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Utah St new football staff

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Has anyone been following Utah St's new football staff. They seem to be going very young and likely putting a lot of their eggs in the young go get them recruiters (Deep South connections). Coach Anderson has bought 2 coaches from his Arkansas St staff and 2 more for Miami Florida's staff (their co-DC/S Coach and Senior Quality Control Analyst who will be a first year position coach ILB).

Utah St Football Coaching Staff Link; https://utahstateaggies.com/sports/football/coaches

They have 3 former Utah St players that are going from Graduate Assistant to first time Position Coach:
Chuckie Keeton (2011-15): 2016 Oregon St- Offensive Quality Control Assistant; 2017 Oregon St- Offensive Graduate Assistant; 2018 Utah St- Offensive Graduate Assistant; 2019-20 Texas Tech- Offensive Graduate Assistant -- 2021 Utah St- RB Coach

Al Lapuaho (2011-12): 2016-17 Oregon St- Defensive Graduate Assistant; 2018-19 Utah St- Defensive Graduate Assistant; 2020 Utah St- Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant -- 2021 DL Coach

DJ Tialavea (2010-13): 2020 Utah St- Graduate Assistant -- 2021 Utah St- TE Coach

So that will give them 4 first time position coaches and 2 Poly coaches. I think both the Poly coaches are LDS, but didn't think either one of them served a mission (at least I can't find anywhere that says they did). Coach Anderson still has 3 position coaches to hire (QB, OL, and CB) and one could be the OC. But can help but wonder how well will this staff recruit in Utah? What about the LDS mission players?
I find it really interesting the direction they are going after the whole Coach Frank Maile thing just went down the time Anderson was hired,

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I haven't followed the USU coaching changes since Anderson was hired, so that's really interesting to hear.

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Post by frdbtr »

This didn't work out too well for BYU when they did this with Ty Detmers offensive staff. Interesting to see whether this gamble will pay off for Utah state.

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