    
Sat Nov 20 80 126 Boston College W, 68-61 67   Neutral 4-0    
Sun Nov 21 77 148 Tulsa W, 72-58 64   Neutral 5-0    
Sat Nov 27 63 24 BYU L, 75-64 65   Home 5-1    
Wed Dec 1 70 19 USC L, 93-73 72   Away 5-2 0-1  
Sun Dec 5 70 112 California W, 66-58 65   Home 6-2 1-1  
Wed Dec 8 72 62 TCU L, 76-62 69   Semi-Away 6-3    
Sat Dec 11 80 264 Manhattan W, 96-62 67   Home 7-3    
Sat Dec 18 72 144 Missouri L, 83-75 70   Away 7-4    
Tue Dec 21   85 Fresno St. W, 68-64 65 64% Home      
Thu Dec 30   154 Oregon St. W, 72-69 67 60% Away   ×  
Sat Jan 1   58 Oregon L, 73-68 66 33% Away   ×  
Thu Jan 6   145 Washington W, 76-67 72 79% Home   ×  
Sat Jan 8   44 Washington St. W, 70-69 68 51% Home   ×  
Thu Jan 13   98 Arizona St. L, 69-68 69 43% Away   ×  
Sat Jan 15   7 Arizona L, 84-69 74 10% Away   ×  
Thu Jan 20   8 UCLA L, 75-68 69 28% Home   ×  
Sat Jan 22   19 USC L, 71-67 68 35% Home   ×  
Wed Jan 26   44 Washington St. L, 72-66 68 28% Away   ×  
Sat Jan 29   145 Washington W, 73-71 72 58% Away   ×  
Thu Feb 3   154 Oregon St. W, 75-66 67 80% Home   ×  
Sat Feb 5   58 Oregon W, 72-70 66 56% Home   ×  
Sat Feb 12   77 Colorado L, 70-67 67 39% Away   ×  
Thu Feb 17   90 Stanford L, 72-70 69 41% Away   ×  
Sat Feb 19   112 California L, 67-66 66 48% Away   ×  
Thu Feb 24   7 Arizona L, 80-72 74 24% Home   ×  
Sat Feb 26   98 Arizona St. W, 71-66 69 66% Home   ×  
Sat Mar 5   77 Colorado W, 70-67 67 62% Home   ×  
Projected record: 16-14 9-11

 

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19 minutes ago, 49r said:

This is Craig Smith's record so far at Utah.  Let's not make him out to be more than he is.  By the way Missouri is easily and objectively worse than we are:

 

He's won everywhere he's been as an assistant or a head coach.  Not sure what he does in Utah but I don't think one loss in Missouri means more than the other 2 decades of results.

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3 minutes ago, hhcmatt said:

 

He's won everywhere he's been as an assistant or a head coach.  Not sure what he does in Utah but I don't think one loss in Missouri means more than the other 2 decades of results.

 

Fair enough, it is just his first year there, but it looks an awful lot like a typical start to a Tim Miles season at Nebraska.

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3 minutes ago, 49r said:

 

Fair enough, it is just his first year there, but it looks an awful lot like a typical start to a Tim Miles season at Nebraska.

 

Thinking highly of Smith doesn't diminish the legacy of Miles.  If anything, Miles' ability to surround himself with good people seems like a trait to be celebrated, not discounted.

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1 hour ago, 49r said:

This is Craig Smith's record so far at Utah.  Let's not make him out to be more than he is.  By the way Missouri is easily and objectively worse than we are:

 

 

2022 Schedule 

Game Plan | Opponent Tracker

Date Rk Opponent Result     Location Record Conf  
Tue Nov 9 92 140 Abilene Christian W, 70-56 70   Home 1-0    
Sat Nov 13 86 311 Sacramento St. W, 89-56 73   Home 2-0    
Mon Nov 15 82 350 Bethune Cookman W, 86-55 67   Home 3-0    
Sat Nov 20 80 126 Boston College W, 68-61 67   Neutral 4-0    
Sun Nov 21 77 148 Tulsa W, 72-58 64   Neutral 5-0    
Sat Nov 27 63 24 BYU L, 75-64 65   Home 5-1    
Wed Dec 1 70 19 USC L, 93-73 72   Away 5-2 0-1  
Sun Dec 5 70 112 California W, 66-58 65   Home 6-2 1-1  
Wed Dec 8 72 62 TCU L, 76-62 69   Semi-Away 6-3    
Sat Dec 11 80 264 Manhattan W, 96-62 67   Home 7-3    
Sat Dec 18 72 144 Missouri L, 83-75 70   Away 7-4    
Tue Dec 21   85 Fresno St. W, 68-64 65 64% Home      
Thu Dec 30   154 Oregon St. W, 72-69 67 60% Away   ×  
Sat Jan 1   58 Oregon L, 73-68 66 33% Away   ×  
Thu Jan 6   145 Washington W, 76-67 72 79% Home   ×  
Sat Jan 8   44 Washington St. W, 70-69 68 51% Home   ×  
Thu Jan 13   98 Arizona St. L, 69-68 69 43% Away   ×  
Sat Jan 15   7 Arizona L, 84-69 74 10% Away   ×  
Thu Jan 20   8 UCLA L, 75-68 69 28% Home   ×  
Sat Jan 22   19 USC L, 71-67 68 35% Home   ×  
Wed Jan 26   44 Washington St. L, 72-66 68 28% Away   ×  
Sat Jan 29   145 Washington W, 73-71 72 58% Away   ×  
Thu Feb 3   154 Oregon St. W, 75-66 67 80% Home   ×  
Sat Feb 5   58 Oregon W, 72-70 66 56% Home   ×  
Sat Feb 12   77 Colorado L, 70-67 67 39% Away   ×  
Thu Feb 17   90 Stanford L, 72-70 69 41% Away   ×  
Sat Feb 19   112 California L, 67-66 66 48% Away   ×  
Thu Feb 24   7 Arizona L, 80-72 74 24% Home   ×  
Sat Feb 26   98 Arizona St. W, 71-66 69 66% Home   ×  
Sat Mar 5   77 Colorado W, 70-67 67 62% Home   ×  
Projected record: 16-14 9-11

 

 

Smith turned South Dakota around quickly.  He then turned Utah State around immediately, winning the Conference in his first season in Logan.  He's highly respected out here in the Beehive State.  Most local pundits were happy to keep him in the state and think it's only a matter of time before he gets the Utes rolling.  I wouldn't be so quick to judge a Year One rebuild, particularly if your primary complaint is a road loss at a Power 5 school.

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23 minutes ago, Husker4theSpurs said:

I blame Ryan Anderson for all of this. I sentence him to having to run the stairs at the Devaney yet again and having his coach forget he had him do so and then immediately throwing him into 5 on 5s full court and chewing him out for dragging.


I would do a lot of things for a Ryan Anderson level shooter right now.

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4 minutes ago, busticket said:

  
Anderson was a baller.  One of my favorite Huskers of the last 20 years.  I’m not sure he’s even shoot well with this offense

I completely agree with this - never thought Ryan Anderson got near enough props. One of my all time favorites.

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