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by BigEZ43
March 19th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: I like this guy’s prediction
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: I like this guy’s prediction

It seems like it's always bad karma whenever we're popular with the talking head crowd. IIRC, we the dark horse darling going in to the Marquette game and came out and laid an egg. Of course, Smith and Morrill are very different coaches. Stew's teams often seemed to play a little tight in the bigge...
by BigEZ43
March 18th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: I like this guy’s prediction
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: I like this guy’s prediction

It seems like it's always bad karma whenever we're popular with the talking head crowd. IIRC, we the dark horse darling going in to the Marquette game and came out and laid an egg. Of course, Smith and Morrill are very different coaches. Stew's teams often seemed to play a little tight in the bigges...
by BigEZ43
March 18th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: USU in “Bracket of Death”
Replies: 13
Views: 2163

Re: USU in “Bracket of Death”

Interestingly enough, according to this site http://mcubed.net/ncaab/seeds.shtml, 8 seeds actually have a winning record against 4 and 5 seeds if they can get past the #1, which happens about 20% of the time.
by BigEZ43
March 16th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Refs
Replies: 34
Views: 2586

Re: Refs

I had the same impression. I hadn't really noticed the refs until the last few minutes. It seemed to me like SDSU was getting away with a ton of hard hand checking once they started putting the heavy pressure on. It was very physical, but the Ags adjusted to it eventually.
by BigEZ43
December 15th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: The WAC wants Dixie State to move up to D1
Replies: 26
Views: 6282

Re: The WAC wants Dixie State to move up to D1

I took my daughter to a soccer camp at Dixie today. According to the coach, they are definitely moving to the WAC in 2020.
by BigEZ43
November 29th, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Wells off interviewing
Replies: 100
Views: 7513

Re: Wells off interviewing

Just weighing in because I think this is an awesome debate. While I understand your point Android, I don't think it's unreasonable to call athletes and coaches mercenaries. War imagery and terminology is used abundantly in all levels of athletics without regard to the actual underlying meaning. Very...
by BigEZ43
November 30th, 2017, 10:04 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: When family plays for the enemy...
Replies: 32
Views: 2340

Re: When family plays for the enemy...

I had the same situation a couple of years ago, although it was my wife's nephew so I didn't really have much of a relationship with the kid. I was planning to pretend to cheer for him if he made a good play, but not that deep down I wanted them to lose every game. Unfortunately for him he injured h...
by BigEZ43
November 23rd, 2016, 12:30 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: I expected us to lose, but not this bad
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: I expected us to lose, but not this bad

2004AG wrote: They got that many open looks because we have to double team Haas.
You're right the double teaming did play into it, but it seems like they had a lot of open looks even when we weren't doubling Haas. I just expected that with our athleticism we should be able to close out better than we did.
by BigEZ43
November 23rd, 2016, 8:35 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Football to the backburner
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Football to the backburner

It's amazing how dangerous blind cords can be. This isn't an infrequent occurrence. Hoping and praying for the best for her and the family.
by BigEZ43
November 23rd, 2016, 8:26 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: I expected us to lose, but not this bad
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: I expected us to lose, but not this bad

I have no idea if it was a conspiracy or not, but a tightly called game is going to favor Purdue. When you're undersized in the post, especially against a guy as skilled as Haas, the only way to give yourself a chance is physicality. You have to be able to try and push him off of his spots and get i...
by BigEZ43
August 7th, 2016, 9:01 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Stadium pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Re: Stadium pics

Awesome. Thanks!
by BigEZ43
April 5th, 2016, 1:16 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Janicek v. Rawson
Replies: 77
Views: 4475

Re: Janicek v. Rawson

I posted a couple of months back after seeing him play live. I'm also in the camp that he's getting too much hate here. As I said then, I'll be surprised if the kid turns out to be a star, but he has some skill around the basket. He's more athletic than he looks. He was also being double (or triple)...
by BigEZ43
February 7th, 2016, 8:03 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Braden Koelliker
Replies: 25
Views: 3093

Re: Braden Koelliker

Rather have a strong 6'8" player with no post moves or 3 pt shot, who only scores on layups, put backs, and dunks, gets off the floor high and quick, rebounds hard, and plays d, than a 6'11" player with good post moves, lacking in quickness, gets pushed around underneath, and can't get off the floo...
by BigEZ43
February 7th, 2016, 8:40 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Braden Koelliker
Replies: 25
Views: 3093

Re: Braden Koelliker

Went down to Snow last night to visit my son and went to the game against USU-E. I'll agree with other opinions given here that there was a lot to like about Koelliker, but he's not a MW level player. He isn't athletic enough. Took about a million threes and I don't know if he made any. I can see wh...
by BigEZ43
November 21st, 2015, 10:19 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Bowl problem
Replies: 36
Views: 2483

Re: Bowl problem

As pointed out by Geo-Aggie in another thread, there is probably a better than 50/50 chance that the Big-12 can't fill their Cactus Bowl slot, thereby opening up another slot for the MW.
by BigEZ43
September 4th, 2015, 8:17 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: BYU and Riley Nelson = USU and Chucky
Replies: 57
Views: 2684

Re: BYU and Riley Nelson = USU and Chucky

What's with the venom? Delete the post? Whether you like how the question was framed or not, isn't this a little over the top?
by BigEZ43
March 23rd, 2015, 12:07 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Warning - slightly BYU related (basketball prospect)
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Re: Warning - slightly BYU related (basketball prospect)

I used to work with this kid's dad. He is close to a 7-footer and his mom is well over 6-feet. I have no idea if he has Marfan or not, but just like his sister, he has crazy height in his genes. I don't remember for sure, but I think his parents both played college ball as well. That being said if B...
by BigEZ43
August 28th, 2014, 9:40 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Who doesn't have
Replies: 27
Views: 1471

Re: Who doesn't have

Utah County. I have seven children who play soccer on fall Saturdays through the end of October. As much as I love the Aggies I love my children more.
by BigEZ43
January 30th, 2014, 6:42 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Recruiting Strategy
Replies: 50
Views: 2768

Re: Recruiting Strategy

NVAggie wrote:They aren't necessarily Stew fanboys. They just don't see things the same way as you and they have legit reasons just like you.
And I for one, am happy to consider those legit reasons if they are actually expressed.
by BigEZ43
January 30th, 2014, 6:28 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Recruiting Strategy
Replies: 50
Views: 2768

Re: Recruiting Strategy

You're right SSS, I'm probably not doing a great job explaining my point. While the team 3-pt shooting accuracy has been pretty consistent, the method of getting to that percentage has been very different. From 2000-2008, the team largely depended on one high-volume shooter (Tony Brown and JC) with ...
by BigEZ43
January 30th, 2014, 1:35 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Recruiting Strategy
Replies: 50
Views: 2768

Re: Recruiting Strategy

It's a two-way street. If the inside threat isn't there, which it hasn't been since Tai Wesley, then the defenders never need to collapse off of the shooter. We had about six straight years of having a consistent inside scoring threat ending with Wesley where the need for more shooters as a complim...
by BigEZ43
January 29th, 2014, 11:10 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Recruiting Strategy
Replies: 50
Views: 2768

Recruiting Strategy

My memory is starting to go in my old age, but I seem to remember a few years ago there was a major debate on this board about the need for Stew to bring in more and better 3-pt. shooters because we didn't have any (Newbold, Pooh, etc.). IIRC, Medlin, Butterfield, Roland, etc. were all results of th...
by BigEZ43
September 22nd, 2013, 8:37 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: New Commit: Julion Pearre
Replies: 33
Views: 3321

Re: New Commit: Julion Pearre

34 out of the top 50 players on the ranking are 6'3" or shorter.
by BigEZ43
August 9th, 2013, 10:40 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Future OOC football Schedules
Replies: 21
Views: 1343

Re: Future OOC football Schedules

FCS schools are the only ones that will agree to play one-off games on the road. That offsets our one-off money games. SB is trying to make sure we have six home games every year and that's the only way to do it if we play money games.
by BigEZ43
August 8th, 2013, 12:00 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Ben Napoleon Wilson 1320 KFAN
Replies: 21
Views: 1502

Ben Napoleon Wilson 1320 KFAN

This guy has been ripping BYU's former O-Line coach for a while now, but he's really at it today, saying their line was soft last year and the coaching was terrible. Isn't that Mark Weber, our new O-Line coach? I don't know if this guy knows what he's talking about yet, but just thought I'd throw it...
by BigEZ43
May 31st, 2013, 1:47 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: 16 years ago today...
Replies: 14
Views: 1169

Re: 16 years ago today...

Thanks for the memory. Funny, I never noticed before what may have been the most egregious uncalled moving screen in basketball history set by the Mailman. I guess I can lose some of the angst over "The Shove."
by BigEZ43
February 20th, 2013, 8:42 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Last minute observations
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Last minute observations

So, at what point should the whistle be blown? After 6 seconds or 10? If you were playing a full court press and caused the other team to violate the 10-second rule you're telling me you wouldn't want the referee to call it? That is the equivalent of what happened on that play. Haws got the ball and...
by BigEZ43
February 20th, 2013, 8:06 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Last minute observations
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Last minute observations

After reviewing the last minute of the game, a few observations: NOBODY blocked out on Davies' shot with 30+ seconds left. Every single player made a beeline straight for the hoop. They didn't block out Davies and more importantly nobody even made an attempt to account for Haws. It definitely should...
by BigEZ43
February 19th, 2013, 11:07 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Stone
Replies: 33
Views: 1814

Re: Stone

It's crazy how many times during a game (not just this game), I'll ask myself what the hell Shaw is doing on defense. I almost hate to see the 3-2 zone because it seems like he's out of position constantly and we give up a lot of easy baskets because of it. On the other hand, I thought he got a raw ...
by BigEZ43
February 19th, 2013, 11:02 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: the refs helped us out
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: the refs helped us out

The team may be better now than in December, but is that because Reed and Medlin aren't there or in spite of it? I wouldn't have minded seeing Medlin try to knock down some threes in the first half.
by BigEZ43
February 19th, 2013, 10:59 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Why we lost to BYU
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: Why we lost to BYU

In addition to the free throws and turnovers, our inability to hit a three, especially in the first half, made things pretty tough. They packed it in on Shaw and dared us to hit threes and we couldn't do it.
by BigEZ43
February 19th, 2013, 10:45 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Reaching/hacking
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Reaching/hacking

I'm not trying to start a thread about the refs, but I just want to get some opinions. I was at the game and sitting about as far away from our offensive end in the second half as possible, so I want to know if what I was seeing was actually happening. It looked to me like we were getting mugged pra...
by BigEZ43
December 5th, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Big MWC news brewing?
Replies: 34
Views: 3698

Re: Big MWC news brewing?

If this happens I will be happy for USU, but won't be able to help laughing at the ridiculousness of the entire situation. BYU spearheads the secret airport meeting because of its desire to stay affiliated with UW, CSU and AFA, leaves the conference to go independent, then comes back in a division t...
by BigEZ43
November 9th, 2012, 5:32 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Potato bowl opponent
Replies: 36
Views: 2334

Re: Potato bowl opponent

I did a little bit of research to see if there are really any better bowls available and from what I could see about the only possibility was the "Heart of Dallas" bowl on New Year's Day. I think one of the ESPN guys was projecting San Jose State to play there. There are several other possibilities,...
by BigEZ43
May 29th, 2011, 8:59 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Josh Sharp
Replies: 58
Views: 5928

Re: Josh Sharp

Sources close to me tell me that Sharp will not be at USU. You can use your imaginations to determine where he will end up.