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by 3rdGenAggie
September 17th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Your Turn Mtn West
Replies: 75
Views: 4852

Re: Your Turn Mtn West

NVAggie wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 7:57 am
I guess I just find it interesting that we are seeing things open up as cases and deaths rise.
In Utah while cases are rising, deaths don't seem to be...at least not yet.
by 3rdGenAggie
September 16th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Your Turn Mtn West
Replies: 75
Views: 4852

Re: Your Turn Mtn West

Oregon and Oregon State just got an exemption from the governor.

https://kslsports.com/442025/oregon-gov ... -football/
by 3rdGenAggie
September 16th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Your Turn Mtn West
Replies: 75
Views: 4852

Your Turn Mtn West

Edit to fix broken link: The Big 10 is playing as of Oct 24. Time for the Mtn West to follow suit.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-footb ... d-testing/
by 3rdGenAggie
September 10th, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: New commit per 22 (Miles "Juice" Friday)
Replies: 42
Views: 2833

Re: New commit per 22

Aggies are going to have a SERIOUS stable of running backs. 2020: Gentry, Noa 2021: Rhymes, Friday Now, if we could get some football for the 2020 season. Wouldn't Warren conceivably get an extra year of eligibility and be back in 2021? If I understand it right, he can definitely be back in 2021 if...
by 3rdGenAggie
September 10th, 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: New commit per 22 (Miles "Juice" Friday)
Replies: 42
Views: 2833

Re: New commit per 22

Aggies are going to have a SERIOUS stable of running backs.

2020: Gentry, Noa
2021: Rhymes, Friday

Now, if we could get some football for the 2020 season.
by 3rdGenAggie
September 5th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: U of U Furloughs Entire Athletic Department
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

U of U Furloughs Entire Athletic Department

They've got a lot more money than USU does. I wonder when this is coming to our AD.

https://kutv.com/news/local/u-of-u-furl ... d-included
by 3rdGenAggie
August 31st, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Donovan Mitchell
Replies: 42
Views: 2728

Re: Donovan Mitchell

Another tough loss last night, but we are witnessing something truly special. Donovan Mitchel is averaging 38.7 ppg on 55% shooting and 55% shooting from 3. This series his scoring is right up there with anybody in NBA playoff history. Last night Donovan had 44. Gobert, O'Neale, Ingles, Clarkson, N...
by 3rdGenAggie
August 11th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Athletic Directors Should Resign
Replies: 44
Views: 2190

Re: Athletic Directors Should Resign

coolag wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 11:08 pm
My point is this has nothing to do with player safety. It's all a liability issue now.
Let's be honest. The vast majority of COVID decisions in the last 3-4 months have been liability issues first and foremost.
by 3rdGenAggie
August 5th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Looks like our schedule is set
Replies: 78
Views: 5036

Re: Looks like our schedule is set

So, it'll be the same schedule minus the PAC-12 schools. That'll be fine. I hope we get more September games though. Currently we only have 1 with 3 weeks off.
by 3rdGenAggie
August 4th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Players Opting Out (Allegedly)
Replies: 63
Views: 3510

Re: Players Opting Out (Allegedly)

Couple of questions. If a player opts to sit out, but the season is still played, does said player still remain on scholarship and get all the benefits/perks that come with it? If a player opts to sit, but the season is still played, does said player lose a year of eligibility? If the answer to the...
by 3rdGenAggie
August 4th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Players Opting Out (Allegedly)
Replies: 63
Views: 3510

Re: Players Opting Out (Allegedly)

Unpopular opinion: many people have paid way too much attention to media hysteria and way too little attention to the actual data when making COVID-19 decisions.
by 3rdGenAggie
August 3rd, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Home and Home with BYU
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: Home and Home with BYU

I'd be fine with it, but they'd need to pay the same amount Washington was going to pay.
by 3rdGenAggie
July 31st, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Potential New Transfer
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

Re: Potential New Transfer

Not that we need more evidence now that '22 has spoken, but he's been liking all the tweets linking him to USU.
by 3rdGenAggie
July 30th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: sec-play-10-game-conference-only-football-schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Re: sec-play-10-game-conference-only-football-schedule

I'll eat my hat* if BYU doesn't end up playing in the MWC this year.

*No hat eating if they end up in the AAC...that's pretty much the only other option.
by 3rdGenAggie
July 28th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Devonta'e Henry-Cole to usu?
Replies: 91
Views: 13090

Re: Devonta'e Henry-Cole to usu?

Floppy Hat wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Still no word from Utah State, but we are getting warmer:

Guess we'll see how good Scotty G's sources are. I imagine they're pretty good.
by 3rdGenAggie
July 21st, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Just for nv aggie I mean nvspuds (ice cream)
Replies: 38
Views: 1665

Re: Just for nv aggie I mean nvspuds (ice cream)

Honest question for the blue mint lovers. I do not particularly love mint ice cream. Do you you typically love mint ice cream? Or just love it because it is Aggie blue? I like mint ice cream fine, but it is not a flavor I would normally ever pick if given a number of options. However, Aggie Blue Mi...
by 3rdGenAggie
July 20th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Huge Opportunity for the Mtn. West to just play Football
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Huge Opportunity for the Mtn. West to just play Football

I was thinking about college football this fall and realized what a huge opportunity the Mountain West is presented with. There's not really going to be much P5 football this September. The SEC is a big "maybe" right now but with what's going in Florida I'm skeptical they'll be playing non-conferen...
by 3rdGenAggie
July 19th, 2020, 11:49 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Sam Merrill #46 to Boston
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: Sam Merrill #46 to Boston

I despise the Celtics, only the Lakers are worse. If that's what it takes to get him in the league, so be it, but any other competent franchise would be preferable to me.
by 3rdGenAggie
July 17th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Transferpalooza 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Transferpalooza 2020

I think I'm one of the few that views increased transfer liberties as being advantageous to mid-major schools such as ourselves. I think there are far more 3 and 4 star athletes that are disillusioned with their playing time current situation at P5 schools, than there are G5 superstars that want to...
by 3rdGenAggie
July 16th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: New QB transfer?
Replies: 243
Views: 19436

Re: New QB transfer?

The outpouring of concern and fairness here is touching, of course with a 2-4 start half of the board would be calling for him to be benched. Please continue. And what if Shelley leads us to a 2-4 start...with no Colombi, now? That meltdown would be much larger. I feel like we traded Darell Garrets...
by 3rdGenAggie
July 11th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: BYU is Screwed!!
Replies: 60
Views: 4681

Re: BYU is Screwed!!

BYU will likely play in the MW this year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Why would we help them out like this? Because it helps everyone else in the conference also How? Is BYU sharing their ESPN revenue? Our conference contract doesn’t get any sweeter with additional games on TV. And half the ...
by 3rdGenAggie
July 9th, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Big Ten moving to conference-only model for all sports this fall
Replies: 30
Views: 1510

Re: Big Ten moving to conference-only model for all sports this fall

Doubt there’ll be a season, guys. It’s too bad, but probably the right call. I hate 2020. I said the same thing...... in March. As soon as everything shut down and they started talking about needing a vaccine, I could see where this was heading. I wouldn't be surprised if winter/spring sports were ...
by 3rdGenAggie
July 9th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Big Ten moving to conference-only model for all sports this fall
Replies: 30
Views: 1510

Re: Big Ten moving to conference-only model for all sports this fall

Doubt there’ll be a season, guys. It’s too bad, but probably the right call. I hate 2020. I'm sure we'll see something. Worst case scenario it'll be pushed to spring. Way too much money on the line at some of these schools to forego the season all-together. They'll move heaven and earth to make som...
by 3rdGenAggie
June 30th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Realignment Idea from SI
Replies: 22
Views: 1414

Re: Realignment Idea from SI

For me, the best option would be a European soccer style promotion-relegation system. Have 4 regions with 3 twelve-team conferences each (likely Big Sky, Mountain West, and PAC-12 in the West). After each year, top 2 from each conference are promoted up and the bottom two from each conference are re...
by 3rdGenAggie
June 30th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: More News on Sam Merrill
Replies: 25
Views: 2776

Re: More News on Sam Merrill

My thought is that Merrill won't be a fantastic NBA defender, but will likely be good enough for his role. Merrill won't be asked to defend the Russell Westbrooks and Ja Morants of the world. More likely, he'll be defending bench guards/wings for 10-15 minutes a night. It'll be a lot easier to defen...
by 3rdGenAggie
June 23rd, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: New commit from Russia
Replies: 89
Views: 6911

Re: New commit from Russia

I am more confused than all of you. So, we had one scholarship left that was said would go unused, and now we offer a kid a scholarship, and the numbers don't add up? What am I missing? With this signing, most of the Aggies’ scholarship players are foreign, from Canada, Australia, Poland (2), Ukrai...
by 3rdGenAggie
June 19th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Sam Vecenie on Sam Merrill: "I think he's gonna get picked"
Replies: 29
Views: 2558

Re: Sam Vecenie on Sam Merrill: "I think he's gonna get picked"

Similar to the NFL draft, I wonder if it's better being picked towards the end of the draft or being undrafted. It seems like picks are more likely to get a contract, since the team has given up an asset, but he could pick his spot to some degree if he went undrafted and signed a two-way. I think yo...
by 3rdGenAggie
June 12th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Significant Speed Upgrade on Defense
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

Re: Significant Speed Upgrade on Defense

I'm working on streamlining this depth chart so it's more reflective of what we will likely run in 2020. Obviously there aren't 13 or 14 starting spots. This depth chart was pre-spring ball. I will of course be releasing my position-by-position preseason previews as we near the beginning of fall ca...
by 3rdGenAggie
June 5th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Poukesi Vakauta
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Re: Poukesi Vakauta

I'm excited to see this kid play. What does this do to the scholarship count?
by 3rdGenAggie
May 20th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Recruiting
Replies: 1329
Views: 107455

Re: Recruiting

Roy McAvoy wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Please for the love of all that is holy can we bring in an athletic upperclassman Guard that can handle the ball with the last scholarship?!
I mean, we need a shooting guard as well, so this fits right in and he looks like a good player.
by 3rdGenAggie
May 13th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Recruiting
Replies: 1329
Views: 107455

Re: Recruiting

https://twitter.com/VerbalCommits/status/1260294264543723522 https://stonybrookathletics.com/sports/mens-basketball/stats#individual https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/4067252/makale-foreman https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1260652704151429120 I'm wondering how many spo...
by 3rdGenAggie
May 12th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Commit from West High
Replies: 35
Views: 2126

Re: Commit from West High

Kid looks like a beast. Will be a solid commit but will have others calling him over the next few months. Hopefully we can keep him Falepule will be a graduate of the class of 2020. He will join the football team THIS summer and will be a "push forward" scholarship and count toward the class of 202...
by 3rdGenAggie
May 8th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: One sports league resuming
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Re: One sports league resuming

I imagine the dominos will start to fall. The real question is when will fans be back? The second real question is what happens when players start testing positive? Does the league hold firm and keep it going, or does panic come in and things just get shut down again. Did the NBA shut down when Mag...
by 3rdGenAggie
April 30th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Recruiting
Replies: 1329
Views: 107455

Re: Recruiting

SLB wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 9:50 am

I wonder how many players who have entered the portal will back out without the waiver.