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by Full
February 24th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Proposed Transfer rule change
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: Proposed Transfer rule change

I think the largest impact this will have is on second string P5 QB’s. My guess is QB battles go into fall camp every season and there is some recruiting done through the spring ball depth chart. This might even cause some of the starting QB’s to jump if they have options, but the QB position is tal...
by Full
February 14th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 2020 SP+ Projections
Replies: 15
Views: 1532

2020 SP+ Projections

I haven’t seen this posted anywhere, but SP+ projections for next season were released. It paints an ugly season if it’s right. Mountain West teams: 38. Boise 65. Air Force 74. SDSU 79. CSU 80. Wyoming 94. Fresno State 99. Hawaii 100. Utah State 108. San Jose 110. Nevada 121. UNLV 122. New Mexico Ot...
by Full
February 12th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Neutral Football Games
Replies: 22
Views: 1900

Re: Neutral Football Games

UNLV is having good success recruiting to that new stadium! Now they just have to get the Raiders to let them play there... https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/unlv/unlv-football/raiders-unlv-in-dispute-over-stadium-schedule-1902411/ Venturing off topic. UNLV better keep its options open if things...
by Full
February 7th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: And the MWC capitulates to BSU demands. What a joke!
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: And the MWC capitulates to BSU demands. What a joke!

I wonder if they still ended the separate negotiations for Boise and their special veto power for a TV deal. Boise has a lot more leverage with those in place.
by Full
February 3rd, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: MWC?
Replies: 47
Views: 3040

Re: MWC?

The original contract signed by the MWC and BSU calls for a $1.8 million dollars extra to be paid to BSU, if we do not do that then we are not honoring that agreement . The need for more revenue does exist because you are not just playing MWC schools we have bowl games with CUSA schools and Mac sch...
by Full
February 2nd, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: MWC?
Replies: 47
Views: 3040

Re: MWC?

The original contract signed by the MWC and BSU calls for a $1.8 million dollars extra to be paid to BSU, if we do not do that then we are not honoring that agreement . The need for more revenue does exist because you are not just playing MWC schools we have bowl games with CUSA schools and Mac sch...
by Full
February 2nd, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: So now they've stolen Winning Team Losing Team?
Replies: 26
Views: 2189

Re: So now they've stolen Winning Team Losing Team?

I’ll just add I think the big heads take away from the intimidation the Hurd has at its height. The variations they had always gave something new for opposing players. Now it’s the same giant heads every shot. Get off my lawn!
by Full
January 29th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: MWC?
Replies: 47
Views: 3040

Re: MWC?

You are right about the loss of revenue if BSU leaves it could be as much as $2 million, which would be the same as what USU fans pay of tickets in a year, it would be a huge loss in revenue. If the amount is just an annual amount for USU, it would make a $20 million dollar a year decrease for the ...
by Full
January 26th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

I think this will get settled, imho the MWC doesn’t have a leg to stand on. What is the settlement? From what I can tell Boise is getting their $1.8 for six more years. I don’t know what there is to settle. Do they want to rip up the recently completed TV deal? Do they want more than the $1.8 extra...
by Full
January 24th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 10263

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

Also, I don't think that Boise is as valuable of a TV commodity as they think they are, or they once were. Everyone here is so damn intimidated by them. Not many college football fans nationwide are making a point to tune into the Boise games that wouldn't tune in to watch other decent teams regard...
by Full
January 24th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 10263

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

The problem with your argument is that the AAC is in the position of ESPN having the right to re-negotiate the contract after the announcement that UConn is leaving, meaning your numbers for the AAC are speculative. This is why I think there are a lot of moving parts to this right now, and there ar...
by Full
January 24th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 10263

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

Ya'll are coming at this from a scarcity mentality. I get the scar tissues of the past, but we need to get over that. Boise is bluffing, and we need to call it. If they aren't they don't have as good a hand as they think they do. Well that all depends if the AAC isn’t a viable option. What have you...
by Full
January 24th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 10263

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

https://1280thezone.com/b-j-rains-broke-down-complaint-by-boise-state-against-mountain-west-conference/ This interview with the Boise State beat writer with Scotty G ended showing some teams would be fine to let Boise leave. Look at the investment universities like CSU, San Diego State, and Hawaii h...
by Full
January 22nd, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 10263

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

Boise got their deal because they brought BCS busting money and ability to the conference. Now the American Conference has demonstrated their teams will be selected over Boise. The rest of the Mountain West looked at the $10+ million it gave Boise and saw three loss Cincinnati jump Boise in the fina...
by Full
January 22nd, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

https://twitter.com/davesouthorn/status/1220069048152555520?s=21 It looks like Boise wanted to increase the tribute other schools pay to them. The presidents said no and then gave notice that in six year they would terminate the tribute entirely. I don’t know where the law will ultimately side, but ...
by Full
January 17th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Recruiting
Replies: 327
Views: 32853

Re: Recruiting

Great interview with Gary on DJ/PK this morning. Lots of good stuff. On of the recruiting he said they are looking to fill the final spots with the following positions: RB - "We have to find a running back that can play next year" TE - "An off the ball Tight End, like an H mover" WR DL DB He really...
by Full
January 16th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Bodie Reeder, the next OC
Replies: 59
Views: 5694

Re: Bodie Reeder, the next OC

I like the hire. He seems to want to use what he has with maximum efficiency while I think his general philosophy aligns with GA. I think some offense struggles were magnified by the OC and the head coach wanting to change the offense. I think getting first downs and scoring are fun no matter how yo...
by Full
January 10th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 2022/23 games scheduled. UCONN, Weber, Idaho State
Replies: 37
Views: 1870

Re: 2022/23 games scheduled. UCONN, Weber, Idaho State

I love it. A very winnable game against a team that has the same name recognition as Wake Forest. We play Alabama, Iowa, and likely BYU out-of-conference these years. Props to the admin for the quick addition to the scheduling page.
by Full
January 9th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Todd Orlando
Replies: 42
Views: 4487

Re: Todd Orlando

The first night I spent outside of Logan after graduating was the start of a new job near Lubbock. I took a drink of tap water the first night and was glad it didn’t hit me like the water I drank in Mexico that had the same taste and texture. I spent the summer west in f Lubbock and once saw a rattl...
by Full
December 28th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Any word on Queta or Kuba?
Replies: 76
Views: 7697

Re: Any word on Queta or Kuba?

Kina is dressed. Queta is not.
by Full
December 27th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: The Quad
Topic: Predict the Score - 12/28 BB vs Eastern Oregon
Replies: 27
Views: 956

Re: Predict the Score - 12/28 BB vs Eastern Oregon

93 - 52 USU
by Full
December 18th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MW has New TV deal
Replies: 36
Views: 3052

Re: MW has New TV deal

All of what you just said is true. As is what I said. We have some big markets, some fast growing markets, even a monopoly. Their markets are still bigger. Boise my be the fastest growing city in the US, but it's still not as big as any of the markets I mentioned(perhaps Annapolis, but that's the N...
by Full
December 17th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Jay Hill a Candidate for New Mexico HC
Replies: 15
Views: 962

Re: Jay Hill a Candidate for New Mexico HC

ViAggie wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 11:39 am
I'd take the CSU job over this one
I would take Hill over Addazio.
by Full
December 17th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MW has New TV deal
Replies: 36
Views: 3052

Re: MW has New TV deal

brownjeans wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 10:57 am
Getting less than half what the AAC gets doesn't seem like a good deal to me. I understand the market favors eastern teams, but c'mon.
If this is an 6-8 year deal then their is the opportunity to renegotiate before the 12 year AAC deal ends. I’m paying attention to the length of the deal.
by Full
December 16th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: See ya later ESPN (MWC TV Deal)
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: See ya later ESPN (MWC TV Deal)

brownjeans wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Are Boise home games are still ESPN?
Boise still gets to negotiate their TV deal separately.
by Full
December 16th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MW has New TV deal
Replies: 36
Views: 3052

Re: MW has New TV deal

From $1.1 million to just over $3 is a healthy jump. I hope the new deal is short enough that it gives the conference another bite at the apple we while the American is locked in for twelve years. If we have a six year deal and close the gap again, that helps the conference continue to grow. Of cour...
by Full
December 16th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Home court advantage
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Home court advantage

I will say that having a white line rather than a dark line made some of the shots funny as players looked down at their feet to figure out if they were outside the three point line. At the spectrum the white line is the women’s three point line... adding a little bit of uncertainty early in the gam...
by Full
December 16th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: A look ahead to next season.
Replies: 18
Views: 1130

Re: A look ahead to next season.

I like the Wazzu series, but I also wonder if having two P5 teams, BYU, and an FCS is setting ourselves up to struggle. I like the opportunity to play some of these teams. However, I feel that having to punch above our weight for three games isn’t doing the team any favors.
by Full
December 16th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: The Quad
Topic: Predict the Score - 12/18 BB @ USF
Replies: 30
Views: 775

Re: Predict the Score - 12/18 BB @ USF

87-76 USU
by Full
December 11th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Quad
Topic: Predict the Score - 12/14 BB against BYU
Replies: 38
Views: 1685

Re: Predict the Score - 12/14 BB against BYU

USU 87
BYU 78
Palindrome streak moves to 2
by Full
December 11th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 3089

Re: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019

If one really wants to face facts about USU alums in Salt Lake area, you could use the beehive classic basketball game as a example of alums that do not care about USU after leaving, of all the schools that play in it you would think out of town alums from USU would welcome a chance to watch the sc...
by Full
December 11th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 3089

Re: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019

Lets face it, Logan is a pain to get to. There are 4 main ways into the valley: Highway 89 from Sardine Canyon, the road from Tremonton, Highway 89 from Preston, and Logan Canyon. Sardine Canyon absolutely sucks to drive in late October-November. There aren't a lot of people out towards Tremonton. ...
by Full
December 11th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Beehive Classic Games
Replies: 17
Views: 1186

Beehive Classic Games

I just looked at the availability of tickets for the Beehive Classic. The PAC-12 team isn’t a draw. It looks like the BYU vs USU game is a much much hotter ticket, but still disappointing compared to an on campus game. You can get tickets anywhere for Utah vs Weber State including over a third of th...
by Full
December 11th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 3089

Re: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019

While I agree 100% I still feel like saying "excuses excuses" - for us to be near the bottom, near SJSU level, is pathetic. Especially getting beat out by UNLV!!! I think the AD needs to understand there are people that actually look at the attendance numbers and think UNLV is a bigger draw than US...