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                                        USU football: Aggies optimistic under new regime                                                                     (From the last 12 hours)
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            Giants lock up Eli                                                                                                                                     transfers to Pleasant
          Manning with $97                  Diondre Borel no longer looks like a skinny                                  Related                                   Grove
          million deal                  quarterback. Instead, the Utah State junior looked                                                                      3. Child who drowned
                                                                                                       College football                                            at Lake Powell
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          continues to struggle         sported a new neck tattoo to boot.                                                 Kragthorpe: Others want what Utes 4. Utah football: Utes'
            USU football: Aggies            The same thing applies to senior safety James                                  have in BCS realm                       biggest questions
          optimistic under new                                                                                             Utah football: Utes' biggest            heading into camp
                                        Brindley, who showed up at the Hilton Hotel with                                   questions heading into camp          5. Garfield County
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                                            If only on the surface, the two underscore the change         mettle vs. MWC
                                        that Utah State has undergone since Gary Andersen took            College football: Snow College's
            Sorenson slowed by                                                                            Aiono won't join Utes until '10
                                        over as head coach at the end of last season. There's little Aug 2:
            New players impress
                                        doubt that USU has more swagger now than it had at                College football: Utah teams
          RSL coaching staff
                                        any point of last year. Today, with the first official            reaching for their goals

            Utah football: Utes'
                                        practice, Andersen and his Aggies get to see just how          Jul 29:
          biggest questions
                                        much change translates to the field.                              College football: Boise State, again
                                                                                                          WAC's top team, tries to remain
          heading into camp                 "The kids have just worked so hard," Andersen said.           grounded despite hype
             Future Ute Kruger          "We're excited to get back onto the field. We've had a            Utah State picked seventh in WAC
          transfers to Pleasant         great spring, we've had a great summer, and we know               football polls

          Grove                         that it's going to take a lot of hard work to win games.       Jul 22:
            Prep football:              We're ready for the challenge."                                   BYU football: Cougars have new
                                                                                                          mindset for season
          Vikings aim to compete            There are a number of differences between the                 College football: Thompson not in
          with elite
                                        Aggies of today, and the program that took the field for          mood to share MWC success
            Texas defensive             preseason last year. For instance, the quarterback             Jul 21:
          back commits to Utes          position is settled as Borel enters camp as one of the            Utah football: Ute coach: Man of
                                                                                                          the hour
            MLB: Hank Aaron             better signal callers in the conference. Last year, Utah          College football: TCU picked to win
          wants list of dopers
                                        State, under Brent Guy, went back and forth between               2009 MWC football title, BYU

            Kragthorpe: Others
                                        Borel and Sean Setzer.                                            second, Utah third

          want what Utes have
                                            Off the field, the program has made significant            Jul 14:
                                        strides. Six players, before Andersen took the job, could         Monson: Left behind, Utah's Brian
          in BCS realm                                                                                    Johnson still awaits a ride to the
            Payson aims for
                                        lift 300 pounds in the weightroom, a                              NFL

          winning record                Advertisement                                miniscule         Jul 9:
            Prep football:                                                           number for a         College football: Summer workouts
                                                                                                          part of the game for Cougars, Utes
          Mitchell brings winning                                                    division I        Jul 5:
          mentality to Springville
                                                                                     program.             BYU football: Typically frugal
            Buick, PGA cancel
                                                                                     Now, 32              Cougars fans gobble up high-priced
                                                                                                          tickets for Oklahoma game
           Prep football: Jordan
                                                                                     players can
          marching to sound of                                                       make that
          new tune                                                                   weight.
            Prep football:                                                              "Everyone's gotten stronger and
          Bulldogs' days of                                                          everyone's gotten a lot bigger," Borel
          summer busy                                                                said. "If you look at before and after
            Roenick expected to                                                      pictures from January until now,
          retire                                                                     everyone's bigger. We just have to keep
            NFL Notes: Panthers                                                      that strength up throughout the season
          scramble to replace
                                                                                     and continue to work hard."
                                                                                        Andersen also has made a impact on
            Salt Lake Bees:
          Patchett provides
                                                                                     the recruiting trail. When he took the
          steady defense
                                        job, Andersen made the promise that he would go hard after instate high school
            Prep football:
                                        stars. He's made good on that. He's already signed two instate prospects for the
          Olympus hopes                 2010 class and has offered more.
          veterans can lead                 All of that has added to the optimism for better things to come in Aggie land.
                                        For a program that's had little go right in the last decade, Andersen has gotten his
            RSL's Movsisyan             players stronger, gotten his players to believe in his philosophy and maybe most
          doubtful to play
          against Sounders
                                        importantly instilled confidence in his players.
                                            "We all have a little swagger and that's a good thing," Senior center Brendan

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