Matt Wells is doing a terrific job keeping USU football moving forward. It is
time for Aggies everywhere to start showing up. We need more season ticket
holders and more alumni contributing to the Big Blue scholarship fund. The
coaches and players are working hard to put out a great product. Lets show the
support they deserve. Go Big Blue!!!
Utah State could do better financially if the LDS Church would do the right
thing and drop the program at BYU. For the past half century this has been the
wrong thing for the church to engage in and has only hurt the overall mission of
Utah State both academically not to mention athletically. It isn't just
about winning, it's about not having a detracting brand that happens to be
represented by the predominent religion in the state (yes I am a devout LDS
church member). Church leaders should always remember that a state school has a
more important athletic branding mission, post-graduate research &
professional education mission (yes BYU should close the Law & Business
schools). Rexburg should be the model Provo should evolve into, and if more
undergraduate slots are needed the church can take over SVU in Buena Vista, VA
after halving the Provo enrollment. Utah & Utah State should be the big
athletic brands in the state of Utah followed by Weber State, Utah Valley &
Southern Utah Universities. I think this would be a better academic and
athletic example the church could set for the nation. Abolishing Cougar Nation
is a start.
First of all let it be known that I'm the first to support fundraising for
anything. That being said, why isn't he focusing more on the field? His
new team and staff need all the practice they can get if they excpect to have
the season the fan's hope they'll have. Second to #1 SLC Sports fan,
what does the church needing to support USU more than BYU have to do with it?
#1slcfan,Were you aware of who the Chairman of the Board of BYU is,
the man responsible for deciding whether BYU has sports or not? A fellow by the
name of Thomas Spencer Monson. Heard of him? He's decided BYU should have
sports. I'm going to stick with President Monson on this one. You are
free to disagree with him
I think Matt Wells is doing all of the right things and this trip around the
state is a great thing. I can only hope that Aggies come out for these events.
Who cares what BYU does, Aggies need to focus on what makes Utah
State the best a everything academics and sports. Thanks to the
Laubs for the Wayne Estes building
#1 fan ... best humorous read in months. Thanks.
#1 Salt Lake FanWhy in the world would the LDS Church do anything to
increase Utah States Brand? Don't get me wrong I like Utah
State and I hold nothing against them, but the LDS Church has no vested interest
in Utah State. They are completely invested in BYU. Why does BYU have a sports
program; look at old examples like Steve Young and Ty Detmer as well as more
recent examples in the form of Jimmer Fredette and Ezekial Ansah. No press is
bad press and recently BYU has been receiving great press. As far as
academics the slogan for BYU is "enter to learn go forth to serve" I
can't think of 2 programs that strive harder to fulfill this slogan then
the Law school and the Business program. Why in the world would the LDS Church
cut these 2 programs in order to increase programs at a school they don't
sponsor and may or may not support the same goals the Church has. If
anything the church should make BYU Idaho the flagship undergrad school push BYU
towards becoming a graduate and research school.
SLC Sports Fan,I think like many Ute trolls, you have an inferiority
complex. Being from outside of Utah, I wonder where this dislike for BYU and its
mission comes from.Otherwise, I wish the Aggies football team and
other sports teams well and I hope they take the Mountain West by storm.
Furthermore, I hope Coach Wells is successful and sticks around Logan for a long
time. I wish them a victory against every school they play except one and happy
Aggies and Utes, 2 programs headed in the right direction.Happy trails to
our brothers in Logan with their new coach and in their new conference.There is no "dislike for BYU and its mission".Just for some of
it's arrogant and hypocritical *fans*.Read your own comment and stop
wondering.Go Utes...and Aggies.
If having sports at BYU were in someway a detriment to the LDS church then they
would be dropped. However, Athletic programs do aid Universities in their
missions. If the LDS church deems them important then that should be a hint to
those who don't think athletics should be a part of any University.
The LDS Church does have a vested interest in USU. USU has the largest LDS
institute program in the world.
"Matt Wells is doing a terrific job keeping USU football moving
forward."Because he is fundraising? Moving something forward in
sports means winning. The MWC is 5 times the WAC. Tell me this again after
next season and we'll see if your opinion is still the same.
@Striker"The MWC is 5 times the WAC."Not true.
The WAC finished higher in the rankings last season than the MWC did, according
to ESPN. The top 3 from the WAC (USU, SJSU, LA Tech) compare very favorably to
the top 3 from the MWC (Boise, SDSU, Fresno), and the bottom tiers of both
conferences aren't very far apart. UNLV or Hawaii are only marginally
better teams than Idaho or New Mexico State. I see the jump to the
MWC as a clear step up in competition, but the Aggies are familiar with most of
the teams in the conference. Plus, the Aggies have done well against MWC
competition the last few years, so I'm not too worried. If Matt
Wells can keep the high-powered offense intact and ensure a smooth defensive
transition under Todd Orlando, I think the Aggies will be legitimate contenders
again this season.
Let's not forget that the MWC is the WAC. Does anyone say different?
Let's not forget that USU finished in the top 20 and returns the
state's top rated quarterback. Does anyone outside of Cedar say different?
Let's also not forget that 70% of our starters from last year, including
the entire O-line, return along with the top-rated quarterback in Utah. Oh yeah,
and the top-rated quarterback last season is the one that beat SJSU. Sorry, Riley. That automatically disqualifies you from consideration. Does
anyone say different?
@Go Big BlueYou are missing the most important part of your team.
The only reason you were 10-2 last year was because of one Gary Anderson. Now
he's gone and you don't have the experience at head coach that you
desperatly need to do well in the WAC 2.0. @SamboneThat's good since Riley's college carrer is over. There is a reason
he isn't considered anymore buddy. Man you guys need to keep up with
current event's and get some facts straight.