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Former TU assistant coach, Sallisaw native named head coach at Texas Tech

Former TU assistant coach, Sallisaw native named head coach at Texas Tech
Posted at 11:44 AM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 12:44:49-05

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech has hired Matt Wells as its new football coach after he was part of an impressive turnaround at Utah State.

Wells had a 44-34 record in six seasons as coach of the Aggies, his alma mater.

Utah State is 10-2 this year.

The 45-year-old Wells replaces Kliff Kingsbury.

The former Texas Tech quarterback who was fired after his third consecutive losing season and a 35-40 overall record in six seasons as head coach.

Wells was tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Tulsa from 2002-06 under then head coach Steve Kragthorpe.

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