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by Full
September 22nd, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Aggie Identity Problem??
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Re: Aggie Identity Problem??

USU, as the state's land grant university, has a satellite campus in every county (all 29 counties in Utah) and a total of 32 satellite campuses. Yikes...that means 31 more to go for a complete set? Better get collecting! Some people collect water bottles of all the national parks, others collect w...
by Full
September 20th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: OCT 24
Replies: 120
Views: 9722

Re: OCT 24

I'm like a seven-year-old waiting for Christmas, I just can't stop anticipating hoping for the release that everything is officially going to happen. Hoping it all works out. Speaking of the seasons, are the leaves looking good in Sardine now? Thinking of a drive up today, trying to time it for the...
by Full
August 15th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Rumor about MWC Teams Looking to Jump
Replies: 37
Views: 3313

Re: Rumor about MWC Teams Looking to Jump

I don’t know how I feel about this. If Boise and Air Force (assuming that’s the two a schools) made the jump they would each have a $5 million exit fee, and that could help out with the loss of a season. We would lose the best football program, but the program that has a built in advantage over othe...
by Full
August 12th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Football tix refund
Replies: 63
Views: 3553

Re: Football tix refund

What about the kids that are attending the University for an education? Why are they ok to attend, but playing a sport is suddenly the most dangerous thing? Are they going to sue if they get sick? How about the kid that plays pre-COVID and has a life-changing injury, or heaven forbid, dies - they a...
by Full
August 12th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What does the college FB landscape look like going forward?
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

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

Honestly I wouldn't mind the G5 and P5 splitting up and there being a G5 champion. I would still like to play the big boys each year, but let's face it even if we go undefeated we won't be invited to the playoff. At least in basketball you can see mid majors like Gonzaga and Butler compete for the ...
by Full
June 30th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: I am starting to doubt it happens.....
Replies: 132
Views: 9419

Re: I am starting to doubt it happens.....

As I understand it, most universities will be primarily online at least in the fall semester, and those who are on campus will start and end their on campus classes early. What downsides are there to delaying kick-off until February? The things I can think of are: 1) Impatience - We all want footba...
by Full
June 24th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: While on the Subject of Future Games...
Replies: 38
Views: 2134

Re: While on the Subject of Future Games...

Actually, if you read what was written above its that USU is looking for special concessions to separate our home games against Boise and BYU. If what is written above is true, BYU wants to continue the series during the 'gap year' with a game in Provo instead of no game at all. We are the ones ask...
by Full
June 16th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: While on the Subject of Future Games...
Replies: 38
Views: 2134

Re: While on the Subject of Future Games...

I am wondering what folks think the biggest benefit we get playing byu is? - money? Not a money game - better attendance? Yes, every other year, so maybe a little bump in money. - helps with recruiting? Maybe, if we win, but it's not opening other recruiting areas, we're already known in the area -...
by Full
June 16th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: While on the Subject of Future Games...
Replies: 38
Views: 2134

Re: While on the Subject of Future Games...

There is no possible viewpoint from which BYU needs this game more than Utah State. It is possible that the game is equally meaningful to both sides, or not irreplaceable, but I would be hard pressed to find evidence that BYU "needs" the game more than we do. Utah State sells seats in Provo. The be...
by Full
April 29th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Oregon 3 game series
Replies: 40
Views: 2600

Re: Oregon 3 game series

When we do play Oregon will we also have to play another money game along with it? Along with playing byu and boise every year that could a very tough schedule. Sounds like the chuck shelton years. Tough for any coach to do. That’s what we are doing this year with Washington and Washington st Washi...
by Full
April 29th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Non-conference opponents in the 2020s so far
Replies: 15
Views: 1088

Re: Non-conference opponents in the 2020s so far

I feel like a lower quality p5 like Oregon state or even cal could be scheduled on a 1-1 basis. Look at us with Washington state. Or look at Utah with Wyoming or sjsu or northern Illinois (the list for them goes on). It seems overall the pac 12 teams don’t have near the money (makes sense as the Co...
by Full
February 24th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Proposed Transfer rule change
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Proposed Transfer rule change

I think the largest impact this will have is on second string P5 QB’s. My guess is QB battles go into fall camp every season and there is some recruiting done through the spring ball depth chart. This might even cause some of the starting QB’s to jump if they have options, but the QB position is tal...
by Full
February 14th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 2020 SP+ Projections
Replies: 15
Views: 1664

2020 SP+ Projections

I haven’t seen this posted anywhere, but SP+ projections for next season were released. It paints an ugly season if it’s right. Mountain West teams: 38. Boise 65. Air Force 74. SDSU 79. CSU 80. Wyoming 94. Fresno State 99. Hawaii 100. Utah State 108. San Jose 110. Nevada 121. UNLV 122. New Mexico Ot...
by Full
February 12th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Neutral Football Games
Replies: 22
Views: 2085

Re: Neutral Football Games

UNLV is having good success recruiting to that new stadium! Now they just have to get the Raiders to let them play there... https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/unlv/unlv-football/raiders-unlv-in-dispute-over-stadium-schedule-1902411/ Venturing off topic. UNLV better keep its options open if things...
by Full
February 7th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: And the MWC capitulates to BSU demands. What a joke!
Replies: 12
Views: 1150

Re: And the MWC capitulates to BSU demands. What a joke!

I wonder if they still ended the separate negotiations for Boise and their special veto power for a TV deal. Boise has a lot more leverage with those in place.
by Full
February 3rd, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: MWC?
Replies: 47
Views: 3596

Re: MWC?

The original contract signed by the MWC and BSU calls for a $1.8 million dollars extra to be paid to BSU, if we do not do that then we are not honoring that agreement . The need for more revenue does exist because you are not just playing MWC schools we have bowl games with CUSA schools and Mac sch...
by Full
February 2nd, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: MWC?
Replies: 47
Views: 3596

Re: MWC?

The original contract signed by the MWC and BSU calls for a $1.8 million dollars extra to be paid to BSU, if we do not do that then we are not honoring that agreement . The need for more revenue does exist because you are not just playing MWC schools we have bowl games with CUSA schools and Mac sch...
by Full
February 2nd, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: So now they've stolen Winning Team Losing Team?
Replies: 26
Views: 2309

Re: So now they've stolen Winning Team Losing Team?

I’ll just add I think the big heads take away from the intimidation the Hurd has at its height. The variations they had always gave something new for opposing players. Now it’s the same giant heads every shot. Get off my lawn!
by Full
January 29th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: MWC?
Replies: 47
Views: 3596

Re: MWC?

You are right about the loss of revenue if BSU leaves it could be as much as $2 million, which would be the same as what USU fans pay of tickets in a year, it would be a huge loss in revenue. If the amount is just an annual amount for USU, it would make a $20 million dollar a year decrease for the ...
by Full
January 26th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

I think this will get settled, imho the MWC doesn’t have a leg to stand on. What is the settlement? From what I can tell Boise is getting their $1.8 for six more years. I don’t know what there is to settle. Do they want to rip up the recently completed TV deal? Do they want more than the $1.8 extra...
by Full
January 24th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 10988

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

Also, I don't think that Boise is as valuable of a TV commodity as they think they are, or they once were. Everyone here is so damn intimidated by them. Not many college football fans nationwide are making a point to tune into the Boise games that wouldn't tune in to watch other decent teams regard...
by Full
January 24th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 10988

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

The problem with your argument is that the AAC is in the position of ESPN having the right to re-negotiate the contract after the announcement that UConn is leaving, meaning your numbers for the AAC are speculative. This is why I think there are a lot of moving parts to this right now, and there ar...
by Full
January 24th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 10988

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

Ya'll are coming at this from a scarcity mentality. I get the scar tissues of the past, but we need to get over that. Boise is bluffing, and we need to call it. If they aren't they don't have as good a hand as they think they do. Well that all depends if the AAC isn’t a viable option. What have you...
by Full
January 24th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 10988

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

https://1280thezone.com/b-j-rains-broke-down-complaint-by-boise-state-against-mountain-west-conference/ This interview with the Boise State beat writer with Scotty G ended showing some teams would be fine to let Boise leave. Look at the investment universities like CSU, San Diego State, and Hawaii h...
by Full
January 22nd, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 10988

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

Boise got their deal because they brought BCS busting money and ability to the conference. Now the American Conference has demonstrated their teams will be selected over Boise. The rest of the Mountain West looked at the $10+ million it gave Boise and saw three loss Cincinnati jump Boise in the fina...
by Full
January 22nd, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

https://twitter.com/davesouthorn/status/1220069048152555520?s=21 It looks like Boise wanted to increase the tribute other schools pay to them. The presidents said no and then gave notice that in six year they would terminate the tribute entirely. I don’t know where the law will ultimately side, but ...
by Full
January 17th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Recruiting
Replies: 328
Views: 35272

Re: Recruiting

Great interview with Gary on DJ/PK this morning. Lots of good stuff. On of the recruiting he said they are looking to fill the final spots with the following positions: RB - "We have to find a running back that can play next year" TE - "An off the ball Tight End, like an H mover" WR DL DB He really...
by Full
January 16th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Bodie Reeder, the next OC
Replies: 59
Views: 6033

Re: Bodie Reeder, the next OC

I like the hire. He seems to want to use what he has with maximum efficiency while I think his general philosophy aligns with GA. I think some offense struggles were magnified by the OC and the head coach wanting to change the offense. I think getting first downs and scoring are fun no matter how yo...
by Full
January 10th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 2022/23 games scheduled. UCONN, Weber, Idaho State
Replies: 37
Views: 2140

Re: 2022/23 games scheduled. UCONN, Weber, Idaho State

I love it. A very winnable game against a team that has the same name recognition as Wake Forest. We play Alabama, Iowa, and likely BYU out-of-conference these years. Props to the admin for the quick addition to the scheduling page.
by Full
January 9th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Todd Orlando
Replies: 42
Views: 4670

Re: Todd Orlando

The first night I spent outside of Logan after graduating was the start of a new job near Lubbock. I took a drink of tap water the first night and was glad it didn’t hit me like the water I drank in Mexico that had the same taste and texture. I spent the summer west in f Lubbock and once saw a rattl...
by Full
December 28th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Any word on Queta or Kuba?
Replies: 76
Views: 8066

Re: Any word on Queta or Kuba?

Kina is dressed. Queta is not.
by Full
December 27th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: The Quad
Topic: Predict the Score - 12/28 BB vs Eastern Oregon
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

Re: Predict the Score - 12/28 BB vs Eastern Oregon

93 - 52 USU
by Full
December 18th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MW has New TV deal
Replies: 36
Views: 3187

Re: MW has New TV deal

All of what you just said is true. As is what I said. We have some big markets, some fast growing markets, even a monopoly. Their markets are still bigger. Boise my be the fastest growing city in the US, but it's still not as big as any of the markets I mentioned(perhaps Annapolis, but that's the N...
by Full
December 17th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Jay Hill a Candidate for New Mexico HC
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

Re: Jay Hill a Candidate for New Mexico HC

ViAggie wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 11:39 am
I'd take the CSU job over this one
I would take Hill over Addazio.