Utah is cheap with their Fake Punt against Utah State late in the second
quarter, knowing they get the ball to start the second half with a 16 point lead
against the mighty Aggies who rank right up there with the likes of the Cougars
and the Wolverines and the Trojans and Sooners, No wonder they pulled such a
surprise so late in the half to open up a bigger lead! SHAME ON THEM... Kyle
Whittingham is an embarrassment to the Utes and it's school, lets throw in the
state as well, BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I would be ashamed to call myself a Ute fan,
glad I am not.... Less of one after that call!
Whittingham an embarrassment? that's a lame comment. Utah is ranked 22 and
moving up how is that embarrassing?
No surprise that a cougar fan is the only one offended by the fake. This is
college football and we Aggies expect other teams to give us their best game,
even if right now we are not competing. The only problem I have with the fake is
that it worked out so well for Utah. I'm sure that the cougars will beat the
aggies by a similar margin and some dumb ute fan will make the same comment
about you guys.
Holy crybaby, Batman. That wasn't a "trick," it was a botched punt and Sakoda
thought quick on his feet and converted. Jeez, quite whining....
CougarKeith, are you really that clueless??? I don't care who you are playing,
but when you are up only 16 points in the first half of any game, you don't show
any mercy. Besides, don't be such a hypocrite when your Cougars ran up the
score on a clearly pathetic UCLA team. Oh wait, I forgot that by your logic
everything BYU does is magical and everything the Utes do is evil. Get a clue.
We should all be happy that the Utes and Cougs beat out of conference opponents.
It looks good for the MWC. And, if the Utes and Cougs want to stay ranked,
they have to pummel weak opponents - like they both did. Lighten up.
We too, are glad you are not a Ute fan, CougarKeith. Go on your own board and
complain about BYU running up the score on team just poor, in every respect, as
Utah State. You stayed up until this article came out so you could distract the
Ute faithful from acknowledging and congratulating their team. Not only is that
SHAMEFUL, but your efforts are in vane!!Congratulations Utes and
coach Wittingham, on a great and consistent effort. The results speak for
themselves. Clearly, the offense had fun last night just like in 2004, as the
article points out. That's great to hear! Go Utes
Good teams always run up the score. Look at Missou. No mercy.
Keith, take of the skirt and learn about football. Did you happen to watch when
Appalachian State came back to beat a 9-4 Michigan? Or When BYU was up just ten
points in the fourth quarter agains Mighty N. Illinios? Or was it N. Iowa? (Does
it matter?). Didn't hear you complaining when BYU ran the score up to 42-0 on
UCLA yesterday. You're pissed we pushed a 16 point advantage to 23, when you
pushed a 35 point lead to 42? Give me a break. People like you make me sick.
Glad the Cougs won. I watched the whole game (I'm a Ute fan, but was raised a
Cougar fan, but saw the light and decided to follow the prophets. lol). Please,
don't take me too seriously. But do get a clue. You can't critize the Utes for
the exact same thing you did earlier in the day.
Great performance UTES and congratulations coach Wittingham! Let's get ready
for Air Force!!Go Utes!!!!
Hay, Ute posters forget about Mr. CougarKeith. We are giving him exactly what
he wants...attention. He is also succeeding at generating discussion around his
contrived complaint. He has been bashed enough. Any Cougar fan would would get
the message by now...well, I think!?!How about our Utes!!! It was a great week for the Mountain West Conference. Did you see what
UNLV did to Arizona St? After Utah gets through with Oregon St, the PAC 10 will
be in a shambles!!
Memo to Scott Barns (USU AD): If you have any credibility as a Director of
Athletics I beg you to forfeit the balance of the football season. Is a
"possible" close win over hapless Idaho going to validate any measure of
progress within the program under Brent Guy. What I saw in Romney Stadium last
night was not a football game. It was a complete and absolute embarrassment to
the University and anyone who cares about a once proud football program. Where
do I start-a supposedly in-state rivalry game attended by only 19,000 and change
in the 25,500 seat Romney Stadium (most of whom were Utah fans with more than
half of all Aggie fans leaving midway in the 3rd quarter); the last two
opponents either set, or nearly set, all-time school records for total offense;
USU total offense, on the other hand, is pathetic and nonexistant; no enthusiasm
shown on the sidelines even when the Aggies had the early lead-I could go on and
on but the bottom line is the football program at Utah State University is now
the laughing stock of the entire State of Utah and within the Western Athletic
Conference. Stop the maddness.
I'd say it's time for CougarKeith to get a life, but it would fall on deaf ears.
After spotting USU an opening touchdown and losing momentum, it was simply good
footbal to post up a few extra points against a possible rally. CougarKeith is
one of the many BYU fans that make the rest of us look foolish and arrogant. No
humility in defeat and no grace in victory. No wonder the Y haters have a field
day with Cougar fans when we set ourselves up as such a big target. The only
BOOO! goes to you CougarKeith, for your lack of class.Go Cougars, Go Utes
and go away CougarKeith.
Just be happy the UCLA did not show up for its game and that it's
rebuilding its team...oc_utes
Overall, the MWC wins against non-conference teams yesterday were
impressive (with the exception of the SDSU loss). Take UNLV for instance, lost
to Utah last week but defeated no 15-ranked team.Next hurdle is Air Force,
Utah in no doublt has to (and will) beat Air Force.Go Utes!
Man oh man, the Utes and the Cougs are on FIRE this year. It's going to be a
GREAT game this November 22nd!Good luck, Utes! Well, until we meet
in November, that is!
"The Utes used a little trickery along the way when Sakoda completed a 9-yard
pass to R.J. Stanford on a broken play (it was supposed to be a punt)..."Broken play my eye. Sure didn't look like a broken play when they showed
it on the news. Sakoda caught the snap, took a step forward like he was going to
kick it, just stood there and waited a bit, then threw a pass. Nice
job Coach Whit teaching your players to kick 'em when they're down, especially
when you know you're going to win anyway against a program that's been
struggling for years. But then weren't we all expecting to see some type of bad
sportsmanship from Whit in this game after what he did last year against
Wyoming? I guess that will be his legacy.
I don't understand why CougarKeith calls a fake punt cheap? You can practice
that play till the cows come home (no offense USU) and still never know if will
work until under the pressure of a game situation. The next time the Utes try
that play and I hope they do, it could be in a very tight game. This is what
makes College Football so fun. The Cougars are always such a bunch of sour
grapes or maybe we should say prunes and you know what do Couggies.I
always hope for the best when USU plays anyone but the Utes, it is a program
that has long struggled against the facilities that the U and byu have available
for their players. As a Ute Alum I am pleased that the new Laub building is up
and functioning. My husband is a big Aggie Alum and we were glad to be invited
to the grand opening. I wish the Aggies good luck on the rest of the season.
OK--I admit up front--I'm a dedicated Cougar fan--and I hope no one takes
CougarKeith seriously. I applaud the Utes victory over the Aggies. I hope both
the Utes and the Cougs are 11-0 when then meet in November! Can you imagine the
Holy War if both teams are undefeated???? It will be the greatest battel ever!
The Utes have shown they have great talent, and Whittingham is a very good
coach. As for the Aggies, don't give up! Things look very dark right now, but
look at Notre Dame--they were laughable last year and yesterday they creamed
Michigan. Things will get better if you just don't lay down and die!!
Cougarkeith is not representative of Cougar fans. As a cougar with season
tickets, I say CONGRATULATIONS to the Utes. MWC is doing great this year
Good Job YEWTS! You clobbered the WORST TEAM in the Nation! Maybe next week
you can schedule "Dixie State" or CEU? What a joke!
Nice games, Utes and Cougs. Keep it up and some day we may get some respect.
Love to embarrass those PAC teams
I'm a Cougar Fan but it sure is nice having two dominant teams in our state.
Nice win Utah!
I see many great athletes and NFL caliber players come through USU (Curtis,
Bush, Cooley, Penn, 2 others last season) and I am left to wonder how USU is
even in the same realm as the U or BYU when it comes to players taken in the
draft (last year we had more)?? I understand it is a team game but my point is
we have great athletes all around come through here and in my personal opinion
our coaches seem to DROP THE BALL! Late hits, procedure penalties, trash talk
(from # 119) all these things point to poor coaching. I obviously think there is
a talent difference but my point being that the difference in talent is not as
wide as our coaching makes it appear. Just checked out our new
stadium endzone and the other "upgrades" to USU facilities and it looks great
but how about a coaching upgrade, realize these things take money and in that
regard USU will ALWAYS trail BYU and Utah but we need to cough up enough to at
least be competitive-our coaching is poor at best and our "athletes" deserve
I could not agree more with Aggiefan74...I listened to Brent Guy talk after the
game driving home to SLC and he mentioned that USU "doesn't know how to win".
Brent has been there three seasons and three games now, so I think it's
reasonable to think that their lack of knowledge to win is Brent Guy's fault.
I'd like to know who is dumb enough to think that Guy can turn this program
around. If Scott Barnes has any sense at all he will fire Brent Guy today. As
a huge Aggie booster I amost find myself rooting for Idaho next week just to
prove how pathetic Brent Guy really is. I have never been so ashamed of Aggie
football. The program could be so much better than it currently is. Come on
Barnes, step up and make something happen.
I was at the game. I love games in Logan. good feeling, but sad there were more
Utes fans. Aggie Nation needs to step it up and get better.
Way to go Utes for beating us in football. But we kicked your trash in hockey
Hello... did you watch your beloved cougars yesterday and their do no wrong
coach. Pretty sure he called timeouts to end the half ensuring his team scored
another td which by the way put byu up 42 - 0. So don't talk about utah kicking
a team when they are down, when byu has just done the same thing. If whit is an
embarassment so is bronco. If whit is guilty of running up the score... then so
is bronco.. those who live in glass houses should not throw stones...
Is anybody else nervous that with the game well in hand, Whittingham is leaving
starters in? Especially with Johnson's history of injuries.
I do have to say that i am very proud of our defense. They played awesome in
the second quarter and just ran out of energy on the Utes last drive of the
half. Guy is a good coach, i just can't figure out what he is trying to do at
quarterback. He just needs to go to Borel and let him make mistakes instead of
yanking the kid in and out. He can't get into any rhythm when he can't
consistently be the quarterback. I think Guy's biggest mistakes are his
decisions at quarterback the last few years. He just needs to get some body
experience so next year we can have a good quarterback. I have to agree with
everyone that Guy needs show more ability to teach the Aggies how to win, but i
am not sure he needs to be fired. Who is going to replace him. another Loser? If
we had someone who was better that could replace him i would say get rid of him
but no one on this planet that is a good coach wants to coach the Aggies.
Dont't blame Whit or Bronco for running up scores. It is the fault of the
amlighty BCS that makes this necessary.Go Utes! Go Cougars! What a
great year. Can't wait for November. The handful of bitter Y fans should shut up
and enjoy the ride.
I'm with ya, and I'm super nervous about special teams other than Louie!
I think that USU fan has a few good points. The USU defense was okay. The
problem lies in the lack of offense. It the defense is on the field the whole
time then they will get fatigued and that enables the other team to do well.
I really was confused at the thinking of the coach for the aggies at not
keeping the same QB in. That has to make it hard for the QB to get settled in
the game and for the rest of the offense to have a leader to look to. Just pick
one and let that player develop.As for Mr Baloney, the game at WY last
year was amusing. The WY coach was talking up a storm and his team couldn't
prove they had it to back him up. And to show his maturity, he flips Whit off.
Yeah, mature. This is NCAA college, not little league.
Re; USU fan, do you know anything about football? You must be a soccer player.
Guy has proved over the last 3 seasons that he is as bad at coaching as he is at
judging talent. He used a punter at QB for three years and now he is using his
best receiver as a part time QB. His top running back and #2 receiver last year
were 3rd string players and would not have played if it were not for injuries.
He has had the same game plan for every game and does not change it at half time
even when they are down by 30 points. He should be playing the best players and
adapting his offense to the players not trying to make them play his non
successful offense that every opponent knows better than there own.FIRE
GUY & DICKEY NOW!
Bronco pulling his starters midway through the third, and did not score any
points in the fourth quarter.Hall could have set many records.Meanwhile, Utah scored 14 points agains USU in the 4th, and had a trick
play against UNLV to run up the score. Who can forget the onside kick by
Wyoming.I have no idea who Kyle is trying to impress, but he is
becoming the most low class person in college football..I have no
expectations of you Ute fans understanding class.I'm just happy he
represents Utah and not any other State college.
Grow up my friend. This isn't little league or high school football. Mercy rules
don't apply. Coaches are coaching to keep their jobs. Players are playing for
their future (NFL). If you can't handle a blowout, then you shouldn't be
watching college football.
well we know who his alma mater is :)
Let's hope that the Utes can finally hold up their end of the equation.Undefeated? BYU has shown they can go undefeated through MWC play the last two
years.Let's hope Utah can.And since re: at 1:15 has
alluded to alma maters, I went to CSUSB, earned a post grad degree at GCU in
Just curious, how did Bronco run up a score?The last TD pass was
thrown in the 3rd quarter by Gaskins, and BYU held back, using ball controll int
eh 4th to avoid running up the score.Check the dictionary and Under
Class, they have a picture of Bronco.He could have rolled up on a
demoralized UCLA team, but realized that wasn't needed, and Nuheisel commented
on it post game and appreciated it.The same can't be said for Kyle
in both the UNLV and USU games. Let's not forget WYO last year.Kyle
has issues that need to be dealt with.
of the two teams, who was the last to have an undefeated season? Oh yeah.
I saw Bronco use those timeouts before the half....and your point
is?You always play all out before the half, then check your momentum
after the second half starts before you pull the horses.Kyle does
not understand this and pulls cheap stuf in the second half to run up the score,
even after the other coach pulls his horses and "throws in the towell".Talk to your coach.
I'm another BYU fan who heard that Utah executed a fake punt. That wouldn't
really matter to me--at least they did it in the first half when they were up
only a couple of touchdowns, right? I think anything is fair game in the first
half when the game is still in question. For those who think trying to score
with a short clock in the first half is running up the score, well, MAYBE if the
opponent is Utah State. But certainly not against a team that may well have the
ability to score 42 points in the second half if they do some things differently
and the turnovers suddenly go their way. I thought Mendenhall pulling Max Hall
halfway through the third quarter was just the right time to do it, even though
the score at that time of 49-0 would not have shocked the pollsters nearly as
much if it had ended that way. And remember, no points were scored in the
fourth quarter. Anyone who thinks BYU ran up the score is simply allowing
emotion to win over logic.
I chose the above name so you will know where my alliagence lies. This is in
responce to "Utes Rock." Utah has a great program and I even cheer for them
against non-conference foes since I like the Mountain West to excell. However,
you, Utes Rock, got it all wrong about running up the score. Bronco pulled Hall
and a lot of other starters in the middle of the 3rd. quarter and never put them
back in. He is a class act and treats all with great respect. He could have
left Hall in to set a new touchdown pass record but pulled him even though it
was virtually assured that he would have done so. When did Utah send in their
2nd. and 3rd. stringers? Putting in the BYU subs could have risk the shutout but
that did not matter. Also, please note, UCLA knocked off, then, #18 Tennesee
last week. When have the Aggies knocked off anyone? They are not in the same
league at all. Go Cougars!! Good luck Aggies.
I am a Ute fan.My bro-in-law is an Aggie booster.I was able to watch
the game from his new endzone suite last night. Pretty nice digs. I had the
opportunity to meet and talk with the Barnes (Aggie AD) and I came away very
impressed with him as well as his staff. They are very committed to turning
things around and were not shy about letting everyone know that the product on
the field is not acceptable. The new endzone facility is just the start of
turning things around. While the Aggies were horrific last night in every
aspect, I suspect that Barnes will be able to improve the program over the next
few years. As a Ute, I'll be pulling for the Ags to do so.
As a BYU fan in big 12 country, I am glad Utah killed USU. USU is a shame to
the region. They schedule these big games all over the country and get
destroyed. It makes football look like a joke and it makes USU look like a
"cheap date" just showing up to get the paycheck and get their tails kicked. It
isn't football anymore it is "shooting fish in a barrel". USU needs to scrap
the football program and save the tax payers and boosters the money. They could
get a lot more for their money and just invest in what they do well. Take some
notes from BYUI and get rid of all the programs which aren't legitimate. Just
an idea. The uofu destroyed them and someone needs to make some decisions
because there isn't any more blood to shed out of that dead cow in Logan!
Fans of non-spread offense teams just don't understand the workings of the
spread offense. Fake punts are not used as 'trickery' in the spread O. They
are part of the normal offensive scheme. Utah has been running the fake punts
like that since Meyer first came here in 2003. If it works, keep it in the
playbook.Also, they needed to run that play, because the offense was
looking like they needed a boost. Sakoda had been kicking quite a few field
goals. Ludwig and Whit simply used the fake punt as a way to get some more
momentum (cause that's what 4th down conversions do). Mercy rules
have not applied in College Football for a long time now because the BCS and
rankings are weighted heavily on how much you defeat an opponent, especially if
they are deemed as a weaker opponent. It has nothing to do with "class". The
way I see it, the players worked hard all week for the opportunity to play, and
they shouldn't have to let up simply because they are a stronger opponent. They
need to learn that they are expected to play 4 quarters of football regardless
of who they play.
Re: baloney | 1:00 p.m. Sept. 14, 2008 "Grow up my friend. This isn't
little league or high school football. Mercy rules don't apply." I
can hardly believe the ignorance of your post. Even in the pros the superior
team backs off and puts in their subs when it's obvious how the game is going to
turn out. Way to justify and rationalize Whit's bad behavior.re:
re:to cougar keith and Balon | 1:15 p.m. Sept. 14, 2008 "well we know who
his alma mater is :)"Yes and unfortunately it appears he no longer
remembers what LaVell was teaching. LaVell had some teams that could have really
run up the score if they had left their starters in and did some trick plays to
boot. LaVell would call off the dogs which would be frustrating to many fans
because we wanted to see the team keep scoring, and sometimes they did anyway
even with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th string players. Kyle learned his current approach of
kick 'em when they're down from McBride. He's a very McBride-like coach.
Re: baloney and can't believe what I'm reading-Can you please go
back to your worship Bronco/LaVell board?Lavell never ran up the
score? Wasn't it Lavell's BYU team that beat New Mexico 66-0 in the 80's? Let me
guess, like against UCLA they tried to be conservative, but New Mexico just
couldn't stop'em, right? You Justify your team's obliteration of an opponent,
yet, nitpick the Utes for using a fake punt while up 16 in the first half. Your
blatant bias makes it very difficult to take your accusations seriously. No matter how hard you try, you're not going to put a damper on this Ute
victory. Fortunately for us Utah fans, Whit's not in the business of appeasing
rival fans with his coaching style.
Great win. That was a good tune-up for Weber State. They beat Dixie this
weekend. That should be a great match-up for the Utes to really show their
stuff! Good thing it's at home so the Utes can enjoy home field advantage.
Next year maybe they can schedule Snow College and Dixie as well.
No BYU fan can put a damper on the UTAH victory.Only scheduling a
weak USU team, and trying to run up the score can put a damper on this Ute
victory.I can't see it as impressive.Let's see, a weak
Michigan, UNLV and Utah State.And you now sit 3-0.You
are making a statement.
No, no, blasting an overrated UCLA team, barely surviving against a putrid
Washington team and struggling at times against a glorified division II-A school
is making a statement. And to top it off you get that same weak USU team later
in the season. Much more impressive.Get a life. You got your
reaction, now you can leave.
lets see. a weak washington, ucla, and northern iowa. whats worse to play in,
the huskey's stadium or the BIG HOUSE? give me a break. you totally didnt make
any sense with that comment. byu sure is making a statement as well too huh?? GO
There're an awful lot of U fans giving props to BYU over on our forums, and
there are an awful lot if BYU fans on the U forum here dissing the U for not
having any class (which shows poorly on us, btw). Both teams caused
and took advantage of turnovers. Neither team gets respect for edging past bad
opponents (e.g., BYU's well-deserved W last week and the week before). Keep
hitting hard and we'll have the game of a century in Nov (beat AF next week and
we'll try not to lay an egg against Wyoming).
Utah was playing with young and inexperienced D-tackles, Johnson was struggling
to find a rythm, Whitt left guys in because next week has to large of
implecations to allow his team to only play one half of football. He took the
opportunity to let his guys get more rythm and experience
Stop tring to be-little Utah's win by saying Kyle Whittingham has no class.
First of all, the fake punt was when Utah was up 16 points. Last time I checked
up 16 points in the second quarter does not constitute having the game well in
hand, regardless of who the openent is. Secondly, Utah scored twice in the
fourth quarter on doing nothing more than running the ball. Utah St. new Utah
was running the ball and still could not stop it. Utah was not running up the
score, just running the ball to control the clock. Both the fake punt and
running the ball while up big is good football strategy. Well done Kyle
Whittingham. The score was lop-sided becuase Utah was the superior
football team. The same can be said for the BYU-UCLA game.
good job on the win utes. and for the byU fans complaining on utah running up
the score, get over it. nothing you can do about it. since unlv beat arizona
state ranked and on the road it doesnt make us look that bad now does it. and
the sakoda pass was the result of a botched snap and he reacted to it, so it
wasnt a trick play. and the wyoming game last year utah had every right to run
up the score based on joe glenn's guarantee.....
This is why instate teams (BYU and Utah) should not schedule USU. If it wasn't
before it has to be painfully obvious now that USU is nowhere in the same realm
of program as the two big boys in the state. This giant win has done nothing
for Utah and when BYU blows out the Aggies it will do nothing for them either.
USU is pathetic. D-1AA is calling and if you had half a brain you would answer,
OK TDS you had a good game and it's hard for me to give you credit but I am good
job. But we also won UCLA 44-6 when they were ranked 11. Don't get to excited
yet Washinton is 0-3 and they only have one close game and that was with you.
Utah is getting stonger every week and I think we will keep rolling all year.GO UTES
Being a USU student, I don't blame anyone for not going to the games. What an
embarrassment! Yet USU continues to fund the joke year after. They even built a
several million dollar facility on the north endzone. Waste of mine and other
students hard earned tuition!
Either get into a lower classification or put up the money to get a real coach,
or drop football altogether. This is after all a business boys. I know where
this Brent Guy came from, did you think that just because he was with a Pac-10
team that he was going to be your savior? The new stadium additions are great
but now you need to spend on a coach with the ability to recruit and coach, with
a staff of some quality. Either get in or get out, this is embarrassing.
make sure you do not score more then 58 on Utah State when you play them. You
would not want to be accused of running up the score would you. I have a great
idea make sure you just win by 3 to prove how humane you are and kiss your BCS
Fire Guy!!! USU needs better atheletes and a coach with a history of having one
of worst programs in division 1A can't recruit them. The idea that USU can't
afford a good coach is ludicrous.I understand John L. Smith was back
in Logan this weekend. Maybe the new A.D. could entice him into comming back.
USU's problems go far beyond coaching. Mendenhall and Whittingham are great
coaches, and I have to tell you that I don't think they could turn the program
around in short order. I'm not necessarily saying keeping Guy is the right
thing, but what I am trying to say is that USU needs a coach Aggie fans can
throw their entire support behind with the understanding that it will take years
to rebuild. However, I've seen little if no improvement over 4
years. I don't think 4 years is asking too much to start seeing the benefits of
a coaching change. But if USU has another terrible season it will be time to
USU could really use a hiatus from both teams for a few years. USU really should
get out of our 'deal' with BYU to make this possible. This would allow more
flexibility in scheduling for all teams. But for USU they could dumb down their
schedule a tad and I believe they need a weaker schedule as part of their
re-build plan. Without BYU and the U on their schedule USU could
strike a deal with Weber St for as an in-state game and they could also schedule
a weak division 1 program. I believe a weaker schedule would give USU an
opportunity right at the start of the season to earn some wins. After 5 years or
so when USU is having more success on the field they can schedule the U and BYU
Brent Guy is right, the Aggies don`t have a chance to win as long as he is the
don't care what byu or utah fans think. We have our own issues to deal with.
You deal with yours.John L. Smith will be back in blue within 2
weeks to show the cougars whats up.Go Aggies
That's right, give Guy $900,000.00 then you get some resluts.
LaVell did run up the score and here is your proof.12/1/73 BYU 63 UTEP
010/16/76 BYU 63 S. Mississippi 1910/27/79 BYU 59 New Mexico 711/24/70 BYU 63 San Diego St. 1411/1/80 BYU 83 Utep 711/2/85 BYU
59 Wyoming 010/29/88 BYU 65 New Mexico 0
I am not an Aggie hater, I have two brothers and countless other family who are
grads of USU. What I really want to know is why doesnt USU move down to the FCS
and I dont mean that as something rude or talking down to them. I mean that as a
serious question! I know they struggle to meet attendance requirements and with
BYU and Utah in the state recruiting to stay competative is difficult at best!
Playing in the FCS would afford them to be competative and recruit to be so! If
and when they had enough attendance and depth to compete again within the FBS
they could apply to go back up! I know the thought of that prob comes across
unpleasant but seriously I think it would be a good thing for the school and
Guy is a joke...Nice Guy,but a joke of a coach....his strategy is flawed and he
along with his entire troup need to go......USU needs Alta High
Schools Defensive coach...the guy is a stud and a heady defensive strategist!Hire Coach Ron Halbert and start recruiting in-state talent and watch
your win/loss record improve along with butts in your seats!
Stepping down to the FCS could be the end what they need to do but I don't think
all options have been exhausted before they make a change. Keep in mind that USU
didn't get into the WAC because of Football and they do compete quite well in
Division 1 in other sports. I think USU can save their football
program without downgrading. I agree that some time off from playing BYU and the
U would be a good thing and would open up our schedule. USU can fit in a couple
of very winnable opponents in before conference play begins. I think they also
need a new coach and I don't necessarily dislike Guy. But I think new coaches
spark enthusiasm and USU fans need something to be enthusiastic about. A new
coach will shake things up and bring back some excitement. I'd hate
to see them go down because of Football alone, but if things start to continue
they might have to.
Using the logic I keep seeing in this blog, both Utah and BYU should have
stepped down to a lower division in years past when they struggled with Football
so mightily. Before Lavell Edwards, BYU was the SHAME of D1 football. Likewise,
Utah has had some rough spots as well. The point is that both of these schools
turned it around with the right coaches, building better facilities, and getting
fans behind them. My question is "why do people think Utah State can't do the
same thing?" I think they can. The reason I think it can be done is that we
are finally in a decent conference (WAC) where we can build our program. No
thanks to BYU and Utah BY THE WAY who blocked us from getting into the WAC in
the past. But,USU needs to start now with a new coach and a number of other
changes. Go Aggies. I'm behind you 100%.