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Utah State redshirt senior QB Damion Hobbs has transitioned to tight end this spring.

With Kent Myers entrenched as the Aggies' starting quarterback, OC David Yost and HC Matt Wells decided to get creative. Said Yost of the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Hobbs, "He’s one of the more athletic guys on this football team, so we thought he might be able to help us on the field. He has probably exceeded our expectations for what a quarterback has done at the tight end position, and there is still a lot to be learned and worked on."
May 12 - 5:26 PM

Utah State senior QB Kent Myers completed 10-of-12 passes in the team's spring game.

Myers was sharp, particularly on a 10-play touchdown drive in which he completed all six of his pass attempts for 69 yards. The Aggies are installing an up-tempo system under OC David Yost, who was hired in February after spending the 2016 season as Oregon's passing game coordinator. "Really, it's simple offense," said Myers, who threw for 2,394 yards with a 10/8 TD/INT ratio last season. "You've just go to go out there and really invest, and really take everything in practice and translate it into the game. When we do that we can score a lot of points."
May 12 - 4:41 PM

Utah State issued indefinite suspensions to redshirt freshman LB Troy Murray, redshirt freshman LB Kevin Meitzenheimer and redshirt freshman DB Jay Brown.

All three players are facing charges relating to two December burglaries, with Murray and Brown allegedly swiping electronics equipment which was traced to Salt Lake City after it was pawned. Meitzenheimer's role in the story is considerably more out of left field, as he and former Utah State commit Dayshawn Littleton allegedly made explicit threats in order to attempt to prevent charges from being filed against Murray and Brown -- including supposedly trying to hit a witness with a car and also threatening to come back to shoot a witness. None of Murray, Meitzenheimer nor Brown played in a game last season.
May 4 - 8:39 PM

Packers selected Utah State RB Devante Mays with the No. 238 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Mays (5'10/230) is the third running back the Packers have drafted this weekend, so they're taking as many chances at their weakest offensive position. He ran 4.52 at Utah State's Pro Day with an explosive 40.5-inch vertical and 10-foot-9 broad jump. Mays will compete for a final roster spot.
Apr 29 - 6:20 PM

Utah State hired former Cal special teams coordinator Mark Tommerdahl to serve in the same capacity.

Tommerdahl has a packed enough resume. He has worked as a coach for 33 seasons, 22 of which saw him work with special teams units. Prior to joining HC Matt Wells' staff at Utah State, he had been with Cal for four seasons. He has also spent time at (among others) Louisiana Monroe, Texas A&M, Alabama and TCU. In a statement, Wells said, "Mark brings a tremendous amount of veteran coaching experience with his knowledge of both special teams and offenses, and he will be a valuable part of our staff moving forward."
Feb 28 - 4:25 PM

Utah State AD John Hartwell issued a statement in support of HC Matt Wells.

"We have complete confidence that coach Wells is the man to lead us moving forward," Hartwell said, adding that "[h]e and I agree that there will be some changes made as we start preparations for a successful 2017 season." Utah State entered the season with high hopes -- one anonymous coach in the Mountain West told Athlon Sports last spring he viewed the Aggies' offense as potentially one of the best in the Mountain West -- but the team struggled after posting a 2-1 record to open the campaign, ultimately losing eight of their last nine games. Overall, Wells has compiled a 28-25 record in his four years at the helm of the Utah State ship, bringing together a 19-12 conference record in the process. The team appeared in a bowl in each of Wells' first three seasons, so another year to sort out issues seems fair enough.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 07:34:00 PM

Utah State senior RB Devante Mays (leg) is playing against San Diego State on Friday.

This is Mays' first action since he injured his leg against Air Force on September 24. The 5-foot-11, 228-pounder opened the season with a 208-yard, three-touchdown showing against Weber State and could serve as an interesting fantasy option should he stay healthy and receive the necessary carries moving forward.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 09:01:00 PM

Utah State redshirt S Zach Swenson was involved in a single-car accident on Thursday.

Swenson lost control of his pickup and crashed into a rock canyon wall on Thursday night. According to HC Matt Wells, the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder subsequently underwent surgery and should have a "complete recovery." As Swenson was already taking a redshirt for 2016, his sidelining shouldn't have an impact on Utah State's on-field product.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Utah State senior RB Devante Mays was forced out of Saturday's game against Air Force after just one carry due to a leg injury.

Mays was already nursing a leg ailment suffered against USC in the second week of the season, one which forced him to sit out the next week's contest with Arkansas State. While the 5-foot-11, 228-pound senior did manage one carry versus Air Force on Saturday, he went down injured after that lone tote of the rock and was in visible pain with a right leg injury. He had to be helped off the field and could not put any significant weight on the right leg. Details have yet to emerge as to the injury's severity. Should Mays be unable to play against Boise State this coming weekend, Tonny Lindsey will get the call.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 01:07:00 PM

Utah State senior RB Devante Mays (leg) is listed as the starter on this week's depth chart.

Mays suffered a leg injury in the third quarter of Week 2's loss to USC. He subsequently sat out Week 3's showdown with Arkansas State. The 5-foot-11, 228-pound back started out the 2016 campaign with a bang when he rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns against Weber State in the opener. Prior to his injury against the Trojans, he had managed just 24 yards on eight carries. Mays and the Aggies will tango with Air Force this weekend.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Utah State QB Kent Myers completed 11-of-25 passes for 136 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Friday's 34-20 win over Arkansas State.

Myers entered the 2016 season with some nice low-grade hype, but it hasn't come to fruition on the field as of yet. The 6-foot, 195-pounder has thrown for fewer than 200 yards in two of three games, and in the lone outlier (against USC last weekend), he threw for all of 204. He will try to get on track against Air Force next weekend.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 12:59:00 AM

Utah State senior RB Devante Mays (leg) is not playing in Friday's game against Arkansas State.

Mays rushed for 24 yards on eight carries against USC last Saturday before being lifted from the game in the third quarter with a leg injury. HC Matt Wells called him a game-time decision on Monday, with that decision coming back in the negative. The 5-foot-11, 228-pound senior will next have an opportunity to take the field against Air Force on September 24.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 10:52:00 PM

Utah State senior RB Devante Mays is questionable for Friday's game against Arkansas State due to a leg injury.

The 5-foot-11, 228-pound Mays was knocked out of the USC game and has been on crutches. "Questionable," HC Matt Wells said. "We'll have more information back from our doctors after [Monday's] practice. But he'll be a game-time decision. Really day-to-day."
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 04:56:00 PM

Utah State senior RB Devante Mays turned in a statistical no-show in Saturday's 45-7 loss to USC, rushing for 24 yards on seven carries.

Mays erupted for 208 yards and a trio of scores against Weber State in the season-opener, but he was unable to find similar room to work on Saturday. It didn't help that the Trojans pushed out to a 21-0 halftime lead, forcing the Aggies away from the run. The 5-foot-11, 228-pound Mays will try for better results in a home showdown with Arkansas State next Friday.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Utah State junior QB Kent Myers turned in a mostly listless performance in Thursday's 45-6 win over Weber State, completing 11-of-17 passes for 100 yards.

No interceptions for Myers, but also no touchdowns. The 6-foot, 195-pound junior averaged a paltry 5.9 YPA in this one. Despite the muted numbers, we expect Myers to ramp up-to-speed in fairly short order. He is going to have to step up next time out, at least -- the Aggies play USC a week from Saturday.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 11:23:00 PM


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