Looks like Rhett was dead wrong.
While I see that the author was simply sensationalizing the fact that the Aggies
have a lot of injuries, it's interesting that he also completely wrote off
the rest of the season because of their personnel losses. Seems like there needs
to be a follow up on this article referencing the fact that the Aggies have not
fallen down and rolled over dead. There's still some fight in those guys.
Kudos to Matt Wells and his staff and to the Aggie players for stepping up their
Thank you for your prediction Rhett. Now might be a good time to reconsider and
predict the Aggies will go 8-4 and end up in a very nice postseason bowl game.
Looks like the author of this article way over-reacted (i.e. missed-the-boat
entirely). USU has gone 3-0 since he wrote it. So the world played out exactly
like we die-hard USU fans said it would. Relatively easy opponents for the
remainder of the schedule have translated into three wins and zero losses since
this article was written. I'm willing to bet that the winning streak goes
to 5 wins and zero losses by the end of the regular season. Will
USU win its bowl game? Hard to tell, but I would give us even odds of doing so.
I think it's time that Rhett Wilkinson takes accountability for his recent
articles predicting impending doom for the Aggies season.
Boy it sure is nice reading this article after the Aggies got to their six win
and qualified for the post season. Way to prove the doubters wrong Ags!
@Go Big BlueOf course it is. Why would the experts know what they
are talking about. Clearly we should leave it up to fan's who believe the
aggies should be undefeated and the defending National Champions.
Clearly the premise of the article is flawed. The Aggies have a great shot at
winning out the rest of the season. USU will be favored in most if not all of
the remaining games.
@Aggie84I don't have to fish. The aggies are just bad this
year. Even the article say's they won't make the post season.
Good call Striker.
I believe the last few games have told us just how much stang and striker know
about Aggie football. Of course you don't want to talk about Utah this
week. I don't believe stang is a fan of any team just a hatred for anything
USU. To talk about a quarterback not being very good because they got hurt. Give
me a break. I guess there isn't any good quarterbacks in Utah this year
since they've all been hurt.
Yeah Striker, I was REALLY shocked by New Mexico's run game... shocked at
how ineffective it was against our defense (which you insisted was no good). We beat them at their own game handily. If our offense continues to
click like it did last night, I see just about no reason why we can't win
out the rest of the way. Unless of course you think an 0-6 Hawaii
team will surprise us. Doubt it.
Well it looks like the author was completely out-to-lunch on this call. USU was dominate. Likely they will win out.
You're right striker. That New Mexico run game is something else. And as
far as making a bowl game, after the thrashing Colorado St just gave to Wyoming,
I will be disappointed if the Aggies don't finish 3rd in the MWC behind
Boise and Fresno. Utah St doesn't really have any games they should lose
the rest of the year.
Stang, always fishing for a reason when the Aggies win and then pumping the
chest when someone else wins. Can't loose with that type of philosophy.
Although, I am impressed, your grammar has improved this year.
Looks like Striker is as brilliant as the writer of this article. Unfortunately
they didn't tell the USU Aggies. They are running the New Mexico team of
the field. Yes, USU will go bowling again.
"They based their entire game plan around him."They did. Ag
fans were saying how they'd beat BYU and Boise, but got crushed by both.
Now they go on the road to an unfamiliar place and still say they'll beat
them easily. UNM puts up lots and lots of yards. They'll smash you with
their running game. I watched them play one game and that rushing attack is
really good. Reminds of me Army or AFA at their full strength. USU will
struggle to win this one. No one saw three losses in a row coming did they?
Don't worry, Utah lost to UNM twice in two years, even when UNM had a
losing season. UNM can surprise teams, and with USU fans taking this team
lightly, they are in for a shock tomorrow.
What folks fail to realize when they claim the defense wasn't successful in
stopping teams after Keeton's injury is that lack of offense takes its toll
on the defense in many ways...field position, time of possession, fatigue. If
the offense can put up some points and control the ball, then the defense will
be just fine. Hopefully DG can do better. But between Aggie basketball and
football injuries it has been an awful year.
@stangletteDon't you have something better to do? Again the
aggies aren't helping themselves and they haven't proved me wrong. If
they continue to do so then they need to look at who is playing right now.
It's not Keeton anymore. He had skill I'll give him that but not
enough to have that nickname. He went down to easy and if you are the best you
don't go down easy. Thanks for that compliment. Only I knew how bad the
aggies would be. Keeton is the only player the aggies ever counted on. Is that
or is it not true? They based their entire game plan around him. He got hurt
and they are falling apart. As you can plainly see with the last few games.
I'm going by fact. It's not that hard to look at fact. Unless you
are an aggie apparently.
The MEDIA is who pronounced Keeton the best QB in the state and continue to do
so.Are you suggesting that a players skill level by an injury or
when they were injured in a game?That shows a lot about your
knowledge of anything.You went on and on last year about how bad the
Aggies were and you were wrong, now you are beating your chest that you are
right? Wow... what a grand wizard you are, a true soothsayer of the future of
Aggie football.It is either that, or you keep calling tails long
enough, you will be right every now and then...
@Mad MartiganHave the aggies done anything to prove me wrong? Nope,
they continue to make my points stronger. They've made no progress since
Andersen got out of town. And as far as Keeton goes, the fan's insisted he
was the best in the state. Yet he is out for the season and went down in the
first quearter of a game. That doesn't mark the "best" does it?
So my points stand and are backed up by the aggies playing.
Listened to Rhett on the radio last night. He should stick to writing, as the
radio folks tore apart his thought process Rhett was basically tongue tied. Ags
go 4 and 1 the rest of the season and go bowling. Best of luck to the Utes who
are showing a lot, and good luck to the Cougs also, they are looking good (as
bad as I hate to admit it) Rhett is not giving enough respect to the teams the
Aggies have lost to. USC is still USC, Utah is stronger than they showed early
on, BYU has one of the best defenses in the nation, and Boise is hitting their
stride. So yes the Aggie have lost to 4 of the top programs in the West. But
none of the remaining teams on their schedule are in the same universe as the
Trojans, the Utes, the Cougars, and the Broncos. I say 4 and 1 because there is
probably a trap game somewhere in there aka Virginia or Oregon State.
Wait till Saturday night, then one of two things will be apparent: 1) The author
will be revealed as know-nothing doomsayer who just can't wrap his head
around the progress USU has made with respect to football. or 2) The writer will
be viewed as having made a good call. I think USU wins by ten
points, but the game will be very revealing whichever way it turns out.
@Mars_ It's a realization we all come to. Differences of
opinion exist, and no anonymous posting on an internet message board will put
these differences into harmony. Stang08 has his platform of commenting on every
Aggie article and insisting Chuckie and the Aggies are no good. Can't
convince him otherwise ChrisB has his of general Ute superiority in everything.
ChrisB is also firm in his stance. Those opinions aside, I do believe- the
Aggies will get to seven wins and go to a bowl game.
Lotta folks just plain hope the Aggies fail.~shrugs~I
used to think that commenting on the boards would get people to change their
minds, as I try to stay reasoned and grounded in my assertions, opinions, and
predictions. Wonder if other people feel the same about me? Probably.All the same, I think the Aggies go 3-2 to finish the season and wind up at
6-6 with a FIPB invite.
@StrikerIt's difficult for a statistically good defense like
USU's to hold tough opponents like Boise and BYU to under 30 points when
they are on the field so often. USU lost those games because the offense
couldn't do enough. Thus, the defense got gassed. NONE of the
opponents left on the schedule are as hard as Boise or BYU. Like another poster
said, very friendly schedule for developing a new quarterback.
"But their opponents were BYU and BSU. Both very good teams who have been
scoring a lot of points the last few weeks. They don't play another team as
good as either of those two and they still have a very good defense."I'm amazed at the logic of this person and others. How can you
call a team having a "very good defense" when that defense allowed over
30 points at home and got destroyed each time? That is an awful defense. Both
offense and defense of USU are pitiful. What makes anyone think they'll be
better on the road? All these teams can put up points. USU is in serious
danger."Hawaii — Just awful this year. Win easily."
Are you for real??!! They almost knocked off Fresno and were leading UNLV until
the final FG by UNLV."New Mexico — Very one
dimensional." But put up loads of points and yards. Hardly a team to take
lightly. A loss there likely means the Coach Potato Bowl for this team.
This is like two neighbors arguing on who has the best car, house, or kids.
Lets start with New Mexico. They have two wins against two teams with a
combined one win they got playing each other. Their D is horrible and they have
have no passing attack. USU can stop the run... and that is all they will need
to do for this game.The schedule is very friendly to develop a young
quarterback. at New Mexico, bye, vs. Hawaii, at UNLV, bye, vs. Colorado
State, and vs. Wyoming. In regards to comparing Darell Garretson to
Travis Wilson... Cal, Washington State, and Colorado are the same or better than
New Mexico, Colorado State, Hawaii, UNLV and Wyoming. If he is anything like
Wilson, they will win all 5 of the remaining games. Also, Darell Garretson was
taking practice team snaps prior to October 4th... giving up on a guy
They won't make the post seasno because they don't have the supposed
"Best QB in the state" anymore. That nickname cracks me up. That and
the fact that they are playing in the WAC 2.0 are the only reason's
they've won as many games as they have.
Luckily the rest of the season hasn't happened. I think USU still wins
enough to go bowling in spite of the many good players lost to injury!
Sheesh Mr. Wilkinson, way to kick a team when its down with this article, you
should call Coach Wells and have them just forfeit the rest of the season.
Well, I guess we just need to have the sports writers decide the season---no
need to lace-em-up and play the games. After all, wasn't Stanford, on
paper, supposed to win handily in Salt Lake? And Texas, too, in Provo for that
matter?On any given day........that's the beauty and fun of
watching the game.
@CrhisBGuess you can get excited for Wazoo, Colorado, Zona and California,
A very good defense, and an improving average offense will lead to a bowl
game.Utah State will win more games in the MWC than Utah did.
Yes, USU has been outscored in the last 7 quarters since Keeton was injured. But
their opponents were BYU and BSU. Both very good teams who have been scoring a
lot of points the last few weeks. They don't play another team as good as
either of those two and they still have a very good defense. I am thinking they
will win 4 more games and be bowling.
Look at what happened to BYU, Ute's and TCU when were apart of the MWC,
they were good, but after these teams left the MWC they all went downhill. PAC
12 is a better conference, but the Ute's were a better team and funner to
watch in the MWC. 2004 #4 Utah2005 #11 TCU2006 #16 BYU2007 #14 BYU2008 #2 Utah2009 #6 TCU2010 #2 TCU2011 #14
TCU2012 #18 Boise State
"Frankly I'm embarrassed"Enough said. You should be.
RSL,I do apologize. 1 ranked team. Talk about murderers row. And
yes, I am so happy we left the bad MWC behind.
Ags will make the postseason despite the injuries. Yes, we got outscored badly
in the last two games, but they were two of the hardest opponents on the
schedule. Any experienced and established team will make a team that lacks depth
in key areas look weaker. The Ags have improved that area in the last few years,
but they are a couple years away from being fully there.As for the
schedule:New Mexico — Very one dimensional. Poor match-up
against Aggie D, too. Our new QB should get his bearings and we win by a
touchdown. The bye will help a lot.Hawaii — Just awful this
year. Win easily. UNLV — While seemingly improved, their
victories have been close and the Rebels don't have the defensive depth we
have. We can win a close one, and then we get a bye.CSU — We
get them at home, and our QB should be well prepared because of the bye. Close
win.Wyoming — Shootout, toss-up.
I think ChrisyBu forgot about Fresno State that is also in the MWC. They are
only ranked 17th in the nation but atleast we have his comment to reflect upon.
Frankly I'm embarrassed I used to get excited for games with New Mexico,
UNLV, San Diego, Wyoming. The MWC is a bad bad league. Their best team(Boise)
even got manhandled by the 4th best team in the Pac 12 Washington.