UTAH STATE AGGIES

Who Should Be Utah State’s Next Head Coach?

Nov 7, 2020, 12:52 PM | Updated: 8:11 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Gary Andersen’s second stint as head football coach at Utah State has come to an end.

On Saturday, November 7, Utah State athletic director John Hartwell announced that Andersen will no longer be the Aggies’ head football coach moving forward.

Assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator Frank Maile will serve as USU’s interim head coach for the rest of the 2020 season.

So who should the Aggies’ administration hire to lead the program next? We want to hear from you.

We’ve created a poll and list of potential candidates (see below) for the Aggies’ head job. Take a look at their resumes and vote for which coach should be Gary Andersen’s successor in Logan.

Potential Utah State Head Coach Candidates

Jay Hill

Current school: Weber State

Current position: Head Coach

Team’s current record: 0-0, won’t play until Spring 2021

Current salary: 185,000

Seasons as head coach in college football: 6

Overall record as head coach: 47-29

Conference titles as head coach: 3

Bowl record as head coach: n/a

Coaching style: Defensive

Ties to Utah State: Played cornerback at Utah from 1998-99, coached college football in the state of Utah since 2001

Hugh Freeze

Current school: Liberty

Current position: Head Coach

Team’s current record: 7-0

Current salary: $2 million

Seasons as head coach in college football: 10

Overall record as head coach: 57-35

Conference titles as head coach: 1

Bowl record as head coach: 2-2 (3-2 before vacated win)

Coaching style: Offensive

Ties to Utah State: None

Rich Rodriguez

Current school: None, most recently at Arizona

Current position: n/a

Team’s current record: n/a

Current salary: n/a

Seasons as head coach in college football: 24

Overall record as head coach: 163-119-2

Conference titles as head coach: 8

Bowl record as head coach: 5-6

Coaching style: Offensive

Ties to Utah State: None

Jeff Grimes

Current school: BYU

Current position: Offensive Coordinator

Team’s current record: 8-0

Current salary: n/a

Seasons as head coach in college football: None

Overall record as head coach: n/a

Conference titles as head coach: n/a

Bowl record as head coach: n/a

Coaching style: Offensive

Ties to Utah State: Coached college football in the state of Utah for six seasons

Ed Lamb

Current school: BYU

Current position: Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator

Team’s current record: 8-0

Current salary: n/a

Seasons as head coach in college football: 8

Overall record as head coach: 45-47

Conference titles as head coach: 2

Bowl record as head coach: n/a

Coaching style: Defensive/Special Teams

Ties to Utah State: Played defensive end at BYU from 1994-96, coached college football in the state of Utah for 14 seasons

Robert Anae

Current school: Virginia

Current position: Offensive Coordinator

Team’s current record: 2-4

Current salary: $550,000

Seasons as head coach in college football: None

Overall record as head coach: n/a

Conference titles as head coach: n/a

Bowl record as head coach: n/a

Coaching style: Offensive

Ties to Utah State: play offensive line at BYU from 1981-84, coached college football in the state of Utah for 11 seasons

Morgan Scalley

Current school: Utah

Current position: Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach

Team’s current record: 0-0, season opener vs. Arizona on 11/7 canceled due to COVID-19

Current salary: $525,000

Seasons as head coach in college football: None

Overall record as head coach: n/a

Conference titles as head coach: n/a

Bowl record as head coach: n/a

Coaching style: Defensive

Ties to Utah State: Played defensive back at Utah from 2001-04, coached college football in the state of Utah since 2007

Frank Maile

Current school: Utah State

Current position: Interim Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator

Team’s current record: 0-3

Current salary: $235,000

Seasons as head coach in college football: 1 (Interim)

Overall record as head coach: 1-0 (Interim)

Conference titles as head coach: n/a

Bowl record as head coach: 1-0 (Interim)

Coaching style: Defensive

Ties to Utah State: Played defensive line at Utah State from 2004-07, coached at Utah State for 10 seasons

Rocky Long

Current school: New Mexico

Current position: Defensive Coordinator

Team’s current record: 0-1

Current salary: $250,000

Seasons as head coach in college football: 20

Overall record as head coach: 146-107

Conference titles as head coach: 3

Bowl record as head coach: 5-9

Coaching style: Defensive

Ties to Utah State: Born in Provo, Utah, served as head coach in Mountain West Conference for 20 seasons

Kelly Poppinga

Current school: Virginia

Current position: Linebackers Coach

Team’s current record: 2-4

Current salary: $350,000

Seasons as head coach in college football: None

Overall record as head coach: n/a

Conference titles as head coach: n/a

Bowl record as head coach: n/a

Coaching style: Defensive

Ties to Utah State: Played linebacker at Utah State from 2003-04 and at BYU from 2005-07, coached at BYU from 2009-15

Jim Harding

Current school: Utah

Current position: Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach

Team’s current record: 0-0, season opener vs. Arizona on 11/7 canceled due to COVID-19

Current salary: $550,000

Seasons as head coach in college football: None

Overall record as head coach: n/a

Conference titles as head coach: n/a

Bowl record as head coach: n/a

Coaching style: Offensive

Ties to Utah State: Coached at Utah since 2014

David Yost

Current school: Texas Tech

Current position: Offensive Coordinator

Team’s current record: 2-5

Current salary: $600,000

Seasons as head coach in college football: None

Overall record as head coach: n/a

Conference titles as head coach: n/a

Bowl record as head coach: n/a

Coaching style: Offensive

Ties to Utah State: Served as Utah State’s Offensive Coordinator from 2017-18

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