USU went 3-0 against current MW teams last year (CSU, UNLV, SJSU) and 2-1 the
year before (Wyoming SJSU, fluke loss to CSU). Both USU and SJSU will challenge
for the MW championship in their first year.
The Aggies are still the red headed freckled stepchild of the sisters of the
poor. Even being the outcast of independence (like BYU) is better than the being
Greatest college ever!
@ Silent Lurker;Sounds like we have a hater on our hands... my my,
are we upset about the Aggies giving the Utes a serving of humble pie last year?
The Aggies are very respectable (though we all admit that
hasn't always been the case); are those PAC-12 goggles so thick and
rose-colored that even u can't see that? I'll be rooting for them this
year, same as always, except for one game of course ;)
Silent lurkerStrange name. But amyways. The Utes rocked the PAC-12. Right
there with CU. class of the conference.
Regardless of future changes to the football landscape there will be two
constants. Utah will be INByu and usu will be OUTI
love my PAC 12 membership!
@ CC CosmoYou have to root for the Aggies because your cougars cannot win
against the UTES. How does it feel to be the outcast of Independence? Even the
ag's are wanted by someone!
@AggieloveHow many games have your aggies won against the Utes in the last
five, ten, fifteen, or twenty years? Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn
eventually. It took the aggies ten years being at home and overtime to find
@ christine.I'd rather be a fan of a double digit win lower echelon
school or an 8 win independant than a can't win doesn't belong and
never has belonged 5 win PAC 10.2 school. You keep wishing you actually belonged
in the PAC 10. That was a free handout if I've ever seen one.I love
my PAC 10 membership!Go Trojans!
The Aggies will do well this year in the Mountain West in football. I don't
see any team in the Mountain West beating them in their current schedule except
for maybe Boise state and that's a maybe because USU will play them at home
and I like USU's chances. Even USU basketball will surprise people in their
first year. Don't ever underestimate Stew!@ Chris BWhen it comes to rivals, I don't care about conference affiliation. All I
care about is what happened in the last game. Do I need to remind you what
happened in the last game? And as for Utah IN and USU out, where was Utah in the
last bowl season? OUT!
@SilentLurker I love how entitled all of you Utah fans are. You guys are
actually getting to be as bad as the Cougar fans. I'd even be willing to
bet that you're one of the thousands of Utah-lovers who never even attended
school there! I'm starting to think that all you "sidewalk-fans"
are beginning to outnumber actual Utah Alumni. As for your claims that USU is
the "red-headed step child" as you called it, I've got news for you
pal... We've stepped out of the shadows. We're coming for you. And on
August 29th, we're coming into your house and leaving with your game ball.
There is nothing more dangerous than an opponent who is continuously
underestimated. Get ready for a world of hurt, my friend. The storm is coming...
Love Utah State and wish them the best of luck in the Mountain West Conference!
... oh and against Utah if they ever play them again.
@ Loud LoitererI couldn't agree more. Utah fans are becoming as
annoying and full of excuses like BYU fans. The euphoria of being in the PAC 12
conference is getting old and genuinely disturbing. Good for Utah that they are
in the PAC 12, but eventually you have to actually beat teams in the PAC 12. As
for USU they are on the rise and I agree that they will give the Utes another
spanking in their own stadium on August 29th. Unlike Utah and BYU, Utah State
doesn't have quarterback drama. Keeton is our man, and with the majority of
the team returning, USU is going to have sustainability for the long haul.
It's great to be an Aggie!
I absolutely love USU joining the MWC. It is a great fit and provides the
stability the Aggies have longed for. I also love the Aggie trends. USU
football has made major improvements in every area over the past 5 years. It
hurt to lose Gary, but the program he inspired isn't losing a step. Aggies
will compete well in their new conference in football and basketball from the
get go.Go Big Blue!!!
As an outsider I feel justified in ranking all your fans according to how bad
and annoying they are. You almost got it right but the order is: utah as the
worst (you can keep telling yourselves you belong in the PAC 10 but as aggiealum
states you actually need to start beating us)then BYU and then Utah State.
However if Utah State keeps winning and garners more fandom you need to watch
out because you may become just as bad as the other two.Go Trojans!
I've always found Utah State fans to be classy folks. When I attended games
in Logan and visited friends there during my undergraduate days, the hospitality
and the feel of the place left a good impression on me. I'd put their
classiness and hospitality up there with the Notre Dame fans in South Bend, IN.
Unfortunately, I can't say the same thing about some of our other in state
neighbors who are extremely anti-BYU and/or anti-Mormon. I hope the Aggies take
their conference and win all their football games except for one next season. :)
Aggielove is wrong. USU isn't the greatest college ever. But that's
not really the point of the story. What the point is I do not know.
BYU will eventually be compelled to rejoin the MWC if they want to keep their
football program. But if they so love & adore the religious make-up of the
WCC, then they should do the right thing and drop their football program not to
mention use the missionary buildup years to drastically scale back their
enrollment to Rexburg levels. An LDS Church school like BYU should have no
business circumventing or detracting from the academic or athletic mission of
state operated "research" institutions and this is all BYU has done for
the past half century. Ever since BYU pushed Utah State aside back in 1961 when
the WAC was formed this has been an ongoing problem. Time for the brethren to
end the experiment and do the right thing.
@ Loud Loiterer, Aggiealum Hey, just because SOME fans can't
see anyone but their own team in a positive light (and never see their team in a
negative one) doesn't mean all fans are that way. I know classy and
obnoxious fans for all three schools mentioned. So please stop lumping us all
into the Chris B.-type category. This is one cougar fan who wants all three
teams to succeed, honest to goodness. As for the games against each
other...let's just say that I'm expecting some real good football this
coming season :)
I'm 90% Ute and 10% Aggie. I went to USU my freshman year and consider
them my second team. I went to the game last year as a Utah fan and within 1
minute of walking in was shoved against a wall and seconds away from coming to
blows with the kid. I didn't start it either and I had never felt more
disrespected in my life.But, every fan base has their idiots (Utah
and BYU included). I'm glad they are in the MWC now; I think it is the
perfect fit for the Aggies. Looking forward to this year's showdown at
RES. Don't expect a win this year though.Go Utes!
christy"Regardless of future changes to the football landscape
there will be two constants."Actually, three: Utah
will be IN the basement and OUT of the rankingsBYU will be OUT on their
own and adding to their ever-growing list of Top 25 finishesUSU will be
somewhere in the middle
@Y's little brother That's the funniest thing I've
heard all day. I love how every season Bronco claims that he's working with
the most talented group that he's ever coached. Even funnier is the fact
that all the Y fans believe him and then endure another 5-loss season. But
hey... If you Cougars weren't claiming to be the next national champions at
the beginning of every season, it just wouldn't feel right. That's
what we've all come to know and love about the Y's naive and loyal
following... YOU CAN'T KEEP A COUGAR DOWN. haha
"The bad news for USU is there will be fewer New Mexico States or Idahos on
the schedule." -- Brad RockNo Brad, that's just more of the
GOOD news. Nobody likes watching their team play the uninteresting NMSUs or
Idaho cupcakes of the world. Well...nobody except for the Indy-WACers. This
step up on competition will certainly result in more tickets sold, and higher
revenues for Utah State.Go Aggies!
@Y's little brotherJust because you were ranked in the top 25
last year doesn't mean it's a garrentee every year. This is gonna be
a whole different story now that Anderson jumped ship to a bigger/better school.