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by JSHarvey
January 27th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 112
Views: 7536

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

Never underestimate how well the alumni of a trucker school will travel to support their football team. :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbsup: While I tend to agree with this sentiment there may not quite as much separation as we like to think. From the US News Best Colleges website: Boise State University i...
by JSHarvey
January 26th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Sam Merrill/Wayne Estes -- Feb. 8th
Replies: 18
Views: 1827

Re: Sam Merrill/Wayne Estes -- Feb. 8th

tinplater wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 6:14 am
I saw Estes score those final points. An unbelievable night. 48 points, each one needed to push him over 2000. And then, in an instant, it was over.
I would have loved to have seen him play. One of the saddest endings in Aggiedom ever. :-(
by JSHarvey
January 24th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Jordan Love & Gerold Bright busted for smoking weed
Replies: 352
Views: 20113

Re: Jordan Love & Gerold Bright busted for smoking weed

So let me get this straight, the urine tests were positive so these team leaders were in fact guilty of smoking weed, but case was dismissed because the cop didn't follow a legal process in obtaining the drug tests? And yet we're all mad at the cop? Can we be bothered by both the cop and the player...
by JSHarvey
January 20th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Darwin Thompson to the Super Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Darwin Thompson to the Super Bowl

:-)

Hoping he has great success in the Super Bowl!
by JSHarvey
January 16th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 2020 Roster
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: 2020 Roster

The coaching section is all updated. Football Coaching Staff Head Coach Gary Andersen Offensive Coordinator Bodie Reeder Co-Defensive Coordinator Frank Maile Stacy Collins Inside Linebackers Justin Ena Offensive Line TJ Woods Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers Jason Phillips Outside Linebackers...
by JSHarvey
January 16th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Staff Shakeup Ena out as DC
Replies: 89
Views: 5922

Re: Staff Shakeup Ena out as DC

I'm assuming FM and SC know enough to ditch the four man front. But I'm guessing that the four man choice was a joint one between GA and JE in the first place. So I'm not sure who will be picking a defensive scheme next year. I'm going to hold off on the celebrations until we see what scheme the def...
by JSHarvey
January 9th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: New Media Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 1370

Re: New Media Deal

Much better than I expected we would get! :-)
by JSHarvey
January 4th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Anderson Ready to Make Changes
Replies: 30
Views: 3112

Re: Anderson Ready to Make Changes

It's just odd as to why he didn't start with this approach knowing what he experienced the first time around.
by JSHarvey
January 1st, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What is the worst way to lose a bowl game?
Replies: 14
Views: 842

Re: What is the worst way to lose a bowl game?

Number 1, because it was us (for the second time).
by JSHarvey
December 25th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Love you Gary and Ena
Replies: 62
Views: 3536

Re: Love you Gary and Ena

Would someone who supports what Ena is trying to do on defense please explain to me the logic that he (Ena) is using to justify a 4 man front? We had a great defense in place, this year shows the new scheme just doesn't work well. What was Ena's logic in switching to it? What does a 4 man front get ...
by JSHarvey
December 24th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Are we losing our Ethos?
Replies: 15
Views: 1235

Re: Are we losing our Ethos?

It was the blow out losses and screwing up the defense this year that has (some - me included) fans frustrated. Seven wins is a respectable number, but *blow-out* losses to AFA, BYU, Boise, and a lost bowl game (with the lack luster motivation/desire/will on display) to Kent State are not. I want to...
by JSHarvey
December 23rd, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Ena (USU) vs Tiaki (BYU) --- Defensive Coordinator
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: Ena (USU) vs Tiaki (BYU) --- Defensive Coordinator

I had this exact same discussion today with a byu co-worker. It makes sense. They come from the same Utah coaching tree. The Utah scheme has worked really well down there for many years. I don't think we'll see the same success with it. I hope there will be some re-evaluation of that scheme for nex...
by JSHarvey
December 23rd, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Washington OC was let go.
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Washington OC was let go.

Given we've had no announcements by now I'm guessing there will be no coaches at USU seeing the door.
by JSHarvey
December 22nd, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: If Hartwell can force Wells
Replies: 35
Views: 2576

Re: If Hartwell can force Wells

I agree generally the coaches need/deserve more time. BUT, the pattern of essentially no adjustments to scheme or strategy throughout the season when it was obvious that what we were using (on both offense and defense) had significant problems is a very worrisome reality. Some changes to approach do...
by JSHarvey
December 21st, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Coach Andersen
Replies: 80
Views: 4416

Re: Coach Andersen

My thoughts on what felt like a difficult and annoying season where we didn't do as well as we probably could have. 1. Part of the concern I have is that for GA 1.0 he figured out what our players were capable of doing and designed a defense that would work, given what we had, and which maximized wh...
by JSHarvey
December 21st, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Season Trajectory was Alarming
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Season Trajectory was Alarming

We need some significant changes to occur this off season. 1. Possibly some new coaches - it will be interesting to see if anyone is let go. 2. New approaches - as noted above by multiple people the defense had a bad plan in place from day one, and it was never adjusted or changed in any significant...
by JSHarvey
December 19th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Not another BBD Stats! - Bowl Week (Kent St)
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Not another BBD Stats! - Bowl Week (Kent St)

I wish it were a bigger margin, but a win is a win!

Go Aggies!!!!

:-)
by JSHarvey
December 18th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Jordan Love & Gerold Bright busted for smoking weed
Replies: 352
Views: 20113

Re: Jordan Love & Gerold Bright busted for smoking weed

They've been cleared to play. From a KSL article today discussing and quoting the University's policy on such matters. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Disciplinary actions after testing positive for first-time drug offenders is left...
by JSHarvey
December 17th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Jordan Love & Gerold Bright busted for smoking weed
Replies: 352
Views: 20113

Re: Jordan Love & Gerold Bright busted for smoking weed

Whether it should or should not be illegal, at the moment it is illegal. I just don't understand how anyone can be so dumb as to risk future career and opportunities by doing something that is so balltantly illegal and so easy to get caught?! Just go to a state where it is legal, or just wait. These...
by JSHarvey
December 12th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: NAR: Addazio inks $1.5M/5-yr deal @ CSU
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: NAR: Addazio inks $1.5M/5-yr deal @ CSU

So 300k per year? 1.5 million per year one of the better paid coaches in G5. If they ever hire the right coach, look out. At this point I think they've proven wholly incapable of doing that. I'm good with the ineptitude. It seems weird the "right coach" wouldn't seek them out and sell them on his p...
by JSHarvey
December 11th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 2788

Re: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019

Lets face it, Logan is a pain to get to. There are 4 main ways into the valley: Highway 89 from Sardine Canyon, the road from Tremonton, Highway 89 from Preston, and Logan Canyon. Sardine Canyon absolutely sucks to drive in late October-November. There aren't a lot of people out towards Tremonton. ...
by JSHarvey
December 11th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 2788

Re: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019

I didn’t have time to do all of them, but a Fresno filled up 77.5% of their stadium and only 5% of their population attended games. We filled up 76.9% of our games and 38% of Logan’s population attended games. Is cut to throw out numbers like that, but given the size of Logan there is pretty darn g...
by JSHarvey
December 11th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Jordan Love to Texas Tech?
Replies: 104
Views: 8464

Re: Jordan Love to Texas Tech?

I think Jordan starts in the bowl game and Jordan enters the draft. It's like I knew already or something. ;) Glad the subject matter of this thread (Love to Texas Tech) turned out to be a false narrative. :-) Best of luck to Jordan in the NFL! Go Aggies! Hopefully Love and company come out very mo...
by JSHarvey
December 11th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 2788

Re: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019

Getting "beat" by a few hundred seats (UNLV) is a statistical tie. I think the points that dyedblue makes concerning the percentage of the stadium filled and the percentage of the relevant population the attendance represents show we are doing fairly well. I understand that many fans come from out o...
by JSHarvey
December 11th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 2788

Re: MW Attendance Numbers for 2019

Inflated or not, I think it is sold tickets that help pay the bills.
by JSHarvey
December 11th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Love to NFL draft - speculation over
Replies: 68
Views: 4150

Re: Love to NFL draft - speculation over

Thank you Mr. Love!

Hoping you have great success in the NFL.
by JSHarvey
December 9th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Kent State Stats
Replies: 34
Views: 1915

Re: Kent State Stats

Wilson Performance Rating System #44 Utah State 7-5 795 #97 Kent State 6-6 731 Sagarin #68 Utah State 7-5 68.86 #105 Kent State 6-6 58.41 ESPN Match-Up Predictor Utah State 64.6% win probability Kent State Massey #67 Utah State 71% win probability (35-28) #97 Kent State As noted above our team will ...
by JSHarvey
December 9th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Frisco bowl it is!
Replies: 118
Views: 7937

Re: Frisco bowl it is!

For anyone who is curious how Texas ended up with a city named "Frisco": "When the Dallas area was being settled by American pioneers, many of the settlers traveled by wagon trains along the Shawnee Trail. This trail became the Preston Trail, and later, Preston Road. With all of this activity, the c...
by JSHarvey
December 8th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Jordan Love to Texas Tech?
Replies: 104
Views: 8464

Re: Jordan Love to Texas Tech?

(Just my opinion - which in not based on anything more than watching the games. I have no personal playing or coaching experience.) Boise and Air Force had more talent and more experience. While the results of those games were incredibly annoying, in hindsight they are understandable. (As was the LS...
by JSHarvey
December 4th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Football Coach Report Cards
Replies: 32
Views: 1947

Re: Football Coach Report Cards

More Stats The Wilson Performance Rating System uses a purely mathematical approach to rank teams (no priors nothing counts but wins and losses). A given game counts as a 100 points plus the opponents rating for a win and minus 100 points from the opponents rating for a loss. A team's rating is the ...
by JSHarvey
December 3rd, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: NAR: Chris Petersen steps down
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: NAR: Chris Petersen steps down

As one of many on this board who has lived thru a lot of losing Aggie seasons (I started at USU in 1979) I've come to the realization that coaches make a huge difference. Gary Andersen turned our program around and made it relevant. As has been mentioned he got players to play above their nominal ta...
by JSHarvey
November 30th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: How hard is it to win 8 games?
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: How hard is it to win 8 games?

A related question: How hard is it to go to a bowl game every year (say for this decade)? Meaning how many G5 teams went (or will go) to a bowl every year this decade? (2010 through 2019)

Is it just Boise?
by JSHarvey
November 27th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Another day another decommit
Replies: 81
Views: 7419

Re: Another day another decommit

This year is a success based on win total. (Bowl eligible.) But any year we get totally blown out by *anyone* other than the money bag game is a downer. Not to say we can't lose other games (we will) but getting blown out is a different story. Getting blown out by AFA, BYU, and Boise this year (and ...
by JSHarvey
November 25th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Calling It: Ags by 11; 34-23
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Calling It: Ags by 11; 34-23

Fingers crossed that you are correct. :-)

Go Aggies!