Utah State has decided to part ways with Gary Andersen.
Dan Wolken first reported the news and FootballScoop sources confirm this is happening.
The Aggies were off to an 0-3 start to the 2020 season and went 7-6 last year.
This marked Andersen’s second tenure with the Utah State program. He previously led the Aggies from 2009-2012, going 4-8 in each of his first two seasons before turning the fortunes of the program around to 7-6 and then leaving after an 11-2 season in 2012 to take over for Bret Bielema at Wisconsin.
After two seasons at Wisconsin, where he went 19-7, Andersen decided to head west to Oregon State, electing to pay a $3 million buyout to the Badgers for leaving in the first two years of his deal. Andersen spent just over two seasons in Corvallis, going 2-10, 4-8, and then starting 1-5 before the two sides decided to part ways with Andersen opting to forgo the remaining $12 million on his deal in walking away.
Overall, in the two stints with the Utah State program, Andersen was 33-33, including a 7-9 mark the last season and change since coming back.
Among teams that have played multiple games, Andersen’s Aggies ranked dead last in total offense and scoring offense this season and had lost games to Boise State (42-13), San Diego State (38-7), and Nevada (34-9).
Utah State becomes the second FBS job to open this off season, joining Southern Miss. Keep track of all the 2020-21 head coaching movement on this page.
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Breaking: Utah State is parting ways with Gary Andersen, per source. Word beginning to reach staff there
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 7, 2020