According to a report from Rivals, University of Texas WR coach Jay Norvell has interviewed for the vacant Arizona State offensive coordinator position.
Per @OB_JasonS Texas playcaller Jay Norvell interviewed for the Arizona State OC position yesterday. News coming in like crazy at OB #HookEm— Alex Dunlap (@AlexDunlapNFL) December 7, 2015
The Sun Devils have been quiet on the coaching front since Mike Norvell departed to become the head coach of Memphis last Friday. While offensive line coach Chris Thomsen and tight ends coach Chip Long are expected to be options inside the program to fill the vacancy, Jay Norvell is the first candidate to have reportedly received an interview.
Reported earlier as well in our Devils' Huddle board https://t.co/2nrYxQEmwL— Devils Digest (@DevilsDigest) December 7, 2015
Norvell spent this past season as the wide receivers coach at Texas where he was promoted to playcaller after the Longhorns were dominated by Notre Dame to start the season. The Longhorn offense was young and often times overmatched, however they did pull off upsets over Oklahoma and Baylor in 2015.
Prior to his time at Texas, Norvell worked as the wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator at Oklahoma from 2011-2014. He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Nebraska from 2004-2006 and has stops at Iowa State, Iowa, UCLA and Wisconsin in his coaching career along with a few years in the NFL.