Utah State going to permanent captains

Updated: August 8, 2003, 12:58 AM ET

LOGAN, Utah -- Utah State will have full-time captains this season.

The Aggies voted to get rid of its weekly game captains in favor of selecting three permanent team leaders. The weekly captain system had been in place in each of coach Mick Dennehy's first three seasons.

On Thursday the Aggies announced this season's captains would be tight end Chris Cooley, linebacker Robert Watts and cornerback and return specialist Jerome Dennis. A fourth captain will be picked each week by the coaches.

The Aggies, who are playing in their first season as a member of the Sun Belt Conference, open the season Aug. 28 at Utah.

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