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Matt or Blake

Post by FeartheFro » October 23rd, 2021, 1:36 pm

Given the choice do you take Matt Wells (includes Columbi) or Blake Anderson as the coach for Utah State moving forward. I have read from a number of posters that we did not appreciate what Wells did while at USU (guilty as charged) so just interested to hear if you would rather have him or Coach Anderson moving forward. I personally could not be happier with our current coaching situation.


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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by ViAggie » October 23rd, 2021, 1:40 pm

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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by aggies22 » October 23rd, 2021, 2:02 pm

I am a fan of Matt and appreciate what he did here. That being said, he chose to move on and I support Blake and his staff now.
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by brian5562 » October 23rd, 2021, 2:06 pm

The program is in such a different state than when Matt took over. Blake is the right guy for the current state.
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by 3rdGenAggie » October 23rd, 2021, 2:11 pm

Matt was a great coach for us, but I like Blake's in-game coaching much more.
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by NVAggie » October 23rd, 2021, 2:25 pm

Ask again in a couple of years.
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by Imakeitrain » October 23rd, 2021, 2:30 pm

Easiest question ever.

I don’t care about Texas tech. I do care about usu. Matt coaches TT. Blake coaches USU.

Therefore Blake.
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by MrBiggle » October 23rd, 2021, 6:27 pm

Blake!
I can appreciate what Wells did for the program, but won’t say that I am sad to see him gone.


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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by Intermeddler » October 23rd, 2021, 6:34 pm

I haven’t watched TT since he left so I’m not sure if he’s evolved in his coaching but he was sometimes painfully conservative in his 4th down decisions and general philosophy. Blake has been refreshingly smart on going for it and we’ve scored a bunch of points after 4th down conversions.

I also like Blake because he somehow came with an extra $1,000,000 to hire a staff ;)



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by sammyhagar » October 23rd, 2021, 9:13 pm

waste of time post



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by USU78 » October 23rd, 2021, 9:24 pm

What profit it a man to gain the whole world, but lose his own soul.

But for Lubbock? Seriously? 🤮
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by FeartheFro » October 23rd, 2021, 9:26 pm

sammyhagar wrote:waste of time post
What would you call responding to a waste of time post?


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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » October 23rd, 2021, 9:27 pm

Way way way way too early to judge, but Anderson has done a great job so far.



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by aggies22 » October 23rd, 2021, 11:54 pm

In my opinion we are 3 wins away from Coach Anderson being in the race for National Coach of the Year.
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by Sl7vk » October 24th, 2021, 8:20 am

aggies22 wrote:
October 23rd, 2021, 11:54 pm
In my opinion we are 3 wins away from Coach Anderson being in the race for National Coach of the Year.
And does Matt Wells make it through the year?

Matt was good for us when he was here, leveraged the job to get a “dream” job in Lubbock. Fine.

Matt’s game management is horrible his recruitment is questionable and his ability to put talented assistants around him is borderline criminal. Those are really the three major functions of a HC.



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by slcagg » October 24th, 2021, 8:28 am

Sl7vk wrote:
October 24th, 2021, 8:20 am
aggies22 wrote:
October 23rd, 2021, 11:54 pm
In my opinion we are 3 wins away from Coach Anderson being in the race for National Coach of the Year.
And does Matt Wells make it through the year?

Matt was good for us when he was here, leveraged the job to get a “dream” job in Lubbock. Fine.

Matt’s game management is horrible his recruitment is questionable and his ability to put talented assistants around him is borderline criminal. Those are really the three major functions of a HC.
Great criteria. Regarding Blake and his staff. I feel the best quality of this current staff is ability to recruit (and that will take a few years to develop). Then he got a steal in the s&c coach in Paul Jackson. May be the most important assistant.
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by CedarAg » October 24th, 2021, 3:58 pm

I guess when Blake wins the YBU game as much as Matt did we could have a clearer picture
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by YoungBloodAggie » October 24th, 2021, 4:56 pm

We can probably have both next year when Blake hires his pal to be the TE coach after he's fired from TTU.
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by Aggie84025 » October 24th, 2021, 5:44 pm

Can I be happy with both of them? Matt was a great coach for his time here as well as being an Alumni of USU. Blake so far as exceeded all of our expectations.
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by stang » October 24th, 2021, 7:23 pm

I think Blake is a good coach and will do good things (and already has). That said, Matt took us to five bowl games in six years. Once Blake does that we can have this conversation.
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by Parelkid » October 24th, 2021, 8:29 pm

stang wrote:
October 24th, 2021, 7:23 pm
I think Blake is a good coach and will do good things (and already has). That said, Matt took us to five bowl games in six years. Once Blake does that we can have this conversation.
With how well Blake's first season is going, I doubt he's around long enough to even try.



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by inigo » October 24th, 2021, 10:18 pm

Blake.

The way the Rams handled that final field goal attempt reeked of Matt Wells 4th quarter mishaps.

IMO, as bad as some things seem, we currently have a coach and staff who know how to win in the final minutes of the 4th quarter.



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by Elkaggie » October 24th, 2021, 10:28 pm

inigo wrote:
October 24th, 2021, 10:18 pm
Blake.

The way the Rams handled that final field goal attempt reeked of Matt Wells 4th quarter mishaps.

IMO, as bad as some things seem, we currently have a coach and staff who know how to win in the final minutes of the 4th quarter.
Players believe and know how to win. The current staff hasn’t been that great. BA could have used more clock down the stretch and that last mess wouldn’t have ever happened. Overall, so far better than Wells. Would you think the same if he would have called a time out on the last play? He said he thought about it



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by inigo » October 24th, 2021, 10:33 pm

Elkaggie wrote:
October 24th, 2021, 10:28 pm
inigo wrote:
October 24th, 2021, 10:18 pm
Blake.

The way the Rams handled that final field goal attempt reeked of Matt Wells 4th quarter mishaps.

IMO, as bad as some things seem, we currently have a coach and staff who know how to win in the final minutes of the 4th quarter.
Players believe and know how to win. The current staff hasn’t been that great. BA could have used more clock down the stretch and that last mess wouldn’t have ever happened. Overall, so far better than Wells. Would you think the same if he would have called a time out on the last play? He said he thought about it
That's a good question... Glad he didn't, but had he...? :noidea:

I would still think he's above Wells. This season is a small sample size, but many Wells loses were because of poor clock management in the 4th.

Remember Wells' call not to kick a field goal before half time because of "swirling winds"?



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by swordsman1989 » October 25th, 2021, 12:10 am

Too soon to make a good judgement. But I am really impressed with Blake, and very happy with what he is getting out of the kids.



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by aggies22 » October 25th, 2021, 6:17 am

YoungBloodAggie wrote:
October 24th, 2021, 4:56 pm
We can probably have both next year when Blake hires his pal to be the TE coach after he's fired from TTU.
Will we have any TEs next year?
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by OrangeCountyAggie » October 25th, 2021, 11:14 am

Anderson. Wells was a good recruiter but a TERRIBLE game manager! CSU's last-minute embarrassment was eerily reminiscent of what happened a few years ago under Wells.



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by Intermeddler » October 25th, 2021, 11:27 am

Wells has just been fired.



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by NVAggie » October 25th, 2021, 11:34 am

Those articles sound oddly familiar. Almost like we have lived that life in the past.



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by aggiesdidwhat » October 25th, 2021, 12:52 pm

First, forgive me. I didn't read all the comments. There are really good, knowledgeable Aggies on here. I'm not one of them.

This question is a no Brainer IMHO.

Blake far better then Wells.

Wells was left with a pretty dang good group of players, yeah he had some amazing wins for us. No Doubt. But I was never that impressed. His best season, was because a different OC was forced on him. I got the chance to live and know the Yost's well. There was a lot going on behind the scenes. Even being told to hand over play calling, it didn't happen.

Blake was left an absolutely toxic dumpster fire. Look what he had done in year 1? Unreal to me.

But again. I don't know much. Just love the Ags! And I stopped putting much energy into coaches after GA1 :)
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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by Yossarian » October 25th, 2021, 12:54 pm

I would like Blake to stick around long enough to beat BYU.



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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by ineptimusprime » October 25th, 2021, 12:59 pm

aggiesdidwhat wrote:
October 25th, 2021, 12:52 pm
First, forgive me. I didn't read all the comments. There are really good, knowledgeable Aggies on here. I'm not one of them.

This question is a no Brainer IMHO.

Blake far better then Wells.

Wells was left with a pretty dang good group of players, yeah he had some amazing wins for us. No Doubt. But I was never that impressed. His best season, was because a different OC was forced on him. I got the chance to live and know the Yost's well. There was a lot going on behind the scenes. Even being told to hand over play calling, it didn't happen.

Blake was left an absolutely toxic dumpster fire. Look what he had done in year 1? Unreal to me.

But again. I don't know much. Just love the Ags! And I stopped putting much energy into coaches after GA1 :)
Youseguys remember Wells was here for 6 YEARS right? The whole “he inherited Gary’s guys” argument is pure tripe.

Now, the argument that Gary inherited some NFL guys recruited by Brent Guy… That one actually has some merit.
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Re: Matt or Blake

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Re: Matt or Blake

Post by Sl7vk » October 25th, 2021, 1:19 pm

Speaking of all this, where did Yost end up after Texas Tech?



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