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Marshall tops NIU, Colorado State falls to Utah in first week of bowls

Editor's note: Throughout the season, Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel have present their weekly picks. Below are their selections for the first week of bowl season (all times ET). Enjoy. *** SATURDAY NEW ORLEANS BOWL Nevada (-1) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 11 a.m. (ESPN) Mandel: The best argument for ULL is its de facto home-field advantage. Football-wise, Nevada's .500 record in the...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Names that should NOT be the Badgers next head coach

Earlier this week we took at look at five names the Badgers should consider looking at hiring as they try and get some stability back in the program. Today, we’re back after a day of rumors, speculation and names being thrown against the wall to see what sticks. We’ve heard Bo Pelini, Dave Clawson, Matt Wells, Matt Campbell and a host of names already out there today. Given the...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor OC Montgomery expected to be named Tulsa head coach

Philip Montgomery, offensive coordinator at Baylor, is expected to become the new head coach at Tulsa, FOX Sports 1 College Football Insider Bruce Feldman reported Thursday morning. Montgomery spent seven seasons at Baylor assisting his long-time mentor Art Briles, whom he had worked under at Houston and in the Texas high school ranks. He replaces Bill Blankenship, who was fired...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt head coach Paul Chryst already the hot name for vacant Wisconsin job

We're only a few hours into learning that Wisconsin football head coach Gary Andersen is taking his talents to Oregon State. Still, that's been enough to make Pitt head man Paul Chryst the runaway winner for the name most often being mentioned as a potential candidate. Twitter, as you would expect, is a predictable mess with pockets of Wisconsin fans wanting Chryst as head coach...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Moving up: Fuente, Wells among coaches on rise

This is moving season for college football coaches. Jobs come open, get filled, and lead to more openings. Nebraska and Florida are the most notable programs currently hanging ''Helped Wanted'' signs outside their football facilities. As the carousel spins, watch for the guys who've been getting it done outside the Big Five conferences. They might not land the biggest jobs, but...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 25 Broncos host Aggies for title game spot

Ranked, playing for a shot at a conference crown and potentially headed for a New Year's Day bowl game, Boise State is back in familiar territory. Not too shabby for Bryan Harsin's first season in charge of the Broncos. ''The rankings mean something, and that's good for us. That's why guys come to Boise State,'' Harsin said. ''You want to win and be part of a program that can continue...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Boise State Takes Center Stage Saturday Night, As Its Battle With Marshall Intensifies

The College Football Playoff debate is the centerpiece of the 2014 season, but the Gang Of Five drama owns more prominence and centrality this week after Boise State and Marshall both cracked the top 25 in the College Football Playoff rankings. With Boise State sitting just one spot ahead of Marshall, this Saturday’s late game (10:15 p.m. Eastern time) between the Broncos and the...
Via The Student Section
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Boise State Takes Center Stage Saturday Night, As Its Battle With Marshall Intensifies

The College Football Playoff debate is the centerpiece of the 2014 season, but the Gang Of Five drama owns more prominence and centrality this week after Boise State and Marshall both cracked the top 25 in the College Football Playoff rankings. With Boise State sitting just one spot ahead of Marshall, this Saturday’s late game (10:15 p.m. Eastern time) between the Broncos and the...
Via Bloguin Best
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

USU football: Aggies in search of a better run game

Earlier this week, Utah State center Austin Stephens said the offensive line found some areas in which it can improve to help the run game against UNLV on Saturday. And at once, Aggie fans everywhere feel some relief and hope. The urgency to improve the run game is stronger than ever with senior Craig Harrison expected to start at quarterback Saturday against UNLV. Utah State coach...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
October 23, 2014

Utah State football: Craig Harrison will start at QB vs. UNLV

Experience and seniority won out over youth when it came to deciding who will start at quarterback for the Utah State Aggies Saturday against UNLV. Senior Craig Harrison, who played most of the second half of the Aggies’ 16-13 loss to CSU after Darell Garretson left the game with an injury to his right arm, will be the Aggies’ starter for at least Saturday’s game, Utah State...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
October 21, 2014

USU football: Aggies need run game now more than ever

Even though the Utah State Aggies managed just 38 yards on the ground in the last three quarters of their 16-13 loss at Colorado State, USU coach Matt Wells thought the run game was sufficient, pointing to the 5.3 average per rush the Aggies maintained as evidence. In the blur of the game, he probably hadn’t had time to digest that much of the yardage came on three plays, a 59...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
October 21, 2014

The Utah State Coaching Staff Had The Best Ice Bucket Challenge Video

The dump at the 1:00 mark looked rather painful. Well done, coach Matt Wells and his staff. The post The Utah State Coaching Staff Had The Best Ice Bucket Challenge Video appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah State's Wells agrees to contract extension

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Utah State football coach Matt Wells has agreed to a contract extension through the 2018 season.
Via FOXSports.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

CBR Exclusive: SEC and Tennessee go all in by moving opener ☆

The Tennessee Volunteers have a very tough opener in week one against the Utah State Aggies. Originally, the game was scheduled on Saturday (August 30th) but the game has now been moved to Sunday (August 31st) which will bring a lot more attention to the game. Did I mention that the game will also be broadcast on the SEC Network? Over the last few years, Utah State has become a very...
Via College Football Zealots
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC and Tennessee go all in by moving opener to Sunday night

The Tennessee Volunteers have a very tough opener in week one against the Utah State Aggies. Originally, the game was scheduled on Saturday (August 30th) but the game has now been moved to Sunday (August 31st) which will bring a lot more attention to the game. Did I mention that the game will also be broadcast on the SEC Network? Over the last few years, Utah State has become a very...
Via Bloguin Best
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU special-teams coach Lorig leaves for Utah State

Arizona State cornerbacks coach and special-teams coordinator Joe Lorig has left the school and accepted a position coaching linebackers at Utah State. Utah State coach Matt Wells announced the addition of Lorig on Thursday morning via Twitter. A source told FOXSportsArizona.com that Lorig's replacement will come from outside the current staff and has worked previously with ASU coach...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Poinsettia Bowl Preview: Utah St. vs. Northern Illinois

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Utah State vs. (23)Northern Illinois, Dec. 26 9:30p.m. ET, ESPN, Line (PK) As a result of their, 47-27, loss to BGSU in the MAC Championship game the Northern Illinois University(NIU) Huskies cost themselves not only a conference title but also a perfect record and a BCS Bowl game berth. It would have been the second-straight BCS bowl...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah State falls short in Mountain West title game

In a season defined by overcoming long odds, Utah State came up just short in the conference championship game. Third-string quarterback Craig Harrison threw an interception deep in Fresno State territory in the final minute and the Aggies lost the inaugural Mountain West title game 24-17 to the 24th-ranked Bulldogs on Saturday night. ''It's a tremendous group of young men,'' Utah...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 24 Fresno St. hosts Utah St. in MWC title game

Fresno State spent all season professing that the team's top goal was winning the Mountain West amid talk of a possible BCS bowl bid. Whether that was talk or truth will be put to the test Saturday when the 24th-ranked Bulldogs host Utah State in the inaugural Mountain West championship game. With Fresno State's BCS dreams dying in an upset loss at San Jose State last week, the...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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