USU football: Chuckie Keeton named to Maxwell Award watch list

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  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    July 16, 2013 5:09 p.m.

    Beating a few number 1 teams means he had proven himself. And the fact that he fought with a former BYU QB to get the started spot and that QN squeaked by him means he was a proven star. But you aggies will never see that. Thanks for proving my point. Utah is in fact better. Did BYU win or not? What you gonna say when BSU beats you? Think they will get the breakthrough but won't actually do it. You are not better than me Aggie238 so stop trying. And as usual you are avoiding talking about the most important factor in USU's season. The only reason they had the season they did a year ago and the same reason they won't have half that success this coming year. Sorry kid but you lose this arguement.

  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    July 15, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    Furthermore, ALL of those games are winnable. I'm not saying USU will win them all, but the possibility does exist and is not completely far fetched. Utah is only marginally better than they were last year, if at all, and mainly because they actually have a solid QB who is not made of china and who will stay the same from week to week. Whether they are good enough to beat USU is definitely an unanswered question, and most Ute fans will readily admit that. BYU barely squeaked by last year in Provo, and USU actually has a kicker now--which proved to be the difference in that game. BYU's defense, while still formidable, is down a couple of notches from last year. The USU offense vs. the BYU defense is still a question, but USU's defense vs. BYU's offense probably gives USU a slight edge. Boise State of 2013 is not the Boise State of 2009. Tough game, but winnable at home. USC is definitely the toughest game, but given USU's past performance in these games, one has to think that they will get the breakthrough at some point, and maybe this is the year.

  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    July 15, 2013 8:42 a.m.


    "Until he plays teams like USC regularly, Chuckie hasn't proven himself." (correct grammar added)

    So, what does that say about Brad Sorensen? I don't recall seeing SUU on more than one or two BCS schools' schedules each year, if that. (And that's assuming that BCS teams like Cal are the same as teams like USC, which they are not.) Or did the NFL scouts just take crapshot with an obviously "unproven" QB?

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    July 14, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    @Aloha Saint George

    None of those games you mentioned are winnable. Utah is looking for revenge. BYU is just plain better. Boise never losess to USU. And USC is just a different calibar. Until he plays teams like USC regularly Chuckie hasn't proven himself. Rude wake up call in the big leagues. If he even makes it.

  • Aloha Saint George Saint George, Utah
    July 14, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    Fun to see USU this year, to see if last year was a fluke. They have Chuckie, the entire O-line, and 7 returning starters in Defense back, all special teams back as well except for punter.

    How are you gonna shut the critics? Game 1- Utah , then USC, then BYU, and Boise State. Until proven otherwise- you're still chasing. Good motivation. Not much room for gab bin especially when it's going on the field.

    Chuckie the only legit proven QB that is likely to go next level- And this is his junior year!!!! GO Chuckie. Frankly, people have no clue about how good USU is!!!!

  • Southpaw Cedar City, Utah
    July 11, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    Let me start by saying I like Keeton. He is a heck of a player. As of now he is in fact the best in the state. Who knows how well the aggies will do this year without Andersen. All I know is Keeton's future is bright. Everyone here needs to chill and just let people rant if they choose. Without degrading them and treating them poorly. I like all teams. Some are better than others and everyone no matter where you went to school should cheer for all in state teams when they have succuss. It's that simple. Now who is with me?

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    July 11, 2013 12:04 a.m.

    The Aggie fan's and especially The A Game need to learn something. I have an opinion that cannot/will not be changed about the aggies. Nothing more will be said.

  • The A Game Logan, UT
    July 10, 2013 2:17 p.m.

    Guys, Stang knows his stuff. Listen to him. Chuckie is mediocre at best and certainly doesn't deserve any awards. Long live the Thunderbirds.

  • Ifel Of'a-sofa Alpine, Utah
    July 10, 2013 1:30 p.m.

    D News... I am sick of having to post multiple times to get my comments on your board, get it right and FIX IT!

    Stang - give it a rest. You hate the Aggies, ok... I get it. BUT you spent the entire pre season last year spouting about how bad the Ags were going to be and you were wrong.
    To make it worse, USU ended as a top 25 team. No BYU, No Utah, and certainly no SUU... as bad as you hate it, man up and deal with it.

    You can have your opinion, but your predictions don't mean squat to anyone and are only based on your hatred of USU.

    The experts think Chuckie is deserving of recognition and you want everyone to listen to a wanna be from Cedar City instead?

  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    July 10, 2013 1:23 p.m.

    And for a team that supposedly had to be overprepared for Sorenson, USU sure spent a lot of time with the 3rd and 4th string on the field...

  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    July 10, 2013 1:21 p.m.

    Stang, no one here has said anything even remotely insinuating that USU is the best in the country. Brad Sorenson was not the best. Compare stats straight up. Chuckie Keeton was/is the better QB in every single category, outside of his freshman year when he only played the first half of the season (even then, he still had a higher QB rating and performed better in most categories than Sorenson). He still has two years left and has showed no signs of hitting a ceiling. Also, I almost never use the word "choke" except when referring to starting lawnmowers.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    July 10, 2013 12:19 p.m.


    Don't really care what everyone thought of Nelson. Yes they were. UNLV maybe not but Cal is a quality team. They are a PAC12 school after all. And Eastern Washington being number 1 in the country at the FCS leve is no question a quality team. NUMBER 1 equals quality. What heat? I see weak people presenting bitter opinions. Chuckie is still an aggie and Brad is in the NFL. So just talk.


    My argument still stands. He was the best. USU was just ready. That tells me they were afriad of him. USU has a new coach so I believe they won't do anything. I find it funny that you consider your team the best in the country. I was under the impression that the National Champion was the best in the country. Guess I and the rest of the country have a lot to learn. The National Champion isn't the best in the country. USU is undoubtably the best in the country. Almost doesn't count. Against big schools you cannot pull of a win. You always choke (to use a word you're fond of). Now end this aggies.

  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    July 10, 2013 11:27 a.m.

    Chuckie, on the other hand, has performed extremely well even in very hostile conditions against formidable opponents. You forget his freshman year at Auburn, where he almost single-handedly had the game won in his first ever collegiate showing against the defending National Champions. Only defensive lapses which he had no control over cost USU that game. Then there have been the games at Wisconsin, vs. Utah (which despite their poor showing last year had a respectable defense at least), at Louisiana Tech, at San Jose State, and vs. Toledo, all of which were masterful (though not always perfect) performances against very respectable competition, including three teams that were ranked in the Top 25. Not taking anything away from Brad Sorenson. The NFL scouts obviously saw something in him. But if he was good, then Chuckie is phenomenal by comparison.

  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    July 10, 2013 11:09 a.m.

    Stang, the reason everyone brings up Brad Sorenson with you is because you spent the ENTIRE preseason leading up to the USU v. SUU game on the Herald Journal boards running your mouth and "boasting" (to use a word you're fond of) about how he was going to shred USU's defense and how he was the best QB in the state, etc. Well, what happened? He looked like a scared deer in the headlights of an oncoming freight train when he actually had to stare down a real defense. His offense scored a grand total of THREE points while the USU offense coasted on autopilot to an easy win. So, we're just making you eat some well deserved crow. And, given the accuracy of your previous predictions over the past 3-4 years, you ought to find some good recipes, since you're likely to eat a lot more of it if the current trend continues. Oh, and UNLV and Cal last year are hardly what anyone in the FBS world would call "respectable."

  • Aggie84 Idaho Falls, ID
    July 9, 2013 11:46 p.m.

    Stang, I would have you ask the Y fans what they thought of Nelson. UNLV, CAL, Eastern Washington are quality teams? What top 75 teams did any of them beat? We were elated that Nelson left so we could have Chuckie. We already have the score on Chuckie and Brad, the score, 1-0. You slap my Aggies be prepared to take the heat!

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    July 9, 2013 9:52 p.m.

    Just under two hours before the name was mentioned again. UNLV and CAL were very respectable. Or maybe you didn't notice we beat UNLV and hung 30+ points on CAL. Plus beating multiple number 1 FCS teams like Eastern Washington is respectable. You may not think so but it really doesn't matter what you think. What choke job do you speak of? The aggies were ready. The aggies did the job they were supposed to. Nelson was good. You just don't like him because he got out of aggie country. Hill may be as good if not better than Keeton. Don't know just yet. Let's see if Keeton makes it in the NFL. If he doesn't when the time comes then we know who was better. Brad Sorenson would be the one who is better. All I said was Keeton wouldn't win any awards. And then this happend.

  • Aggie84 Idaho Falls, ID
    July 9, 2013 5:24 p.m.

    Question Stang, did Brad ever have a respectable game against any real competition. He certainly choked against the Aggies. Of course, a lot of qbs choked against the Aggies last year. Chuckie would not be on so many lists unless he was THAT GOOD! Will he win any of them, most likely not. I do agree with you, Heaps was not good. Nelson was not good. Hill will be good. Not just as good as Chuckie.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    July 9, 2013 3:40 p.m.


    Don't count on it. I like Weber State and respect the heck out of them. However, they need to rebuild their program to it's former glory. And you can stop bringing up that game. You won and don't need to boast about it all the time. Besides the fact that we are talking about Keeton losing another award. Not Brad and weather he will have success in the big leagues. Let's see how long it takes the aggies to mention Brad's name again. I just offered an opinion about Keeton and some how Brad's name came up. He may have been apart of my team but when the article isn't talking about him I don't mention his name. Until you closet T-Birds mention it of course.

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    July 9, 2013 6:12 a.m.

    The SUU game was over after the first 8 minutes....I'm sure Weber State will present much more of a challenge this year.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    July 8, 2013 11:16 p.m.

    What a shocker. The one person who usually argues with me is arguing with me. OVERRATED? Clarify that for me please. He may have been overrated in your eye's but in the real world around the state he was/is the real deal. I've heard his name on ESPN multiple times. If the excperts at ESPN are mentioning his name he is far from overrated. Keeton cannot/will not live up to the excpectations of you fan's. You think he is untouchable in every way and he isn't. Please if I'm wrong prove it. Next time you want to talk about someone who was/is overraated let's talk about Jake Heaps.

  • Aggie84 Idaho Falls, ID
    July 8, 2013 10:26 p.m.

    @ Stang

    That is just why the Aggies won the WAC against 2 other top 25 teams last year. They didn't need any defense against a highly over rated qb at SUU.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    July 8, 2013 5:29 p.m.

    @Down under

    At least we are number 3 in someones elses eye's. Besides mine of course.

    @Go Big Blue

    Putting to much faith in this one guy aren't you? Remeber offense win's games. Defense win's championships.

  • MacNasty Rexburg, ID
    July 8, 2013 4:59 p.m.

    I am a BYU fan, however, I think it is great Keeton is being recognized; he deserves the acknowledgement.

    BTW, ignore Chris B. There are several reasons, one being he is irrelevant, and another is that one can surmise from the comments he/she/it makes, Chris B. lives in a fantasy bubble that is a suburb of the Emerald City in the merry old land of Oz.

    At any rate, Chuckie is a very good quarterback and I hope more recognition comes his way.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    July 8, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    Down undie is wrong. It's:
    #1 - BYU
    #2 - BYU
    #3 - BYU
    #4 - USU
    #5 - BYU
    #6 - Bingham
    #7 - Jordan
    #8 - Dixie
    #9 - WSU
    #10 - SUU
    #11 - Bountiful High
    #42 - Utah

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    July 8, 2013 2:17 p.m.

    Crissy is correct. USU is the second best team in the state.
    #1 - BYU
    #2 - USU
    #3 - SUU
    #4 - Dixie
    #5 - Utah

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    July 8, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    Chuckie stays healthy and USU has another record season. Yes, he is that good.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 8, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    Utah State is the second best program in the state right now.

    Coming off a 10 win season, 2 field goals away from a BCS game, top 25 ranking.

    Other than being a member of a Pac 12 team 4 years removed from a second BCS win against Alabama, I can't think of a more desirable position to be in for anyone in the state.

    Go Aggies

    Go Utes!

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    July 8, 2013 1:23 p.m.

    @Ute buster

    Not everyone like the aggies and wants them to beat Utah again. On another note it's just another list for another award that he has no chance to win. Make no mistake about it aggies I know how much of an honor it is. This kid is good and is being recognized for his talent. But he isn't talented enough to win any of these big time awards.

  • Ute buster Salt Lake City, UT
    July 8, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    Nice honor Chuckie. This should be a good year for your program. Just beat the Utes and everyone in Utah will be happy.