Gary Andersen is no longer the Utah State manager after the start of the team’s 0-3 season, Andersen told ESPN on Saturday.
The state of Utah lost to Nevada 34-9 on Thursday, dropping to 0-3 for the first time since 2007, when the Aggies lost their first 10 games. They opened the delayed season with strong defeats against Boise State (42-13) and San Diego State (38-7).
Andersen, 56, is on his second season and second tour at school. Aggies are 7-6 in 2019 and 26-24 under Andersen from 2009 to 2012.
USA Today reported for the first time about the coach change in the State of Utah, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The state of Utah attempted a search for a national coach after coach Matt Wells left his job at Texas Tech in November 2018. But Andersen, who was strongly supported after his first term. First successful, finally got this job.
Andersen left Utah for the State of Wisconsin after the 2012 season and played 19-7 for two seasons as the Big Ten West Division title before leaving to take the job of head coach in Oregon. Andersen won 6-18 in his first two seasons at Oregon State before once again voluntarily leaving his place after the team kicked off 1-6 in 2017.
He spent the 2018 season as a defensive assistant in Utah, where he also coached from 1997 to 2002.