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by swordsman1989
October 3rd, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: J Love next Mahomes?
Replies: 42
Views: 2222

Re: J Love next Mahomes?

I don't think they necessarily care about his numbers this year. I think the NFL scouts look more at fundamentals, arm strength, and potential. Great numbers help, but don't always translate into NFL success. Look at all the star NCAA QBs who put up amazing numbers but were flops in the NFL. In fact...
by swordsman1989
October 2nd, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: TT fans in meltdown mode over Wells starting the wrong QB
Replies: 101
Views: 7321

Re: TT fans in meltdown mode over Wells starting the wrong QB

Is that yalls old coach? If so when did he leave? What's up with y'all and the pistol offense? Do y'all still run it? Can I get a little history on it? One more thing. Did y'all lose any players of importance this past year? Seems last year was a special year here, if I remember correctly Our QB, L...
by swordsman1989
September 30th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 3 things that stood out to me
Replies: 40
Views: 3198

Re: 3 things that stood out to me

Statistically our rushing has been virtually identical to last year. According to ESPN stats, the 2018 team averaged 5.5 yards per rush and averaged 203.2 yards per game. This year's team is averaging 5.3 yards per rush and 206.8 yards per game. Passing yards per game is up as well, with 294.2 yards...
by swordsman1989
September 29th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 3 things that stood out to me
Replies: 40
Views: 3198

Re: 3 things that stood out to me

What concerns me the most is our red zone offense. We have been terrible at scoring once in the red zone. Our red zone TD scoring rate is something like half the FBS average. Discounting the last possessions against CSU and SDSU, where the team took a knee in the victory formation while in the red z...
by swordsman1989
September 28th, 2019, 12:17 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Uni-Watch: LSU to Wear Purple Vs USU
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Uni-Watch: LSU to Wear Purple Vs USU

I always wondered why LSU insisted on white jerseys for home games, their purple/gold combo looks so good. Of course I wonder why any football team insists on wearing white at home when their team colors look better. Even though I hate the Dallas Cowboys, I love their blue jerseys. I also really lik...
by swordsman1989
September 3rd, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Espn predictor week 2
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: Espn predictor week 2

BYU at 37.4% baffles me too. BYU is bad, and looked bad in week one. We have them at home and have a two game win streak as well.
by swordsman1989
September 1st, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: P5 Games
Replies: 29
Views: 2982

Re: P5 Games

Auburn may have been down in 2011. But USU was coming off a 4-8 campaign, and Auburn had won a national championship in their previous game.
by swordsman1989
August 31st, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: We are good
Replies: 41
Views: 4227

Re: We are good

I was honestly pleasantly surprised by a lot of players. But could not be more disappointed in coaching. For the most part I agree. Our offense is very Vanilla and way easier to defend than last year. But this is typical for game one with a virtually entirely new offense and new coaching staff. On ...
by swordsman1989
August 31st, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Playing Not To Lose and bad O Coordinator
Replies: 23
Views: 3578

Re: Playing Not To Lose and bad O Coordinator

Yeah, not a fan of the play not to lose strategy. Wake is an up tempo team, like USU. Trying to run out the clock with two or three minutes does not do much unless you can realistically leave them with only 30 seconds or so. I don't mind doing some runs to force them to burn timeouts, but I do think...
by swordsman1989
August 30th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request
Replies: 57
Views: 6851

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

I would love to see a good rugby style USU shirt.

Agree on the logo, don't change it yet again. Since I went to USU in 1989, we have had at least five different primary helmet logos. Stick with one, and have one or two variations for special events.
by swordsman1989
August 30th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Anyone know the story on the return of pumba?
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: Anyone know the story on the return of pumba?

I hate the constant changing of the logos. Stick with what we have now!
by swordsman1989
August 29th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: If we're so "inferior" to the other two schools...
Replies: 12
Views: 2221

Re: If we're so "inferior" to the other two schools...

To be fair Utah had some key injuries in football last year and nearly won the PAC and have some of that talent returning. Although I don’t think they are a team worthy of the playoffs if they beat Wazzou & U Dub they could very well make it. We got smacked around by BYU in hoops last year. Althoug...
by swordsman1989
August 24th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Thoughts on Rod Tueller
Replies: 14
Views: 5400

Re: Thoughts on Rod Tueller

The legislature and the bd of regents have really screwed higher ed in Utah. Every community college should not be called a university. Universities are research institutions, and Utah has exactly 2 public research institutions. But if you’re going to go down that road, at least follow the UC/Cal S...
by swordsman1989
August 24th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Thoughts on Rod Tueller
Replies: 14
Views: 5400

Re: Thoughts on Rod Tueller

I fear both UVU and Weber in the future, however as of today we are much better academically than either of those two are, so we need to keep that status. The business school is a great example when S.A. got Huntsman involved it became his goal to make USU one of the finest Business school in the c...
by swordsman1989
August 24th, 2019, 2:25 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Thoughts on Rod Tueller
Replies: 14
Views: 5400

Re: Thoughts on Rod Tueller

Stan Cazier was the worst president USU has seen in a while. He was president all 4 years I was there. Never saw him once. I was in student government, and never even laid an eye on him. For the life of me, I can’t understand why they named the new library after him. Perfectly good naming opportuni...
by swordsman1989
July 19th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Calling it. USU wins the opener!
Replies: 30
Views: 4903

Re: Calling it. USU wins the opener!

Roy McAvoy wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Not to mention when was the last time we actually won a road game against a P5 school?
Didn't we do that last year in Provo? Oh...wait, you meant a real P5 school, not one who thinks they are!
by swordsman1989
July 10th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: New MW Connection Article: MWC Rivalries Stink
Replies: 68
Views: 6033

Re: New MW Connection Article: MWC Rivalries Stink

I would make the case that 72 games against Colorado State would constitute a rivalry. It was just dormant for many years, with only three meetings between 1980 and 2010. But it has been played again for 8 straight years and the overall series is pretty close. The past eight meetings are split at 4 ...
by swordsman1989
July 7th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Your Best and Worst USU ADs
Replies: 48
Views: 14479

Re: Your Best and Worst USU ADs

What are the thoughts on Chuck Bell? He was controversial and rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, but he did get a lot done while at USU: -Getting USU athletics in compliance with title IX. -Installation of premium seating and lights in the stadium. -The Laub Indoor Training Center. -Starting wome...
by swordsman1989
June 18th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: I don't think Devin likes Logan
Replies: 78
Views: 8096

Re: I don't think Devin likes Logan

I am a white guy, and raised Mormon, but grew up in New Hampshire. Logan was a HUGE culture shock to me. I came to love the place, but it took a while to get used to.
by swordsman1989
May 28th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What game was your first to watch an aggie game?
Replies: 71
Views: 5819

Re: What game was your first to watch an aggie game?

AGinNEIowa wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 11:06 am
my first UState game was when k-state came to Romney, I think US lost by about 10 or 14?
Kansas State has visited Logan twice. In 1970 Kansas State beat USU 37-0. In 1992 USU beat Kansas State 28-16.

Kent State visited Logan once, in 1973, and beat USU 27-16.
by swordsman1989
May 27th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What game was your first to watch an aggie game?
Replies: 71
Views: 5819

Re: What game was your first to watch an aggie game?

Vs. BYU on September 30, 1989. Right at the beginning of my freshman year at USU.
by swordsman1989
May 20th, 2019, 2:50 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Why Utah, not yBu is USU's Institutional Enemy
Replies: 25
Views: 2784

Re: Why Utah, not yBu is USU's Institutional Enemy

Somehow I am over what happened in 1907. Have no problem with the Utes and no use for BYU. Yeah, it didn't stop in 1907. In 1960 they destroyed the Skyline Conference, and cut Utah State out of the WAC. They consistently blocked our entry to the WAC/MWC until they left for the PAC. Now, they won't ...
by swordsman1989
May 20th, 2019, 2:42 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: A blast from the past.....
Replies: 35
Views: 5748

Re: A blast from the past.....

We should have been a 10 win team anyway. We lost heart breaker to Baylor, last second TD. Utah dropped punt and we have them beat. Nevada in a shootout 44 to 41. LSU kicked our butt and I cannot remember who else we lost too that year. That was the first year we had lights at the stadium. Our five...
by swordsman1989
May 18th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: A blast from the past.....
Replies: 35
Views: 5748

Re: A blast from the past.....

We should have been a 10 win team anyway. We lost heart breaker to Baylor, last second TD. Utah dropped punt and we have them beat. Nevada in a shootout 44 to 41. LSU kicked our butt and I cannot remember who else we lost too that year. That was the first year we had lights at the stadium. Our five...
by swordsman1989
May 17th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: 2019 Athletic Department Road Trip
Replies: 41
Views: 15978

Re: 2019 Athletic Department Road Trip

There are two of us here on this forum who live in Copenhagen. That should warrant a trip shouldn't it? LOL! Sword, did you happen to catch the Danish miniseries, "1864?" Brilliant. Gives context to my Danish ancestors' trips west. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1753353/ No, I have not seen it. Might...
by swordsman1989
May 16th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: 2019 Athletic Department Road Trip
Replies: 41
Views: 15978

Re: 2019 Athletic Department Road Trip

There are two of us here on this forum who live in Copenhagen. That should warrant a trip shouldn't it? LOL!
by swordsman1989
May 16th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: A blast from the past.....
Replies: 35
Views: 5748

Re: A blast from the past.....

ViAggie wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 5:20 pm
I was there!
Me too!

Sadly I was near the top of the student section, so the goal posts were already down by the time I made it to the field.
by swordsman1989
May 15th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: New MWC Media Deal
Replies: 41
Views: 6181

Re: New MWC Media Deal

I think TV has ruined college football. Weeknight games are only the tip of the iceberg. The last several games I went to in person were nearly four hours long, and constantly held up for television breaks. It was quite miserable compared to what I experienced while at USU back in the mid 1990s. Thi...
by swordsman1989
April 25th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Anyone Else See This?
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: Anyone Else See This?

Does anyone else feel like they are living in some weird, but wonderful, twilight zone? The QB at USU being touted as a potential top ten NFL draft pick (and not long after we had a dark horse Heisman candidate in Keaton), 10 and 11 win seasons, top 25 rankings?! This is not the Utah State Football...
by swordsman1989
April 25th, 2019, 1:01 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Anyone Else See This?
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: Anyone Else See This?

Does anyone else feel like they are living in some weird, but wonderful, twilight zone? The QB at USU being touted as a potential top ten NFL draft pick (and not long after we had a dark horse Heisman candidate in Keaton), 10 and 11 win seasons, top 25 rankings?! This is not the Utah State Football ...
by swordsman1989
April 13th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Playing off SLB: will record beget a good home OOC?
Replies: 15
Views: 1949

Re: Playing off SLB: will record beget a good home OOC?

I certainly agree with you about UCLA heading to the Rose Bowl. I regularly get LA layovers, and our hotel is right in downtown LA, near the Staples Center, and it routinely takes us over an hour to get from LAX to the hotel. And we get to use the HOV lanes too. I lived in LA for a couple of years,...
by swordsman1989
April 12th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Playing off SLB: will record beget a good home OOC?
Replies: 15
Views: 1949

Re: Playing off SLB: will record beget a good home OOC?

Or in FB, or in... A one hr 45 min drive from SLC International is not terrible. Hell it probably takes UCLA that long to get the team from Campus to the Rose Bowl during FB season! One hour 45 from the airport?! Are you driving a Model-T? Google Maps typically shows between 1:20 and 1:25, dependin...
by swordsman1989
March 27th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: I figured out a sure-fire way to get us a PAC-12 invite
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Re: I figured out a sure-fire way to get us a PAC-12 invite

Semi-seriously, what if a booster won a big Powerball or Mega-Millions jackpot, how much of an investment would it take to secure a USU invite? The investors are being asked to invest a minimum of $100 million. Would the $100 million be enough to secure a USU invite, or do you think it would requir...
by swordsman1989
March 25th, 2019, 2:28 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: I figured out a sure-fire way to get us a PAC-12 invite
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Re: I figured out a sure-fire way to get us a PAC-12 invite

Semi-seriously, what if a booster won a big Powerball or Mega-Millions jackpot, how much of an investment would it take to secure a USU invite? The investors are being asked to invest a minimum of $100 million. Would the $100 million be enough to secure a USU invite, or do you think it would requir...
by swordsman1989
March 23rd, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: I figured out a sure-fire way to get us a PAC-12 invite
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Re: I figured out a sure-fire way to get us a PAC-12 invite

Semi-seriously, what if a booster won a big Powerball or Mega-Millions jackpot, how much of an investment would it take to secure a USU invite? The investors are being asked to invest a minimum of $100 million. Would the $100 million be enough to secure a USU invite, or do you think it would require...