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BYU basketball coaches will head to Houston in the next day or two for the Final Four and all the other festivities, awards ceremonies (including Friday morning's USBWA breakfast in which Jimmer Fredette will be given the Oscar Robertson Trophy) and meetings that happen annually at the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament. As reported in the Oklahoman newspaper this morning, head coach Dave Rose has become a wanted man in coaching circles. Rose is definitely on Oklahoma's radar now, especially after athletic director Joe Castiglione's pursuit of Marquette coach Buzz Williams failed. I am also hearing that OU may be interested in UNLV's Lon Kruger. Should be an interesting week.——————————— Speaking of BYU's basketball future, Tribune columnist Kurt Kragthorpe has more on that, as well as what could happen at Utah and Utah State, in this column.——————————— The BYU football team will resume spring camp at 4 p.m. today, perhaps outside at the practice field behind the Student Athlete Building. Practices are closed to the public. I wrote for today's paper a little bit about what's going on at the workouts, however. This is my third round of spring practices, and I've never seen coach Bronco Mendenhall work the team harder than he has this year. Players are absolutely exhausted when they end. Here's quarterback Jake Heaps' take on what has transpired so far: "It has been a lot of fun, seeing our guys improve, and seeing the intensity out here. The guys are just getting better every day. I am really excited about it — our defense and our offense, just the way we are practicing right now. The momentum is shifting our way. Guys are starting to feel it. We are in the third week of spring practice, and guys, instead of trying to figure out what our assignments are, everybody is supposed to be on the same page and know their assignments. So this is the second phase of spring ball, this is the part where execution comes in." Couple more comments from Heaps: On the receivers: "Cody [Hoffman] and Ross [Apo], they are both doing great. It is fun seeing those guys out there on the outside. They are working hard. When you got guys who can make a play for you at the end of a game, like Cody just did in our two-minute drill, going up there and making the play. You love to have that as a quarterback, because you got guys you can throw to that you know will catch the ball no matter what. So that's always fun." On whether the offense is ahead of the defense: "Not exactly. The defense has done a great job on us. As an offense, and with our new group of guys, we are trying to get in a rhythm. At this point, as an offense three weeks into it, we have gone over a lot of stuff. Now we just want to get really, really good at that stuff. At this point, the second half of spring ball, we just want to make sure we are getting our assignments down."———————————- Remember Dantley Walker, the leading scorer in Nevada prep basketball history who committed last month to UNLV? Dantley received a bit of interest from BYU and other Utah schools, but no scholarship offers. The Lincoln County High senior learned this week that he has been named to the PARADE Magazine All-America High School Boys Basketball First Team. The complete list of honorees will be published in Sunday's edition of the magazine. Walker will sign with UNLV on April 15, but plans on going on an LDS Church mission before enrolling.