Wells Stays, Yost Out at Texas Tech Football

After a week of wild speculation, it seems like head coach Matt Wells[1] will return to Texas Tech football in 2021, but not without a major firing within his staff.

The school’s athletics department confirmed the news via press release Monday (December 14th) just after noon. Offensive Coordinator David Yost, who followed Wells from Utah State in 2019, has officially been fired.

“Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells announced Monday he has relieved offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach David Yost of his duties, effective immediately,” the press release said.

Wells touted Yost as a “true professional” in his comments about the decision.

“This is a difficult decision, but I recognize that I have a responsibility to our players, to our fans and to our administration to do what is best for our program as we move forward. Sometimes change is necessary, and I feel like this is one of those times,” Wells said in a statement.

KAMC News’ David Collier broke the news shortly before the school alerted the media.

The regression of the offense, even with the crazy offseason, generated the firing, which was fanned by a silent athletic department.

In 2020, Wells was returning three starters on the interior of the offensive line, a starting running back, his QB, and the entire starting wide receiver corps. Wells and offensive coordinator David Yost also got a QB transfer, Henry Colombi, that knew the offense from his time at Utah State.

Even with all those returners the offense never got going and finished with an absolute dud against Kansas. A win, but only scoring 16 points against a defense that was giving up more than 50 points per game is really bad.

QB Alan Bowman[2] has regressed under Matt Wells; playmaker TJ Vasher was hardly used this season; and leading receiver Erik Ezukanma was calling out the offensive coordinator[3] during the Kansas game and during the postgame press conference.

As far as Wells goes, the players also couldn’t have loved his press conferences this season.

When asked about the idiotic sky kick against Texas when there was 3:15 left on the clock and the Red Raiders enjoying a 15-point lead, it wasn’t the coaching decision that was wrong. According to Wells, it was the players who didn’t execute. The special team’s gaffes all season were on the execution, not the play call. When Bowman was benched after Iowa State, it was his fault for not reading the defense, not on the coaching staff for failing to put him in a position to succeed.

Wells’ ‘We. Us. Our.’ mantra fell flat when every mistake seemed to be more ‘Them. They. Those.’ That needs to change if the Red Raiders and Matt Wells are going to move forward and improve as a program.

The search for a new offensive coordinator has already begun.

References

  1. ^ Matt Wells (kkam.com)
  2. ^ Alan Bowman (kkam.com)
  3. ^ calling out the offensive coordinator (kkam.com)

Source URL: Read More
The public content above was dynamically discovered – by graded relevancy to this site’s keyword domain name. Such discovery was by systematic attempts to filter for “Creative Commons“ re-use licensing and/or by Press Release distributions. “Source URL” states the content’s owner and/or publisher. When possible, this site references the content above to generate its value-add, the dynamic sentimental analysis below, which allows us to research global sentiments across a multitude of topics related to this site’s specific keyword domain name. Additionally, when possible, this site references the content above to provide on-demand (multilingual) translations and/or to power its “Read Article to Me” feature, which reads the content aloud to visitors. Where applicable, this site also auto-generates a “References” section, which appends the content above by listing all mentioned links. Views expressed in the content above are solely those of the author(s). We do not endorse, offer to sell, promote, recommend, or, otherwise, make any statement about the content above. We reference the content above for your “reading” entertainment purposes only. Review “DMCA & Terms”, at the bottom of this site, for terms of your access and use as well as for applicable DMCA take-down request.

Acquire this Domain
You can acquire this site’s domain name! We have nurtured its online marketing value by systematically curating this site by the domain’s relevant keywords. Explore our content network – you can advertise on each or rent vs. buy the domain. Buy@TLDtraders.com | Skype: TLDtraders | +1 (475) BUY-NAME (289 – 6263). Thousands search by this site’s exact keyword domain name! Most are sent here because search engines often love the keyword. This domain can be your 24/7 lead generator! If you own it, you could capture a large amount of online traffic for your niche. Stop wasting money on ads. Instead, buy this domain to gain a long-term marketing asset. If you can’t afford to buy then you can rent the domain.

About Us
We are Internet Investors, Developers, and Franchisers – operating a content network of several thousand sites while federating 100+ eCommerce and SaaS startups. With our proprietary “inverted incubation” model, we leverage a portfolio of $100M in valued domains to impact online trends, traffic, and transactions. We use robotic process automation, machine learning, and other proprietary approaches to power our content network. Contact us to learn how we can help you with your online marketing and/or site maintenance.

Share