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ASU Football: Bo Graham resigns as running backs coach

The son of head coach Todd Graham steps down after three years at Arizona State.

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona State running backs coach Bo Graham has stepped down after three years with the Sun Devils. The news was first reported by Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans.

Graham came over to Tempe with his dad, Todd, in 2012 and served as the team's on-campus recruiting coordinator. One year later he was promoted to running backs coach, a title he has held ever since.

While in charge of the maroon and gold backfield, Graham has led both Marion Grice and D.J. Foster to standout seasons. With less than two weeks until the 2015 season gets underway in Houston, the timing of his resignation is curious. The team will likely promote someone from within the current staff to fill the position.

We actually sat down with the younger Graham last week, where he talked about his thoughts on fall camp and Arizona State's depth in the backfield. "Right now, we feel good about five of them (running backs)," he said. "That's why we try to snap the ball at least 100 times a game and give everybody an opportunity to carry it."

Graham has had a lot of success in just a short time coaching football, and should land on his feet somewhere else whenever he wants to.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

Update: ASU has found its new running backs coach as the school announced it has promoted offensive graduate assistant Josh Martin to running backs coach.

Offensive intern Kenny Dillingham will move be moved to graduate assistant in wake of former GA Josh Martin being named the new running backs coach.