Utah State basketball: Stew Morrill inks 6-year extension with Aggies

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  • Ogden Aggie Ogden, UT
    June 11, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    This is fabulous news! Now if the Ags could only get an invite to the MWC basketball could really soar. The WAC is holding the Aggies back. Whatever happens, whoever USU plays, one thing is certain. The Aggies will keep winning. Stew for president!

  • Bill Freeze Lindon, UT
    June 11, 2011 9:44 a.m.

    Stew Morrill is one of the top men's coaches in the country. In his 25 years of coach he has won 542 games while winning 76% of his games at Utah State. In regards to Raegan Pebley it is really disingenious to even mention her in the same article. In eight years at Utah State she has 69 wins and 145 losses for a 31% winning record!This means she has lost nearly 70% of her games and has had her contract renewed! (Information taken from USU women's website)
    At her present rate of winning she will have to coach 63 years to have the same number of wins as Coach Morill does over 25 years. If the Deseret News is going to report stats for the Utah State men's coach then it is only fair to share the honest results of the women's program.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    June 11, 2011 8:05 a.m.

    The Aggies have a good one here. I've been a Stew fan for a very long time. I'm sorry, but KamUte is wrong on this. I'm not an Aggies fan, but Stew is a great coach and a positive force in college basketball.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    June 11, 2011 7:43 a.m.

    All Ags are bamboozled by this guy. His success occurs because of weak teams. Stew never challenges himself. He is a good coach but his excuse for not scheduling great opponents is because they won't come to Logan. Schedule 2 for 1 or more neutral games. I was happy to see Georgetown on the schedule last year. I know the Ags got torched but that increases their strength of schedule and makes them a tougher team. Join more high profile preseason and holiday tournaments With a stronger SOS, USU can get a higher seeding in the NCAA. Stew knows that his formula for keeping job is to schedule 10 weaklings, play BYU, Weber and Utah (weakling at the moment) and beT them at home and hope they win one on the road and win the WAC. (Weak Athletic Conference) Stew keeps the locals happy with mild success and he signs another contract. Wake up Aggie nation.

  • Aggie86 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 11, 2011 7:21 a.m.

    It is very interesting that someone that does not watch the Aggies cares who they play! It is great to have such an excellent program that the only thing bad one can come up with when there is good news in Logan is that the coach does not want to schedule like a team attempting to move to D-I. When the Utes got their Pac 10 invite Aggies fans did not find it necessary to make comments like players playing for three coaches or when BYU won its first game in the big dance this year there were not comments from Aggies like to bad they will be playing in high school gyms next season. Someone may be a bit fearful of Aggie success!!!

  • T-spoon West Jordan, UT
    June 10, 2011 10:52 p.m.

    This is good news for USU. Stew Morrill is doing an excellent job up in Logan.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    June 10, 2011 9:48 p.m.

    Stew is great!

  • SUNNY ALL DAY Saint George, UT
    June 10, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    In Seattle, it's Starbucks, to get you through the "bad" weather;

    in Logan, it's Stew Morrill and Aggie Basketball.

  • bigsoccer Syracuse, UT
    June 10, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    I don't watch them, I just find it interesting that he will play someone like Georgetown like 1 time every 10 years, he wants home and home, but sometimes you have to prove you get those teams on the road.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    June 10, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    Six years is a good start. Thanks for everything you do Stew!

    Go Big Blue!!!

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 10, 2011 10:46 a.m.

    big soccer
    He went to Georgetown last year with no return game. Most good teams are afraid to come to Logan. The risk of a loss is too great and that would look bad to the tournament selection committee. If you don't like it stop watching them.
    This is fantastic news for USU. If USU gets an invite to the MWC in the next year or two he will really be able to move USU to the next level. They have a higher level of talent coming in this year.

  • El Chapin South Jordan, Utah
    June 10, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    Thank you, Coach Morrill, for your dedication to Utah State. You're the best thing to happen to USU athletics in a long, long time.

    In Stew we trust! Go Aggies!

  • bigsoccer Syracuse, UT
    June 10, 2011 10:26 a.m.

    Its too bad he won't take his team to play good teams, he thinks that everyone should play in Logan.

  • Superzero Farmington, UT
    June 10, 2011 9:41 a.m.

    All I can say is congrats to a great coach. I'm looking forward to more great basketball! Thanks Coach Morrill!