Not now, however.
There simply isn't enough quality depth in Andersen's program to survive the loss of Robert Turbin, Matt Austin and Stanley Morrison. Not to mention Michael Smith. That's four of Utah State's top five offensive talents, with the fifth being Diondre Borel, who is all of a sudden stripped of his weapons.
Borel's come under fire lately, but consider this: With three of those four last season, (Austin was redshirting), he threw 17 touchdown passes and just four interceptions. He hasn't come near those numbers this time around.
And even with a 2-5 record, there is still much to play for. Utah State isn't going to be bowl eligible. Games against Nevada and Boise State, both on the road, are all but un-winnable and USU needs four wins out of five remaining games.
But, there are three pretty winnable games left, with New Mexico State, San Jose State and Idaho remaining. If that can happen, USU would finish the season 5-7, one game better than the 4-8 it finished a season ago.
Now, if that were to play out, you factor in the BYU win, and the recruitment of Chuckie Keeton and some of the fish Andersen's reeled in, that would make for a pretty successful season, considering the circumstance.