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USU Coach Gary Andersen urges his team on as Utah State University defeatsToledo 41-15 as they play football in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012,in Boise, Idaho.

SALT LAKE CITY — Gary Andersen could be headed back to Utah State. Pete Thamel, the national college football writer for Yahoo Sports, sent out a tweet Friday night noting the possibility that Utah's associate head coach could be headed back to Logan.

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Bruce Feldman of The Athletic also commented on the situation via Twitter.

Attempts to reach Andersen about the social media reports were not immediately successful. USU is looking to fill a vacancy created by the departure of Matt Wells to Texas Tech.

Andersen returned to Utah, his alma mater, in January after head coaching stints at Utah State (2009-12), Wisconsin (2013-14) and Oregon State (2015-17). He played at Utah from 1985-88 and served as an assistant for the Utes in previous stints from 1997-2002 and 2004-08.