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by Empire of Dirt
December 20th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: The biggest problem with the University AND Frank having attorneys
Replies: 33
Views: 3152

Re: The biggest problem with the University AND Frank having attorneys

I doubt anything can get settled until well after the independent review the University ordered is completed. Anyone have an idea how long this may take? Seems pretty simple, there are a finite number of people to talk to, right? Or is the investigation firm on a cost plus contact too? Sent from my...
by Empire of Dirt
December 18th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Doug Robinson article on the Maile incident
Replies: 68
Views: 6067

Re: Doug Robinson article on the Maile incident

If president at the U keeps her job after the Lauren McKlusky (I can't express myself without swearing) show (holy hell did you see the Dateline on that) I can't understand why we would even talk about Dr Cockett listing hers.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 17th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Doug Robinson article on the Maile incident
Replies: 68
Views: 6067

Re: Doug Robinson article on the Maile incident

Honestly, this is getting desperate. Until someone who was in the meeting goes on record or the investigation is finalized I think I'm over it.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 16th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.
Replies: 95
Views: 10373

Re: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.

It's hard for me to imagine the level of persecution complex you'd have to have in order to think that as a Utah Mormon you were being discriminated against. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk There are certainly individual professors who discriminate against people of the predominant religion. S...
by Empire of Dirt
December 16th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.
Replies: 95
Views: 10373

Re: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.

It's hard for me to imagine the level of persecution complex you'd have to have in order to think that as a Utah Mormon you were being discriminated against.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 16th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.
Replies: 95
Views: 10373

Re: Cockett comments from sources to channel 2.

Some of the comments are pretty alarming. For example this one: ""Dr Cockett SEEMED to be INSINUATING that Coach Maile was not fit for the job because of certain aspects of his background...We were pushing and advocating for him and she had REALLY NO SOLID EXCUSE OTHER THAN HE HASN'T HAD THE WINS H...
by Empire of Dirt
December 14th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Frank's Statement
Replies: 249
Views: 16078

Re: Frank's Statement

So I was recently passed over for a position that I (and others that I work with) thought I had earned. I felt like there were politics (discrimination) involved. So, what were the stakes? High, I guess? So what did I do? I love my company and they have taken care of me well throughout the years, so...
by Empire of Dirt
December 13th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What one former USU player claims Cockett said
Replies: 31
Views: 4298

Re: What one former USU player claims Cockett said

Imagine this scenario: Players: We think you should hire Frank he would be great for recruiting because he is LDS and Polynesian. Cockett: We can't hire him because he is LDS and Polynesian. You or I may naturally assume she means "we can't hire him JUST because he is LDS and Polynesian" but player...
by Empire of Dirt
December 13th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What one former USU player claims Cockett said
Replies: 31
Views: 4298

Re: What one former USU player claims Cockett said

I've thought about this a lot and I think that Cockett's first problem is being too inclusive... Why does she even take a meeting with a bunch of 20 something's to tell her who she should give this job to? Seems like nothing good comes out of that meeting. Trying to make these guys feel included in ...
by Empire of Dirt
December 13th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Frank's Statement
Replies: 249
Views: 16078

Re: Frank's Statement

Board Lawyers... So, let's say that the hearsay of hearsay is correct (or at least can be somewhat substantiated.) Cockett said that she was concerned about him being from Utah and being Polynesian. What does a settlement look like? Anderson just signed a $5M contract. Are those the damages that Mai...
by Empire of Dirt
December 13th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Frank's Statement
Replies: 249
Views: 16078

Re: Frank's Statement

Oof... Didn't see that coming.

I guess he decided that whatever he could make on a lawsuit will be more than any future earnings as a college football coach.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 12th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: The Jump it takes to reach...
Replies: 137
Views: 8707

Re: The Jump it takes to reach...

Good luck to Frank in his next interview. “So tell me about your last job.” Well I was filling in as HC and when I didn’t get the actual job the players revolted, protested the last game and accused the university of discrimination / lit a dumpster fire on social media. I was quiet through the whol...
by Empire of Dirt
December 12th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Ticket Refund and No Future Donations...
Replies: 34
Views: 2815

Re: Ticket Refund and No Future Donations...

I've had the thought that the money I give to Aggie Athletics could be better used elsewhere for a long time. Not saying I'm making any changes, just another data point. Funny, a week or so ago I got a call from a football player thanking me for my donation, wonder what role he played here, how than...
by Empire of Dirt
December 12th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: The Jump it takes to reach...
Replies: 137
Views: 8707

Re: The Jump it takes to reach...

Honest question. What percentage of President Cockett's time should be spent dealing with the football team?

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by Empire of Dirt
December 11th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Tell Us What Was Said
Replies: 36
Views: 4579

Re: Tell Us What Was Said

Here’s my guess. President Cockett to the players: “I appreciate your support for coach Maile. At this time we feel the culture around the team is not what we want here at USU and we feel it would be best to start completely fresh with an outsider instead of someone within Utah state.” Pissed off p...
by Empire of Dirt
November 15th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Well, that got out of hand. Thanks GA!
Replies: 31
Views: 3649

Re: Well, that got out of hand. Thanks GA!

I am blindsided. Why not give the guy who turned the program around helped get us into the MWC another chance? Had we sucked during Gary's good years, would we have been stuck like New Mexico State without a conference? Never dreamed we would witness the program collapse in less than one month's ti...
by Empire of Dirt
November 7th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Gary Fired!!!?!?!!
Replies: 256
Views: 25984

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

Anyone remember the last time we hired a coach from Weber State?

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by Empire of Dirt
January 5th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: JACK MORMON aka Kent Watson Passed
Replies: 21
Views: 2759

Re: JACK MORMON aka Kent Watson Passed

Was anyone else under the impression that jackmormon was black. I swear I read that somewhere (from him) in the last 15 years or so. Either way, RIP. Always enjoyed his presence on this and the previous boards. And I still rock my "Screw the Y" shirt from time to time. Sent from my SM-G965U using Ta...
by Empire of Dirt
December 21st, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Love you Gary and Ena
Replies: 62
Views: 4321

Re: Love you Gary and Ena

Why are the Aggies the only team in the country that has to deal with injuries? It's totally not fair.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 21st, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: If Hartwell can force Wells
Replies: 35
Views: 3158

Re: If Hartwell can force Wells

What does Laub think? Is he friends with Ena?

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by Empire of Dirt
December 21st, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 1:54 left, no timeouts, Sanford calls a run
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Re: 1:54 left, no timeouts, Sanford calls a run

brownjeans wrote:Offense didn't lose this game
They didn't win it either, but I don't think that is what he was saying.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 21st, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Ena has been a disaster!!
Replies: 40
Views: 3030

Re: Ena has been a disaster!!

IIRC, It took two terrible seasons before he removed Busch.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 21st, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Coach Andersen
Replies: 80
Views: 5375

Re: Coach Andersen

I don't understand the fascination with having a "players coach."

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by Empire of Dirt
December 20th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Onside Kick, good or bad call?
Replies: 25
Views: 1411

Re: Onside Kick, good or bad call?

An onside kick would have been fine, kicking it away would have been fine. Whatever the hell they did, was probably the worst thing that they could have done. I am so confused.
by Empire of Dirt
December 20th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Coach Andersen
Replies: 80
Views: 5375

Re: Coach Andersen

Said it at the time, said it during the season, saying it now. Wrong hire, potentially disastrous hire.

When a rich friend has to coerce the only program in the country that would even answer GA's phone call it's obviously the wrong hire.
by Empire of Dirt
December 11th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Unscientific poll on where Aggies live
Replies: 68
Views: 3436

Re: Unscientific poll on where Aggies live

Live in Plain City, UT.

4 FB tickets on the West Side.
6 BB tickets shared with various family members.

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by Empire of Dirt
December 2nd, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 3 of Our Losses Were Against 10 Win Teams
Replies: 22
Views: 1901

Re: 3 of Our Losses Were Against 10 Win Teams

I've been thinking about this lately. Granted a 7-5 season and a 6-2 conference record for a new head coach is a pretty good place to start. And... Granted that we were absolutely embarrassing in 3 of those losses. I think the thing that has me the most concerned? Annoyed? Is that we seemed to get w...
by Empire of Dirt
November 6th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: The same search firm that found Gary
Replies: 15
Views: 1642

Re: The same search firm that found Gary

The search firm didn’t find GA, major donors did. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Jim Laub should have a say in that decision. Our program would be dog (I can't express myself without swearing) without him. Big Sky. Not a fan of this take. Donating money does not make him qualified to assess candi...
by Empire of Dirt
November 3rd, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Any Woodward news?
Replies: 39
Views: 4311

Re: Any Woodward news?

My wife said no football for Jr with he was 8 or so. I argued with her at the time, but I'm super glad that she didn't give in. He is 14 now, lettered in a different sport as a freshman may letter in another. No brain injuries or trauma. I actually feel a twinge of guilt watching football and wonder...
by Empire of Dirt
November 3rd, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Do we really think that Well/Yost or others would do better?
Replies: 30
Views: 1835

Re: Do we really think that Well/Yost or others would do better?

While the "exes and ohs" have obviously been a problem, that has paled in comparison to our lack of heart, leadership and discipline.

Not sure that we'd see that with last year's staff.

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by Empire of Dirt
November 3rd, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Final byu timeout
Replies: 61
Views: 9040

Re: Final byu timeout

You're assuming Gary is paying attention in this hypothetical forth quarter.

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by Empire of Dirt
November 3rd, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Embarrassments
Replies: 70
Views: 6553

Re: Embarrassments

After Wells (Whom many hated for too much fire). Gary is a poor substitute. You can be friends with the players but at some level you have to motivate them. Matt motivated players. Some did not like it and some did. Regardless they showed up to play. Gary is their buddy , but they need a coach. Yea...
by Empire of Dirt
November 2nd, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: We are not a good team right now.
Replies: 28
Views: 2137

Re: We are not a good team right now.

Servo wrote:It wasn't that long ago when being 4-3 and only down by 7 at half time against ybu would have the fans on this page ecstatic.
So what?

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by Empire of Dirt
November 2nd, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Football
Replies: 20
Views: 1337

Re: Football

Anderson is not the same as he was when he was here before. This team has no heart.

Players may have hated Wells, but at least they acted like they cared

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by Empire of Dirt
September 8th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Peasley....
Replies: 64
Views: 9394

Re: Peasley....

Before the injury I was hoping that he could play corner for us.

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