SALT LAKE CITY — Gary Andersen could be headed back to Utah State. Pete Thamel, the national college football writer for Yahoo Sports, sent out a tweet Friday night noting the possibility that Utah’s associate head coach could be headed back to Logan.
Sources tell @YahooSports that the Utah State football search is shutting down and interviews have been cancelled. Signs point to former Utah State coach Gary Andersen as top target.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 8, 2018
Bruce Feldman of The Athletic also commented on the situation via Twitter.
Looks like donor pressure may push former #OregonState HC Gary Andersen back into the head coaching job at #UtahState. The school shut down its search. This one has gotten really messy there.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 8, 2018
Attempts to reach Andersen about the social media reports were not immediately successful. USU is looking to fill a vacancy created by the departure of Matt Wells to Texas Tech.
Andersen returned to Utah, his alma mater, in January after head coaching stints at Utah State (2009-12), Wisconsin (2013-14) and Oregon State (2015-17). He played at Utah from 1985-88 and served as an assistant for the Utes in previous stints from 1997-2002 and 2004-08.
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