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by swordsman1989
November 14th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: This looks fun
Replies: 21
Views: 1115

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: 83449

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: 925

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: 26368

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: 26368

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: 26368

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: 1736

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...
by swordsman1989
November 8th, 2020, 5:30 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Choo chooooo
Replies: 30
Views: 3924

Re: Choo chooooo

I think it is pretty clear that rAggie had an inkling something was coming. This sentence is quite telling: The 0-3 start with pathetic statistics is possibly the least of the problems we could have if we had competent journalists to look into things. (Not counting aggies22, he kicks (I can't expres...
by swordsman1989
November 7th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Gary 2.0 summarized in one tweet from a national writer
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

Re: Gary 2.0 summarized in one tweet from a national writer

The one punt led to a safety so I would say that worked out well. At the same time you can't play conservative. Nevada went for it on 4th lots of times and that must bread a lot of confidence with the players that their coach is going to be aggressive. I love that mindset, Bosie does it all the tim...
by swordsman1989
November 7th, 2020, 4:37 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Choo chooooo
Replies: 30
Views: 3924

Re: Choo chooooo

Allowing one influential donor to make hiring/firing decisions rarely works out well.
by swordsman1989
October 11th, 2020, 1:00 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Colombi Transferring
Replies: 450
Views: 37635

Re: Colombi Transferring

I haven't paid any attention to Matt Wells since he left. I didn't realize he was only 5-11 overall there. I'd be surprised if he is their coach next year.
by swordsman1989
September 29th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Logan or Lubbock?
Replies: 50
Views: 3549

Re: Logan or Lubbock?

I've only ever sent time in Odessa (long story) and Dallas. Flown over the state many times. Not much to see IMHO. I have some friends who live in the Houston area who seem to like it though, but they don't like getting hit by hurricanes either. I drove through Odessa once. The only thing I remembe...
by swordsman1989
September 26th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Thompson announces Boise may play less conference games to play BYU
Replies: 25
Views: 1721

Re: Thompson announces Boise may play less conference games to play BYU

I would love to see Boise suffer the consequences for begging out of a conference game to play BYU. But if they go 7-0, they will be undefeated in the division. The team that Boise skips will also only play 7 conference games, so they can't go 7-1. It is possible that both Boise and that other team...
by swordsman1989
September 26th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Thompson announces Boise may play less conference games to play BYU
Replies: 25
Views: 1721

Re: Thompson announces Boise may play less conference games to play BYU

I would love to see Boise suffer the consequences for begging out of a conference game to play BYU. But if they go 7-0, they will be undefeated in the division. The team that Boise skips will also only play 7 conference games, so they can't go 7-1. It is possible that both Boise and that other team ...
by swordsman1989
September 13th, 2020, 12:15 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: NAR - YBU is COVID U
Replies: 19
Views: 1455

Re: NAR - YBU is COVID U

oleblu111 wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 9:58 pm
The only school in the west to play games during the covid outbreak. Not exactly a badge of honor in my simple mind
Agreed. But got to appeal to the base...
by swordsman1989
September 12th, 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: BYU/Army game postponed
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: BYU/Army game postponed

Wasn't there a report out of the Big Ten recently that showed something like 30% of student athletes who have tested positive for Covid are now showing signs of myocarditis? If true, that is nothing to mess around with. I really think playing football this season is a mistake. I know we want to see ...
by swordsman1989
August 27th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Dax Raymond update
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

Re: Dax Raymond update

An injury to a scout team player is almost like a career death sentence. I wish him the best but he certainly has a daunting task to convince another team to take a chance on him. Sad news. Really wish he had been able to stay healthy. While you aren't going to get rich, a guy can make a decent liv...
by swordsman1989
August 18th, 2020, 12:26 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports
Replies: 56
Views: 3577

Re: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports

Really easy to ask a bunch of kids to put their long term health on the line when you don't have any skin in the game. You’re not looking at the scientific data if you think it poses a significant health risk to young healthy college students. You’re fear mongering. But yeah, don’t want to play ? D...
by swordsman1989
August 18th, 2020, 12:17 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports
Replies: 56
Views: 3577

Re: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports

Really easy to ask a bunch of kids to put their long term health on the line when you don't have any skin in the game. You’re not looking at the scientific data if you think it poses a significant health risk to young healthy college students. You’re fear mongering. But yeah, don’t want to play ? D...
by swordsman1989
August 13th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What does the college FB landscape look like going forward?
Replies: 21
Views: 1326

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

I think an 8 team playoff in this format: 5 teams representing the champion from each P5 conference 2 at large teams 1 team represented from the G5 conferences This gives a team from each P5 conference a playoff chance, gives you the two at-large teams, and also keeps the magic of a Cinderella team...
by swordsman1989
August 13th, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What does the college FB landscape look like going forward?
Replies: 21
Views: 1326

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

I would honestly just like to see FBS scrap the playoffs altogether, or go to an all-inclusive playoff LIKE EVERY OTHER FREAKING SPORT AND/OR LEAGUE IN THE ENTIRE SPORTING UNIVERSE(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). The NFL can find a way to give every team an equal chance at winning its championsh...
by swordsman1989
August 10th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: PAC12 Players "strike." A different perspective
Replies: 11
Views: 1023

Re: PAC12 Players "strike." A different perspective

AF, thanks for linking this article. This would be a good time for universities to take a serious look at their athletic programs and, perhaps, make some changes. The WSU athletics deficit is approaching $100 million - the department suggests paying it off by selling beer at games! Good luck to ath...
by swordsman1989
August 10th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: PAC12 Players "strike." A different perspective
Replies: 11
Views: 1023

Re: PAC12 Players "strike." A different perspective

AF, thanks for linking this article. This would be a good time for universities to take a serious look at their athletic programs and, perhaps, make some changes. The WSU athletics deficit is approaching $100 million - the department suggests paying it off by selling beer at games! Good luck to ath...
by swordsman1989
August 9th, 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Nevada Players Seek to Unionize
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Nevada Players Seek to Unionize

They may unionize themselves out of a place to play ball where people care and want to watch them. I can really see this going toward the end result of universities being scholastic only with no sponsorship of intercollegiate athletic competition. Why would they agree to some of the demands being t...
by swordsman1989
August 7th, 2020, 1:29 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Most unbeatable records in sports
Replies: 34
Views: 2022

Re: Most unbeatable records in sports

Nolan Ryan's strikeout and no-hitter records. Not for lack of talent, but for the same reason Cy Young's win total will never be reached, pitchers are used far differently, and pitch far less, than they used to. Eight times in his career he started 35 games or more in a season, and in 1974 he starte...
by swordsman1989
August 7th, 2020, 12:11 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: NO NOT THE BIG SKY TOO!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: NO NOT THE BIG SKY TOO!!!!

bummer man https://sportsnaut.com/2020/08/big-sky-conference-cancels-2020-college-football-season/ Yep. Absolutely sucks. Anybody heard who we might replace SUU with? I think there is talk about some of these schools being allowed to play their "money game" this fall. At this point it may be worth ...
by swordsman1989
August 6th, 2020, 1:43 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Looks like our schedule is set
Replies: 78
Views: 5318

Re: Looks like our schedule is set

If BYU is going to exist, and circumstances were normal, I'd want to play them. But I cannot overlook almost 50 years of them doing everything they can to screw USU by destroying the Skyline Conference, blackballing USUs membership in the WAC, and later MWC, to "The Project" of the early 2010s. So i...
by swordsman1989
August 5th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Looks like our schedule is set
Replies: 78
Views: 5318

Re: Looks like our schedule is set

If we are losing the Washington money game, I'd personally rather see the MWC do a conference only schedule. Maybe a full round robin schedule of 11 games, then a championship game. I really was hoping to see BYU sh.. themselves when they had very few chances to fit together a schedule, especially a...
by swordsman1989
August 5th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Looks like our schedule is set
Replies: 78
Views: 5318

Re: Looks like our schedule is set

aggies22 wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 9:17 am
swordsman1989 wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 9:14 am
Dang...does this mean we are bailing out BYU?
I would say yes.
%&#@$!!!!
by swordsman1989
August 5th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Looks like our schedule is set
Replies: 78
Views: 5318

Re: Looks like our schedule is set

Dang...does this mean we are bailing out BYU?
by swordsman1989
August 4th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: P5 breakoff
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: P5 breakoff

To be honest would there really be that much difference than what we currently see? If we are honest with ourselves it is easy to see that there is a big gap between the power 5 and the other conferences. If there was a split I can't see if changing much. The power 5 teams would still want to sched...
by swordsman1989
August 4th, 2020, 12:30 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Home and Home with BYU
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Home and Home with BYU

I actually hope that the MWC goes to only conference games, plus perhaps one road money game with the Big-12. Screw BYU. I hope this is the year that years of hubris finally catches up with them and destroys their program. Notre Dame was always independent, and had the money, support, and national f...
by swordsman1989
August 4th, 2020, 12:14 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: P5 breakoff
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: P5 breakoff

I’ve heard this for a long time. What’s the business case for a new league? To increase profit you either need to increase revenue or reduce expenses. Will revenue increase? Will ESPN pay more now that the name of the league has changed? Will people start attending women’s sports? Will expenses dec...
by swordsman1989
July 28th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What if...
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: What if...

BYU is not going to a P5 conference. The Big-12 has zero incentive to add (other than perhaps for a one season thing due to Covid 19) and will most likely look east if they do add. IMHO Central Florida is the top option that is not currently affiliated with a P5 conference. They meet every single me...
by swordsman1989
July 20th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Comet over Maverik
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Comet over Maverik

What a great picture! So proud a USU built instrument discovered it too!