While looking for some highlight of some of our new football signees I came across this interview of one of the most interesting stories this recruiting year. Hayden Weichers, a 6-0, 170 lb wide receiver from Bingham High School comes from a long line of BYU Cougars. He had committed early to BYU, but was recruited heavily by both BYU and Utah State. In December Hayden decided to decommit from BYU to sign with Utah State and was instantly a fan favorite in Logan.
Here’s an interview with Hayden filmed yesterday on National Letter of Intent day. Enjoy.
And just for good measure, here’s a nice highlight clip of Weichers.
So much for regional matchups. Just when I was pretty sure Utah State would see a regional matchup with Montana, Pacific, or even UC Irvine, ESPN sent us a team from back east. The Illinois State Redbirds will be visiting the Spectrum on Saturday February 23rd at 7:00 Mountain Time.
While the game is not televised on the ESPN networks, there is still a chance that it may be picked up by KMYU TV in Utah. Last year it was announced two days before game day that the BracketBuster game against UC Santa Barbara was to be televised on KMYU.
Utah State has faced Illinois State 5 times and has won 2 of those match ups. Two of the games were NIT contests (both won by Illinois State). For a full history between the two schools check out the Illinois State page at USUStats.com.
Feeling a bit nostalgic today? You’re in luck. We digitized one of the oldest media guides in the USUStats.com collection. Check out the 1967-68 Media Guide featuring All-American Shaler Halimon on the cover. Click the image below to view the media guide.
For those who missed it, here is some footage from the interview with Utah State’s new Offensive Coordinator Kevin McGiven. Interview took place at halftime of the Utah State vs. San Jose State basketball game on January 11, 2013.
For those of you who missed it, here is some footage of the 2012 Utah State Aggie Football Team at the Spectrum for the Football Appreciation Night. Coach Wells and the team was available for autographs before the game and came out at halftime to show their WAC Championship and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl trophies.