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Post by FireWells » December 13th, 2020, 8:30 pm

First off, congratulations on your new hire. I wish you guys the best of luck, and many winning seasons. Just wanted to give you some news about wells. By all accounts it looks like he will be gone this week. I'm hoping we find a great replacement as well.
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Re: Matthew Wells

Post by ineptimusprime » December 13th, 2020, 8:31 pm

Firing Wells after two seasons to hire Art Briles would be an astronomically bad decision, but good luck with that.
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Re: Matt Wells

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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Slim80 » December 13th, 2020, 8:44 pm

I believe in 2nd chances, but even that has its limits. Art Briles should not have a second chance at running a football team. What he allowed to take place in Waco is disgusting. If I was a TT fan, I’d be livid at the mere discussion of hiring him.
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » December 13th, 2020, 8:56 pm

I really hope Art Briles is not your coach. Yes he can win, but there are some things that are more important than winning football games.
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » December 13th, 2020, 9:06 pm

Wells lasted even less than the 3 years I thought he'd get.



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Intermeddler » December 13th, 2020, 9:12 pm

FireWells wrote:
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First off, congratulations on your new hire. I wish you guys the best of luck, and many winning seasons. Just wanted to give you some news about wells. By all accounts it looks like he will be gone this week. I'm hoping we find a great replacement as well.
Fascinating. How is Hocutt viewed there?



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by slcagg » December 13th, 2020, 9:17 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Wells lasted even less than the 3 years I thought he'd get.
Yeah you’d think he would have last longer but for him What a great deal. he is taking $18MM to the bank or whatever it is. Man what a good life for him from a money perspective.
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Roy McAvoy » December 13th, 2020, 9:19 pm

Firewells, why am I not seeing more buzz for Harrell being the top choice? It seems he’s not close. It’s surprising to me.



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Intermeddler » December 13th, 2020, 9:21 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
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Firewells, why am I not seeing more buzz for Harrell being the top choice? It seems he’s not close. It’s surprising to me.
I wonder if they’re doing it to get Briles and wouldn’t be firing him otherwise?



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » December 13th, 2020, 9:34 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Wells lasted even less than the 3 years I thought he'd get.
But longer than Gary 2.0 lasted at USU despite you claiming he would be here for 20 years.



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by slcagg » December 13th, 2020, 10:19 pm

Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:34 pm
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Wells lasted even less than the 3 years I thought he'd get.
But longer than Gary 2.0 lasted at USU despite you claiming he would be here for 20 years.
Man you have a better memory than me if you can recall what one poster posted a few years ago. Even if hipster predicted this, we’ve all predicted and been wrong plenty of times. Who cares if he was wrong or you were wrong etc. We are all eggies.
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by 3rdGenAggie » December 13th, 2020, 10:28 pm

I wish I could convince my employer to fire me but keep paying for 4 more years. :joking:
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by GameFAQSAggie » December 13th, 2020, 10:56 pm

The fact is some people wanted Gary back thinking we were getting his 2009 self, which we weren't. But the sad reality is even the people that were against him didn't think in our worst nightmare we would decline as much as we did, and would instead just decline to 4-8, 5-7 type seasons.
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Post by GameFAQSAggie » December 13th, 2020, 10:58 pm

And one old post I can remember is someone said they would take a dump on the A and burn all their Aggie gear if we ever hired Art Briles as our coach.



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Mr. Sneelock » December 13th, 2020, 11:10 pm

Bring him in as an assistant?


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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » December 13th, 2020, 11:11 pm

slcagg wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:34 pm
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Wells lasted even less than the 3 years I thought he'd get.
But longer than Gary 2.0 lasted at USU despite you claiming he would be here for 20 years.
Man you have a better memory than me if you can recall what one poster posted a few years ago. Even if hipster predicted this, we’ve all predicted and been wrong plenty of times. Who cares if he was wrong or you were wrong etc. We are all eggies.
Hipster is a wonderful man who represents the city of Mantua well, but I gotta defend my boy matty wells who is also an aggie.
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by stang » December 13th, 2020, 11:14 pm

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 10:58 pm
And one old post I can remember is someone said they would take a dump on the A and burn all their Aggie gear if we ever hired Art Briles as our coach.
I would sever all ties with the university and never watch another Aggie game as long as I live if we hired Art Briles. I pray Texas Tech would never sink that low.
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » December 13th, 2020, 11:16 pm

stang wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 11:14 pm
GameFAQSAggie wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 10:58 pm
And one old post I can remember is someone said they would take a dump on the A and burn all their Aggie gear if we ever hired Art Briles as our coach.
I would sever all ties with the university and never watch another Aggie game as long as I live if we hired Art Briles. I pray Texas Tech would never sink that low.
I certainly would never support them why the people who hired him were employed at usu. I love to win, but there are far more important things than winning.



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by bluegrouse » December 14th, 2020, 3:32 am

Yeah, if TT thinks Wells is embarrassing for them, hire that guy. Wow.



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by FireWells » December 14th, 2020, 11:03 am

Looks like the sources were wrong. My goodness.



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » December 14th, 2020, 11:08 am

slcagg wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:17 pm
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Wells lasted even less than the 3 years I thought he'd get.
Yeah you’d think he would have last longer but for him What a great deal. he is taking $18MM to the bank or whatever it is. Man what a good life for him from a money perspective.
One year away from talks of being fired by Utah State, I don't fault Wells at all for taking that pay day. If I was him I'd retire and just enjoy life.



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » December 14th, 2020, 11:12 am

Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 11:11 pm
slcagg wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:34 pm
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Wells lasted even less than the 3 years I thought he'd get.
But longer than Gary 2.0 lasted at USU despite you claiming he would be here for 20 years.
Man you have a better memory than me if you can recall what one poster posted a few years ago. Even if hipster predicted this, we’ve all predicted and been wrong plenty of times. Who cares if he was wrong or you were wrong etc. We are all eggies.
Hipster is a wonderful man who represents the city of Mantua well, but I gotta defend my boy matty wells who is also an aggie.
Did I predict 20 years? I don't remember.
I do remember thinking Gary could be here 10 years if successful and then retire. I think I liked the idea of some stability rather than having to hire a new up and comer every 3-4 years, but man the Gary experiment failed. I also think the plan was for Frank to eventually take over for him and that's what has Frank so bent out of shape.



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Re: Matt Wells

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Re: Matt Wells

Post by AgMac » December 14th, 2020, 11:19 am

FireWells wrote:
December 14th, 2020, 11:03 am
Looks like the sources were wrong. My goodness.
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » December 14th, 2020, 11:22 am

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Looks like the sources were wrong. My goodness.
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » December 14th, 2020, 11:24 am

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
December 14th, 2020, 11:12 am
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 11:11 pm
slcagg wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:34 pm
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Wells lasted even less than the 3 years I thought he'd get.
But longer than Gary 2.0 lasted at USU despite you claiming he would be here for 20 years.
Man you have a better memory than me if you can recall what one poster posted a few years ago. Even if hipster predicted this, we’ve all predicted and been wrong plenty of times. Who cares if he was wrong or you were wrong etc. We are all eggies.
Hipster is a wonderful man who represents the city of Mantua well, but I gotta defend my boy matty wells who is also an aggie.
Did I predict 20 years? I don't remember.
I do remember thinking Gary could be here 10 years if successful and then retire. I think I liked the idea of some stability rather than having to hire a new up and comer every 3-4 years, but man the Gary experiment failed. I also think the plan was for Frank to eventually take over for him and that's what has Frank so bent out of shape.
Yeah, Maile thought this was going to be his job, which was weird. Pretty rare for interim coaches on bad teams to the ones to get hired. Just because you are an assistant for a long time somewhere doesn't mean the job should be yours.



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Sl7vk » December 14th, 2020, 11:32 am

Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 14th, 2020, 11:24 am
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
December 14th, 2020, 11:12 am
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 11:11 pm
slcagg wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:34 pm
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Wells lasted even less than the 3 years I thought he'd get.
But longer than Gary 2.0 lasted at USU despite you claiming he would be here for 20 years.
Man you have a better memory than me if you can recall what one poster posted a few years ago. Even if hipster predicted this, we’ve all predicted and been wrong plenty of times. Who cares if he was wrong or you were wrong etc. We are all eggies.
Hipster is a wonderful man who represents the city of Mantua well, but I gotta defend my boy matty wells who is also an aggie.
Did I predict 20 years? I don't remember.
I do remember thinking Gary could be here 10 years if successful and then retire. I think I liked the idea of some stability rather than having to hire a new up and comer every 3-4 years, but man the Gary experiment failed. I also think the plan was for Frank to eventually take over for him and that's what has Frank so bent out of shape.
Yeah, Maile thought this was going to be his job, which was weird. Pretty rare for interim coaches on bad teams to the ones to get hired. Just because you are an assistant for a long time somewhere doesn't mean the job should be yours.
Yes, Chico Canales can vouch on this.

Ugghh...
Yost. He was great for us, too bad it didn't work out for him at TT. The guy hated the pressure of being the HC, and he was under a microscope in Lubbock. I think he just needs to be a G5 OC and he'd be happy and do a great job.
Logan might have been the perfect fit for him long term in the end.....
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Re: Matt Wells

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Re: Matt Wells

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » December 14th, 2020, 1:16 pm

Man bring Yost back!



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Re: Matt Wells

Post by stwinward » December 14th, 2020, 1:25 pm

Looks like Wells just used envelop number 2.

Context: The old recently fired HC gives 3 envelopes to the new HC with instructions to open them in order to receive advice when on the hot seat. After a bad stretch, new HC opens envelop #1 which reads, "Blame the former coaches."

After another tough stretch, he opens envelop #2 which reads, "Blame the assistant coaches."

Finally the third rough stretch came, and when on the hot seat, the HC opens envelop #3 which reads, "Prepare 3 envelopes."

MW, if things don't improve will soon, be prepping his 3 envelopes.
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by Sl7vk » December 14th, 2020, 1:36 pm

stwinward wrote:
December 14th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Looks like Wells just used envelop number 2.

Context: The old recently fired HC gives 3 envelopes to the new HC with instructions to open them in order to receive advice when on the hot seat. After a bad stretch, new HC opens envelop #1 which reads, "Blame the former coaches."

After another tough stretch, he opens envelop #2 which reads, "Blame the assistant coaches."

Finally the third rough stretch came, and when on the hot seat, the HC opens envelop #3 which reads, "Prepare 3 envelopes."

MW, if things don't improve will soon, be prepping his 3 envelopes.
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by AGNUMPI » December 15th, 2020, 8:17 am

FireWells wrote:
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Looks like the sources were wrong. My goodness.
More likely the TT admin read this board and changed direction. You're welcome.
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Re: Matt Wells

Post by BioAggie » December 15th, 2020, 2:12 pm

slcagg wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:34 pm
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Wells lasted even less than the 3 years I thought he'd get.
But longer than Gary 2.0 lasted at USU despite you claiming he would be here for 20 years.
Man you have a better memory than me if you can recall what one poster posted a few years ago. Even if hipster predicted this, we’ve all predicted and been wrong plenty of times. Who cares if he was wrong or you were wrong etc. We are all eggies.
But some have a little more "egg" on their face than others ;)



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