BYU Football: Ranking Opposing Coaches for 2014

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Nov 9, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Utah State Aggies head coach Matt Wells pumps his fist in celebration in the fourth quarter against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

5. Matt Wells, Utah State

Matt Wells is a Gary Andersen clone, which is exactly what most Aggie fans wanted after Andersen departed for greener pastures in the Big 10.  Wells has experience as a position coach at Utah State, New Mexico, Louisville, Tulsa, and Navy since he graduated from Utah State in 1996.  Wells is trying to prove that Andersen’s time in Logan was not a fluke and was able to continue their recent success, even after losing Chuckie Keeton last year against BYU.

The key to Wells’ success will be to continue recruiting as well as Andersen did.  If Wells has continued success, don’t expect him to jump at any Power 5 job that offers him.  Wells is a USU graduate and enjoys being there.

Signature Win: #23 Northern Illinois, 2013

Following a tough loss in the MWC Championship against #24 Fresno State, not many gave USU a chance to beat Heisman Finalist Jordan Lynch and the #23 ranked Huskies of Northern Illinois.  Utah State looked in control most of the game and held off a late rally to win the game 21-14 and finish the year 9-5.