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What an awesome achievement! The recognition is well-deserved. Thank you for setting an example of excellence. Good luck at Barnard!

(Suggest removal) 6/12/13 at 9:16 a.m. least you two don't have a dog.

(Suggest removal) 5/10/12 at 7:56 a.m.

Look, the vast majority of BYU recruits are LDS and there are obvious recruiting advantages when they are going head-to-head with other schools for LDS recruits. However, there are obvious recruiting advantages for other schools when going head-to-head with BYU for non-LDS kids (principally, no honor code -- or at least no code as stringent as BYU's). Nonetheless, BYU's roster is sprinkled here and there with non-LDS kids who are either projected to be, or have been, productive players. Some names that come to mind in the Dave Rice era: Keena Young, Matt Carlino (who UNLV wanted), and Mike Loyd (who was there for 3 years before transferring). There have been, or will be, other contributors. Names that come to mind are Lamont Morgan and Anson Winder (a Bishop Gorman product). Dave Rice deserves a lot of the credit for getting these kids.

For me, the bottom line is Rice has done in recruiting at BYU what he should do. And that is, get the kids to come to BYU that fit with the program. But I don't think that has necessarily been easy. BYU has gone head-to-head with Pac-10 schools, ACC schools and others to get guys like Kyle Collinsworth, Tyler Haws, and DeMarcus Harrison to come to BYU (for yellowsub264, Harrison is LDS). BYU is currently going head-to-head with just about everyone for Jabari Parker. I personally believe it will be a miracle if BYU lands him -- even though he is LDS.

In sum, Rice should be expected to do the same thing at UNLV that he has done at BYU. That is, exploit recruiting advantages. I think this translates primarily into getting local kids, or kids with local ties -- and there are plenty of good ones out there. His track record at BYU suggests to me that he is good at exploiting recruiting advantages.

I, for one, hope UNLV hires Theus.

(Suggest removal) 4/7/11 at 3:05 p.m.

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