In 17 years Stew Morrill has built a great program. Morrill announced his retirement in January and finishes his career with a school-record 402 career wins at Utah State and 620 wins over the span of his 29 years as a head coach.
Coach Shyatt from Wyoming may have put it best: "Utah State, you don't know what you have 'till you don't have it anymore."
Against Wyoming today and really all season the Aggies were inconsistent and allowed too many runs by their opponents. The Aggies tried to come back but came up short in the end.
Stew won 6 conference championships at Utah State and also 6 conference coach of the year honors during his career.
Certainly that is true and I will have multiple stories coming soon about the search for the new head coach. I do think Barnes and Utah State will be able to find a great new coach. Fellow MWC members have made good hires at Boise State, Wyoming and Fresno seem to be solid hires from the last few years. 2010-11 was the last time the Aggies made the NCAA tournament. The last 4 years have been "down years" after having so much success.
Stew Morrill leaves the cupboard full and whoever takes over this team will have a lot to work with. Utah State only has one graduating senior in Sean Harris.