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Frank Maile, serving at the time as interim head coach, walks the sidelines during a game against New Mexico in 2016.

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While Utah State’s new head football coach works on putting together his staff for the 2021 season, all members of the former staff were officially out of work on Dec. 31 — and that included Frank Maile, the interim head coach whose failure to get the top job has sparked an investigation.

Blake Anderson was named the 29th head coach in program history on Dec. 12. The Herald Journal has learned that Anderson met with the staff that had been working for former head coach Gary Andersen and then interim head coach Frank Maile on that same day.

Shawn Harrison is the sports editor at The Herald Journal. He can be reached at or 435-792-7233.

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