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by Empire of Dirt
January 1st, 2022, 7:21 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Ewets
Replies: 88
Views: 6953

Re: Ewets

As a Utah alum (advanced degree) I still can't cheer for them. If they didn't big time us, I could see cheering for them whenever they didn't play us. I get calls from them asking for $$ at least twice a year. Not that it would ever matter, but they will never see a cent from me. One thing about the...
by Empire of Dirt
December 18th, 2021, 7:55 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: YouTube Tv ESPN dispute
Replies: 27
Views: 2057

Re: YouTube Tv ESPN dispute

Nevermind, got my answer. ESPN+ is not a replacement.
by Empire of Dirt
December 18th, 2021, 7:40 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: YouTube Tv ESPN dispute
Replies: 27
Views: 2057

Re: YouTube Tv ESPN dispute

Where the game is on ABC, will it be streamed on ESPN+?
by Empire of Dirt
December 10th, 2021, 7:31 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Keegan and Gary's new brand
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Keegan and Gary's new brand

My memory of this saying is Gary saying it after he made a dumbass coaching decision that cost us a game or something.

I cringe when I hear it now.
by Empire of Dirt
December 4th, 2021, 5:21 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Logan Bonner
Replies: 106
Views: 8734

Re: Logan Bonner

He's a damn beast.

There are certain posters in here I will never take seriously again after reading their Bonner takes.
by Empire of Dirt
November 21st, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Coffee Please?
Replies: 61
Views: 3103

Re: Coffee Please?

I smuggled a big thermos of coffee in.
by Empire of Dirt
October 23rd, 2021, 10:02 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: I re-watched the play
Replies: 33
Views: 2737

Re: I re-watched the play

I think I counted almost 45 seconds that USU left on the clock on their last fg drive by not running the clock down to 1 or 2 so hhe aggies didn't help themselves either. Csu must dread this game right now. 2 times in 4 years that something crazy has taken away a win. I'll take it though I just rew...
by Empire of Dirt
September 22nd, 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise/BYU ticket sales
Replies: 157
Views: 11008

Re: Boise/BYU ticket sales

Bracing for impact as I write this.. I have 4 season tickets in section 105 (coming from the Wasatch Front.) There are a few open seats down the aisle for me that I was thinking about picking up. Then I look at the price. $89??? I wasn't expecting that at all. That seems pretty steep. Is my Utah che...
by Empire of Dirt
September 19th, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: PEASLEY IS OUR KING
Replies: 66
Views: 4585

Re: PEASLEY IS OUR KING

My preference:
1. 100% healthy Bonner
2. Peasley
3. <100% healthy Bonner.
by Empire of Dirt
September 19th, 2021, 8:42 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 3-0!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3057

Re: 3-0!!!

Criticisms that I voiced in chat last night. Not exact quotes and with various levels of frustration. 1. Our defense was bad. 2. We should not take Tyler out 3. Putting Bonner back in after he was hurt and Peas was hot was a mistake 4. People being the chat police is annoying. I stand by all of it...
by Empire of Dirt
September 5th, 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: QB battle
Replies: 26
Views: 1992

Re: QB battle

End the battle. Use Peasly as a wrinkle and that's it.
by Empire of Dirt
December 20th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: The biggest problem with the University AND Frank having attorneys
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

Re: The biggest problem with the University AND Frank having attorneys

I doubt anything can get settled until well after the independent review the University ordered is completed. Anyone have an idea how long this may take? Seems pretty simple, there are a finite number of people to talk to, right? Or is the investigation firm on a cost plus contact too? Sent from my...
by Empire of Dirt
December 18th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Doug Robinson article on the Maile incident
Replies: 68
Views: 6723

Re: Doug Robinson article on the Maile incident

If president at the U keeps her job after the Lauren McKlusky (I can't express myself without swearing) show (holy hell did you see the Dateline on that) I can't understand why we would even talk about Dr Cockett listing hers.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 17th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Doug Robinson article on the Maile incident
Replies: 68
Views: 6723

Re: Doug Robinson article on the Maile incident

Honestly, this is getting desperate. Until someone who was in the meeting goes on record or the investigation is finalized I think I'm over it.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 16th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.
Replies: 95
Views: 11359

Re: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.

It's hard for me to imagine the level of persecution complex you'd have to have in order to think that as a Utah Mormon you were being discriminated against. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk There are certainly individual professors who discriminate against people of the predominant religion. S...
by Empire of Dirt
December 16th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.
Replies: 95
Views: 11359

Re: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.

It's hard for me to imagine the level of persecution complex you'd have to have in order to think that as a Utah Mormon you were being discriminated against.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 16th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.
Replies: 95
Views: 11359

Re: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.

Some of the comments are pretty alarming. For example this one: ""Dr Cockett SEEMED to be INSINUATING that Coach Maile was not fit for the job because of certain aspects of his background...We were pushing and advocating for him and she had REALLY NO SOLID EXCUSE OTHER THAN HE HASN'T HAD THE WINS H...
by Empire of Dirt
December 14th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Frank's Statement
Replies: 249
Views: 17782

Re: Frank's Statement

So I was recently passed over for a position that I (and others that I work with) thought I had earned. I felt like there were politics (discrimination) involved. So, what were the stakes? High, I guess? So what did I do? I love my company and they have taken care of me well throughout the years, so...
by Empire of Dirt
December 13th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What one former USU player claims Cockett said
Replies: 31
Views: 4713

Re: What one former USU player claims Cockett said

Imagine this scenario: Players: We think you should hire Frank he would be great for recruiting because he is LDS and Polynesian. Cockett: We can't hire him because he is LDS and Polynesian. You or I may naturally assume she means "we can't hire him JUST because he is LDS and Polynesian" but player...
by Empire of Dirt
December 13th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What one former USU player claims Cockett said
Replies: 31
Views: 4713

Re: What one former USU player claims Cockett said

I've thought about this a lot and I think that Cockett's first problem is being too inclusive... Why does she even take a meeting with a bunch of 20 something's to tell her who she should give this job to? Seems like nothing good comes out of that meeting. Trying to make these guys feel included in ...
by Empire of Dirt
December 13th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Frank's Statement
Replies: 249
Views: 17782

Re: Frank's Statement

Board Lawyers... So, let's say that the hearsay of hearsay is correct (or at least can be somewhat substantiated.) Cockett said that she was concerned about him being from Utah and being Polynesian. What does a settlement look like? Anderson just signed a $5M contract. Are those the damages that Mai...
by Empire of Dirt
December 13th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Frank's Statement
Replies: 249
Views: 17782

Re: Frank's Statement

Oof... Didn't see that coming.

I guess he decided that whatever he could make on a lawsuit will be more than any future earnings as a college football coach.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 12th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: The Jump it takes to reach...
Replies: 137
Views: 10175

Re: The Jump it takes to reach...

Good luck to Frank in his next interview. “So tell me about your last job.” Well I was filling in as HC and when I didn’t get the actual job the players revolted, protested the last game and accused the university of discrimination / lit a dumpster fire on social media. I was quiet through the whol...
by Empire of Dirt
December 12th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Ticket Refund and No Future Donations...
Replies: 34
Views: 3254

Re: Ticket Refund and No Future Donations...

I've had the thought that the money I give to Aggie Athletics could be better used elsewhere for a long time. Not saying I'm making any changes, just another data point. Funny, a week or so ago I got a call from a football player thanking me for my donation, wonder what role he played here, how than...
by Empire of Dirt
December 12th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: The Jump it takes to reach...
Replies: 137
Views: 10175

Re: The Jump it takes to reach...

Honest question. What percentage of President Cockett's time should be spent dealing with the football team?

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by Empire of Dirt
December 11th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Tell Us What Was Said
Replies: 36
Views: 4941

Re: Tell Us What Was Said

Here’s my guess. President Cockett to the players: “I appreciate your support for coach Maile. At this time we feel the culture around the team is not what we want here at USU and we feel it would be best to start completely fresh with an outsider instead of someone within Utah state.” Pissed off p...
by Empire of Dirt
November 15th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Well, that got out of hand. Thanks GA!
Replies: 31
Views: 3927

Re: Well, that got out of hand. Thanks GA!

I am blindsided. Why not give the guy who turned the program around helped get us into the MWC another chance? Had we sucked during Gary's good years, would we have been stuck like New Mexico State without a conference? Never dreamed we would witness the program collapse in less than one month's ti...
by Empire of Dirt
November 7th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Gary Fired!!!?!?!!
Replies: 256
Views: 28349

Re: Gary Fired!!!?!?!!

Anyone remember the last time we hired a coach from Weber State?

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by Empire of Dirt
January 5th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: JACK MORMON aka Kent Watson Passed
Replies: 21
Views: 2998

Re: JACK MORMON aka Kent Watson Passed

Was anyone else under the impression that jackmormon was black. I swear I read that somewhere (from him) in the last 15 years or so. Either way, RIP. Always enjoyed his presence on this and the previous boards. And I still rock my "Screw the Y" shirt from time to time. Sent from my SM-G965U using Ta...
by Empire of Dirt
December 21st, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Love you Gary and Ena
Replies: 62
Views: 4663

Re: Love you Gary and Ena

Why are the Aggies the only team in the country that has to deal with injuries? It's totally not fair.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 21st, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: If Hartwell can force Wells
Replies: 35
Views: 3482

Re: If Hartwell can force Wells

What does Laub think? Is he friends with Ena?

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by Empire of Dirt
December 21st, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 1:54 left, no timeouts, Sanford calls a run
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: 1:54 left, no timeouts, Sanford calls a run

brownjeans wrote:Offense didn't lose this game
They didn't win it either, but I don't think that is what he was saying.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 21st, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Ena has been a disaster!!
Replies: 40
Views: 3457

Re: Ena has been a disaster!!

IIRC, It took two terrible seasons before he removed Busch.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 21st, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Coach Andersen
Replies: 80
Views: 6228

Re: Coach Andersen

I don't understand the fascination with having a "players coach."

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by Empire of Dirt
December 20th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Onside Kick, good or bad call?
Replies: 25
Views: 1564

Re: Onside Kick, good or bad call?

An onside kick would have been fine, kicking it away would have been fine. Whatever the hell they did, was probably the worst thing that they could have done. I am so confused.