Utah State football: Robert Turbin, Aggies back for spring ball

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  • afro14 Sandy, UT
    March 31, 2011 9:59 a.m.

    I love that USU schedules tough road games where they really have to go all out to even have a dream of winning. Playing at Auburn is a great way to open up the season with a challenge. The Aggies have surprised people in the past, most recently against Oklahoma, when they not only kept up with them the whole game but almost beat them.

  • TizTheSeason logan, utah
    March 31, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    @AggieLuva. Wrong again. Not old enough to have a son on a mission, oldest is 8. I just read the bios of all the incoming Aggies, watch all valley teams and a few Aggie practices and try to get to know more about them. Alot of great kids coming in. I'm not from "Bingham Country"...just a lil' "Logan Homer" that loves anything to do with Aggie sports. Hope to graduate soon. haha From here on out, I TOO will bite my tongue on this debate. Peace Bro. and GO AGGIES!!!

  • AggieLuva South Jordan, UT
    March 30, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    @TizTheSeason, Okay Mr. Manning. I'm going to bite my tongue for now because it's all about the Aggies. Just so you know though, I'm in Bingham country and watched firsthand what another in state QB did to our team last year. That's when I became a true believer.

    Go Aggies!

  • TizTheSeason logan, utah
    March 30, 2011 4:46 p.m.

    Great article on Turbin. You just gotta love that guy. Why has it turned into a "debate" about a player that is on a mission,not even on the roster?
    BTW;@AggieLuva. News flash, you are the same person, the big Hart fan, from Jordan area. We covered this last year. I shared a few facts with you regarding the matter.
    Scout.com loved Manning saying: "Manning has an excellent pocket presence, and does a good job of going through his progressions. Has a good arm and throws with tremendous consistency" ranked #48 nationally in "The Year of the Quarterback". Made their top 10 Best of the West list,Tom Lemmings watch list. Joe Montana's Utah QB of the year award recip., SLC Media's MVP/POY awards,(SL TRIB, ABC SportsZone) and 2 time 1st team all-stater. He turned down more chances to play QB out of HS to serve a mission than other Aggie QB's received in offers. I guess I'm a 'Logan Homer', a huge Manning Fan without even meeting him. He's a great QB role model for my aspiring 8 year old to follow. Lets Stay positive, GO AGGIES!

  • AggieLuva South Jordan, UT
    March 30, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    @AggiesAlltheWay. Actually I'm not that same person, but that's okay. We can still have a debate. It's just the facts is all. I watched 3 different game films on him and I'm sorry but I do know what I'm talking about. I would love for him to do great, I just don't see it happening. I'm not Anit-anything Aggies considering I graduated from there. From Coach A's track record with the U, I'm just saying it won't be a huge surprise if he moves him to tight end. I love all our local Utah boys to succeed.

  • Ogden Aggie Ogden, UT
    March 30, 2011 11:07 a.m.

    I can't wait for the spring game. Something about this coaching staff just gets me all sorts of optimistic and excited. Let's hope Morrison, Austin, Smith and crew can get back to 100% by fall and stay healthy along with Turbin. This could really be the break out year we have been waiting for.

  • AggiesAlltheWay logan, utah
    March 30, 2011 9:18 a.m.

    @AggieLuva Aren't you the same one on here last fall dissing Manning every time his name came up??? I've watched all three of these guys in question. Don't know which 'game film' you were watching but you are one confused soul. If you actually watched any film, Accuracy was never a problem with Manning, I believe 60% and that's running timing routes. He has a big arm, throws a very tight, fast ball that your regular HS WR's can't hang on to. He'll do fine in D1. I look forward to meeting him. Leave the anti-Aggie and anti-Manning Homerism out, After all, he was the first recruit that Andersen went after as HC?

    Be a true Aggie fan and just wait and see

  • AggieLuva South Jordan, UT
    March 29, 2011 9:59 a.m.

    @3rdGenAggie: I watch a lot of game film and I'm sorry but Manning has great size and that's about it. No accuracy at all. Unless he is throwing the ball a lot on his mission, that won't get any better. Maybe Coach A will turn him into a tight end with that body size he will be great. Coach A and Whit at Utah are pros at finding what position fits each player, i.e.Paul Kruger. That Trevor Brown kid from Timpview will probably be a tight end, or D-end when he gets back to.

    @Waylon: You are so right about having a solid line. I think Borel however was a run first pass second type of QB. I think the new QB's we have in line right now are more pocket passing QB's which is what we need I think. Can't wait for ball to officially start.

  • Waylon77 Logan, UT
    March 28, 2011 5:14 p.m.

    The real question is, how does our line size up? That in my opinion has been our weakest link for several years now. Borel wasn't known for his scrambling ability because he always had a stable pocket to throw from. He was running for his life on almost every down. Anyways, if we can win a few games in the trenches then I anticipate a great season for the Aggies. If not, well all know (all too well) what that looks like.

  • 3rdGenAggie Logan, UT
    March 28, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    I hope you're right about Hart and Higgins being better than Manning, because that means they're going to be awfully good. Manning is going to have a great career he's the most highly recruited athlete we've had in a while. Oregon wanted him pretty bad, and although that's not everything, it typically means something. Also, I went to Sky View and hated Logan High, so no homerism from me. ;)

  • AggieLuva South Jordan, UT
    March 25, 2011 10:40 a.m.


    I assume you are talking about the return of Manning. I hate to burst your bubble, but Hart and Higgens are way better than Manning. I know you are a homer living in Logan, but it's the truth.

    Turbin's return is huge for the Aggies this year. I have a feeling if he stays healthy, we will be over .500 this year.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 24, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    Turbin is an animal. All the Aggies need is to get a servicable QB out of spring ball and they should be able to win 6 or 7 games this year. I would love to see them go bowling.

  • AggiesAlltheWay logan, utah
    March 24, 2011 10:02 a.m.

    Anxious to see what develops this season. O-line is gaining size. D-line is getting filled with size and names that are hard to pronounce. I love the size of all the new guys coming in. A big arm 6'5" QB, we'll have another 6'5" big arm QB coming home next year. Great overall trend. Andersen is not afraid to make adjustments by moving players from O to D to add strength and speed.

    Hopefully things will continue to get better.

    GO AGGIES!!!!

  • 3rdGenAggie Logan, UT
    March 23, 2011 11:24 p.m.

    I went to the practice today and it was suuuure nice to see Turbo back on the field!!! He looked great, even though they weren't playing all out. He's got some serious speed to go along with his brute strength. I'm excited to see him back.

    As for the quarterbacks, to me, it looked like Kennedy had the upper hand. He just had more poise in the pocket, and he's the biggest quarterback we've had in a while. Hart and Higgins both have talent though. May the best man win!

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    March 23, 2011 10:25 p.m.

    Welcome back Turbin. We really missed you!

  • Ogden Aggie Ogden, UT
    March 23, 2011 10:04 p.m.