Well at least one Utah football team won this week. I do hope to hear from Stang
since it has been awhile and I do miss his comments. But on a side note SUU did
beat Weber by 6 points. So to be correct at least 2 Utah teams won this week.
Congrats to the Aggies for coming back and getting bowl eligible after losing
CK!!! Now if only Utah could win 2 of their last 3 games!!! A third tier bowl
game is much better then moral victories and close calls and sitting at home
watching the other teams that you beat go bowling!!!Go BYU!!!Go USU!!!
Utah State's high level of play is a great thing, happy they won, and are
continuing to play great.
@Reno Cougs Fan 68,"Congrats to the Aggies for coming back and
getting bowl eligible after losing CK!!! Now if only Utah could win 2 of their
last 3 games!!! A third tier bowl game is much better then moral victories and
close calls and sitting at home watching the other teams that you beat go
bowling!!!"Don't loose faith yet! There are three games
left for the Utes and two of those are very winnable. I still hold out hope
they can do it! I want Utah's big three schools to all go bowling.
It's so much more fun than moral victories and sitting at home as you
said.Go Cougars! Go Utes! Go Aggies!
We were super fortunate to win this game. I underestimated UNLV, and Jojo Natson
saved our bacon. On the bright side, our under-performing lines will
have two weeks to stew over their poor performances and get fired up for CSU.
Go Aggies! Win out!
And USU also pounded SU last year with the best player SUU has ever had. I see
no relevance in either statement to yesterday's game.
@Stang08A few years ago is a few years ago. Teams change every year
and throughout the year. Do you actually watch college football much? I'm
not really sure what your point is. A few years ago, the Utes lost to UNLV in a
shut out in Las Vegas. It was a few years ago. Who cares?
USU beat a really bad UNLV team. The QB for UNLV was horrible; overthrowing,
missing receivers and not managing the clock. Utah State had a few good plays
and DeMartino played well. It was like backyard football. It was entertaining
because it was so sloppy, more like sandlot than college football.
@New to UtahDid you watch the game? Many of Herring's throws
were dead-on long bombs. He only played poorly in the final stretch. (lucky
us)We won because we made one more play than they did. It was entertaining, if maybe just a bit more than I would have liked. The
cardiac kids made a return! I thought they were gone after 2011.
Can someone from the Deseret News explain to me how the AGGIES win a game and
Utah and byu lose and our article is on page 9 after jazz (and they lost
too),prep volleyball championships, 2 pages about byu's loss, 2 pages about
utah's loss, other college football teams...and then the AGGiES get one
third of a page. Boy, that always bugs me!
Congrats to Utah State on a good win and bowl eligibility.Keep it
going and hopefully SDSU can beat Boise, USU will win out and then play Fresno
in the MWC championship game.
AggieForever,"Can someone from the Deseret News explain to me
how the AGGIES win a game and Utah and byu lose and our article is on page 9
after jazz (and they lost too),prep volleyball championships, 2 pages about
byu's loss, 2 pages about utah's loss, other college football
teams...and then the AGGiES get one third of a page. Boy, that always bugs
me!"I don't live in Utah but I suspect it has something to
do with readership members perhaps? If the majority of subscribers to the
Deseret News are Jazz, Utes and Cougar fans, that may be a reason. Then again,
maybe DN is bias against the Aggies? I could be wrong, dead wrong!
thebigsamoan,I'm sure you're right, but it still bugs me.
Bigsamoan is correct. DesNews readership base, in order, is:-BYU (by
far the biggest part of readership)-Utah-Utah Jazz-Everybody
else (USU, Weber, SUU, high school, etc.)It is what it is, but our
coverage has improved over the last couple of years, so I'm happy for that.
@AggieForeverAgreed. It's almost like the Deseret News forgot
that Big Blue played a game until they were perusing their espn app and realized
they better throw something in the paper about the Aggies.A little more
coverage would be nice.
Talking Aggies how about that big basketball win over Southern Cal!
Downunder! No doubt a good win and good weekend to be an Aggie. Even though
there is never any coverage. I have seen more coverage about a GEUY DUCK
(something like that) then anything about USU beating USC! Even if USC is going
to have a down year they are still stacked with top athletes! Oh
well! We get more coverage when we beat their favorite. IE BYU, Utah.
Stinks, but just look at the comment numbers on each article. I mean Chris B
helps out by posting 5x per Utah article (at least in the beginning of the year,
lulz) but other than that there's only about 20 Aggie fans who comment on
here.They shine the light where the advertising dollars lead.
The coverage is less than ideal, but better than the Tribune. Not alot of
options for good Aggie news.
Well when USU goes to the Las Vegas or Poinsettia bowl then maybe the news will
give USU attention. It will help if Ute's dont go to a bowl game and BYU
goes to the same one they been going to for some years.
@A1994Yes I do and you clearly missed my point. Which was, the
aggies could barely beat a bad UNLV team. SUU destroyed UNLv a few years ago.
We both did it but it was easier for my guys. That should give you a hint as to
the talent of each team.
USU destroyed SUU the last time they met. 38-3. I think that makes more sense
of a comparison between SUU and USU than does the 2011 result of UNLV vs.
SUU.However, if you want to blindly persist in your categorical
rejection of anything good related to USU; or at the very least provide a
backhanded, passive-aggressive insult shrouded by a fake compliment, then by all
means. In such case the SUU matchup with UNLV from 2011 clearly indicates that
SUU is the better team than the 2013 Aggies.
Stang0 conveniently left out the drubbing Utah State gave UNLV last year.
Incidentally, that's the same year that Utah State totally embarrassed SUU
and their "NFL QB." So, if we're going into past history...
Correction, USU over SUU in 2012 by a final score of 34-3, not 38-3 as I said in
my previous post.
UNLV has been bad the last 3 years, but they've made some very noticeable
improvement this season. I give them props for almost beating us. They wanted it
badly. They should be able to go to a bowl. Their fanbase deserves it. @Mars Utah State shellacked the T-birds last season to the tune of
34-3... and they had a pro quarterback!!! Don't pay any attention to that
troll. It just isn't worth it. When the Ags and the T-birds
meet again in 2016, I bet it will be just as ugly for SUU as it was last season,
Do we really care about the local newspaper coverage? We get all the national
attention we need. Almost every week we are on ESPN or CBS Sports. We get a lot
of national love. That will produce more recognition for the Aggie program than
what any local newspaper could ever accomplish.The Aggie program is on the
rise whereas the other two programs are were they have been for many years.
Three consecutive bowl games and hopefully this year not in Boise. SD or Hawaii
would be nice.
@Aggie84I (perhaps incorrectly) assume that the readership reflects
the general attitudes toward USU football. I think in order to maintain our
newly found success, we are going to have to make sure we can swing recruits
over. In that respect, yes, I do care that we get some local attention. It may
very well be that the readership and commentators of the Deseret News has
absolutely diddly squat to do with the general perception of Utah State football
amongst blue-chip recruits, but as I'm completely disconnected from the
latter, the attention the in-state media gives us is as good a barometer as any
to little old me.As for Utah and BYU, I think they're doing
pretty well, even if they aren't rising. Both are still better programs
than we are, for now. I would trade places with them - quality of program wise,
I don't want to be independent ever - in a heartbeat.
@SambonePlease answer this. How could you possibly know when the
Birds meet the Aggies again? I don't even think the two AD's know the
scheduling that far in advance.
@Stang08Actually USU plays SUU in 2015 not 2016. Their are websites
out there where once a game gets scheduled they post it and keep track of who is
playing who. Due to Desnews rules I can't post the website but if you
search for your Thunderbirds and Future College Football Schedule you should be
able to find it.
Ah, we do play SUU in 2015. My bad. I guess I got them confused with
Idaho State or Weber or something. Most of those BigSky teams are basically the
same to me.
@Aggie 4 lifeThe first part of your comment should be directed
toward Sambone, not me. That website probably doesn't exist.@SamboneThat's where you are wrong. What a shocker. The
BigSky is the premeire FCS conference and there is quite a difference between
SUU/Weber State/and Idaho State.
I love how you can google "FB Schedules" and find a website almost
entirely the same as the search terms and find it.It's a very
useful and real thing that most certainly exists.
USU has been getting a lot more attention nationally. It helps that The Spectrum
started it and now the football team is getting more of it. Just this year we
were on CBS for a football game. We dont receive a lot of attention in Utah but
that will change when USU receives the best bowl game out of Utah football
@Stand08The website does exist and if I could post the website here
I would but the desnews won't let me. If you don't believe me just
try it. Just google the school and FBSchedules then click on the link. What
are you afraid to try..... Afraid I'd prove you wrong!@Mars_Thanks! You know the website I'm talking about.
@ Stang08One more thing. The reason I directed the comment at you
was to prove the AD's do plan out their football schedules 3 or more years
in adance for their pre-season games which you apparently didn't believe in
@Aggie 4 LifeAnd if you're BYU, they schedule games 10 years in
advance. :) (They have games with USC and Boise State "scheduled" for
2023, and games with Stanford as far out as 2025)I wouldn't be
surprised if BYU has games scheduled in the 2030's by next year!
I love how Richard keeps trying to talk to me even though I haven't read a
single post from him since late September. Comedic gold.
@Aggie 4 lifeI'm not afraid but it's a general rule of
mine not to believe what the aggies say. So I'm pretty sure it
doesn't existt. @SamboneYou admitted yourself you
didn't get the reference. So why are you using it when I've said that
has never been my name? Another thing, if you haven't read a single post
from me since September, how do you know if I'm talking to you? You really
need to work on that buddy. I can do better than that.