No I don't agree with you. We can and have been competitive with both the
WAC 2.0 and the PAC12.
Stang0, not too impressive? USU has placed multiple low star athletes into the
NFL, how has Utah, BYU done? With low star recruits we have won two successive
bowl games. With an unimpressive record five athletes chose USU over Utah. But
none of that matters, what is important is that USU is competitive in its
conference, Utah is not, and BYU doesn't have one. USU is not ever going
to be a national power in football, but it might be very competitive in the MWC
just as you would want SUU to be very competitive in the Big Sky. I don't
expect SUU to beat the Aggies, but the Aggies clearly have a better chance of
beating BYU and Utah than SUU does of beating USU..don't you agree?
Chris B...if your analysis is correct, then USU is one of the best coached teams
in the country, since they have to use the worst recruits in the MWC. On the
other hand, Utah with it's glorious recruiting has managed to be cellar
dwellers. Here is a bottom line for you to digest...what schools come to mind
for the "most improved program" in the past decade? Utah doesn't,
but to me USU is near the top of the list. And as for goals, the goal should be
to be the best you can. Which team do you think is closest to reaching its
potential, the overachieving Aggies, or the underachieving Utes?
It really doesn't matter who has the better recruiting class. We all know
it's gonna be about 90 years until USU can beat both Utah and BYU. The
only player USU really has is Keeton and he has only played one full year. Not
to impressive if you ask me.
I think Chris forgot about the USC game that both USU and the Utes played. That
game proved that USU plays a lot better against big teams out of the state of
Utah, which is where it really counts.
USU finished in the top 2 of the mwc and had a recruiting class ranked dead last
in the mwc. Utah didn't go bowling and had a recruiting class dead last in
the Pac 12.And yet dead last in the Pac 12 is still 2.6 average
stars and would be #1 in the MWC.Apparently recruits would rather
play for ANY team in the Pac 12 than a team near the top of the WAC.Shows what recruits think of being at the top of the WAC, doesn't it?
tinplater"USU's target is to be competitive in the MWC,
what is Utah's goal"Shouldn't usu, Utah's, and
every other programs goal to be as good as they can? To have undefeated
seasons?But you're saying aggies goal is to just be better than
New Mexico and Wyoming?Way to reach for the stars!
@Chrissy BComing from a Trojan fan, I was more worried about the MWC
school, than one who rides the coat tails of others in the PAC 10.2! Of the two schools last year, I thought the MWC school was more athletic,
faster, and played with more heart than Utah.....By the way, last
time I checked, the WAC no longer exists in college football!! Fight
Chris B,You consistently forget that USU is a mid level university, Utah
is in a power conference, a school with more resources, fan base and exposure.
USU's target is to be competitive in the MWC, what is Utah's goal?
Which school is likely to reach their goal?..I rest my case. Just as I
don't expect SUU or Weber State to better USU, Utah should easily surpass
USU, but they just can't seem to pull it off. If the Aggies continue to
compete for MWC championship and Utah, as expected, resides near the celler of
the PAC 12, you can expect more and better athletes committing to Logan. Mark
That rivals.com ranking is completely outdated. Look it over before you go
blabbing. Utah State signed 11 players that received a 3* ranking in one of the
four main recruiting services (rivals, scout, espn, 247). Two of them are even
rivals.com 3* players and the website doesn't even link them to Utah State.
I don't know why they aren't on the ball, I think they mainly focus on
the Big schools and ranking those guys and all other rankings outside the top 50
(BYU and Utah included) just fall into whatever random place they put them. This
recruiting class is solid and Matt Wells and the rest of the coaching staff
deserves some good praise. Also, 5 of Utah State's commits also had offers
from Utah. Feels good.
RSL, who does the "big fish" dominate against?Wyoming and
new Mexico?LOLYou must be so proud!
I think it's awesome that USU got Tukuafu, Tauteoli and Hervey who were all
offered by utah. Good to see kids are not just great athletes, but smart as
Utah's PAC12 recruiting class lost to USU's 13th ranked MWC recruiting
in 2012 and squeaked by with an onside kick in 2013.Also, facing
USC, USU's horrible recruits went down swinging while the U embarrassed
themselves.I guess what one does with the recruiting class matters
as much as that class? Speaking of class, what has the U done lately?
"Just goes to show that even a "small fish in a big pond" like Utah
is still BIGGER than a "big fish in s small pond) like WAC usu".The small fish in the big pond will be eaten, while the big fish in the
small pond will dominate. Last year was a good year to be an Aggie
and so will next year.
It's no surprise that with Utah's recruiting class being dead last in
the Pac 12, and yet ahead of EVERY wac team that the Pac 12 went 14-1 against
the WAC(including byu) this year.Just goes to show that even a
"small fish in a big pond" like Utah is still BIGGER than a "big
fish in s small pond) like WAC usu.
Sofa,You're right Pac 10 athletes > .2 athletesAnd .2 athletes are greater than WAC athletes.Utah(deal last in
pac 12) 2.6 average starsUSU average stars 2.0Sofa,
Alabama's average stars have been very high the last several years.
Probably a coincidence they were one of the highest stars and one of best
teamsAnd how many stars was your Sugar Bowl team? Oh wait,
you've never been there.
pac10 athletes > pac.2 athletesnice try though...btw, how many "average stars" was your sugar bowl team vs your last 3
never fails chris, always trying to rain on a parade.We are happy to
get Tukuafu and Curtis as Aggies, too bad utes could not close the deal.The utes are horrible in the pac10.2 and would have no chance in the MWC
Rivals shows Utah State with the 13th best recruiting class in the WAC2.0.
There are only 13 teams in the MWC(WAC2.0) Utah is in a similar position
currently of last in the conference. Funny though is that dead last in the Pac
12 would still be good enough for #1 in the MWC. Just goes to show what kind of
athletes you get being one of the best in the MWC vs the athletes any Pac 12
school getsGood luck this year aggies
Wow a lot of Florida recruits for USU this year. Looks like a good looking class
Welcome new Aggies!!!
I hope this is the kind of class that will keep the Aggie ball rolling, it feels
good right now. To get a couple away for the "U" that has made
this little class a little more special as well. Maybe the PAC 12 doesn't
carry as much weight as the Utes would like to think? Go Aggies Go
Looks like a darn good signing class overall. I'm glad we could get Preston
Curtis and Justin Hervey.