There were many more positives than negatives I saw in the Utah game. Shore up
some of those safeties and the pass protection over the middle (and the stupid
penalties, of course), and we should be good to go for conference play.Feeling good. Go Aggies!
It's not their first WAC 2.0 title. And I can't believe Sambone is
complaining about "stupid penalties". He never used to complain about
@SamTotally agreed. I think that Utah St will fare very well in the MWC. I
could see them goint 8-4 or 9-3 this year. A very, very good team with an
outstanding QB. I will be pulling for the Aggies the rest of the way; good luck!
A WAC 2.0 championship is laughable.Did you see how the WAC 2.0 did
week 1 against the prestigious Pac 12 conference?Utah over WAC 2.0
nobody Utah StateUSC over WAC 2.0 nobody HawaiiUCLA over WAC 2.0
nobody NevadaColorado over WAC 2.0 nobody Colorado StateWashington
dominated WAC 2.0 Boise State.Pac 12 was 5-0 over WAC 2.0 teamsWAC 2.0 also had losses to Eastern Illinois and UTSA.LOLI've said it before and I'll say it again:I LOVE
that we left the MWC(now WAC 2.0) and joined the Pac 12.The Pac 12
really should stop scheduling the WAC 2.0Let's schedule other
power conferences that can give us a challenge
I'll be watching. :D- AFA is tough, disciplined, and smart.
This will not be easy. I think the spread settles at -7 for USU by game time.
(At -9.5 right now.)- USU linebackers and safeties better not get confused
on their assignments.- USU linebackers and safeties better be good at open
field tackles.- I hope we sub in a lot of guys to keep us fresh. We have
2-3 very capable 2nd stringers at LB who should take a lot of snaps to keep
everyone's legs fresh.- I hope the offense makes sustained drives
that chew up some clock time - again, to keep the defense rested.I
know AFA does the cut block (NOT chop block) so here's to an injury free
@Christopher BOregon State lost to an FCS school last week too.
Also- your Utes have STRUGGLED (and that's the nice way of saying it) in
conference play. You should pray that they do continue to schedule "WAC
2.0" games. You're probably the guy who has a PAC 12 sticker on your
They've never played AFA and it could be a harsh learning curve for the USU
defense.The MWC looked weak, especially BSU. Hopefully the Aggies can win
Loud,Yes, we've struggled against Pac 12 teams. And SEC teams
have struggled against Alabama.Are you suggesting aggies are content
to be at the top of the WAC 2.0 and never have aspirations to be at the top of
the country?LOL!Yes, it's tough playing tough
teams. What's your point?And you struggle against the teams
that struggle against good teams.So however "bad" we are,
you're team is worse!LOL
Christopher B,I'm not saying that Aggie fans wouldn't love
a chance to play in a Big 5 conference. They would! Any mid-major program would.
My point about the Utes struggling against conference teams was meant to show
you that your Utes are having the same problem that these Mountain West teams
are having so you shouldn't really be putting yourself a cut-above anyone
right now. Also- these "nobody" teams are not not irrelevant. Last year
Boise State beat Washington, Utah State beat Utah, and Colorado State beat
Colorado. You need to stop being too quick to judge teams in lesser-conferences.
Especially when it is an in-state game. Anyone who feels over confident during
an in-state game is a fool. Conference affiliation has nothing to do with
competitiveness. Oregon State (PAC 12 and last week's #25 team) just lost
to an FCS program. Cut the Mountain West some slack. I highly doubt that 5 years
ago you were discussing how every team in the conference was a "nobody".
Loud,We ARE a cut above other teams. Absolutely we are.Pac 12 teams are better than WAC 2.0 teams. Utah is better than the WAC 2.0
teams and that is why we were invited to the Pac 12 and the WAC 2.0 teams
weren't.You're very misinformed if you think conference
affiliation has nothing to do with competitiveness.Everyone agrees
the SEC is the best conference. Top to bottom they are the best. You think the 5-0 record of Pac 12 teams over WAC 2.0 teams had nothing to
with the fact the Pac 12 teams are Pac 12 teams and the WAC 2.0 teams are WAC
2.0 teams?LOLMatch up the best Pac 12 against best MWC,
and go all the way down with the worst Pac 12 team playing the worst WAC 2.0
team. What would the results be?Well, if 5-0 is any
indication....LOLYes, we ARE better than usu, byu, and
the other WAC 2.0 teams!
If you've never played AFA, you don't know how tough they are to play.
If USU couldn't play to the end last week, they are in for a brutal
beating this week. AFA never quits, never! If you aren't used to getting
pounded on by RB's, you're in for an awakening. 0-2 is a rough way to
start the season, but that is how it is.
Chris, Why do you have separate accounts? (i.e. Christopher B, Chris
B, etc.?) You are not hearing me. I never said that the big 5 conferences are
not the best or the most elite. They are. But every year there are multiple
teams from those same AQ conferences that get beat by mid-majors. That brings me
back to my point. You do not have to be in a big 5 conference to compete with
BCS teams. That is the point I was demonstrating about how conference
affiliation does not take away from the toughness and competitiveness of a team.
Also- you never answered my question. Are you one of those Utah fans that has a
red PAC 12 sticker on your windshield vs. an actual Utes sticker? LOL.
Probably... I wonder if Oregon or Stanford fans rock PAC 12 stickers on their
Speaking of the SEC Chris, Utah in the PAC 12 is comparable to Kentucky in the
SEC. You're sort of there but not exactly relevant. Like AT ALL. By the
way- your prediction about the Utah vs. Utah State game (30-17) that you told
EVERYONE to mark down... Way to be off by 9 points on the USU side. But that
didn't stop you from gloating on Des-News immediately after the game
claiming that you were right. Right about what? Utah scoring 30 points? You and
Dennis Erickson should start a 30-point club together. I will enjoy watching the
Utes have yet another losing season in their beloved PAC 12.
@ Loud LoiterJust so you know....I'm a huge Utah fan and i
think Chris B. is a joke. He probably is the type of fan that has a PAC-12
sticker. He cares more about the PAC-12 then the team itself. Fans like him are
an embarrassment for the Utes
Most Utah fans think Chris B is a joke.He only embarrasses the Utes
if you think all Utes are like him. If you think all Utes are like a loudmouth
dude who camps out on comment sections for the Deseret News and makes sure you
know his opinion on all subjects whether you asked for it or not, and whether he
is qualified to give it or not, then you need to meet some more Ute fans.Do not feed the trolls.
I went down to the game and enjoyed my interactions with 99% of Ute fans. They
were great. Chris B. is an uneducated football fan that cares more about
conference affiliation than his own team. Don't feed him, common sense and
statistics matter nothing to him. Regarding this article, I am excited about the
Air Force game. Last year I loved watching our defense, and against Utah they
did pretty well stopping the run. Air Force will be tricky, but I think we get
the job done and get one step closer to a Mountain West Conference Championship!
Go Utes the rest of the season.