LETTER: USU coach spoiled USU football
Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 13:01
To the editor:
Dear Coach Andersen: What a year it has been for Utah State! As a BYU alumnus, I am also a big fan of the Aggies and the Utes and am so proud of what Utah State Football has accomplished this year. It was fantastic to think about how dominant USU might be in the future — there is serious potential in its becoming a destination school for highly ranked high school football recruits!
More than anything, it was vital to me that you as head coach and Utah native make the decision to finish your career at USU, thereby creating something really special for our state in terms of rivalries, football notoriety, national press coverage, etc., regardless of whether that might mean some potential dominating victories over my beloved Cougars.
I feel sick for you, Logan and USU and for myself, now that that dream is lost. I lived 15 years in St Paul, Minn., in close proximity to the Badgers, who were rivals with my U of MN Gophers. That community — although beautiful — is nothing compared to the quality of people in Logan. What a crushing decision you have made with regards to those of us, who have hoped for so many years to see USU Football one day become a perennial powerhouse. Why be a hero in Wisconsin (who can attract many more candidates than USU), so far away from home, rather than cultivate a glorious legacy in your home state?
Really? Is it really worth it? Almost crying,