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by Aggieiester
January 13th, 2021, 3:37 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Elijah Shelton in the Portal
Replies: 46
Views: 3089

Re: Elijah Shelton in the Portal

I'm sorry that Shelton feels the way he does. I'm hopeful that the new coaching staff will develop a culture where the athletes want to play for the institution and not individual coaches. Building any culture around individual's is dangerous, not scalable and u True! The fact that these players do...
by Aggieiester
January 13th, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Elijah Shelton in the Portal
Replies: 46
Views: 3089

Re: Elijah Shelton in the Portal

I'm sorry that Shelton feels the way he does. I'm hopeful that the new coaching staff will develop a culture where the athletes want to play for the institution and not individual coaches. Building any culture around individual's is dangerous, not scalable and u True! The fact that these players do...
by Aggieiester
December 18th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Players Sticking Around
Replies: 76
Views: 8832

Re: Players Sticking Around

Thanks, Tania. I thought he was already gone so I didn't think of him. That is good news. Things didnt work out at the Florida school he entered into he portal for, so, we’ll see. Unless a school close to home offers him, he may find his way back Is #16 "recruiting" these guys to come back? #16 is ...
by Aggieiester
December 18th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Doug Robinson article on the Maile incident
Replies: 68
Views: 5927

Re: Doug Robinson article on the Maile incident

This guy has written hit pieces on USU for decades, don't even give the guy the satisfaction of clicking on the story.
by Aggieiester
December 16th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: If Cockett gets the boot?
Replies: 78
Views: 4977

Re: If Cockett gets the boot?

If that is the case, you will lose the the most athletic friendly president in school history, then next one might not be so friendly.
by Aggieiester
December 12th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Plane with new Coach A has a 30 minute layover?
Replies: 64
Views: 4606

Re: Plane with new Coach A has a 30 minute layover?

It must have been some other reason to divert to Ogden. Reported weather at Logan was fine then - 6 miles of visibility with a few clouds at 2,500 feet and broken layer at 4,000 feet. Logan airport is (I can't express myself without swearing), any bad weather will cause planes to divert to Ogden. I...
by Aggieiester
December 11th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: So if you are Blake Anderson?
Replies: 22
Views: 1102

Re: So if you are Blake Anderson?

I'd have some serious second thoughts
by Aggieiester
December 11th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Blake Anderson??
Replies: 329
Views: 24243

Re: Blake Anderson??

I'd like to see Maile stay as AHC if he's willing and maybe Collins could be special teams and position coach as well as Bojay and DJ staying on staff. I think the most important hire will be Defensive Coordinator as Anderson seems to be more involved on the offensive side of the ball. Maybe Yost w...
by Aggieiester
December 11th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Recruiting Formula
Replies: 46
Views: 1846

Re: Recruiting Formula

I think I'm one of the few that feels this way, but I think the old formula's that proved successful might not apply anymore. The missionary program and the poly-pipeline.... not sure they are still the cornerstone's of our identity. I think there are different ways of getting us to where we want t...
by Aggieiester
December 10th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Blake Anderson??
Replies: 329
Views: 24243

Re: Arkansas State @ Utah State in 2006

Does anyone else remember the ASU-USU game in Logan on 2016? The Aggies took a 24-0 lead less than one minute into the second quarter. The Aggies didn’t look good at all and held on to win 34-20. The main thing I remember from that game was thinking that ASU looked as bad as any FBS team I have see...
by Aggieiester
December 9th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: The Apology Curse
Replies: 35
Views: 1696

Re: The Apology Curse

Well I guess that is the difference I do not think the apology has anything to do with the 9 in a row YBU has beaten USU in basketball. I just think that is a excuse for losing. I was once told the God favored YBU , perhaps that is the problem. I believe that about as much as I believe the curse. T...
by Aggieiester
December 8th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Coaching Candidates
Replies: 1041
Views: 80566

Re: Coaching Candidates

If Jay Hill ends up being the guy, he certainly could have been hired a while ago. Other coaches have been hired before the end of the season, not just before the bowl game. Butch Davis was hired by North Carolina after they fired their coach several years back. The interim coach remained and coach...
by Aggieiester
December 3rd, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: List your top 5 candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 8116

Re: List your top 5 candidates

In no particular order: Jay Hill Skip Holtz Graham Harrell Jim McElwain Lance Leipold What makes people like Skip Holtz? 1- His winning % since 2013 at La Tech is higher than USU's 2- La Tech often plays two P5 money games per year and yet he still has won more games than USU has since 2013 3- He h...
by Aggieiester
December 3rd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: List your top 5 candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 8116

Re: List your top 5 candidates

In no particular order: Jay Hill Skip Holtz Graham Harrell Jim McElwain Lance Leipold What makes people like Skip Holtz? 1- His winning % since 2013 at La Tech is higher than USU's 2- La Tech often plays two P5 money games per year and yet he still has won more games than USU has since 2013 3- He h...
by Aggieiester
December 3rd, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: List your top 5 candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 8116

Re: List your top 5 candidates

Remember that Anderson and Wells were the first coaches who had the advantage of having great state of the art facilities. That makes a big difference in recruiting. I wonder how someone like Weatherby would have done with that advantage. Another advantage is the upgrade in conference affiliation. ...
by Aggieiester
December 3rd, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: List your top 5 candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 8116

Re: List your top 5 candidates

In no particular order:
Jay Hill
Skip Holtz
Graham Harrell
Jim McElwain
Lance Leipold
by Aggieiester
November 25th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Embarrassing
Replies: 68
Views: 3677

Re: Embarrassing

Anybody have an over/under on the number of losses until we have a Craig Smith only won because of Sam Merrill post? I love Craig. One thing Craig could be a lot better at is using timeouts. This game reminded me of the Air Force game last year. We seemed in control in both games, then the other te...
by Aggieiester
November 25th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Embarrassing
Replies: 68
Views: 3677

Re: Embarrassing

My beef was when the refs stop calling fouls on VCU for a long period of time starting in the 1st half. We made VCU commit so many fouls in reality that VCU should have had their coaching staff ready to suit up. Refs wanted VCU to win, and they got their wish. Any proof on this or is it just crybab...
by Aggieiester
November 25th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Embarrassing
Replies: 68
Views: 3677

Re: Embarrassing

Anybody have an over/under on the number of losses until we have a Craig Smith only won because of Sam Merrill post?
by Aggieiester
November 23rd, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: .
Replies: 116
Views: 7409

Re: Transfer Portal Explosion tips job to Canales

I'm still not 100% sure if this thread is just a masterful troll job or serious?
by Aggieiester
November 22nd, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: .
Replies: 116
Views: 7409

Re: Transfer Portal Explosion tips job to Canales

So Canales has been the Utep Offensive Coordinator for the past 3 seasons. In 2018, Utep went 1-11 and had the 127th ranked scoring offense in the country. In 2019 they went 1-11 and Utep had the 119th ranked scoring offense in the country. This year they are a little better at 3-4, but have the 11...
by Aggieiester
November 21st, 2020, 12:46 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Jay Hill and Smashmouth football
Replies: 38
Views: 3050

Re: Jay Hill and Smashmouth football

Here's the reality of the whole Jay Hill situation. How as an AD do you "win the press conference" when you fire a Kyle Whittingham/ Ron McBride protege and then turn around and hire a younger version with a similar background? While I'm in the camp of "find me a better candidate than Jay Hill and I...
by Aggieiester
November 21st, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Thompkins is transferring too
Replies: 61
Views: 6349

Re: Thompkins is transferring too

I don't know, but if you are going to fire a coach mid season, it would lead me to think that you would have your ducks in a row and be ready to hire a new coach pretty quick, you are bleeding players "John" what are you going to do?
by Aggieiester
November 21st, 2020, 12:17 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Doug Robinson Articles
Replies: 13
Views: 1481

Re: Doug Robinson Articles

While Doug Robinson is an inflamed boil on the buttocks of the world, the problem is that USU seems to find a way of giving him material to work with. But is is sad that so many good journalists got their walking papers at the Deseret news while that (I can't express myself without swearing) stain s...
by Aggieiester
November 20th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Thompkins is transferring too
Replies: 61
Views: 6349

Re: Thompkins is transferring too

splintorb wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 9:00 pm
This suucks....we are going to lose A LOT I’m afraid...thanks Gary...
Just a thought but maybe trigger happy Hartwell should have waited until after the Air Force game to Let GA go and maybe you wouldn't have lost all of your good players.
by Aggieiester
November 15th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Liberty
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: Liberty

You all really want trash like this coaching at USU? In January 2016, the NCAA charged Ole Miss with numerous recruiting violations. An investigation turned up evidence that Ole Miss employees and boosters arranged numerous "impermissible benefits" for players, such as car loans and cash. At least o...
by Aggieiester
November 14th, 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Positives from Today
Replies: 20
Views: 1347

Re: Positives from Today

Really nice to shift to some of the positives. Improvements across the board...well with one exception. Warren and Henry Cole real nice games. O line despite the sacks did a decent job today. Receivers also were able to get separation but the balls were poorly thrown. Special teams were much improv...
by Aggieiester
November 10th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Coaching Candidates
Replies: 1041
Views: 80566

Re: Coaching Candidates

A good HC will have good coordinators and assistants AND let them do their job. I believe Maile would be a great HC because of his recruiting ability, stability at USU, relationship to the players ( and ability to build with new ones). Technically the O & D coordinators should be the experience one...
by Aggieiester
October 7th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Adams is in the transfer portal
Replies: 21
Views: 1837

Re: Adams is in the transfer portal

Who should've been starting over him? If I remember right, Haney was injured and out that game. It seems like DJ was the one that got picked on over and over against Wake. Am I remembering that right? It is strange for someone to start after being here a week, but I'd like to know what the better o...
by Aggieiester
October 2nd, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Player opt out at USU not allowed?
Replies: 65
Views: 3222

Re: Player opt out at USU not allowed?

The news cycle is short but his relationship with his players isn't. Apologize , set the right policy, make it clear you support anybody who opts out, and move on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk For what? I can't read the words for you. His original comments weren't good no matter what he inten...
by Aggieiester
August 15th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Are players from postponed teams maintaining their eligibility?
Replies: 23
Views: 1456

Re: Are players from postponed teams maintaining their eligibility?

I wonder if they'll make any adjustments to the number of scholarships available, given the potential of what this might do to high school class recruits. I wonder if some kind of bailout money would be available for schools that were not able to raise the funds to cover additional scholarships for...
by Aggieiester
August 12th, 2020, 11:25 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What does the college FB landscape look like going forward?
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: What does the college FB landscape look like going forward?

Will the G5 Split from the NCAA? No Will the PAC implode? No Will the MAC or the WAC still exist? Yes Nebraska and Ohio State bail on the Big 10? Only if they want to lose $54 million a year Will the NCAA finally kill the season? They seem pretty toothless Nothing else to talk about. :noidea:
by Aggieiester
August 12th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Why don't we just go Indy this season?
Replies: 21
Views: 1309

Re: Why don't we just go Indy this season?

Great idea if you don't want to be in the Mountain West anymore
by Aggieiester
July 28th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: New basketball venue for usu
Replies: 112
Views: 9396

Re: New basketball venue for usu

If I recall correctly, one of the downsides of renovation is that it could take at least a year to complete, we would have to find somewhere else to play home games for one season. This is years old information so maybe things have changed. You can't go back and change the past but I wish they would...
by Aggieiester
July 16th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: New QB transfer?
Replies: 243
Views: 20150

Re: New QB transfer?

The outpouring of concern and fairness here is touching, of course with a 2-4 start half of the board would be calling for him to be benched.

Please continue.