Utah State Coach Blake Anderson Reportedly On Administrative Leave

Jul 2, 2024, 10:02 AM

Blake Anderson, Utah State, Administrative Leave...

Blake Anderson, head coach of the Utah State Football program, has reportedly been placed on administrative leave. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah State football head coach Blake Anderson is reportedly not expected to return as head coach of the Aggies.

On Tuesday, ESPN college football insider Pete Thamel reported that his sources have indicated that Anderson is on administrative leave and “unlikely to return” to his role as head coach. Thamel went on to say that Utah State defensive coordinator Nate Dreiling is the program’s interim coach.

Report: Utah State coach Blake Anderson is on administrative leave

Utah State has not issued a public statement addressing the reported change.

Anderson was hired at Utah State before the 2021 season and is preparing for his fourth year as the head coach.

During his tenure in Logan, Anderson has guided Utah State to three bowl appearances with a record of 23-17, including one Mountain West Conference title in 2021. His championship in 2021 is the only Mountain West Conference championship the Aggies have won in football since joining the league in 2013.

The timing of this reported news comes on the heels of Anderson announcing on X the birth of his new child. In the photos, Anderson is seen wearing Utah State attire and in the post, he refers to his newborn child as a “#BabyAggie.”

Anderson is entering his 11th season as an FBS head coach. Before being hired at Utah State, he was the head coach at Arkansas State from 2014 to 2020.

Mountain West Conference media days are coming up next week in Las Vegas. The Aggies open the 2024 season against Robert Morris at home at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, August 31.

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Utah State Coach Blake Anderson Reportedly On Administrative Leave