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Report Names The "Leader" For Texas Tech Job

A general view of Texas Tech's football stadium.

LUBBOCK, TX -NOVEMBER 22: A general view of the football field and fans at Jones SBC Stadium during the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Tech Red Raiders on November 22, 2003 in Lubbock, Texas. The Sooners won 56-25. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, Texas Tech announced the firing of head football coach Kliff Kingsbury. After six seasons with the program and only three bowl appearances, Kingsbury found himself out of the job - though he'll find a nice landing spot somewhere.

With Kingsbury gone, the Red Raiders are in search of a new head coach and it appears the team may have found a front-runner for the position. According to Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Utah State head coach Matt Wells "is the leader right now" for the Texas Tech job.

Here's the report from Williams.

In six seasons as Utah State's head coach, Wells racked up a 44-34 record - including a 10-2 record this season. It's the second 10-win season Wells has had as the team's coach.

Wells, 45, was named the Mountain West Coach of the Year this season after leading the Aggies to a 10-2 record. Now, he could be on the move.