Less than a day after Thayer Evans broke the news that Chip Lindsey would be the next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arizona State, the school confirmed the hiring with a press release and a story on the athletic department's website.
Lindsey spent the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Souther Miss where in 2015 the Golden Eagles broke five offensive single-season school records on their way to a runner-up finish in C-USA.
Southern Miss quarterback Nate Mullens was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Year in 2015 after throwing for over 4,000 yards. The Golden Eagles also boasted two running backs who posted over 1,000 yards rushing.
"Chip was our top priority when we put together our initial list of candidates, so I couldn't be happier that Chip is joining our family," Coach Graham said in a release. "Chip recently turned down an offer to be the head coach at Eastern Kentucky, and he's made it very clear how excited he is to be coming to Tempe. Chip is an outstanding developer of quarterbacks and we have similar offensive philosophies as he worked for Gus Malzahn at Auburn in 2013."
Prior to his time at Southern Miss, Lindsey spent 2013 with the SEC Champions and National Runner-up Auburn Tigers where he served as an offensive analyst dealing primarily with the wide receivers and passing game. He was the head coach at Hoover HS in Alabama from 2011-2012 and the quarterbacks coach at Troy University in 2010.
"I'm extremely excited to get to Arizona State and get started," Lindsey said. "It's a honor to be on Coach Graham's staff and to be a part of the Arizona State family. I have a tremendous respect for the tradition at ASU, and I'm looking forward to building on the foundation Coach Graham has built over the past four seasons in Tempe. My familiarity with Coach Graham's views on offense will allow me to hit the ground running starting today."
According to multiple reports, Lindsey will be with the Sun Devils when they start bowl practice Friday afternoon and he will coach ASU in the Cactus Bowl in Jan. 2.
You can read the full release from ASU Athletics here.