90’s Utah Utes Fans Will Weep
Dear Ute Fans,
Remember how fun The Huntsman Center used to be in the WAC days? I got emotional looking at these four pics...
1- Andre Miller
The straw that stirred the drink. People thought it was Van Horn's team, or Doleac's team. No. It was always Andre's. Plus, he looked just looked Adam Sandler.
2 - Hanno Möttöla's Triple Umlauts
Hanno was a monster down low. Majerus was always able to recruit international bigs. I still remember Hanno dunking over Arizona and UNC in the '98 tournament. Nobody could stop him in the paint.
3 - Majerus's Sweater
There was no sweater rotation. THIS was the sweater. "I want cream dammit!" He wore it for every home game at least. This was back when all college coaches were in three piece suits a la Rick Pitino and John Callipari. Majerus was a pioneer in comfort. Coaches now who get to wear polos, or windbreakers while coaching owe a debt of gratitude to Coach Majerus.
4 - Keith Van Horn's Lloyd Christmas Haircut
Van Horn is arguably the greatest Ute ever even though he wasn't on their Final Four team. But even in the late 90's, when I was just a little weiner kid, I knew this wasn't a good thing. I had a bowl cut from '88-98, and I was still like "Jeez, Keith, get some hair gel..."
Coach Craig Smith is doing a good job in his second year, and the Utes look okay this year, but, holy cow, the nineties were the best.