Over the past few years, Matt Wells has turned Utah State into one of the best Group of 5 schools in the country.

Now, though, he’s off to coach at Texas Tech, leaving the Aggies on the hunt for a new head coach. That search, apparently, will include at least one big-name SEC coordinator.

According to Brett McMurphy, LSU DC Dave Aranda is in the mix to replace Wells at Utah State:

The only problem with McMurphy’s report is that Wells was only making $900,000 as Utah State’s head coach this year. Aranda, meanwhile, made $2.5 million to coach LSU’s defense.

While the allure of being a head coach is certainly strong, Utah State would likely have to bump up its salary offer quite a bit to lure Aranda away from Baton Rouge.