According to a report from Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans, the Arizona State Sun Devils have hired Southern Miss offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Chip Lindsey as their new offensive coordinator. Lindsey replaces Mike Norvell, who left to be the head coach at Memphis last Friday,
Southern Miss OC/QBs coach Chip Lindsey will be Arizona State's OC per sources.— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) December 10, 2015
Lindsey has spent the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Golden Eagles and oversaw one of the biggest turnarounds in college football. In the two seasons prior to the arrival of the current staff, Southern Miss went a combined 1-23.
After winning three games in 2014, the Golden Eagles went 9-4 this season, falling to Western Kentucky in the C-USA Title Game. After finishing 106th nationally in total offense in 2014, Southern Miss finished 5th this season and also finished tied for 12th nationally in scoring offense.
Southern Miss quarterback Nick Mullens won C-USA Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for more than 4,000 yards this season as the Golden Eagles finished 12th nationally in passing offense.
Prior to this time at Southern Miss, Lindsey spent 2013 as an analyst for Auburn, concentrating on the wide receivers and passing game.
From 2011-2012 he was the head coach at Alabama HS powerhouse Hoover and he also served as the quarterbacks coach at Troy University in 2010.
According to USA Today Sports, Lindsey made $150,000 in base salary in 2015. While it is unclear what is salary will be with the Sun Devils, Norvell made $950,000 in 2015.
We will update this story as more details become available.