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ASU Coaching Search: Todd Graham Leaves Pittsburgh For Arizona State, According To Reports

According to an explosion of reports on Twitter at roughly 12:20 PM Eastern time, Pittsburgh head coach Todd Graham has left the Panthers for the vacant ASU coaching position.

Formerly a linebackers coach under new Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez while at West Virginia, Graham has head coaching experience at Rice, Tulsa and Pitt. In 5 years, he has coached at three schools, with ASU being the fourth.

Where are we hearing this? Who better to tell the story than local Pittsburgh media?

Saddler, Sunseri, Lindsey, Shanahan, Taglianetti all in disbelief on Twitter right now. All signs point to Todd Graham is gone. #Pitt
Dec 14 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

I'm gonna go ahead and call it official. #Pitt coach Todd Graham is now former Pitt coach Todd Graham. Off to ASU.
Dec 14 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Andrew Taglianetti is a defensive back for the Panthers.

So birmingham will be the EXACT same as last year. This is crazy
Dec 14 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

and finally, Pat Forde confirms it.

Yahoo! Sports confirms Todd Graham is leaving Pittsburgh for Arizona State. Story to come.
Dec 14 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

There is a lot more out there, but enough of the Twittersphere.

Presuming that this is accurate, this is a resolution of an epic drama. Graham went 6-6 in his first season in the Big East, while putting together a 36-17 record at Rice and Tulsa. He is young (47) and could be around for a while if we can put together a good run.

I'm not sure what else to say at this point. There will be a lot more coming in the near future.