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by swordsman1989
January 4th, 2021, 12:33 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Has Gary said anything at all?
Replies: 24
Views: 3360

Has Gary said anything at all?

Sorry for bring this up, but I am really curious. There has been complete and total radio silence on anything Andersen since his very surprising firing. I am not expecting tons to be said, but typically a fired coach will at least release a public statement after being fired, something to the effect...
by swordsman1989
January 3rd, 2021, 9:48 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: After that embarrassing display who you got? Bama or Ohio?
Replies: 26
Views: 1173

Re: After that embarrassing display who you got? Bama or Ohio?

Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Oklahoma have taken 20 of the 28 playoff spots that have been available since the playoff was formed. If you throw in the two spots Notre Dame has taken, that means five programs have had 78% of the playoff spots available, while the other 60 FBS schools have had j...
by swordsman1989
January 3rd, 2021, 2:10 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: After that embarrassing display who you got? Bama or Ohio?
Replies: 26
Views: 1173

Re: After that embarrassing display who you got? Bama or Ohio?

Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Oklahoma have taken 20 of the 28 playoff spots that have been available since the playoff was formed. If you throw in the two spots Notre Dame has taken, that means five programs have had 78% of the playoff spots available, while the other 60 FBS schools have had ju...
by swordsman1989
January 3rd, 2021, 1:44 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Uniform Question
Replies: 23
Views: 2447

Re: Uniform Question

I like the original re-design from 2012-2014 as well. Unless we are going to be like Oregon and have completely new uniforms for every single game, I wish we would stick with one uniform pattern. Color combos I like: HOME Blue helmet, blue shirt, white pants. White helmet, blue shirt, white pants. S...
by swordsman1989
December 26th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Interesting Development
Replies: 79
Views: 7489

Re: Interesting Development

I honestly don't see what the AAC gets out of it. They are already considered the premier G5 conference, and the States they have a presence in (for football) is the largest of any conference at 107.7 million people (the ACC has the second largest at 100.3 million). BYU might bring in a little bit o...
by swordsman1989
December 26th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Interesting Development
Replies: 79
Views: 7489

Re: Interesting Development

Yeah, I don't know. First, I don't know why they'd consider USU over CSU based on a resource perspective. I guess USU has had better success in football over the last ten years. Maybe more than anyone in the conference with the obvious exception of Boise. Second, I don't know if it's a good move fo...
by swordsman1989
December 26th, 2020, 2:10 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Interesting Development
Replies: 79
Views: 7489

Re: Interesting Development

Meh... I like the MWC. I like playing Wyoming, CSU, Air Force, New Mexico, Nevada, etc. I am also not a fan of selling out all of the other sports just so the football team can still be a member of a G5 conference with very few regional rivals. Now if the AAC were willing to perhaps throw another MW...
by swordsman1989
December 25th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Just wanted to say.....
Replies: 23
Views: 2251

Re: Just wanted to say.....

Godt Jul!
by swordsman1989
December 14th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: David Yost now available
Replies: 45
Views: 3915

Re: David Yost now available

i'll just remind everyone that while Yost did work magic in 2018, he did so with a future first-round draft pick and a veteran offensive line. it's a valid question whether Yost made the magic or whether those players made Yost... You forgot one of the weakest schedules in modern Aggie football as ...
by swordsman1989
December 14th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: JH video on twitter
Replies: 73
Views: 7872

Re: JH video on twitter

If we really had serious issues, like a coach raping little boys in the football locker rooms while the administration was trying to cover it up, then I'd be all for exposing the issues and bringing down those responsible, even if it meant gutting the athletic department. If USU had deep and long st...
by swordsman1989
December 12th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Ticket Refund and No Future Donations...
Replies: 34
Views: 2750

Re: Ticket Refund and No Future Donations...

I have no problem with a person electing to not donate their money due to this mess. Personally I'd like to see the OP choose to donate his money to another area of the university, either another team, or to an academic department, or something like that.
by swordsman1989
December 12th, 2020, 8:37 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?

Gotta put on deicer to fly into what we have in Logan right now. Nope, de-ice/anti-ice fluid is only to clean the aircraft prior to takeoff. It "shears" off the aircraft during the takeoff, and once airborne, an airplane's own ice protection equipment handles any potential in-flight icing. In jet a...
by swordsman1989
December 12th, 2020, 8:35 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?

Looks like they landed in Logan a few minutes ago. They did not. Diverted to Ogden. Really, why? Happens a lot when visibility is low in Cache Valley due to inversion or cloud conditions or ice on the runway, etc, etc. Not out of the ordinary, especially in winter. I imagine its visibility concerns...
by swordsman1989
December 11th, 2020, 5:30 pm
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?

Gotta put on deicer to fly into what we have in Logan right now. Nope, de-ice/anti-ice fluid is only to clean the aircraft prior to takeoff. It "shears" off the aircraft during the takeoff, and once airborne, an airplane's own ice protection equipment handles any potential in-flight icing. In jet a...
by swordsman1989
December 11th, 2020, 5:25 pm
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?

Deicing fluids would be my guess. I believe that is not only to melt snow but mostly prevents aswell. Not sure about that. No reason for Jonesboro to have them but Wichita might ?? :noidea: De-ice fluids are used to clean the aircraft for takeoff. Once airborne, the aircraft's own de-icing/anti-ici...
by swordsman1989
December 11th, 2020, 5:19 pm
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?

The aircraft in question, N15CV, is a Cessna Citation Encore. It doesn't really have very long range when heading westbound against winter winds. Not surprising at all that they may have needed a fuel stop.
by swordsman1989
December 11th, 2020, 5:12 pm
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?

Yossarian wrote:
December 11th, 2020, 5:10 pm
bigskysbro wrote:
December 11th, 2020, 5:05 pm
I have it on pretty good authority that the 7th fetzer valve was sticking.
I was thinking it was the bypass line.

Gordon Liddy is looking into it.
Hope he has the right ballbearings. It's all about ballbearings these days.
by swordsman1989
December 6th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Yost....
Replies: 91
Views: 8480

Re: Yost....

Surprised at all the hatred towards Wells. This guy was an Aggie. As a player, he was a member of the team that beat BYU and won the first bowl game in USU history. As a coach he has the second most wins in program history, behind the guy that the stadium used to be named after, has the most bowl wi...
by swordsman1989
December 6th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Transfer Portal Wants
Replies: 53
Views: 3415

Re: Transfer Portal Wants

I am guessing this supposed transfer QB is somehow linked to one of the head coaching candidates, either as a current player on a team the coach is with, or through past recruitment efforts. Just a guess, but look through the coaching candidates, and look at which highly rated QBs they are or have b...
by swordsman1989
December 5th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Graham Harrell
Replies: 191
Views: 15538

Re: Graham Harrell

If those are the front runners it should be Leipold. He is older, but is a fantastic proven coach. Skip Holtz bombed at South Florida and that is why he hasn't got a P5 job offer. Do you like a hiring of Leipold better than Harrell? I’d also be curious on his overall record at Buffalo being .500 ba...
by swordsman1989
December 4th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Unpopular Feelings
Replies: 52
Views: 3967

Re: Unpopular Feelings

The silence regarding the issues about Gary’s firing speaks volumes. Gary had a very good relationship with the Utah sports media, if he felt he was unjustly fired, he’d have plenty of opportunity to share his story. The fact that there has been nothing but radio silence from Andersen’s side tells m...
by swordsman1989
December 1st, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Coaching Candidates
Replies: 1041
Views: 80566

Re: Coaching Candidates

I just spoke to someone very close to frank. She said that if frank doesn’t get the head coaching job, they will be leaving usu. Tbh i do think he is the right head coach for the job, and i can confirm that he is a great guy but even better loves utah state. He wouldn’t bolt for a p5 job if he has ...
by swordsman1989
November 29th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Targeting calls
Replies: 14
Views: 1229

Re: Targeting calls

I hate the enforcement of the rule as well. IMHO there needs to be clear intent to hit the head area. Tatum was clearly not targeting the head, the NM QB dropped at the last second. Nobody could have avoided that hit. Either go to flag football, or make the rule acknowledge the reality of the game.
by swordsman1989
November 23rd, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Damage to the state of the program
Replies: 49
Views: 4384

Re: Damage to the state of the program

Has there been any real information as to what happened? Two years ago USU was a top 25 team on the way to an 11 win season. Last year at this time the Aggies were finishing another winning regular season, anticipating another bowl bid and being led by the coach who had built a winning program with ...
by swordsman1989
November 22nd, 2020, 3:54 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 swordsman1989
November 17th, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Jay Hill and Smashmouth football
Replies: 38
Views: 3050

Re: Jay Hill and Smashmouth football

I know it was 25 years ago, but I always remember the national championship game between Nebraska and Florida. I was living in northern Florida at the time, not far from Gainesville, and the general consensus among the Florida faithful was that there was no way Nebraska's old school power rushing of...
by swordsman1989
November 15th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Sideline shenanigans
Replies: 43
Views: 3854

Re: Sideline shenanigans

I get that everyone is angry. We should be. But this is really not on Shelley. Its squarely on the shoulders of Gary Andersen. He's the one that went and got him. He's the one that drove Colombi away. He's the one that tanked our program. He's the one that put Shelley in this spot where he's clearl...
by swordsman1989
November 15th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: As bad as we thought Kent Myers was
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: As bad as we thought Kent Myers was

I always thought the issue with Meyers is that he didn't really grow and develop over his time at USU. He came with some raw talent, and left with about the same level of raw talent. The problem is over time, opponents had figured him out, and since he didn't really develop, he didn't have much to f...
by swordsman1989
November 14th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: This looks fun
Replies: 21
Views: 1055

Re: This looks fun

What game was it in the 1990s where they used a helicopter to dry the field? For some reason I am thinking vs. Idaho in '96. Anyone remember for sure?
by swordsman1989
November 12th, 2020, 3:44 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Coaching Candidates
Replies: 1041
Views: 80566

Re: Coaching Candidates

My brother played for Gary and then Wells at USU. Talking with him today, he said he’s heard from several coaches/players he is in touch with that at least part of Hartwell moving on from Gary was that Gary refused to fire some combination of Reeder/Maile/Collins as coordinators, when Hartwell told...
by swordsman1989
November 9th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Fcs coaches to fbs
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Fcs coaches to fbs

I kind of think that one of the things an FCS head coach needs is some experience in an FBS program. If you look at Arslanian, the highest profile school he ever coached at was one year as a GA at Arizona State when there was no FCS/1-AA, and the Sun Devils were members of the WAC. Mick Dennehy had ...
by swordsman1989
November 9th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Gary Fired!!!?!?!!
Replies: 256
Views: 25533

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

I get the impression, and I have to emphasize that it is just an impression, that the reason behind Gary's termination is not going to be found in any police reports. I do also agree, that as a high profile, highly paid, public employee, if he was fired for cause, the public should know the reasons ...
by swordsman1989
November 8th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Gary Fired!!!?!?!!
Replies: 256
Views: 25533

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

I am sure terminating Gary was not easy for Hartwell but kudus to him for putting the university and its athletes needs above all else. I am thinking most of are worried that it was actually easy for Hartwell to fire Gary. I just cannot fathom any reason why a financially strapped athletic departme...
by swordsman1989
November 8th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Gary Fired!!!?!?!!
Replies: 256
Views: 25533

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

People should stop with all the accusations against Gary. Sure he had some issue and struggled this time around, but i am forever grateful for what he did the first time around. I don't like the accusations and stuff either. But the situation at Oregon State and now here at USU are both very odd. I...
by swordsman1989
November 8th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Building continuity, Can we do it?
Replies: 18
Views: 1656

Re: Building continuity, Can we do it?

Interesting to take a look at BYU's FB history. Until the mid 1960's BYU played in literally half a stadium and had a hard time filling it. Then htey decided to improve the program. They constructed the first phase of a new stadium and gave away thousands of tickets to LDS youth who came to games w...