LAS VEGAS, NEV. – Utah State was picked to finish fifth in the WAC by both media and coaches preseason polls announced Thursday. Hawaii is the early favorite and picked to win the Western Athletic Conference, followed closely by Nevada in second and Fresno State in third.
Kevin and Kyle Whimpey are very similar. They share similar likes, including similar sports, games and clothes. They even date similar girls. They also share the same birth date. Utah State Aggie head football coach Gary Andersen has known the Whimpey twins since they were in high school at Lone Peak in Highland, Utah.
Romney stadium was a house divided Saturday as the Utah State football team split into two squads for the annual Blue-White Spring Game. Quarterbacks Adam Kennedy and Alex Hart showcased their talents in competition to win the starting spot for the 2011 season as the Blue beat the White 33-7 on Merlin Olsen Field.
The order is a tall one for the three players wearing red jerseys during football practices this spring. The job? Replace the player who is No. 2 in Utah State history in total offense, career passing yards and completions. The player who threw more touchdown passes than all but three other Aggies in history.
A football game is won or lost at the line of scrimmage. Even a Heisman winning quarterback is unable to change a game if opposing linebackers get to him before he makes a play. Running backs are gobbled up by defensive tackles when offensive linemen miss their blocks.