Utah State football: Gary Andersen, Aggies basking in success after win

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  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    Nov. 22, 2012 12:37 a.m.


    As far as talent yes there are many schools better out there.

  • Aggiefootballfan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2012 7:26 p.m.

    "Goodbye Coach Andersen. This will be a nice stepping stone for you to get to a better school elsewhere."
    Cache, UT

    MD, There is no better school elsewhere. Might be bigger, faster, stronger, and more money, but not better. It will take a lot for Gary to leave. It's no longer an easy choice to leave. Thanks goes to Coach A and his staff and President Albrecht and AD Barnes.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Nov. 20, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    The Aggies have paid their dues and have proven they are currently the best team in the state, without question. They are the only one to have beaten a ranked team this year. On top of that, they are only 2 relatively short missed field goals away from actually being undefeated and ranked in the top 10. As it is, just being nationally ranked is great!
    Having consistently watched USU, UofU, and BYU games this year, I can unconditionally state that the Aggies have been the most fun and entertaining to watch. Riley might even be second guessing himself for leaving at this point. It's not much fun playing on ESPN with a national audience if you can't beat teams with winning records. Only USU has. Both Utah and BYU have struggled this year while USU has truly blossomed. Way to go Aggies!!
    My sincerest congratulations to Coach Andersen (may your stay be a long one), his staff, and the entire team!

  • Big Blue Payson, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 12:50 p.m.

    "...It wasn’t that long ago that those kind of numbers (1000 people) wouldn’t be uncommon for home games during past seasons."

    Kraig, there was no need for this kind of fabrication. You'd have to go back to the early 1900's to find a game where only 1000 people attended. I've been going since 1966 and I've only seen two games of less than 10,000, and both were in near blizzards. While it is true that the Aggie faithful could do a much better job supporting their team, attendance is up over last year. You don't build a following based on one year (2011)of winning. Utah went many years with people dressed as empty seats before they began to fill their stadium.

    If you had any idea of attending one game this year and haven't, then now is the time to step up. We need to fill Romney this week against Ideeho just to show our support of some young men that have gutted it out through the lean times so that they could reach the pinnacle this year.

    Congrats Coach Andersen, the coaches and this year's Aggies. You have done us proud!

  • Aggiefootballfan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 12:06 p.m.

    Ironmomo: Are you going if they do? All things being equal (money and tv exposure) I would rather have 10,000 fans in Boise than 1000 fans in Florida.

    md: The USU football job is not the stepping stone it used to be. A lot has changed in Logan. 1. Administration that supports football. 2.Upgrade in facilities. 3. Competitive coaches salaries (still need to bring up assistant salaries) 4. Conference Stability ( MT West) 5. Winning Program!! 6. Top 25 ranking 7. Chuckie is only a sophomore! Depth on the o and d line!, young and talented Linebacker core, As good as we are this year we have a chance to be even better the next couple of years. A player like Chuckie Keeton doesn't come a long every year. The next couple years are set up to be special. Gary Anderson has said from the day he got this job that Logan and USU has every thing he needs to be successful. He says he loves it in Logan and I believe him.

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    As long as we're basking....couldn't we bask at a bowl game that has a beach near by?

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 8:23 a.m.

    I guess it is human nature to look for negatives when faced with success. Coaches and/or key players could be gone at any given moment. Why rain on today's parade?

    This coaching staff has done a miraculous job of recruiting, teaching and developing a first class team. All of the pieces are in place for USU to compete at the top of the MWC in the future. It is a great time to be an Aggie. Enjoy it!!!

  • Joe Moe Logan, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 7:14 a.m.

    Just don't say it md.... It's probably inevitable, but maybe he will stay longer than some fear.....

  • md Cache, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 6:08 a.m.

    Goodbye Coach Andersen. This will be a nice stepping stone for you to get to a better school elsewhere.

  • Joe Moe Logan, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 10:56 p.m.

    Just too awesome. And while the wins are impressive and the major component here, the two away games they barely lost to solid teams are surely a factor as well.

    Congrats, Aggies! You've believed, and worked hard, and earned these votes!

  • The A Game Sandy, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 9:52 p.m.

    Well said. Go Aggies.

  • Sambonethegreat LOGAN, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 9:02 p.m.

    I couldn't be any more proud of this team for all of their hard work and dedication.

    Here is to continued success and a prosperous future in the Mountain West Conference!