It's all but over

Unless something unexpected comes up — like Kyle Whittingham leaving Utah and the Utes promoting from within — Gary Andersen will be named the 26th football coach at Utah State.

The announcement could come as early as Thursday or even sometime Wednesday afternoon if discussions go swimmingly today.

Andersen has emerged as the guy to replace Brent Guy after a 2.5 week whirlwind of interviews and speculation. It appears a tour of the new football training and locker room facility — s well as the promise of several hundred thousand dollars to the recruiting and assistant coaches slary budget — was enough to convince Andersen to make the move from Salt Lake City to Logan.

At the Spectrum Tuesday night, the buzz was everywhere. I’m not quite Ron Burgandy in terms of being a big deal, but I was pulled aside and asked by more than a dozen total strangers — as well as a few friends — what I knew about the new football coach. Everywhere I walked, people were talking football.

That’s not a common occurance at Utah State and should be a welcome blast of excitement that just doesn’t typically get associated with the Aggies

Andersen is in Logan for a second consecutive day. This time he’s got his wife with him — chances are, it’s not just to enjoy a lunch at the Bluebird or Frederico’s.

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