Report: Norvell leaves Texas to join Arizona State staff


Wide receivers coach Jay Norvell has left Texas and joined the staff at Arizona State, according to multiple reports Friday morning.

Norvell is the fifth member of the coaching staff to leave this offseason and the second to do so in the last 24 hours. Texas confirmed Thursday night that defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn would not return to the staff.

Norvell served as the interim playcaller for the last 11 games of the season after head coach Charlie Strong removed Joe Wickline and Shawn Watson from the position. Wickline and Watson were let go after the end of the season, and Texas hired Sterlin Gilbert in December as offensive coordinator.

The move leaves Texas with two holes on the offensive coaching staff. The Longhorns are also looking for a running backs coach after Tommie Robinson joined USC in January.

An ESPN report said Norvell will be the passing-game coordinator for the Sun Devils in addition to his wide receiving coaching duties.