OK, so Brent Guy is out at Utah State.
Where does that leave the Aggies? And where will it take them?
Four years ago Brent Guy took over a program that was scraping the bottom of the Division I barrell because of two primary reasons.
1: USU had been independent for a few seasons and then landed in the Sun Belt — a conference which, for Utah State, was not much better than being the vagabonds they were after the Big West pulled the plug on football.
2: Facilities and funding were among the worst in Division I.
Now, four years later, it’s hard to say the same thing. USU has upgraded facilities nicely with plans to keep improving in that regard. And having been in the WAC for a few years, the conference situation is arguably as good as its beeen in 30 years.
Yet, the Aggies haven’t been able to beat anyone other than Idaho and New Mexico State on a consistant basis.
It’s not a huge stretch to say Brent Guy will leave the Aggies in better shape than he found them. But with only two wins this season, two a year ago and one the season prior to that, it’s without debate Utah State is far from a winning program — no matter how many times the Ags get close to winning.
Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes has made his first big decision. His second — who to take over the football team — will be huge.
Based on scores and the competitive nature of recent games it’s safe to say the cupboard is not bare at Utah State. Based on the win total, however, the Aggies are still in need of a cook capable of putting the ingredients together.