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Utah State head coach Matt Wells, left, argues for a call from line judge Frank LeBlanc while facing Colorado State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
We've got to coach better. We have to evaluate it from A-Z. —Matt Wells

LOGAN — After a finishing 3-9 overall and sixth in the Mountain West Conference, the Utah State football program was under scrutiny, especially head coach Matt Wells.

The Aggies, who are 28-25 under Wells, had previously been to five straight bowl games before this season.

A letter of support from the University Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell was released Wednesday evening.

“Coach Wells and I have had multiple meetings over the last few weeks to examine our entire football program," said Hartwell. “The goal and expectation is to get our program back to the level we all enjoyed over the previous five seasons. We have complete confidence that coach Wells is the man to lead us moving forward. He and I agree that there will be some changes made as we start preparations for a successful 2017 season.”

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The Aggies will lose key guys like Wyatt Houston, Ricky Ali’fua, Travis Seefeldt, Austin Stephens, Jake Simonich and Austin Albrecht. All are seniors are earned all-conference honors this season.

Wells understands that changes must be made to get the Aggie program back on track.

“We’re gonna try and recruit our tail off,” said Wells after the loss to BYU. “We got spots that need to get signed. We’ve got to develop guys within the program; we got to develop guys and get them in roles better. We got to coach better. We have to evaluate it from A-Z.”