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5 things to ponder as Aggies enter fall camp

Published: Saturday, Aug. 2 2014 6:49 p.m. MDT

5. Who will battle for time on the defensive line? Next List » 4 of 4 « Prev
While the Aggies are extremely strong at linebacker with the return of Kyler Fackrell and Zach and Nick Vigil, the defensive line will face the challenge of replacing nose guard AJ Pataiali’i and defensive ends Paul Piukala and Connor Williams.

Considering how much of USU’s defensive success the past few years has been due to the play of its line, that’s not great news for Aggie fans. Fortunately, defensive end B.J. Larsen, who started 13 games in 2013, is back, along with junior defensive end Jordan Nielsen, who was a second-team all-WAC selection as a freshman in 2012. Junior college transfers John Taylor and Siua Taufa should battle for playing time at defensive end this fall, while junior nose guard Travis Seefeldt and sophomore defensive end Ricky Ali’ifua both saw extensive action last year.

In 2013, the Utah State defense gave up less than 107 yards rushing per game and less than 2.8 yards per carry. Coming anywhere near those numbers again this season would surely leave Wells thrilled.


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Stang08
Southern, UT

The answer to number 1 is no because he won't stay healthy(not a wish but a fact) and the answer to number 2 is nobody.

tinplater
scottsdale, AZ

Stangzero, what was the question #2, "Who is Stang0?"

lehiaggie
Lehi, UT

The biggest question for me is the secondary. It will be interesting to see who shows up there.

Stang08
Southern, UT

No tinplater the second question was "How will the secondary stack up?"

tinplater
scottsdale, AZ

@ Stang0...and your answer to no 2 was "nobody"??? Read the question and your answer together. SUU and MC shining through.

Stang08
Southern, UT

Okay my mistake. The answer is they won't. If I'm nobody, then why are you talking to me? Give me a break. Your preaching to certain individuals that you would never belittle any school or anyone in it is laughable after that last sentence. What's wrong with SUU and MC? Give me an example that has nothing to do with three things. The fact that MC is 4A and not 5A, the fact that SUU is an FCS school for football, and the fact that I was a student of both. Give me something without those things and I'll consider it.

Stang08
Southern, UT

@tinplater

Can't do it I see. All that preaching down the drain.

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