LOGAN Third-year Utah State head coach Brent Guy has the worst winning percentage of any Aggie football coach with the same tenure, and is sporting the longest losing streak in school history, but he still has the support of athletic director Randy Spetman.
"I still have great belief in he and his coaching staff that we can be successful," Spetman said Monday, two days after the Aggies fell to rival Utah 34-18 for their fifth straight loss this season and 11th overall. "I totally believe that. You can't turn a program around in two or three years when it was as devastated as it was."
Guy (4-24), who still has two years left on his contract, won three games his first year and one last year. Utah State hasn't won since beating Fresno State 13-12 nearly a year ago.
"I think we're going to see success," Spetman said. "I feel every game we have played in (this year), even though they haven't been wins, has been a better showing of Utah State football."
The Aggies had leads going into the fourth quarter against UNLV, Wyoming and San Jose State and eventually lost all three.
Guy took over a program from Mick Dennehy (19-37) in December of 2004 that had 72 scholarships, Spetman said. Now that number is up to 85.
"There is no way to tell (the fans) to be patient. They've suffered through bad football for many years," he said. "I have total support from (USU) president Stan Albrecht to get the program better and that's what we've needed and I think it will be there."
The Aggies (0-5, 0-1) travel to No. 16 Hawaii (5-0, 2-0) for a meeting with Heisman hopeful Colt Brennan and the Warriors. The game kicks off at 10 p.m. Saturday evening.
INJURY UPDATE: Defensive lineman Ben Calderwood, who injured himself during practice last week, didn't play against the Utes, but is expected to play this week in Hawaii. Running back Curtis Marsh is nearly 100 percent after suffering an ankle sprain at Oklahoma. He is available if needed, but Guy wants to give him a little more time to fully recover.
The Aggies have an open date following the game at Hawaii.