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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

Utah State senior RB Devante Mays was magnificent in Thursday's 45-6 win over Weber State, taking 18 carries and spinning them into 208 yards and three touchdowns.

Mays averaged a stellar 11.6 YPC in the blowout win. The 5-foot-11, 228-pounder scored on a pair of 18-yard touchdown runs in the first quarter. A 66-yard scoring scamper shortly after the start of the second quarter provided to be the highlight from this immaculate performance. Last season, Mays rushed for 966 yards (5.9 YPC) and nine touchdowns. Playing in one of the best offenses in the Mountain West, he is a strong mid-to-late round fantasy prospect in deeper formats.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 11:17:00 PM

Utah State redshirt junior OL Jarom Ioane will miss the 2016 season due to a lower-leg injury.

Ioane appeared in 13 games along the line and also chipped in on special teams in 2015. The 6-foot-5, 350-pounder hurt his leg during the past practice week and has already undergone season-ending surgery. "He was right in the mix for a starting job, so I feel bad for that kid. But we'll have to move on with the O-line," said HC Matt Wells. He indicated that he was pleased with how the offensive line played during Saturday's scrimmage, even without Ioane on the field.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 07:33:00 PM

Utah State head coach Matt Wells says improving junior QB Kent Myers' consistency is the key to him becoming a star quarterback.

"Kent has played very well at times and just OK at times," he said. "It's up to me to try and get him to play at a high, high level every single week. So that one's on me." Myers platooned with a hobbled Chuckie Keeton for much of last season, putting great pressure on the former face of the Aggies' program. Now that Keeton has graduated, it's Myers' show. Expect a breakout campaign. The 6-foot, 195-pounder completed 121-of-199 passes for 1,593 yards and a 16/3 TD/INT ratio in nine games last year. A dangerous runner, he also had 85 carries for 460 yards and three scores.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 02:49:00 PM

Utah State senior RB Devante Mays bench-presses 425 pounds and has performed a 41-inch vertical jump.

The 5-foot-11, 228-pound Mays' vertical would have placed second among running backs at this year's NFL Combine. The former Texas JUCO product rushed for 966 yards and nine touchdowns last season. He and Kent Myers form a dynamic and highly underrated backfield.
Source: FOX Sports
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 12:56:00 PM

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