Episode 54 — Runnin' Utes non-conference review, Johnson addition; BYU introduces Sitake
Published December 22, 2015
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    Both Utah and BYU made some major additions Monday. In this week’s episode, hear Utah men’s basketball head coach Larry Krystkowiak discuss the addition of four-star 7-foot center Jayce Johnson, who enrolled at Utah early and is eligible to play immediately. In addition, Krystkowiak looks back at Utah’s 77-75 overtime win over Duke on Saturday and evaluates where the Utes are, including the defensive and turnover problems the Utes need to fix, heading into Pac-12 action next week. “Defensively, we’re not happy with where we are,” Krystkowiak says. “The last two games, I think we re-committed and dedicated ourself to playing some defense. It wasn’t fun to hear we were last in the Pac-12 in defensive field goal percentage and I don’t think that’s something that our guys are proud of.” But the fun doesn’t stop there. BYU officially welcomed in Kalani Sitake as its new head football coach on Monday. The former Utah and Oregon State defensive coordinator, as well as ex-Cougar football player, embraced his return to BYU and in this episode, you will hear snippets from that press conference. In addition, DeseretNews.com writer Brandon Judd chats with former BYU running back Luke Staley and current BYU running back Algernon Brown about the hire. “He’s the right guy for the job,” Staley says. “Somebody that’s passionate, somebody that’s driven and can do the best job for what the job entails.” This and much, much more on the Deseret News Sports Podcast!
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