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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by 3rdGenAggie » December 10th, 2020, 10:36 am

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Here is there commit list. Be curious if maybe the Texas kids follow him.

https://247sports.com/college/arkansas- ... l/Commits/
Ideally, he'll bring a couple but most importantly he'll keep those we have committed.


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Re: Blake Anderson??

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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by RigAggie » December 10th, 2020, 10:37 am

Just went to the Arkansas State football Board and College AD is reporting that USU has offered Blake and will be announced tomorrow:
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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by ratofallaggies » December 10th, 2020, 10:38 am

Elkaggie wrote:
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Rato- Any chance Frank stays? This would go a long ways with current players and fans imo. Plus we need a Poly coach imo.

I know Frank has said he won’t stay but maybe there’s a small change.
I'm not sure honestly.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by Madmartigan » December 10th, 2020, 10:40 am

ratofallaggies wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:29 am
Madmartigan wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:29 am
Is this a better hire than Jay Hill?
IMO - yes, but a mile.
I would never challenge your wisdom so this is very much a question out of curiosity and not to start an argument: why is this such a good hire for those of us that wonder?



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by BLUERUFiO » December 10th, 2020, 10:42 am

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Yes, please. I'm all aboard. The only thing bad about this is his last name will confuse everyone.

Sad deal about his wife :(

"On August 20, 2019, Anderson announced that Wendy had passed away after a battle with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Defensive coordinator David Duggan coached the team during Anderson's leave."


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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by hickaggie » December 10th, 2020, 10:43 am

RigAggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:37 am
Just went to the Arkansas State football Board and College AD is reporting that USU has offered Blake and will be announced tomorrow:
Their fans aren't exactly crying

https://247sports.com/college/arkansas- ... 156546470/



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by Aggiesbleedblue » December 10th, 2020, 10:43 am

FWIW, sounds like a good number of Arkansas State fans were wanting him gone



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by 3rdGenAggie » December 10th, 2020, 10:45 am

Not to re-litigate this, but Utah State fans were wanting Wells gone and he gave us our best football years ever.


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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by Floppy Hat » December 10th, 2020, 10:45 am

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https://projects.newsday.com/college-fo ... -anderson/

$500K buyout
He signed a contract extension in May and the buyout is closer to $800K. Maybe look for us to play a game at Arkansas State (maybe home and home) in the next few years to offset that buyout some, but that's still up in the air.
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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » December 10th, 2020, 10:47 am

Well, I will be behind whichever coach we hire, but this certainly wouldn't be my first choice.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by Roy McAvoy » December 10th, 2020, 10:47 am

Anderson's excitement for the job seems to have worn off a bit at Arkansas State. If we get that guy this could be a bit of a dud. However, if we get a renewed reenergized Blake Anderson with some solid coordinators- this could be a home run hire.

He is still only 51 years old.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by hickaggie » December 10th, 2020, 10:47 am

3rdGenAggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:45 am
Not to re-litigate this, but Utah State fans were wanting Wells gone and he gave us our best football years ever.
I'm still glad he's gone. Until 2018 it was nothing but a downward trend. Don't know about this guy but he's been pretty consistent until 2020. I don't like how many points and rushing yards his teams give up though. Hope he picks a damn good coordinator and maintains the missionary and poly recruiting so we can have a D-line.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by ratofallaggies » December 10th, 2020, 10:48 am

Madmartigan wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:40 am
ratofallaggies wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:29 am
Madmartigan wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:29 am
Is this a better hire than Jay Hill?
IMO - yes, but a mile.
I would never challenge your wisdom so this is very much a question out of curiosity and not to start an argument: why is this such a good hire for those of us that wonder?
Players and coaches will run through walls for this man. He kills it in recruiting battles at ARK state vs SEC schools. As mentioned earlier in the thread, he's had some pretty high level offers in the past that he's turned down. But life has changed for him a bit over the past year with his wife's passing. It may just be that he want's a fresh start. Look at the WR's he's had go off the past two seasons.... I may know one of them ;)
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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by GameFAQSAggie » December 10th, 2020, 10:49 am

hickaggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:43 am
RigAggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:37 am
Just went to the Arkansas State football Board and College AD is reporting that USU has offered Blake and will be announced tomorrow:
Their fans aren't exactly crying

https://247sports.com/college/arkansas- ... 156546470/
That concerns me that they are happy about him going. Too big of a contrast to South Dakota fans being sad about Craig Smith leaving and Utah fans being sad about losing GA(as their DC). But then again, Colorado State fans were happy about Stew leaving and didn't miss him.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by Roy McAvoy » December 10th, 2020, 10:51 am

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:49 am
hickaggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:43 am
RigAggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:37 am
Just went to the Arkansas State football Board and College AD is reporting that USU has offered Blake and will be announced tomorrow:
Their fans aren't exactly crying

https://247sports.com/college/arkansas- ... 156546470/
That concerns me that they are happy about him going. Too big of a contrast to South Dakota fans being sad about Craig Smith leaving and Utah fans being sad about losing GA(as their DC). But then again, Colorado State fans were happy about Stew leaving and didn't miss him.
That's what I'm pointing out. Blake seems a bit bored of his job there. If we get that Blake this could be a dud. But if we get a guy with renewed energy and excitement - this could be fantastic.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by tetonaggie » December 10th, 2020, 10:51 am

I don't know much about Blake Anderson per se and haven't thought about him at all to this point as his name seemed to just come onto our radar today, but the first thing that jumped out at me after seeing this thread was how undisciplined and poorly behaved his team was when we played them here in 2016. My 14 year-old son still talks about that dirty ASU team and he was 10 at the time.
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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by BLUERUFiO » December 10th, 2020, 10:58 am

This hire also would stay true to JH’s desire for offense.


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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by Roy McAvoy » December 10th, 2020, 10:59 am

The coordinators hires are going to be fascinating to me here.
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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by 3rdGenAggie » December 10th, 2020, 11:00 am

What kind of offense does he like to run?


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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by LarryTheAggie » December 10th, 2020, 11:03 am

Hiring from Arkansas State worked out for Boise. Also, I think the SunBelt is underrated as a conference.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

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This was perhaps our best game of 2016, one of our three wins that year. Not much to say about Arkansas State from the video. Arkansas State went on to finish the year 8-5. If you go back to 2014, they beat us in Jonesboro in OT, that was Blake's first year as Arkansas State's head coach.




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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by RigAggie » December 10th, 2020, 11:06 am

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:49 am
hickaggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:43 am
RigAggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:37 am
Just went to the Arkansas State football Board and College AD is reporting that USU has offered Blake and will be announced tomorrow:
Their fans aren't exactly crying

https://247sports.com/college/arkansas- ... 156546470/
That concerns me that they are happy about him going. Too big of a contrast to South Dakota fans being sad about Craig Smith leaving and Utah fans being sad about losing GA(as their DC). But then again, Colorado State fans were happy about Stew leaving and didn't miss him.
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Their fans might have a bit too high expectations after having Freeze-Malzahn-Harsin and all three had 10 win seasons I believe. He also didn't seem to do well in Bowl Games. However, I wouldn't be too disappointed going to Bowl games for 9 straight years! Their fans are a little spoiled.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by Sl7vk » December 10th, 2020, 11:06 am

tetonaggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:51 am
I don't know much about Blake Anderson per se and haven't thought about him at all to this point as his name seemed to just come onto our radar today, but the first thing that jumped out at me after seeing this thread was how undisciplined and poorly behaved his team was when we played them here in 2016. My 14 year-old son still talks about that dirty ASU team and he was 10 at the time.
I remember that well. It was the first game I went to in Logan with my son. He still remembers it as well and he was 8 at the time.
20 bucks a ticket for seatbacks at the 50 yard line on KSL... LOL....
One of the few bright spots for USU that year. ASU was a mess, I do remember that.
It's been a while since then though.
I think I'm good with this hire on aggregate.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by ViAggie » December 10th, 2020, 11:07 am

why would he take what is essentially a lateral move? Isn't CUSA on par with the MWC? :joking:


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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by splintorb » December 10th, 2020, 11:09 am

One thing that interests me is that he is making over 800k, what is our availability for pay? over 900?
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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by hickaggie » December 10th, 2020, 11:11 am

Roy McAvoy wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:51 am
GameFAQSAggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:49 am
hickaggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:43 am
RigAggie wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 10:37 am
Just went to the Arkansas State football Board and College AD is reporting that USU has offered Blake and will be announced tomorrow:
Their fans aren't exactly crying

https://247sports.com/college/arkansas- ... 156546470/
That concerns me that they are happy about him going. Too big of a contrast to South Dakota fans being sad about Craig Smith leaving and Utah fans being sad about losing GA(as their DC). But then again, Colorado State fans were happy about Stew leaving and didn't miss him.
That's what I'm pointing out. Blake seems a bit bored of his job there. If we get that Blake this could be a dud. But if we get a guy with renewed energy and excitement - this could be fantastic.
https://www.espn.com/college-football/s ... y-anderson

There is probably more to his desire for a change of scenery than just the school. Seems like a straight shooter kind of guy.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by taniataylor » December 10th, 2020, 11:11 am

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Anderson's excitement for the job seems to have worn off a bit at Arkansas State. If we get that guy this could be a bit of a dud. However, if we get a renewed reenergized Blake Anderson with some solid coordinators- this could be a home run hire.

He is still only 51 years old.
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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by Aglicious » December 10th, 2020, 11:14 am

I could see Blake killing it in an interview. He has always seemed like a guy that has it together and has a vision of what he wants to accomplish. He also seems like a really stand up guy that players would love to play for.

Aren't he and Wells good friends? I seem to remember them both talking about how long they had known each other and that they stay in touch.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by hickaggie » December 10th, 2020, 11:16 am

splintorb wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 11:09 am
One thing that interests me is that he is making over 800k, what is our availability for pay? over 900?
I'm guessing there is more than the money involved. Lost his wife. Having a difficult year. Likes to ski. Maybe just looking to start over and get fired up in new surroundings? Its obviously a step up and big opportunity too for him if he can combine his recruiting connections with the USU formula.



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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by taniataylor » December 10th, 2020, 11:16 am

Aglicious wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 11:14 am
I could see Blake killing it in an interview. He has always seemed like a guy that has it together and has a vision of what he wants to accomplish. He also seems like a really stand up guy that players would love to play for.

Aren't he and Wells good friends? I seem to remember them both talking about how long they had known each other and that they stay in touch.


Oooh, then maybe Wells will be our OC


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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by Aggie19 » December 10th, 2020, 11:19 am

If he's the hire, I'll get on board, I admittedly don't know much about him. It's unfortunate about his wife, tough stuff. it's tough to judge because of covid, but the year after his wife passed he's won half as many games as he normally has. I think the change could be good to reignite the fire, but it could be that he lost the fire. It's understandable if he has, I just hope we're not just an attempt to hold on to something that he doesn't really have the heart for anymore, like GA was doing (IMO).


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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by ViAggie » December 10th, 2020, 11:19 am

taniataylor wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 11:16 am
Aglicious wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 11:14 am
I could see Blake killing it in an interview. He has always seemed like a guy that has it together and has a vision of what he wants to accomplish. He also seems like a really stand up guy that players would love to play for.

Aren't he and Wells good friends? I seem to remember them both talking about how long they had known each other and that they stay in touch.


Oooh, then maybe Wells will be our OC
:lol: and Yost as the Co-OC


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Re: Blake Anderson??

Post by Roy McAvoy » December 10th, 2020, 11:20 am

Blake & Matt Wells are very good friends.

There's a lot of pressure at Tech to fire Yost. I have to wonder if there's a chance now Yost becomes the OC again.



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