LOGAN, Utah — Santa Claus is leaving Utah State head coach Blake Anderson a wonderful gift under his tree.
After leading the Aggies to a surprise Mountain West Conference title, Anderson was rewarded with a two-year contract extension Friday.
The extension will keep Anderson in Logan through the 2027 season.
Following a 2020 season in which the Aggies won just a single game, Anderson led Utah State to an 11-3 record in his first season. The Aggies became the first FBS team to go from zero or one win the previous season to 11 or more wins, a conference championship and a bowl win the following season.
The Aggies capped the season with a 24-13 win over Oregon State in the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl.
"Blake's character, integrity and passion for the academic, personal, and athletic growth of our student-athletes have fueled the success of this team," said Utah State athletic director John Hartwell. "Under coach Anderson's leadership, the future of Aggie football is very bright."