Arizona State promotes Rob Likens to descent coordinator

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State manager Herm Edwards promoted Rob Likens to descent coordinator Friday, hours after Billy Napier left to take a conduct coaching pursuit during Louisiana-Lafayette.

Likens was a co-offensive coordinator and far-reaching receivers manager this deteriorate underneath dismissed conduct manager Todd Graham. Likens’ new central pretension is descent coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

”It’s an event to work with Coach Edwards and we am grateful for this opportunity,” Likens pronounced a university statement. ”We strike it off now when we met and had discussions about a destiny and a instruction we both saw this module going. Between his appetite and mine, we don’t know if kids will be prepared to hoop us both in a same room.”

Edwards took over a Sun Devils final week and had promoted Napier to associate conduct manager and descent coordinator. Likens was Kansas’ descent coordinator from 2015-16 before fasten Graham’s staff.

”There was no doubt in my mind that Rob Likens was a male we indispensable to step adult and fill this purpose as descent coordinator,” Edwards pronounced in a school’s release. ”Coach Likens provides most indispensable coherence and fortitude as we continue to build the staff.”

Arizona State also pronounced John Simon will sojourn partner conduct manager and using backs coach. The Sun Devils are but a defensive coordinator after Phil Bennett pronounced this week that he will not return.

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