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Published: Saturday, May 17 2014 7:00 p.m. MDT

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StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Too bad resuming the series didn't work out this year, but glad to hear that it's a work in progress to continue soon. Good luck this year to the Aggies. If it's another subpar year, how long until Stew's seat starts warming? I'm interested in hearing USU fans' thoughts on this.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Sorry, the whole "us going to the Mwc is like Utah going to the PAC 12" is laughable.

How many times is stu going to keep saying that?

The difference is that not a single aggie fan over the past decade would have admitted they were a step below any team in the Mwc. Utah fans know we weren't pac 12 quality the past decade.

Aggie basketball fans have bragged about how great their ball program is for over a decade.

And now they want to say "it's like Utah going to the PAC 12"

Lol!

Sambonethegreat
Salt Lake City, UT

Oh Chris! While I do partially agree with the sentiment you're trying to get across, the fact of the matter is that the Mountain West IS much tougher than the previous leagues the Aggies were in i.e. Big West, WAC.

Our athletes from last year were recruited to play in the WAC, a dying conference circa 2012. Getting the Mountain West invite was a huge lifeline that we needed, but we still have some work to do in terms of recruiting better athletes.

Stew is a terrific X's and O's kind of Coach, but his recruiting over the last few years has been lacking. He needs to pick it up if we are to get into contention for winning the league.

tinplater
scottsdale, AZ

Amazing! Chris B admits Utah isn't PAC 12 quality! I am marking it down. It is the most honest assessment ever. Now if they can just get a winning football season....

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Sambone,

While I agree the Mwc is better than the WAC, the fact of matter is that aggies HAVE insisted they were as good as any program in Utah and as good as any in the Mwc.

No doubt Stu would have claimed the same thing.

Are aggies now backtracking and admitting they were wrong about the quality of their program for the past decade?

Sambone?

Again, all utes acknowledge we haven't been as good as hardly any PAC 12 programs the last decade.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The other funny thing about aggie fans trying to compare this to Utah going to play with the big boys is its admitting usu is again a step below Utah and PAC 12 basketball since we stepped up and you filled our place.

Always a step below!

Or will aggie fans now say they are good enough for the PAC 12 like they've been saying they were as good as any Mwc team.

Just remember you're now eating crow on that claim!

Always the little brother aggies.

Vegasbob
North Las Vegas, NV

What is not mentioned in earlier comments is that over the last decade the MWC has more often been rated superior to the prestigious pac as a conference in basketball.

tinplater
scottsdale, AZ

@ Chris B,
I for one realize USU will always be a little brother to the U. How would you expect us to be equal when our population base, financial resources, and endowments are a fraction of the U's? It's like expecting SUU to be the equal of USU. What is amazing is that we can be competitive and once in a while beat the big brother. I think we have, at present, better coaching and remarkably equal or better athletes. It won't last forever but it is fun to be an AGGIE. I personally hope the U does well in the PAC 12 but I think they will probably always be a little brother to USC.

Tajemnica
Santa Monica, CA

@tinplater

"but I think they will probably always be a little brother to USC."

Agreed.

CougOrUte..Naah
Nibley, UT

@StGtoSLC - As a long time Aggie fan I would have to say "In Stu We Trust". I think he will have at least one more year probably two to get us competitive in the MWC, before the seat gets warm. It was a shock to see that we weren't competitive with the best teams in the MWC. It was definitely a step up for us. But again Stu has the coaching ability and the knowledge to recruit the right players and develop the right program to be competitive. Next year maybe not, but the next year definitely. I hear more grumblings about the transfers than the losses. Danny Berger was an inspirational player because of his near death experience, but was he on the same level competitively as the MWC players, probably not. So hopefully Stu will get the players to be competitive and get us in the hunt. And as far as Chris B's comments all I can say is, Get Competitive in the PAC 10+2 before you talk down to any program in the state, the U is a great institution, try to reflect that in your comments.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Anybody who makes fun of the fact that USU is in the MWC, a "lesser" conference than the PAC, has forgotten how good the WAC and the MWC was for our basketball program.

I, for one, will always root for USU, as long as they are not playing Utah.

CougOrUte..Naah:

"the U is a great institution, try to reflect that in your comments." I could not have said that better myself.

Tinplater:

Utah may be the little brother to USC right now in a lot of programs - but basketball (the subject of this article) is definitely NOT one of them. USC has not been, nor is currently, Utah's big brother in basketball.

Good luck to Stew and the Aggies! I hope you do very well this year, and in the future, in the MWC - a conference with a proud basketball history and reputation.

Go Utes! Go Aggies!

Onward and Upward!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

"the U is a great institution, try to reflect that in your comments."

GREAT comment.

Stang08
Southern, UT

So transparent tinplater.

tinplater
scottsdale, AZ

Stang0 I don't know what you are talking about, but I shall assume your use of the word "transparent" means with clarity. Thanks.

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