Utah State football coach Matt Wells heads to the Lone Star State.
Aggie coach, who led the USU to a 10-2 regular season regular season, has accepted a position to become the next Texas Tech coach, according to reports including the Lubbock Avalanche Journal.
Wells has been associated with job offers at Texas Tech and Colorado over the last few weeks. According to reports reached in Lubbock on Wednesday, he was the "leader" of the Texas Tech post, the same day he was named Mountain West 's coach of the year.
The Salt Lake Tribune has learned that Wells plans to take offensive coordinator David Yost and defensive coordinator Keith Patterson to Texas Tech.
Moments after the announcement, Wells' Wikipedia page was updated to reflect his hiring at Texas Tech.
Wells still had a year of contract with the Aggies. During his six years as head coach of the USU, he has compiled a record total of 44-34, a record 30-18 in the conference and a 2-2 record in the games. bowl. The 44 victories of Wells rank second in the history of the state of Utah.
Under Wells, the Aggies have qualified for a bowling match five of the past six seasons, including this year. The state of Utah also played two games in the bowl when Wells was USU's offensive coordinator under Gary Andersen in 2011 and 2012.
Utah State lost to Boise State for a chance to play in the Mountain West Championship. The team will know who they will be facing on Sunday for their baseball game, but it looks like Wells, Yost and Patterson will not be out of touch for this game.
The Aggies scored at least 50 points 14 times and more than 60 points more than six times – both records – under Wells this season. The USU defense of ballooning hawks has also received praise this season.
The Aggies were among the country's top three offensives last season under Wells and Yost. Barely two years ago, with a different offensive coordinator, the offense was the 107th in the nation.
Under Wells, the Aggies were tough at home, recording a 27-9 record at Maverik Stadium in her six years at the helm.
The NFL has seen a lot of Wells players over the years. Twenty-four players who played under Wells recorded time in the league.
Wells played the quarterback for the state of Utah from 1993 to 1996.
The move from Wells to Texas Tech marks his seventh coaching position since the start of his career in 1997 at the Navy, where he has been assistant for four years. From there, he coached in Tulsa for four years, then in New Mexico for two years, then stopped a year in Louisville and New Mexico before being hired by Utah State as an assistant.
The Aggies gave Wells his first head coaching position in 2013.