Andersen has said many times that he isn't going anywhere. He loves Cache
Valley and he is turning USU into a great program.
Hope he stays at USU....he has done a great job. Good luck Aggies.
The USU football job is not the stepping stone it used to be. A lot has changed
in Logan. 1. Administration that supports football. 2.Upgrade in facilities. 3.
Competitive coaches salaries (still need to bring up assistant salaries) 4.
Conference Stability ( MT West) 5. Winning Program!! 6. Top 25 ranking 7.
Chuckie is only a sophomore! Depth and talent on the o and d line!, young and
talented Linebacker core. As good as we are this year, we have a chance to be
even better the next couple of years. A player like Chuckie Keeton doesn't
come a long every year (decade). The next couple years are set up to be special.
Coach A has said from the day he got this job that Logan and USU has every thing
he needs to be successful. He says he loves it in Logan and I believe him.
He's staying in Logan. His sons are going to USU, and he has a chance to
make something amazing happen here, and he know's it.
BYU can only hope he goes away since Gary will be taking many of the players BYU
use to get. DN can hope he goes away because if he doesn't people will want
to start reading articles about the nationally ranked team up north. Little
brothers grow up and older brothers, well, get old.
I can name about 4 million reason why he wont be there next year, wanna hear
It will be interesting....do you stay and try to build a legacy of teams over
the years or do you take the money and run.Several years ago USU coach
John L Smith jumped ship and took the money at Louisville,then again at Michigan
State a few years later. In September 2012 he declared bankruptcy.Sometimes the grass is not that much greenier on the other side of the
Although John L. WAS a very good coach, he is nowhere near the man Andersen is,
and GA will keep his word. As for the 4 million reasons to leave, he has a much
better reason to stay and be able to coach 3 of his sons at the college level
and build his legacy (as Ironmono said). John L. was/is always looking to make
a buck and will leave at the drop of a hat like he did at USU and Weber. The
Aggies will continue to roll and Andersen will be the engineer. GO AGGIES.......
You USU fans remind me of what we (Utah fans) were saying right before Urban
Meyer left. And frankly, what Gary Anderson is saying sounds just like what
Urban was saying. You can deny it all you want, but trust me: I've been in
your shoes.All the reasons you gave for Gary to stay (loyalty,
family, locale, etc.) were all the same reasons Urban had to stay....but he
didn't.What do you expect Gary to tell the press? "Yep,
you nailed it...I'm out of here"? No, he'll be saying how
he's USU's coach and he's not going anywhere else, blah blah
blah....right up until the moment he gives his office keys back to HR.Such is the nature of the working world - when you can get tons more money at
a higher-profile job, that is hard for a competitive person to turn down. And
Gary Anderson is a very competitive person.Nice job at USU, Gary,
and good luck at your next endeavor.
Andersen is gone. His sons can transfer. Everything he has at Logan is avialble
somewhere with the addition of more money and a BCS conference. He most likely
already said yes and the annoucment will come after the Idaho game. The real
question is will I want to renew my season tickets next year?
He's leaving in a few years. He's a good coach and a better team will
most definetly get him out of Logan and in their town soon. Before Sambone and
others say anything, no I'm not refering to my team. He already coached my
team and didn't do a good job. That's why he's in Logan until a
big school get's him.
@Stang08"He already coached my team and didn't do a good
job."Weak argument. He was at SUU for only one season. Then he
got promoted to U of U defensive coordinator.And the rest is
Here comes Sambone right on cue. Yes he was and he didn't do well. I wa
sure you didn't know SUU existed then. But this proves you are a closet
fan. I'm not a closet aggie I was just telling it like it is. Anderson
will be going to a bigger and better school soon.
Gary Anderson's success at Utah State is a perfect blending of his coaching
abilities and Utah States hunger to exit the 50 year football wilderness, this
is not something you would want to try and duplicate elsewhere. His many future
years at USU will prove what a great match this is. Go Aggies!
@Stang08"But this proves you are a closet fan."Of the Thunderchickens? Ha! I literally had no negative feelings towards them
until you started showing up on everything Aggie related all of the time. For
claiming to not be a closet fan, you sure like to show up everywhere that has to
do with the Aggies.Besides, I liked the Aggies even when they
weren't good, so that finishes off the not a true fan argument you
repeatedly keep trying to use on me.I bet you were not even a fan of
the Thunderchickens until you attended SUU. And I doubt you were there when
Andersen was coach for one season.And by the way, the Big Sky record
against FBS schools last year was 6-87. Great conference there, Stain.
For what it's worth, if Coach Anderson leaves, it will be back to third
place in the State of Utah for USU. I think he is a good fit but I really know
nothing about his character except what I here from friends in Utah, which
hasn't always been favorable. Hoping for the best for USU.
I doubt Andersen will go anywhere at least for a few more years. He has three
sons, one of which is currently in the program, and possibly two more coming in
next season. He also consistently talks about how much he loves Logan and
(fulfilling a bet made last season) got a Utah State logo tattoo on his
shoulder. Even if he does leave, he will have left the program in
better shape than how he found it.
But you think he WILL leave right Sambone? Of course he said he loves Logan. I
love Logan too but if you are as good as him you want to be at the helm of a
better team. And for whoever said the thing about the BigSky, it's better
than the WAC.
@Stang08Your point about a coach wanting to be at the helm of a
better team would be a valid point only if Andersen was given the reins to a
better team right off the bat. If he gets poached by another school, chances are
that school fired their coach because of poor performance and Andersen would
have to re-build the team at that school. He has already poured his
heart and soul into USU football (he cried at the end of the LA Tech game), so
why start over when he can accomplish even more with his pet project? And he
gets annual salary increases, so that doesn't hurt either.And
no, the Big Sky is most definitely not better than the WAC. The WAC's top
three teams in just football have gone a combined 27-6 this year to date, and
The Big Sky went 6-87 last year against FBS competition in all sports. How many
of those victories were in football? Like two or three at most. I
doubt the Big Sky conference record is much better this year. Care to refute me
with legitimate evidence?Also, Andersen has an Aggie tattoo.
Pretty sure Jordan High could beat a few Big Sky teams Stang. And yes, that
OK you just keep thinking that. We are talking about Anderson and with what he
has done up in Logan he will most certainly go to a bigger school and have
better talent to work with. Look at Urban Myer going from at the time a gret
Utah team to a great Florida team. Same situation and no one can deny it.
Stang, coaches seldom stay at one school their entire career. It's not
news. At some point in time, Gary will most likely leave and all USU fans know
that. However, fans understandably want to keep him as long as possible
considering the incredible turnaround the program has taken because of him.
When Gary officially announces that he's leaving, then he's leaving.
Until then, he's still the coach at Utah State. It isn't necessary to
think your opinion is worth more than any other person who sits and speculates.
So you admit he won't stick around. I knew you had it in you to say I was
right. Did I say my opinion was worth more than anyone elses? No that was your
words. The point is Anderson won't be around much longer and the aggies
will go back where they were with Coach Guy. And then teams like Weber and SUU
can beat them.
I hope he stays but I think he is leaving. He is a great coach loved him at the
U and wish he was still there. Unfortunately if he leaves USU will drop out of
sight again too bad I love to see that program doing well.
You seriously stay up until one in the morning reading these things? Wow you
truly are a die hard Aggie fan! I knew you had it in you. And until SUU or Weber
actually beats USU, I wouldn't speculate much. And like I said before, Gary
hasn't said anything about leaving. If he does then he does. Either way, I
highly doubt you know his plans better than he does. So has SUU planned a game
with Jordan High yet? I'm planning on buying tickets.
No I'm not man. What part of I hate the aggies and comment to make the
fan's mad don't you understand? They will when a new coach like Guy
comes in. Even you have to admit my birds could've beaten your aggies
under coach Guy.He won't until he actually leaves. Whatever his plans are
it starts with getting a job at a better school. Why act like such a child?
SUU is way better than you think buddy.
So what you're saying is that you love the Aggies so much that you
can't help but read every article online about them? I knew it. You're
one dedicated Aggie fan. And no you don't make us mad, but you give us a
lot of good reasons to laugh. You act like we actually care what you say when in
reality we just enjoy watching you say nonsense.
I'm enjoying the ride Andersen has provided for us. His son recently
committed to play for the Aggies, so I don't think it's out of the
question Andersen will stick around at least four more years. Those significant
pay raises he gets are good incentives, too.Oh and Stang, what if
Coach Lamb leaves? Then SUU is back to being a garbage FCS team. See? I can
All the attacks from the two same people when your teams going to a bowl that no
one know's exists. No I'm not saying that but I know you don't
understand what I'm really saying The A Game. I really don't read the
articles unless like week 1 you played my team. Look at Sambone, yes I do. You
do care or you wouldn't say anything to me would you? Here is more
nonsense, the aggies will lose the patato bowl just like they did last year.
Ask yourself this Sambone, would his kid be going to USU if he wasn't the
coach? If Lamb leaves SUU will go back down hill I know it and everyone else
knows it. We aren't a garbage FCS team. What's your excuse at the
Lets go Aggies! Thats how you handle business boy. Stang you're a hater
with a severe inferiority complex. Grow up. It's hilarious that you attempt
to deflect questions but fail to show any intelligence in your childish rants.
For someone who hates the Aggies you sure do talk alot of trash on their article
boards. If its the fans so what OSU/Michigan game has even more rowdy and
disrespectful fans so good luck with that arguement. If you just go off records
then SUU is horrible. I'm just using your logic. I can't wait to see
what you say next so I can make you run in circles.
Stang is desperately trying to stay relevant considering the Aggies have made
him a pumpkin-face time and again this season. Any bowl is better
than no bowl. It's best for the program at this time and it will help build
additional regional interest in the Aggies, so I have no complaints. We aren't a garbage FBS team because we are WAC champions, Stang. The
Aggies are on the rise, and even an irrational hater like you can't deny
that. I don't know where Andersen's son would have gone to
if Andersen wasn't head coach, but neither do you, so it's a moot
point.Oh yeah, and Andersen repeated again he isn't going
anywhere after the game was over. Happy days for Aggie football. And
it's spelled potato. You remind me of Dan Quayle, Stang.
Stang,Not that all of us don't know it already, but everything
you say makes no sense. It's quite comical actually. For example, you
complain that our team is 10-2, 6-0 WAC champs, ranked, and going to a
bowl....makes sense. Your team got pummeled by ours, isn't bowl eligible
(have they ever been?) and has one fan. I'm failing to see why you have any
credibility. Any negative point you bring against USU means that SUU is just
that much worse, times ten. You can keep commenting but our team is still the
best in the state and yours is just plain horrible. But if you want to keep
going, feel free to give us more reasons to laugh at your illogical reasoning.
I think if you saw the game on Aug.30th you'd see we have more than one
fan. Which is more than you guys. What is it now two or three? This year they
are but next year could be very different. As in BYU and UofU continue to beat
you. I really would like to meet you. How would you want to meet?
SUU has more fans than USU now, huh? Now that makes sense. So what you're
saying is because USU was excellent this year, that they will be horrible next
year? Hmmm, considering how many starters are returning, I would rethink that
statement. Maybe next time before you comment, you should actually read up on
the facts, bro. Also, so now you're a Utah and BYU fan? I thought you
rooted for SUU? Is it because your team has no chance of beating USU that
you're now rooting for them? I guess it's too bad that USU has a
better chance at beating those two teams now than they ever have. I'll
tell you what, when SUU and Jordan High play, I'll meet you then. How does
that sound? My money is still on Jordan....
Don't be a coward and come to SUU and find me. And FYI yes I root for SUU.
And anyone who happens to be on USU's schedule. I'm a die hard SUU
fan and love to see anyone who plays USU beat them.
Uh, so you're a BYU, Utah, and Weber State fan? USU plays these teams
pretty consistently. You're a fan of many schools Stang! The good news is
that although you might root for whoever plays USU, your Thunderbirds
aren't ever going to win. So I'm failing to see why you even bother
commenting."And FYI yes I root for SUU." And thanks for
clarifying that. All of us were wondering, as if we didn't already know