The Texas Tech Red Raiders appear to be closing in on their replacement for recently-ousted head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Whether or not Texas Tech fans will be thrilled with the selection is another matter entirely.
According to Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reporter Don Williams, Texas Tech is in negotiations with Utah State head coach Matt Wells to take over Kingsbury’s position.
Wells is coming off a 10-2 season in the Mountain West Conference that included their highest AP ranking since 1961.
During the 2018 season, the Aggies scored at least 50 points six times, and 60 points on four occasions. Their win over Tennessee Tech of the FCS came by a stunning 73-12 margin.
.@cmsilvajr and I have confirmed with two separate sources that Texas Tech is in negotiations with Utah State coach Matt Wells to make Wells the Red Raiders' next head coach.
— Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) November 29, 2018
Wells’ overall record is 44-34, including two bowl wins.
Should the deal be made official, Wells will take over a Texas Tech team that finished this past season at 5-7.
The team started 5-2 before losing their final five games, including a 51-46 loss to Oklahoma where the Red Raiders blew multiple leads.