Brad Rock: USU coach Matt Wells has burner on high

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  • Striker Omaha, NE
    June 22, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    "Now we walk into a stadium, any stadium, and expect to win."

    Guess what coach? That is the attitude of every coach and teams everywhere. No one says, "hopefully we can win some away games." You play to win. I've read what every new coach says at every level. The HC of Minnesota said he'd have them winning titles. That never happened. Sanford at UNLV promised to be very competitive in the MWC. That never happened. The coach has to prove it. The weakling utah may be his first shot. I've never seen utah so down in the last 10 years. First half of schedule is tough, but it takes more than a coach with energy to win.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    June 17, 2013 12:53 a.m.

    @The A Game

    You love hanging on to the past don't you? Well I'm all about the future and the future isn't good this year for USU. No matter how many players you have returning. You are talking about someone's behavior and name calling bad? I love hearing the aggie faithful talk about the fault of that with others but always fail to see it in themselves.

  • The A Game Logan, UT
    June 16, 2013 8:59 p.m.

    Silent Lurker,

    You just admitted to getting beat up by your freckled red-headed little sister? Ouch. Times must be tough for Utah when you resort to the extremely mature behavior of name calling. Doing so will no doubt guarantee your team the win on August 29.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    June 16, 2013 4:33 p.m.

    As much as haters can't comprehend it, USU football is not going to fall off a cliff and return to mediocracy.

    Look at the x's and o's. The highest rated qb in the state returns with his O line. The coach that lead the offense to victory last year is now the head coach. The offense and defense both have an amazing number of returning starters. For 5 consecutive years the players have worked to get bigger, stronger and faster.

    It took four years to build the program, it is not going to crumble. Stang was wrong with every prediction he made last year. (even for the two losses stang predicted the Aggies would be blown out) Look for more of the same this season. USU is a force to be reckoned with.

  • Sambonethegreat Logan, UT
    June 16, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    I love Matt Well's candidness. He knows where USU has been, where we are, and what the potential is for the program.

    @Silent Lurker

    If anything you should be the one who is more worried. The Utes lose over half of their defense going into the 2013 season. And they are starting over on offense. The Utes could face some seriously real growing pains come August 29th.

    It will be a tough game for us, but we have a real chance at winning it, especially if Keeton plays his best game. Even the Utes know how dangerous Keeton is.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    June 16, 2013 12:36 p.m.


    "No chest puffing, only confidence in a bright future". You can't be serious. The future at least this year for the aggies is bleak at best. Utah beats USU as will BYU. USU only beats those teams once every hundred years. So we have 99 or so years until we see Utah and BYU lose to Utah State again.

  • truthaboutdads Sandy, UT
    June 16, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    Wells understands where USU is. There is no chest puffing, only confidence in a bright future. The potential of the Aggie football program is awesome. Fan or not, USU turned heads last year. I love a coach that can visualize the potential of the program without over romanticizing their position in the world. If Wells can instill the same in his team as Anderson did, the Aggies will continue to have the mental toughness to make wins against big opponents and recruit solid talent.

  • Silent Lurker Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 16, 2013 7:58 a.m.

    To our freckled faced red headed little sisters to the north I say "even a blind squirrel finds an acorn eventually". Sometimes in overtime at home too boot. Enjoy it now because after your Aug 29th game you will not be feeling so confident.

  • hipsterdoofus NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
    June 15, 2013 11:01 p.m.

    Coach Wells has been and will continue to be the perfect choice to pick up where Gary left off. I'm looking forward to him shocking the college football world in 2013.

    Of course we Aggies support our big brother. We know you can't live with mom and dad forever. And we know someday your associate degrees will land you that job in the mailroom. We'll support you until the day you can support yourself big bro!

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    June 15, 2013 9:26 p.m.

    @The A Gsme

    You don't stand a chance two years in a row. BYU proved that after losing two years ago.

  • The A Game Logan, UT
    June 15, 2013 7:17 p.m.

    How does it feel to lose to your supportive little brother? Let me guess your response: "3 of the last 23." The funny thing is you obviously have a lot more in common with BYU fans than you realize. You think your team is the best because of some highly rational argument that you solely conceived. Yet the only thing that matters is the current season, in other words, the fall 2012 season... And our team won, yours lost. That's how sports work.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 15, 2013 6:03 p.m.

    Aggies, thanks for accepting your place as supportive little brother. Being a supportive little brother is much not honorable than being a pesky little brother who thinks he is on par with older brother

    The only difference these days between Utah state and byu football programs and fan is that the aggies are honest about your position in the national football landscape.