Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Aggieville: USU Sports
Steve Luhm and Lya Wodraska
Steve Luhm and Lya Wodraska cover Utah State athletics for The Salt Lake Tribune. Lya Wodraska is on twitter at @LyaWodraska, Steve Luhm is on twitter at @sluhm

» E-mail Lya Wodraska

» E-mail Steve Luhm

» Subscribe (RSS)

USU Football: Aranda gets defensive about his line

Utah State's newest defensive coordinator didn't even pretend to mince his words.

"This spring is crucial for the development of the defensive line."

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Definitely an important directive, but also very true.

There isn't a lot of experience on the defensive line outside of potential All-WAC tackle Al Lapuaho. Connor Williams and Travis Seefeldt are starting next to Lapuaho. Neither have started before in an Aggie uniform. Plus, former Sky View star Eric Bernston, a return missionary, has made his way onto the two-deep.

That means, the line has to gain experience and quickly. That means the line has to gel, and gel quickly. Havea Lasike has experience, but he's out right now with an injury at nose tackle. Aranda expects him back before the end of the spring.

"The growth of the line could be the key to the spring," Aranda said.

Bojay Filimoeatu has switched positions, and is now an outside linebacker, his original position when he committed to the Aggies. That takes another weapon away from the defensive line. It should be interesting to see how things all come together in the next month.

Tony Jones

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
USU Football Schedule
USU Basketball Schedule
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.