The Utah State Aggies made it official and hired former Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson as their new head football coach on Saturday evening.
“On behalf of Aggie nation, I am thrilled to announce Blake Anderson as our new head football coach,” said athletic director John Hartwell. “I have watched his Arkansas State teams over the past seven years, first when I was at Troy and then here at USU, and I am excited for our fans to witness first-hand his high-octane offense and championship brand of football.
Anderson comes Logan after seven years at A-State, where the Red Wolves had six-consecutive winning seasons and bowl game appearances from 2014-19. Anderson won the Sun Belt Conference in both 2015 and 2016.
The Aggies were 1-5 in 2020, with four of the five losses coming by four scores or more. The team canceled their game against Colorado State scheduled for Saturday because of a player protest regarding comments from university president Noelle Cockett made about interim coach Frank Maile. Maile is a Utah State graduate of Polynesian descent and a Mormon that has coached at the school since 2009. Smoothing things over with a very upset locker room will be Anderson’s first order of business.