Coach HAL9100 We are at the midway point of the season and coaches have a better grasp on how their teams will fare the rest of the way. With that said what are your thoughts on your first half of the season? I would say I'm pleasantly surprised with how we've done. Being able to upset Maryland was big for our program and we already have more wins this season than in any of the previous 3 seasons. It was very possible to be 1-5 or even 0-6 with our schedule at this point, so 3-3 is a good position to be in. After a heartbreaking loss to Hawaii you are now 1-1 in conference play. How will you bounce back from that devastating loss? Are your guys ready to make a run at the MWC title game? It was a tough loss to Hawaii, but it was a game that showed we are capable of competing in the MWC this season and in the future. After a narrow win over New Mexico, we weren't sure if we were in for a rough ride or not. It'd still be a tall order for us to seriously challenge for the MWC title this season but we might be able to make some noise. What in sin city’s name is going on with sophomore QB Nick Sherry? He has only 9 TDs to 11 ints and 2 fumbles. What are you going to do to straighten the path of this young guy? Nick has actually been a bright spot for us. Most of his INTs and both of his fumbles came in our first 2 games which were blowout losses to Minnesota and Arizona. He's been solid for us since and was a big reason we won 3 in a row and almost 4 in a row. Who is your pick to win the Mountain division of the conference? Utah State has to be the favorite right now with how they've been playing. I think it'll be Utah State vs San Diego State for the conference championship game. Anything else you want to add? Shit talk? Throw someone under the bus? After losing badly to Fresno State tonight, I don't have much room to be doing some shit talk, lol. Coach maij17 We are at the midway point of the season and coaches have a better grasp on how their teams will fare the rest of the way. With that said what are your thoughts on your first half of the season? The defense is coming together, guys are knowing where they are suppose to be in the scheme, and making plays when they get there. Offensively its a tale of the turnovers, we got into conference play and shit ourselves. I'm looking to see how we respond, 3 games down in the conference, second half is about who on this team wants it, no conference title, do we shoot for new goals or look toward the spring. Three game win streak to start the season and ranked then three straight user game loses to fall in a deep hole in conference. What happened? You were off to an amazing start then ran into a wall. Do you think you will recover because there is very little margin of error remaining. Turnovers, we started giving the ball away, I also take blame, play selection has not put us in the best scenarios to make plays. There is no margin for error, bowl game or this season is a disappointment. David “flinging” Fales has been slinging that thang! He has 17 TD and 10 ints. He has a high number of picks but I can live with that with that amount of touchdowns. Do you think he may be throwing a bit too much? Making you one dimensional thus the high int number? Play selection has been talked about in the meetings, we are giving him the freedom at the line to make those adjustments based off what he sees, the offense is design that way. As far as throwing too much, pass vs. run is based on what the defense presents, we also run quite of bit of our screen game which we consider run plays, as a whole we just have to get better at taking what the defense gives. Who is your pick to win the Mountain division of the conference? My preseason vote went to Wyoming, and I see them still taking the Mountain. Anything else you want to add? Shit talk? Throw someone under the bus? watch out Fresno State, and Stay away from my damn Recruits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Coach thebouncer24 We are at the midway point of the season and coaches have a better grasp on how their teams will fare the rest of the way. With that said what are your thoughts on your first half of the season? The first half of the season has went amazing for us and has been great to be apart of the Utah State program, as for the rest of the Mountain West, it's really played out like we saw it. The top teams were predicted in my opinion Ranked #19 with a 6-1 record 3-0 in conference games you are the talk of the league. How does it feel to be top dog the halfway point? With a great record also comes a target on your back do think you can hold onto the division lead and make it to the conference title game? We're having a great run in this league and feel very confident in finishing out the season on top, being the top dog and taking down the first team to get ranked in San Jose really sparked us and made everyone realize Utah State isn't playing around. We still have some tough games to focus on so we will see how it turns out. Looking at your stats it seems to me that you are running a 2 QB system or did your starter get hurt? Either way its still impressive, so tell us a little about that Nevada pistol and how you are going to keep it dynamic? Our Starter Chuckie Keeton has been hurt with a sprained ankle we do expect him to be back soon, Jeff Manning has stepped up and started out great but has looked a little shaky the past couple of weeks so we are really looking forward to Keeton's return Who is your pick to win the West division of the conference? My prediction is Hawaii, they have a great coach and he is making them look real salty Anything else you want to add? Shit talk? Throw someone under the bus? I want to throw UNLV under the bus for having the ball too much, they have the most passing attempts and rushing attempts. Stat Padding is a crime and is punishable by Utah State! Be aware! Coach Cole Copeland We are at the midway point of the season and coaches have a better grasp on how their teams will fare the rest of the way. With that said what are your thoughts on your first half of the season? We have lost two games so far. I came into the season with the goal of only losing 2, so for us to have 2 losses already it is not a good sign. With one the most talented teams in the conference a lot people had you guys winning the western division. How do you fell about that? Do you think you can live up to those expectations? I feel like that's what we are very much capable of. We came into the season with that being our number one goal and then play in a major bowl game. I feel like we still have a shot at that but we need to get better on defense first. Your LB core is the best in the conference, must be nice having reliable vets backing the line. How are those guys performing? Do we have a Defensive player of the conference in that core? I feel like we have not only the best linebacking core in the conference but top 5 in the nation. I have hyped up Jake Fely a lot this season and I will stand by that. He should be defensive player of the year, no question. Who is your pick to win the Mountain division of the conference? I think the clear favorite right now has to be Utah State. Bouncer has showed up to play and we should all be gunning for him. Anything else you want to add? Shit talk? Throw someone under the bus? Fuck you Guy.