USU press conference transcript and video
@MarsThe secondary has been a bit suspect, but I blame their
performance partially on our lack of pass rush. No secondary can hold D1
Receivers and QBs for more than a few seconds. Some one is eventually going to
get open. Boise state and BYU both have excellent O-lines. We will be playing
teams with lesser D and O lines very soon.
@Mad MartiganI've explained it already.@MarsNice try but you aren't getting to me. Who is that
"esteemed" commetor you are talking about?
I temper my expectations because our secondary cannot figure out which receivers
to cover. I saw Glover-Wright get burned on 4 straight plays which led to a TD
against Boise State. I saw Rashard Stewart pick the wrong guy to cover which
led to a crucial Boise State 3rd and 20 conversion which led to another TD. I
saw Mitch Matthews get into wide open space 3 times in the BYU game.I'm not upset with the offense, it's hard to find a groove after
losing so many players. But the secondary is NOT keeping us in games. It is
good that they have a great opportunity to shore up problems and weaknesses
against UNM, but I honestly would be ecstatic to win 6 games this year. At the
beginning of the year I had hoped for 8, but Boise State and BYU proved too much
for us without Keeton.Stinks, but there it is.
Now, now Mars... I agree with almost everything you said. But 6 wins? Even an
injury-laden Aggie squad is better than that.Think about it: New
Mexico is a dream match-up for us. Hawaii is horrendous, UNLV isn't that
much better than last year (and they will likely go on a 3-game skid before they
face us), and both CSU and Wyoming have been extremely inconsistent. Mixed in with a couple of bye weeks, I really don't see us losing anymore
games this season (maybe Wyoming... depends on which team shows up).We still have the best defense in the Mountain West. The rest of the teams
will have a very hard time cracking it.
I've finally put it into words:Criticism is only useful and
productive when given by someone who genuinely has the best interests of the
person/thing they're criticizing at heart. If you criticize and point out
flaws because you want someone or something to get better, when they finally
address those things you criticize, you'll be happy.A few of
our esteemed commentators do nothing of the sort. It is irksome and frustrating
that they withhold praise, fault find, and are so unforgiving of unnamed past
sins committed by no one who participates on these comment boards.I
am frustrated by USU's play lately, though I understand the injuries change
the dynamic of the game. I think they get it together for this second half of
the season now that the rough part of the schedule is over. If we somehow limp
along to a 4-5 win season, then we will have really been a lousy football team -
injuries included.But I think we win 3-4 of the next 5 games and
finish with 6 wins.
Chris Utah State lost because of an onside kick
I haven't shown my ugly face around here after the BYU and Boise State
games because I can't stand the constant barrage of negative pronouncements
on USU football. It's frustrating that the moderators on DesNews say they
welcome thoughtful comments, but two of the Aggies' greatest "fans"
do nothing but disparage the football team and the fans.
I agree Big Blue. Bowling for the third year in a row. And that was all I was
expecting this year anyway. Growing pains (and injuries) were basically
inevitable this season. @Mad MartiganDon't be too
surprised when one of the two board "residents" goes ape since you asked
that question. I've learned one of them has a lot of
similarities to the T-Rex from "Jurassic Park": If you just plain ignore
it and don't move from that position, eventually it will go away. Give it a
try, man. The quality of my life has gone up substantially.
The Aggies will go bowling. They play a very easy latter half of the schedule
and have the players to do it. Why are you so down on the Aggies Stang08?
@Go Big BlueWhat proof do you have? Is it just a gut feeling? If
so, you are sadly mistaken.
Aggies will go bowling for the third straight year.
Does it make a difference who starts? They have underpreformed as predicted and
they can't win the conference or make a bowl without Keeton. And he never
proved that he is the "Best QB in the state" anyway. So really it makes
no difference who is starting the rest of the season. The aggie season is over.
I think this is a way to see what the Aggies can do without their Star
quarterback. If Garretson does good enough he could be a good challenger for the
conference champs. 2012 was good for USU like 2009 for Ute's or 1980's
for BYU. Let's see if they can keeping improving than falling off the edge
for a few years like the Ute's did when they joined the PAC 12.
All teams face adversity, as the Aggies have with several of their best
offensive starters. This will be a bowl year for USU and a positive one for
continuing to build the tough USU brand that GA left the Aggies with. This team
will get better in every game. Go Aggies!
Good luck to Garretson. I think he'll be able to help us win out the weaker
part of the schedule. He shows some real promise. @Chris BIf USU will only see undefeated seasons and top 10 finishes in the fans'
wildest dreams, then why do you even pay attention to little old Utah State in
the first place? Please just leave us alone. Many of the comments
you post on the USU and BYU portions of the site are borderline spam anyway. How
many different screen names can a guy want/need anyway?
Even with Chuckie, its clear this usu team is the third best team in Utah. It
was a fun little year for them last year, their fans got big eyes as they very
momentarily played like a big boy team, and more likely than not will return to
a fun little regional program that will only see national glory(see undefeated
seasons, top 10 finishes) in their wildest dreams.