Co-offensive coordinator Anthony Tucker is leaving the UCF Knights to join Utah State head coach Blake Anderson’s staff, as first reported by FootballScoop.com. Black and Gold Banneret has confirmed the report.
Tucker will be Anderson’s OC and get to call the plays at Utah State. Anderson was named Utah State’s head coach on Thursday after spending seven seasons as the head coach at Arkansas State.
#UCF RBs coach/co-OC Anthony Tucker is reportedly leaving for Utah State to become the Aggies' offensive coordinator.— Brian Murphy (@Spokes_Murphy) December 12, 2020
Tucker and new USU head coach Blake Anderson worked at Arkansas State: Anderson was the HC, and Tucker coached the WRs (2013) and RBs (2014-15). https://t.co/61ABxJc9bK
Tucker was hired by Josh Heupel in December 2017 as the Knights’ running backs coach after serving two seasons as the running backs coach at Maryland. Prior to his time with the Terrapins, Tucker worked under Anderson at Arkansas State for three seasons. At UCF, Tucker added the title of passing game coordinator in the summer of 2019 and was promoted to co-offensive coordinator in January 2020.
Tucker shared the offensive coordinator title this year with tight ends coach Alex Golesh, who came to UCF in January from Iowa State. It is uncertain at this time if Tucker will coach in the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 22.