Wells off interviewing

This forum is for Football related topics only. Other topics will be moved to the appropriate forum.
User avatar
utahcountyaggie
Posts: 90
Joined: August 15th, 2018, 11:56 am
Has liked: 99 times
Been liked: 14 times

Wells off interviewing

Post by utahcountyaggie » November 28th, 2018, 8:25 am

Image
A friend saw Wells all dressed up and flying out of SLC yesterday. Didn’t get to see where his plane was headed :bangwall:


Living amongst the Zoobs.... :anonymous:

Aggie_CEE
Posts: 176
Joined: September 7th, 2017, 11:32 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 27 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by Aggie_CEE » November 28th, 2018, 8:31 am

So it begins..



taniataylor
Posts: 1590
Joined: June 24th, 2016, 9:21 am
Location: Monrovia, Ca
Has liked: 48 times
Been liked: 372 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by taniataylor » November 28th, 2018, 8:33 am

Maybe it's just a recruiting trip......


Jordan Nathan's #1 Fan Copyright pending due to YBAs shenanigans

User avatar
AGGIEinIOWA
Posts: 1031
Joined: November 17th, 2010, 10:50 am
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 77 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by AGGIEinIOWA » November 28th, 2018, 8:40 am

Very well could be a recruiting trip. A lot of the coaches are out recruiting this week.



User avatar
brownjeans
Flatulent
Posts: 13348
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 10:21 am
Has liked: 122 times
Been liked: 335 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by brownjeans » November 28th, 2018, 8:43 am

Looks like he's interviewing to be a pastor somewhere. We'll have to congratulate him when he comes home with a clerical collar to go with that outfit



User avatar
flying_scotsman2.0
Posts: 861
Joined: January 23rd, 2018, 12:29 pm
Has liked: 317 times
Been liked: 133 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » November 28th, 2018, 8:44 am

Yeah, probably recruiting. Should prolly wear a tie if you're gonna interview. Although, the all black would be a good look if you're interviewing at TTU. Do coaches normally wear Aggie gear on a recruiting trip? He isn't.

In short, could be either. Equally likely.



User avatar
flying_scotsman2.0
Posts: 861
Joined: January 23rd, 2018, 12:29 pm
Has liked: 317 times
Been liked: 133 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » November 28th, 2018, 8:45 am

Also, if a school is interviewing Wells, they should be chartering out of Logan, right? Isn't that normal? You don't make your candidate drive over an hour to SLC then hop on coach.



Whatley_posse
Posts: 4
Joined: November 30th, 2014, 5:07 pm
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by Whatley_posse » November 28th, 2018, 8:48 am

If it was a recruiting trip he would be wearing some swag come on now



aggies22
2018 Kick-off Pick'em Champion
Posts: 7732
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 8:17 pm
Location: Smithfield, Utah
Has liked: 2213 times
Been liked: 1245 times
Contact:

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by aggies22 » November 28th, 2018, 8:57 am

Strange all around. Typically the use of "Air Laub" is made available when Coach Wells and crew are out doing home visits.



User avatar
ratofallaggies
Posts: 3288
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 1:29 pm
Location: Kaysville, Utah
Has liked: 9 times
Been liked: 42 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by ratofallaggies » November 28th, 2018, 9:00 am

He could be flying for a number of reasons, interviewing very well could be one of them. He isn't flying by himself on a commercial flight for a recruiting trip though.



User avatar
TheAKAggie
DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING I SAY
Posts: 5709
Joined: February 3rd, 2012, 10:21 pm
Location: Hyde Park, UT
Has liked: 140 times
Been liked: 225 times
Contact:

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by TheAKAggie » November 28th, 2018, 9:18 am

Looks like a bull pin on his lapel.

If someone really wanted him wouldn’t they fly him in on their plane?

Coaches go on recruiting trips solo.

My guess is he’s with Luke, but Luke’s not TSA Pre-checked.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Hail Aggies!

User avatar
flying_scotsman2.0
Posts: 861
Joined: January 23rd, 2018, 12:29 pm
Has liked: 317 times
Been liked: 133 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » November 28th, 2018, 9:25 am

If all the coaches are 'cruitin, maybe they split up and some are on Air Laub and others hit up the old SLC international? It isn't impressive at all that a program with big money can't charter an interview in. We even did it with Smith.



aggies22
2018 Kick-off Pick'em Champion
Posts: 7732
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 8:17 pm
Location: Smithfield, Utah
Has liked: 2213 times
Been liked: 1245 times
Contact:

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by aggies22 » November 28th, 2018, 9:31 am

flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:25 am
If all the coaches are 'cruitin, maybe they split up and some are on Air Laub and others hit up the old SLC international? It isn't impressive at all that a program with big money can't charter an interview in. We even did it with Smith.
Air Laub went and got Smith and then returned to South Dakota and snagged the rest of the family the next day.



aggies22
2018 Kick-off Pick'em Champion
Posts: 7732
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 8:17 pm
Location: Smithfield, Utah
Has liked: 2213 times
Been liked: 1245 times
Contact:

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by aggies22 » November 28th, 2018, 9:32 am

TheAKAggie wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:18 am
Looks like a bull pin on his lapel.

If someone really wanted him wouldn’t they fly him in on their plane?

Coaches go on recruiting trips solo.

My guess is he’s with Luke, but Luke’s not TSA Pre-checked.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
If he's with Luke, then they are off to Texas and/or Oklahoma.



User avatar
Aglicious
Site Admin
Posts: 5097
Joined: January 14th, 2004, 12:00 am
Location: Vega$
Has liked: 105 times
Been liked: 256 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by Aglicious » November 28th, 2018, 9:39 am

Too bad for Wells, no one informed him that there is no charm or luck left in the black on black mock turtle neck, Larry Eustachy already used the world's supply of both with that look.



Donman
Posts: 2514
Joined: November 4th, 2010, 9:49 am
Has liked: 10 times
Been liked: 17 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by Donman » November 28th, 2018, 9:48 am

aggies22 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:32 am
TheAKAggie wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:18 am
Looks like a bull pin on his lapel.

If someone really wanted him wouldn’t they fly him in on their plane?

Coaches go on recruiting trips solo.

My guess is he’s with Luke, but Luke’s not TSA Pre-checked.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
If he's with Luke, then they are off to Texas and/or Oklahoma.
Remember the first rule of the forum.



User avatar
Jjoey53
Posts: 1643
Joined: January 9th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Has liked: 7 times
Been liked: 144 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by Jjoey53 » November 28th, 2018, 10:00 am

For all we know, he could be visiting family.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk



User avatar
Roy McAvoy
Posts: 4955
Joined: November 2nd, 2011, 1:30 pm
Has liked: 212 times
Been liked: 333 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by Roy McAvoy » November 28th, 2018, 10:06 am

I really wish someone here had followed what gate he went to for his flight to see where he was going haha.



GameFAQSAggie
Posts: 4734
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 11:10 am
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 85 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by GameFAQSAggie » November 28th, 2018, 10:07 am

flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 8:45 am
Also, if a school is interviewing Wells, they should be chartering out of Logan, right? Isn't that normal? You don't make your candidate drive over an hour to SLC then hop on coach.
BYU made Ken Niumatalolo fly commercial, by driving an hour to the airport there instead of chartering him in.



User avatar
Jjoey53
Posts: 1643
Joined: January 9th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Has liked: 7 times
Been liked: 144 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by Jjoey53 » November 28th, 2018, 10:17 am

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 8:45 am
Also, if a school is interviewing Wells, they should be chartering out of Logan, right? Isn't that normal? You don't make your candidate drive over an hour to SLC then hop on coach.
BYU made Ken Niumatalolo fly commercial, by driving an hour to the airport there instead of chartering him in.

But we all know BYU is cheap.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk



User avatar
TheAKAggie
DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING I SAY
Posts: 5709
Joined: February 3rd, 2012, 10:21 pm
Location: Hyde Park, UT
Has liked: 140 times
Been liked: 225 times
Contact:

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by TheAKAggie » November 28th, 2018, 10:21 am

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 8:45 am
Also, if a school is interviewing Wells, they should be chartering out of Logan, right? Isn't that normal? You don't make your candidate drive over an hour to SLC then hop on coach.
BYU made Ken Niumatalolo fly commercial, by driving an hour to the airport there instead of chartering him in.
Why would Wells fly to Provo?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Hail Aggies!

taniataylor
Posts: 1590
Joined: June 24th, 2016, 9:21 am
Location: Monrovia, Ca
Has liked: 48 times
Been liked: 372 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by taniataylor » November 28th, 2018, 10:24 am

Funny, last year at this time alot of you guys were hoping he would hit the road to interview somewhere else.....now we're on Matt Wells watch, we NEEED to be on OC watch.....

Anyone consider the possibility that he is going to meet with for another coach for us??
Last edited by taniataylor on November 28th, 2018, 10:25 am, edited 1 time in total.


Jordan Nathan's #1 Fan Copyright pending due to YBAs shenanigans

aggies22
2018 Kick-off Pick'em Champion
Posts: 7732
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 8:17 pm
Location: Smithfield, Utah
Has liked: 2213 times
Been liked: 1245 times
Contact:

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by aggies22 » November 28th, 2018, 10:25 am

Donman wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:48 am
aggies22 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:32 am
TheAKAggie wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:18 am
Looks like a bull pin on his lapel.

If someone really wanted him wouldn’t they fly him in on their plane?

Coaches go on recruiting trips solo.

My guess is he’s with Luke, but Luke’s not TSA Pre-checked.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
If he's with Luke, then they are off to Texas and/or Oklahoma.
Remember the first rule of the forum.
What's the first rule?



Donman
Posts: 2514
Joined: November 4th, 2010, 9:49 am
Has liked: 10 times
Been liked: 17 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by Donman » November 28th, 2018, 10:26 am

taniataylor wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 10:24 am
Funny, last year at this time alot of you guys were hoping he would hit the road to interview somewhere else.....now we're on Matt Wells watch, we NEEED to be on OC watch.....
Welcome to the board!!!

The same people complaining about not winning our 11th game were the same ones saying we wouldn't make a bowl game this year.



GameFAQSAggie
Posts: 4734
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 11:10 am
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 85 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by GameFAQSAggie » November 28th, 2018, 10:26 am

I'm not worried about Yost leaving, I just accept that it's going to happen, unless Wells leaves and he is promoted to HC.



JonnyCienPesos
Posts: 2268
Joined: November 5th, 2010, 6:21 pm
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 81 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by JonnyCienPesos » November 28th, 2018, 10:28 am

He has interviewed for jobs in the past. He is interviewing now and he will interview in the future. Nothing new here.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


I'm actually really smart, probably smarter than you are so if you disagree with what I have stated in this post, you are likely wrong (and dumb).

USUBlue
13=13
Posts: 4330
Joined: January 10th, 2011, 3:05 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 35 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by USUBlue » November 28th, 2018, 10:38 am

JonnyCienPesos wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 10:28 am
He has interviewed for jobs in the past. He is interviewing now and he will interview in the future. Nothing new here.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Coaches are mercenaries. Loyalty to coaches is misplaced, they certainly don’t have loyalty to the schools they coach at. The mighty dollar is the loyalty of most coaches.

Stew was a clear exception, so was LaVell



FormerlyVegasAggie71
Posts: 210
Joined: April 16th, 2018, 10:05 am
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 13 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by FormerlyVegasAggie71 » November 28th, 2018, 11:00 am

flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 8:45 am
Also, if a school is interviewing Wells, they should be chartering out of Logan, right? Isn't that normal? You don't make your candidate drive over an hour to SLC then hop on coach.
Maybe schools/coaches are getting smarter about how they handle this given everyone watches flight tracker these days. I'm pretty sure GA met with Wisconsin AD in a MN airport. Maybe GA was just ahead of his time? :lol: :lol:



User avatar
TheAKAggie
DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING I SAY
Posts: 5709
Joined: February 3rd, 2012, 10:21 pm
Location: Hyde Park, UT
Has liked: 140 times
Been liked: 225 times
Contact:

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by TheAKAggie » November 28th, 2018, 11:03 am

3.5 for 5 and he’s gone


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Hail Aggies!

FormerlyVegasAggie71
Posts: 210
Joined: April 16th, 2018, 10:05 am
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 13 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by FormerlyVegasAggie71 » November 28th, 2018, 11:12 am

TheAKAggie wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:03 am
3.5 for 5 and he’s gone


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
He has more loyalty than me - I'd be gone for 2 for 5.



User avatar
2004AG
Posts: 5381
Joined: November 16th, 2010, 11:42 am
Has liked: 27 times
Been liked: 115 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by 2004AG » November 28th, 2018, 11:17 am

Donman wrote:
taniataylor wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 10:24 am
Funny, last year at this time alot of you guys were hoping he would hit the road to interview somewhere else.....now we're on Matt Wells watch, we NEEED to be on OC watch.....
Welcome to the board!!!

The same people complaining about not winning our 11th game were the same ones saying we wouldn't make a bowl game this year.
Show me a coach with three losing seasons in a row and not have a few disgruntled fans. You guys act like USU fans are somehow different. Coaches face a lot of scrutiny and pressure to win, It’s the nature of the job, and not unique to Aggie fans or this message board. Hell, the fans around me in Boise didn’t really like Harsin.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



USUBlue
13=13
Posts: 4330
Joined: January 10th, 2011, 3:05 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 35 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by USUBlue » November 28th, 2018, 11:18 am

FormerlyVegasAggie71 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:12 am
TheAKAggie wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:03 am
3.5 for 5 and he’s gone

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
He has more loyalty than me - I'd be gone for 2 for 5.
And I'd stay in Logan for $1.1 million a year, where I graduated, where I've had my most success, and where I can become a legacy. Chasing money is never a great path.

I would see that the $3 million for 5 years is not real -- that unless I win every year and am in the Top 2-3 team of the conference, I will get fired (not after 3 losing years, just 1 losing year). And upon my firing, some of my future earnings will get "negotiated" down, and I will forever again be just a coordinator traveling here and yonder for my pay. I will someday come back to Logan for an alumni event and realize that I made a mistake leaving (as GA has and John L has).

If I truly have built a program that can endure and finish near the top every year like a Boise St., then the job in Logan at $1 million plus is heaven. Now if I'm just a flash in the pan (after 3 losing seasons), by all means I would take the money and run until I get fired at my next job.



User avatar
JSHarvey
Posts: 1744
Joined: April 2nd, 2013, 12:45 pm
Location: Sandy, UT
Has liked: 450 times
Been liked: 65 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by JSHarvey » November 28th, 2018, 11:26 am

USUBlue wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:18 am
FormerlyVegasAggie71 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:12 am
TheAKAggie wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:03 am
3.5 for 5 and he’s gone

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
He has more loyalty than me - I'd be gone for 2 for 5.
And I'd stay in Logan for $1.1 million a year, where I graduated, where I've had my most success, and where I can become a legacy. Chasing money is never a great path.

I would see that the $3 million for 5 years is not real -- that unless I win every year and am in the Top 2-3 team of the conference, I will get fired (not after 3 losing years, just 1 losing year). And upon my firing, some of my future earnings will get "negotiated" down, and I will forever again be just a coordinator traveling here and yonder for my pay. I will someday come back to Logan for an alumni event and realize that I made a mistake leaving (as GA has and John L has).

If I truly have built a program that can endure and finish near the top every year like a Boise St., then the job in Logan at $1 million plus is heaven. Now if I'm just a flash in the pan (after 3 losing seasons), by all means I would take the money and run until I get fired at my next job.
I agree. (But I'm not a sought after coach!)


"The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it." Lawrence Krauss

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, that's why so few people do it!" Henry Ford

FormerlyVegasAggie71
Posts: 210
Joined: April 16th, 2018, 10:05 am
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 13 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by FormerlyVegasAggie71 » November 28th, 2018, 11:36 am

USUBlue wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:18 am
FormerlyVegasAggie71 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:12 am
TheAKAggie wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:03 am
3.5 for 5 and he’s gone

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
He has more loyalty than me - I'd be gone for 2 for 5.
And I'd stay in Logan for $1.1 million a year, where I graduated, where I've had my most success, and where I can become a legacy. Chasing money is never a great path.

I would see that the $3 million for 5 years is not real -- that unless I win every year and am in the Top 2-3 team of the conference, I will get fired (not after 3 losing years, just 1 losing year). And upon my firing, some of my future earnings will get "negotiated" down, and I will forever again be just a coordinator traveling here and yonder for my pay. I will someday come back to Logan for an alumni event and realize that I made a mistake leaving (as GA has and John L has).

If I truly have built a program that can endure and finish near the top every year like a Boise St., then the job in Logan at $1 million plus is heaven. Now if I'm just a flash in the pan (after 3 losing seasons), by all means I would take the money and run until I get fired at my next job.
To each his own. I suppose my counter point would be your assuming sustained, long term success - which is dangerous, especially at a place like USU. If you have two bad years you are then fired and replaced, and forever again just a coordinator traveling here and yonder for your pay - but with far less money in the bank because you never took that big payday when you had the chance.

To be fair, this isn't a criticism, I admire your loyalty in this scenario, just pointing out that even being loyal doesn't always end well.



USUBlue
13=13
Posts: 4330
Joined: January 10th, 2011, 3:05 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 35 times

Re: Wells off interviewing

Post by USUBlue » November 28th, 2018, 11:42 am

FormerlyVegasAggie71 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:36 am
USUBlue wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:18 am
FormerlyVegasAggie71 wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:12 am
TheAKAggie wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:03 am
3.5 for 5 and he’s gone

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
He has more loyalty than me - I'd be gone for 2 for 5.
And I'd stay in Logan for $1.1 million a year, where I graduated, where I've had my most success, and where I can become a legacy. Chasing money is never a great path.

I would see that the $3 million for 5 years is not real -- that unless I win every year and am in the Top 2-3 team of the conference, I will get fired (not after 3 losing years, just 1 losing year). And upon my firing, some of my future earnings will get "negotiated" down, and I will forever again be just a coordinator traveling here and yonder for my pay. I will someday come back to Logan for an alumni event and realize that I made a mistake leaving (as GA has and John L has).

If I truly have built a program that can endure and finish near the top every year like a Boise St., then the job in Logan at $1 million plus is heaven. Now if I'm just a flash in the pan (after 3 losing seasons), by all means I would take the money and run until I get fired at my next job.
To each his own. I suppose my counter point would be your assuming sustained, long term success - which is dangerous, especially at a place like USU. If you have two bad years you are then fired and replaced, and forever again just a coordinator traveling here and yonder for your pay - but with far less money in the bank because you never took that big payday when you had the chance.

To be fair, this isn't a criticism, I admire your loyalty in this scenario, just pointing out that even being loyal doesn't always end well.
It worked out just fine for Stew and LaVell, even though both in the twilight of their careers dropped in their efforts and successes. LaVell has a stadium named after him, and someday Stew will have a court named after him. But you have to believe you've build something sustainable -- I think that's Wells real problem; Has He?



Locked Previous topicNext topic