College Sports: Texas Tech agrees to deal with Matt Wells of Utah State to become next head coach

UPDATE (November 29, 8:25 PM): Texas Tech has confirmed the hiring of Matt Wells as the new head coach with this tweet Thursday night.

ESPN's Jake Trotter also announced that Wells should bring offensive coordinator David Yost and defensive coordinator Keith Patterson of Utah.

UPDATE (November 29, 18:04): Football Scoops reports that Matt Wells has agreed to become the next Texas Tech head coach.

Carlos Silva Jr. of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal also confirmed the report.

UPDATE (November 29, 11:38): Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that Texas Tech is currently negotiating with Matt Wells to become the next Red Raider head coach.

Williams has previously reported that Wells was the favorite for the job.

Williams also said that West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was also interested in the job but that Texas Tech sports director Kirby Hocutt did not interview him.


Utah State head coach Matt Wells is currently the leader of the Texas Tech Head Coach position, according to Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal.

Wells just finished the regular season at Utah State, leading to a 10-2 record and his fourth season of eligibility for the bowl. He has an overall record of 44-34 in six seasons as a head coach. Texas Tech fired Kliff Kingsbury this weekend.

The 2018 season was the first time his team appeared in the AP Top 25 poll, ranking 14th.

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