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Reports: Matt Wells of Utah State has agreed to become head coach of Texas Tech



Andres Leighton

Utah State head coach Matt Wells was eliminated in the first half of a college football game against New Mexico in Albuquerque, New York on Saturday, November 4, 2017. (AP Photo / Andres Leighton)

Matt Wells is reportedly leaving the state of Utah.

Several media reported Thursday night that the head coach of college football had agreed to become the head coach of Texas Tech Red Raiders.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Texas on Wednesday announced the signing of an agreement, and FootballScoop announced Thursday for the first time that it was an agreement reached. The Avalanche-Journal reported the same thing soon after.


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Wells, 45, has been the Aggies head coach for the past six seasons and has a 44-34 record, including a 10-2 regular season mark this year, earning him the title of ###. 39, year coach of the Mountain West Conference. The state of Utah finished under .500 every year between 2015 and 2017, after two first seasons at 19-9 Wells.

The Red Raiders have sacked Kliff Kingsbury after six seasons.

Texas Tech was strong on the offensive for several years and Utah State finished third in the regular season in the country in points per game in 2018.

Wells is from Sallisaw, Oklahoma, about seven hours from Lubbock. He played the quarterback for the Aggies from 1993 to 1996.


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