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by oleblu111
April 9th, 2021, 9:50 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Shulga is back
Replies: 66
Views: 7119

Re: Shulga is back

I for one am really glad he is back. He sat for a while but when he finally got his chance he played hard, showed a knack for moving without the ball to the right positions, is clearly a shooter and will get comfortable with more playing time. He has good size and athletic ability. He also had a lo...
by oleblu111
April 7th, 2021, 4:07 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Playing Utah again in the future?
Replies: 32
Views: 2300

Re: Playing Utah again in the future?

guffer wrote:
April 5th, 2021, 4:17 pm
I’ve remarked that I hope Smith burns in hell for eternity for going to Utah. If he gets the series back on...I’d grant him a Terrestrial existence.
What is a Terrestrial existence ? You hope someone burns in hell for a eternity for taking a higher paying job ?
by oleblu111
April 5th, 2021, 1:08 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Silly ole me
Replies: 17
Views: 1674

Re: Silly ole me

Perhaps there is something wrong with me because I could care less if a coach leaves USU for Utah. He will make 2 or 3 times more money, so bye bye do not let the door hit ya where the good Lord spilt ya. I could care less about what he said or did not say about USU it's fans or his former players,...
by oleblu111
April 3rd, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Silly ole me
Replies: 17
Views: 1674

Re: Silly ole me

Part of what you are saying I agree with. USU is bigger than any coach. Craig Smith can go wherever he wants, that is his right. However since he chose to go to the enemy, he becomes the enemy. There is no wishing him well or hoping for even the slightest success. There is only the perpetual goal o...
by oleblu111
April 3rd, 2021, 1:32 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Craig Smith did us a favor
Replies: 24
Views: 2422

Re: Craig Smith did us a favor

The contract for the next coach should have a buy-out clause that doubles if Utah tries to hire him. I don't care about ybu, that's not a step up anyway. Myself and my good friend USUBlue have also discussed this. He suggested an in-state buyout of 5 million to protect us against having our coaches...
by oleblu111
April 3rd, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Craig Smith did us a favor
Replies: 24
Views: 2422

Re: Craig Smith did us a favor

The contract for the next coach should have a buy-out clause that doubles if Utah tries to hire him. I don't care about ybu, that's not a step up anyway. Myself and my good friend USUBlue have also discussed this. He suggested an in-state buyout of 5 million to protect us against having our coaches...
by oleblu111
April 2nd, 2021, 4:17 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Silly ole me
Replies: 17
Views: 1674

Silly ole me

Perhaps there is something wrong with me because I could care less if a coach leaves USU for Utah. He will make 2 or 3 times more money, so bye bye do not let the door hit ya where the good Lord spilt ya. I could care less about what he said or did not say about USU it's fans or his former players, ...
by oleblu111
April 2nd, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We aren't the only school lose our coach to an instate institution
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: We aren't the only school lose our coach to an instate institution

Did not Mark Pope coach at UVU and also take his best player to YBU ?
by oleblu111
March 29th, 2021, 1:54 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: John hartwell press conference
Replies: 64
Views: 6484

Re: John hartwell press conference

Would love to listen when all done. Could someone post here for us technologically deficient people? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Go to iTunes later today and search 1280 the zone - Utah state and you will find the interview. He did say that we hoped to hire someone by the end of next week.
by oleblu111
March 28th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Smiths New Contract
Replies: 58
Views: 4876

Re: Smiths New Contract

Isn’t Utah paying roughly 6-7 million in buyouts? So essentially Craig is paying for this long term. Utah is paying Craig about a million less than they were paying Larry. Utah will break even with this over the 6 years, especially if Craig is successful. Boosters are paying off Larry's contract. I...
by oleblu111
March 28th, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: I will root for BYU over Utah
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: I will root for BYU over Utah

This is beyond silly and stupid. We sure handle adversity well. Total boobs. Stand Tall for hell sakes. Go get a hug somewhere. Agree with your post 100%. Wall mart Utes really, they just had boosters spend millions to buyout a poor coach, we offer Smith $3.8 million over a 5 year contract they off...
by oleblu111
March 28th, 2021, 1:13 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: I will root for BYU over Utah
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: I will root for BYU over Utah

This is beyond silly and stupid. We sure handle adversity well. Total boobs. Stand Tall for hell sakes. Go get a hug somewhere. Agree with your post 100%. Wall mart Utes really, they just had boosters spend millions to buyout a poor coach, we offer Smith $3.8 million over a 5 year contract they off...
by oleblu111
March 28th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: I will root for BYU over Utah
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: I will root for BYU over Utah

This is beyond silly and stupid. We sure handle adversity well. Total boobs. Stand Tall for hell sakes. Go get a hug somewhere. Agree with your post 100%. Wall mart Utes really, they just had boosters spend millions to buyout a poor coach, we offer Smith $3.8 million over a 5 year contract they off...
by oleblu111
March 27th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: I apologize Aggie Nation
Replies: 98
Views: 8022

Re: I apologize Aggie Nation

Guys here is what I have learned over many years. Coach's are salesmen, Craig Smith is the loudest one I have ever heard, .Of course his wife and kids love where ever they are located. Being a good salesman includes, convincing, boosters, fans, students, players. I do not believe Smith turned down a...
by oleblu111
March 23rd, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Coach Smith's prior coaching jobs would indicate...
Replies: 24
Views: 2431

Re: Coach Smith's prior coaching jobs would indicate...

I don't think these jobs work like the ones you and I have. Resumes and interviews aren't really a thing in this context. AD's know who they want and rely more upon what others say about the candidate than what the candidate says about himself. Everything is done through an agent. Giving an intervi...
by oleblu111
March 23rd, 2021, 1:19 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: So we now know that Coach Smith
Replies: 16
Views: 2947

Re: So we now know that Coach Smith

Gonzaga pay's $3 million. If coach has a 50-50 year this season and say a 16 win year after that he will be on the hot seat. They know that so if the chance comes to move to greener pastures he would be foolish to stay. I hope that coach Smith makes a statement to the media that he is indeed staying...
by oleblu111
March 22nd, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: 22’s tweet
Replies: 99
Views: 8060

Re: 22’s tweet

1 million buyout is chump change to the programs that could hire Smith away. Hartwell didn't do a very good good job with Smith's contract. To be fair, what leverage did Hartwell have? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The money The raise he got was small just a extension of the contract. He had n...
by oleblu111
March 22nd, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Coaching Carousel
Replies: 281
Views: 22409

Re: Coaching Carousel

Gut feeling is telling me he's off to Minnesota. Which if there ever was a more perfect time for him to jump over for the big pay day, now would be the time for him. Especially with Queta most likely leaving, who knows how we'll look next year. I would wish him all the best. As for Utah.. If that g...
by oleblu111
March 21st, 2021, 5:28 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Basketball programs more successful than USU?
Replies: 33
Views: 1357

Re: Basketball programs more successful than USU?

You think Nevada fans don't care? I think Nevada’s fan support pales in comparison to USU’s fan support, especially given the couple extra years USU spent in the dying WAC. That could have killed the program, but the Aggies more than persevered. USU only spent 1 year in the Wac beyond what Nevada d...
by oleblu111
March 21st, 2021, 4:40 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Basketball programs more successful than USU?
Replies: 33
Views: 1357

Re: Basketball programs more successful than USU?

You think Nevada fans don't care? I think Nevada’s fan support pales in comparison to USU’s fan support, especially given the couple extra years USU spent in the dying WAC. That could have killed the program, but the Aggies more than persevered. USU only spent 1 year in the Wac beyond what Nevada d...
by oleblu111
March 21st, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Basketball programs more successful than USU?
Replies: 33
Views: 1357

Re: Basketball programs more successful than USU?

I am not sure that Nevada's fans should be lumped in with SJSU but your are certainly entitled to your opinion.. Agreed. There’s a big difference between SJSU and UNR but I stand by my point that they are both peer schools of USU who lack the fan support of USU. I would take UNR's fan support over ...
by oleblu111
March 21st, 2021, 4:24 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Basketball programs more successful than USU?
Replies: 33
Views: 1357

Re: Basketball programs more successful than USU?

The truth about USU is the budget is actually $40 million. One factor that many USU fans do not consider is location, we are the 3rd school in Utah period, we are located in a small somewhat isolated city, no interstate no commercial airport, all that is a real drawback, as far as fan support goes a...
by oleblu111
March 21st, 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Coaching Carousel
Replies: 281
Views: 22409

Re: Coaching Carousel

FWIW. From MN message board: Shooter weighs in: -Gopher fans pining for Eric Musselman, but U waited too long. -Now Brian Dutcher is people's choice. -Hearing whispers that Coyle's early choice is Craig Smith. -Smith has already met with Utah, they are expected to pay in the $2.75-3.25 million rang...
by oleblu111
March 21st, 2021, 1:01 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Loyola of Chicago....
Replies: 19
Views: 773

Re: Loyola of Chicago....

Once again, how come every school who does this doesn’t have an FBS football program? I can’t point to an exact reason why it’s the case, because the resources for bball programs are still similar, but one can’t deny all these schools who do it don’t have FBS football teams. Gonzaga, Butler, Loyola...
by oleblu111
March 17th, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: NAR - Booster Buyout of Krystkowiak
Replies: 71
Views: 4575

Re: NAR - Booster Buyout of Krystkowiak

Keep in mind that Utah has MWC schools home and home in football, so it is plain to see that they have no desire to schedule USU in either sport, they sell out for football, so we bring little to that game. This is not just the University that want nothing to do with USU it is others connected by mo...
by oleblu111
March 17th, 2021, 9:30 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: NAR - Booster Buyout of Krystkowiak
Replies: 71
Views: 4575

Re: NAR - Booster Buyout of Krystkowiak

Roy McAvoy wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 9:20 am
Guys, there A LOT higher chance Smith gets (and takes) the Utah job than any of you think.
Craig will not be asked to coach the Utes.
by oleblu111
March 17th, 2021, 9:29 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: NAR - Booster Buyout of Krystkowiak
Replies: 71
Views: 4575

Re: NAR - Booster Buyout of Krystkowiak

The reason that the Utes do not want to play the aggies goes much higher than coach's. Would not it be great to have alums that are wealthy enough and caring to buy out a bad coach plus having athletic facilities named for alums ? And hopefully with a new president, new AD and now new coach at Utah...
by oleblu111
March 16th, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: NAR - Booster Buyout of Krystkowiak
Replies: 71
Views: 4575

Re: NAR - Booster Buyout of Krystkowiak

The reason that the Utes do not want to play the aggies goes much higher than coach's. Would not it be great to have alums that are wealthy enough and caring to buy out a bad coach plus having athletic facilities named for alums ?
by oleblu111
March 13th, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Content With Losing!
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Re: Content With Losing!

SDS is the best team in the conference, they have more quality basketball players than we do, not that big of a deal just say congrats to the winner, and go out and find some kids that can get open, and shot the ball.
by oleblu111
March 13th, 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Craig Smith's Contract Extension
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Craig Smith's Contract Extension

Sounds like we’ll keep upping his contract every year tho, so the buyout will be somewhere between 1-2M if he leaves. That seems fair. None of us expected to him to stay forever (but we can hope...), not fair to give him an unrealistic buyout. We need to keep improving as a program to be more attra...
by oleblu111
March 10th, 2021, 4:21 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: McEwen
Replies: 30
Views: 2625

Re: McEwen

His best year was his freshman year by all measurable statistics, so that isn't a good trajectory. He could come back next year couldn't he as this year is considered a do over in terms of eligibility right? Is he the first and last player from Wasatch Academy to come our way? Seems like it's just ...
by oleblu111
March 10th, 2021, 10:21 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Halftime adjustments
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Halftime adjustments

Reminds me of the Wyoming game we played a little bit ago. They were hitting a high percentage of their threes. There were some adjustments, but ultimately we played more to our level and took control of the game. i believe the man has watched to much YBU basketball it can make one see and start to...
by oleblu111
March 9th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Iowa State?
Replies: 213
Views: 10866

Re: Iowa State?

I use to let this stuff bother me, but now I just accept that it is going to happen when you have success. I would rather have a Coach Smith than a Coach Duryea. It is much more fun to win and lose a coach than to lose and lose a coach. Yep, much better to have good coaches where there is discussio...
by oleblu111
March 8th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Ike Larsen
Replies: 45
Views: 4262

Re: Ike Larsen

I doubt we will ever really know the truth. It should be noted that the Landeck kid did sit out half of the State game for "undisclosed" reasons. It doesn't prove anything, but it is interesting. Well if the Landeck kid had to sit out a half of the next game perhaps he is as guilty as Ike for bad b...
by oleblu111
March 4th, 2021, 6:18 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Ike Larsen
Replies: 45
Views: 4262

Re: Ike Larsen

Vendetta or just pointing out a pattern of behavior? He has assaulted multiple teammates. This was mentioned previously months ago. Take from it what you will. Why the great interest in Ike ? Hell I do not know what the recruits of USU are doing while in High School. Is this a personal issue with y...