I think Coach Wells has done a vey good job with the program this year. They
lost 1-2 more games last year but the team responded after the Keeton injury,
won some critical game and has a chance for an outright conference title. Good
job Aggie players and coaches!
Great work, Aggies! Here's to a win against Fresno State! Fresno State is
not invincible...your destiny is in your hands, best of luck!
It was an epic day in Cache Valley. The weather, defense and special teams were
all outstanding. It was a great send off for all of the graduating seniors.
The goal this season was always to play for a conference championship. Now the
team is only one game away from accomplishing that goal. WELL DONE!!!
Congrats to the Aggies, what a great job coaching after Keeton's injury.
I love this team. Go Aggies! Thanks for a fantastic regular season. And we get
two more games!!I bet at least one or two fans of other schools
aren't too happy about this Aggie win, either.
Fresno State has to be concerned about the USU game next week. Fresno lost to San Jose at San Jose while USU throttled the Spartans on the
same field 40-12.Aggies have the momentum and a great defense. It will be
interesting to see what the odd's makers put down on this one.
I really thought the Aggies would struggle to an average season after Chuckie
went down, but instead they rose up and won their division. Congrats!Cougar fan here who will be cheering for the Aggies against Fresno St to win
the MWC crown.
Winning the MWC is nothing to be proud of or get too excited about. And the MWC
now is worse than it was years ago when Utah, TCU, and BYU were part of it. I just think that Utah State, Utah, and byu should hopefully be past the
point where we brag about being better than Wyoming, New Mexico, and UNLV. Each of these programs should have undefeated seasons, top 10 finishes,
BCS(or in the future just big time) bowl game, playoff appearances starting next
season.Any great program has THOSE as the goals. Getting excited
about being better than the aforementioned mwc teams is really nothing very
special.There are 30 teams in the nation that would win the MWC.
@ Chris B.You do realize Utah State did something that Utah never has
done.Will play in a conference title game.In fact last year USU won
an outright WAC title something the U couldn't do in 33 years.LOL
Look at the teams USU had to play. While it's true that Chris B's
team in SLC hasn't done much since leaving the original MWC, they are the
best team in the state. Proof being they beat BOTH USU and BYU. Chris B is
wrong however about the old MWC. Even if you weren't a Utah or BYU fan you
had to like the conference match ups. Now that Utah is a PAC12, BYU is
independent, and TCU is in the bigger and better BIG12, the WAC 2.0 really is
nothing. Those teams made the original conference and when they went on to
better things(winning or losing doesn't matter) the WAC 2.0 has been
nothing but a conference for the big boys to laugh at.
Chris B, I can understand you being a BYU hater, but why hate USU?
Congrats to USU for a great year and gutty performance after Chuckie went down.
Good luck against Fresno.
Great season.I predicted the Aggies to win the MWC in both football,
and basketball.MWC may be the strongest basketball conference in the
@Chris B…your purpose in life seems to be to downgrade usu and the MWC.
Why does that give you pleasure? There may be 30 teams (maybe more) that could
win the MWC (but Utah aint one of them!) but what does that have to do with
anything? USU is in its conference championship game!! That is what is
important. So what if it isn't a major power conference…it is a
conference of equals playing competitive football. It is were USU belongs. And
ASU soars after sending Erickson to the Utes! You are welcome to him!
There goes Chris trying to conceal his disappointment for the Utes again with
thinly veiled jabs. Competing in the MWC is far better than being a
PAC punching bag, Chris. I wonder if your tune will change if the Utes endure
another losing season. By the way, nice win over your new "rival." Lol
the pillowfight in the Rockies.
Sambone,That's sad you have so little hope and faith in your
program that you would rather beat up on nobodies than put your program in a
position to one day truly do something amazing. Whats it like to be
even below the PAC 12 punching bag?If you are honest with yourself,
you know the only PAC 12 team usu could have beaten is Colorado. If
you are admitting usu's ceiling is claiming superiority over nobody teams,
congratulations. Like I said, a small fish in the PAC 12 is bigger
than the "big fish" in the WAC little pond. And yes, Utah
would have won the WAC. But we didn't want to. We are above that
Winning the MWC is nothing to 'be proud of'... Says a man who's
team most recently won conference championships were in that very conference...
I guess it is only good if it is what you are part of... I'll tell you this
much.... There are 3 worst records in the PAC-12... 0-9 California, 1-8 Colorado
and 2-7 Utah... That is certainly far worse in the abhorrence category than
winning a mid major conference championship. I mean, Chris B... It is time to
come down off your high and mighty horse of delusion and give props where props
are due. Consider where Utah State was in 1980... Consider where Utah was in
1980... Consider where Utah is TODAY! Consider where Utah State is TODAY! You
guys beat the big dogs when you were nothing more than a Utah State of that
decade... But now that you are part of it... Even Duke has risen higher than
you! Give credit where credit is due and quit hiding behind the curtain of
disappointed agression! It is tired and needs to stop by 2016! Or else that loss
you suffer when a rivalry is resumed will be nothing but just desserts!
For years BYU and Utah took their fair share of who the heck are you jabs in
college football... Now, Utah State has finally risen to where they were for the
20 years prior to this decade or more of Utah State dominance. They were once in
the truly laughable ... I'm not even going to do it... I am not going to
knock a conference of former affiliation. That simply isn't classy. To do
so is only classless... Not a reflection of the team one cheers for but more of
a black eye given to one's self. I give Utah State HUGE props for coming
from where they were to where they are even without their star starting
quarterback. They took a lemon and made the best tasting lemonade available to
them with the ingredients in their pantry. I was worried when Gary left the team
that the greatness of 2012 would be gone... New conference, new coach and they
are in the championship game against a very formidable FSU team. They can and
will win the game if they show up with their A-game! USU Aggies, rise and be
proud and just ignore Chris Bitterman!
If I were a coach with a team like USU, I would be so proud of the "never
give up" attitude displayed by the Aggies. Let Chris B try and digest how
the replacement of head coach Dennis Erickson allowed ASU to skyrocket to
success, while his arrival in SLC continued the downward slide of his Utes!!
Maybe the Utes will fire Whit and replace with Erickson! Love to see that.
Poor stang08, always trolling the Aggies, while supporting the big boys at SUU,
or as I call them a small snack tune up game. Why don't you ask Wisconson
Bager's how laughfulable the Aggies were when a missed FG was all that
saved them from a home lose, and hiring Gary Anderson soon after was. USC
laughed so hard after playing the Aggies, they fired their head coach. The Aggie
can play with the bigs boys son. Why do you think BYU won't play the Aggie
in the spectrum? Fear! Big enough for you!? SUU student. Lol! Go Big Sky!
For all you USU fans who have waited for so long, good on all of you! You have a
team to truly proud of and the sky is the limit with your new coach. What an
incredible feat for the hand he was dealt after Chuckie's injury.
USU's AD made Avery smart choice in hiring him, and it's obvious that
this group of players believe in him, support him, and a Conference Title game
and fantastic Bowl selection is about to be their reward.As a fan of
ALL Utah-based colleges, I extend my heartiest congrats to USU for being this
year's BEST school in the state, regardless of what anyone else says.@Chris B silence is golden and can't be quoted...
Chris and stang just like to get everyone worked up. I welcome their comments,
makes for some excellent reading. It doesn't make any sense to run down a
team from a conference that you yourself were once a part of, and in fact was
the (only) place where you had success. And a Big Sky fan poking fun at a
mountain west team? Granted the mountain west is not a power conference, but in
what world does the big sky compare? It doesn't. The Aggies are moving in
the right direction, and those Auburn/Wisconsin/USC type games could easily
start to fall into the W column. Utah did it. Boise State's done it.
There is no reason why the Aggies can't do it.
The sour grapes of two particular fans on here cracks me up. Their seasons are
over, so what do they do? Show some sour grapes. Glad we're not
a PAC punching bag, and who cares about the Big Sky.
Sambome, the big sky is to usu fans what the WAC 2.0 is to PAC 12 fans. If usu
reverts back to some bad years are you going to start believing its better to be
a winning SUU program than a losing WAC usu program?Lol!The only thing worse than being a temporary punching bag is being a firmly
worse program than said punching bag.
@ Chris B:You genuinely seem to be the overall most negative poster
in the sports comment section. I'm not sure why. It seems to be entirely
against your nature to be happy for any in-state team besides the Utes when they
accomplish something that 98% of sports fans feel is quite impressive...
including myself.Not many people gave much chance to the Aggies
after Keeton went down for the season. I'm truly impressed, as are a lot of
my fellow hard-core BYU fans. We will pulling hard for the Aggies next week. And
we will be proud of them regardless of the outcome.We will be truly
grateful if you would leave your negativeness home next time... for once.GO AGGIES!
@ Stang08:You seem to be somewhat mixed up. If you want to refer to
the Utes as the best team in the state, you'll have to go find a gymnastics
article.Though the Utes are a decent team, there is not a single
national college fotball poll or ranking service in the entire country that
currently has the Utes as the best football team in the state. None! That only
exists in the never-never stray place of your and Chris B'd minds. But you
haven't convinced anyone else yet. Nor are you likely to as the Utes sit
home again for the holidays.I was happy to see the Ute seniors
finish their careers with a win. But not nearly as happy as I am for the Aggies
winning their division of the MWC in their first year of membership. And even
more proud of them for being able to do it without Chuckie Keeton.Go
@ Chris B:You are proving yourself to be one Ute-promoting losers of
all time!The Yes fell flat in the 2nd half of their season... And
even worse, making you look very bad by not coming thru with tour absolutely
guaranteed wins. That put you and Obama in the same boat with your
"Period" statements. Ouch! That truly had to hurt. But you did it to
yourself. So don't come online here and try to downplay the Aggies in an
ill-advised attempt to make yourself feel better. You are who you
are and the Utes are who they are. Better luck to both of you next year as your
season is now over. Why not now cast aside your ultra-biases and pull for the
other teams in the state who are still playing. I guarantee you would be better
liked. Not a bad idea since you and Obama currently poll about the same.
@ Black and White:I'm a big Aggie fan and very proud of them
for their impressive accomplishments this season. Its nice that you are too. But
to now claim they are the best team in the state has cost you credibility. Not a single poll or ranking service in the entire country backs that
up. Plus, Weber State was the only in-state team they beat. On top of that, BYU
beat them quite impressively... in Logan no less.Let's enjoy
this positive Aggie moment without getting too carried away.
@ChrisIf being a "firmly worse" program than U means going
to three bowl games in a row and having the respect of my conference mates,
I'll gladly take it. No real PAC program respects U, and why
should they? One upset win in three years won't strike fear into USC, ASU,
Oregon or Washington. When is the last time U beat any of those teams? At its
core, Utah is still a MWC-like program (even if U hate to admit it). Nice dodge with the Big Sky question. I'm not going to worry about such a
scenario if it never comes up. USU has been rebuilt from the ground up in a
stable environment. The difference between USU and U of U is that we
joined a conference we absolutely can handle. U on the other hand bit off more
than U could chew.So own it.
Hopefully the Utes will take one on the nose against Fresno State next year. I
will have a good laugh at that time.
Here is what the Aggie naysayers need to remember. This is just the first year
in the MWC. After going 11-2 last year, the Aggies lost their head coach. Then
early in the season they lost their starting QB along with three other key
starters. It's a fantastic accomplishment, no matter what conference you
are in, to come in the first year, with a new head coach, a third string QB and
a back up RB and still play for the conference championship. Is the
MWC as strong as it has ever been? No. Is it a weak conference? No. This is a
big deal and USU, as a football program, is in a very good spot.
I love how some people try and critique the BigSky which by the way is the
premeire FCS conference. And how others think they are so much better than
everyone else that they don't even mention mine or Chris B's name.
Hey labeau, you lost all those games like you were supposed to. Your team
didn't even believe they could win those games. Guys, my teams season
ended yesterday. A couple weeks after it has traditionally ended. So I win
again. Keep trying to make yourselves feel better.
I am really surprised that Chris B and Chris Hill haven't taken the rest of
the PAC 10 to court for bullying them relentlessly for 3 years now. Enough is
enough you big meanies.
Anybody who has been an Aggie fan for longer than 4 years how big a deal this
really is. In the past ten years we have gone from being the punching bag of
the Sun Belt conference, to joining the WAC, to winning the WAC, to competing
for the Mountain West Title. Those are some huge leaps for our or any program.
Five years ago Ute and Cougar fans wouldn't even bother reading our
articles or commenting on our boards, now they spend enormous amounts of effort
trying to convince themselves and others that we aren't on the same level
as them (which I agree with, we aren't quite there yet). Yet when they
lose to us its a fluke, and when they beat us its a quality win that bolsters
their resume. We may not have the resources to contend with Utah and BYU
year in and year out, but I am convinced that Aggie football has become and will
remain a quality product that will continue to garner support and compete at a
high level in their arena, now and into the future. And for this Aggie fan that
is a pretty special and commendable thing.
Waylon77, well said.
I am thrilled about the accomplishments USU has had this year! Just think,
starting next year the Mountain West Championship game will more than likely
send its winner to a "BCS" type bowl! It won't be USU every year,
but the fact that we are there this year makes me think we can get there again.
If the program keeps moving in its upward trajectory, Utah State will be
competing in BCS bowls in the near future. Things are looking good for the
future of Utah State!
@AggiePrideYou really think USU can get to a bowl that matters? Are
you serious about that? Do you really think people are gonna start taking you
serious enough to put you in a bowl like the Sugar, Rose, Fiesta, or Orange?
Those are the only real bowls and we all know the aggies will never get put
there. Besides the fact that the bowl system isn't a good system to go by.
Do it like the FCS ranks does it and put in a playoff system.
@stang 08 Hahaha, FCS. Will you ever learn?
Stang0 can't make a comment in anyway appreciative of Aggie success. We
are playing in a bowl game that matters...it matters to us! And that is really
all that matters. Let me know when SUU wins a "meaningful" playoff
@NorthernFirst off it's Stang08 not stang 08. Learn what? Are
you trying to tell me the flawed BCS bowl system is better then a playoff
system? Where you would have a true champion decided on the feild as apposed to
someone voting on who should be in the National Title game. Put in a playoff
system where you would have a top seed like Wisc, Auburn, Ohio State and so on
against a mid to low seed like USU. Granted that wouldn't be a fair game
because USU would be beat down. Then you can decide a true National Champion.
So I ask again, Learn what? Making it to the playoffs where a true champion can
be named is an accomplishment. Espcially for a school who 3-5 years ago
couldn't even imagine what a playoff game looked like. The FCS does things
right. The FBS and BCS could learn a thing or two.
Stang0 you don't view it as an accomplishment when USU makes it to the NCAA
tournament in Basketball, but for some reason SUU's brief moment, losing
half a hundred to twenty, is an accomplishment for you. If USU gets to the NCAA
tournament, I expect you to congratulate them on their accomplishment.
@tinplaterAgain it's Stang08 not Stang0. I don't know if
you are being funny but that is my name. The reason I don't is because
they get beat every year. You would think with that much experience they would
win a first round game. It was their first appearence in the playoffs against a
team that has made it to the National Title the past two straight years.
I'm guessing you wear Thunderbird red under that Aggie blue of yours as a
secret. You can expect into one hand and scoop snow into the other and
we'll see which one fill up first. I hope everyone can see this.
So Stang0, I guess if SUU makes into the playoffs each year, but loses first
round you will belittle their accomplishment? As to losing to a team that was
good last year means nothing as it is this year, and that was an at large team,
not even good enough to get into the tournament on its record in conference
alone (and SH selection was controversail at that). And of course it
wasn't in the "premier" Big Sky conference! If losing to a team
this year that was good last year flies, then USU beating Utah last year is just
as valid...which it is not. Live in the present.
I never said that. Did those words come out of my mouth? Just making it is an
accomplishment but you have enough experience in the first round to win. You
know for someone who belittles the FCS ranks you sure know alot about them. Ok
I will. We lost in our first playoff game because we don't have the
expereince we need to shine on the big stage. Since we are talking about
football, how did it feel to lose to Utah again, BYU again and USC? Please show
your true colors and I'll see you next year at Eccles Collusium.
Don't avoid my question because as you can see I have answered everyone of