2012 Record: 11-2 (6-0 in WAC)
Head Coach: Matt Wells (first time head coach)
Last Bowl Game: 2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: beat Toledo 41-15
Stadium: Romney Stadium in Logan, UT (capacity = 25,513)
Home Field Advantage: ranked 7th out of 55 mid-major teams
Conference Affiliation: moving to Mountain West Conference for 2013 season
Since everyone is still bummed about yesterday’s loss, here’s a distraction.
For the most part, I haven’t given much thought to our erstwhile Backyard Brawl brethren. Still certain stories catch the eye.
Turns out those travel burdens in the Big 12 are as onerous as expected. If not more so. To the point where the Big 12 may have to help.
West Virginia University’s athletic...
Kevin McGiven returned to Utah State on Friday as new football coach Matt Wells' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
McGiven, Montana State's offensive coordinator this season, was Utah State's assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach in 2009 under Gary Andersen. Wells was promoted from offensive coordinator last month when Anderson left to coach Wisconsin...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2013
Utah State has promoted offensive coordinator Matt Wells to replace Gary Anderson as head football coach.
The university announced move Thursday in Logan.
Anderson has reportedly been hired at Wisconsin to replace Bret Bielema. Bielema left to take the Arkansas job. Wisconsin hasn't officially announced the hire yet.
Andersen just completed his fourth and best season at Utah...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2012
Unquiet on the Western Front - The Pac-12 and West Coast extravaganza.
The Poinsettia Bowl is neither a poinsettia nor is a bowl. Discuss amongst yourselves.
BYU faces San Diego in the Poinsettia Bowl (8:00 pm ET, ESPN). (Dr. Saturday)
I'll Stick Around.
Stanford and its head football coach, David Shaw agree to a contract extension. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)
Utah State football head coach Gary Andersen named Matt Wells as USU's new offensive coordinator on Thursday.
The secondary ticket market for bowl games means that people will still show up. They’ll just be more prudent about it.
But while Tech has sold only about 10,000 of its 17,500 allotted tickets, athletics director Jim Weaver has steadfastly maintained there will be 15,000-20,000 Hokies fans at the Sugar Bowl.
After 19 consecutive trips to bowls, he said, Tech fans are savvy about...