By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have hired head coach Matt Wells. He replaces Kliff Kingsbury, who was fired on Sunday.
It was believed that Brent Venables, the Clemson Tigers defensive coordinator, would be the top choice. However, it was Wells who was the front-runner all along.
He comes to Lubbock, Texas after being the head coach of the Utah State Aggies. Wells has agreed to a contract with the school.
In addition, he reportedly is meeting with his team on Thursday night to inform him of his decision.
He is 44-34 as a head coach. This season, the Aggies went 10-2.
The 45-year-old Columbia, South Carolina native has been the Utah State head coach since the 2013 season. Prior to being named head coach, he was the school’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2012.
He also was the team’s quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator in 2011. He was the New Mexico Lobos wise receivers coach in 2010.
In 2009, he served as the Louisville Cardinals quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. He was the Lobos wife receivers coach and recruiting coordinator in 2007 and 2008.
He was the Tulsa Golden Hurricane tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator from 2002 through 2006. He began his coaching career with the Navy Midshipmen, where he coached from 1997 through 2001, as the quarterbacks, fullbacks, and receivers coach.
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