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Arizona State assistant Jay Norvell accepts job as Nevada head coach

For the second year in a row, one of Arizona State's offensive assistant coaches is leaving the school to accept a head coaching position.

After just one season as an assistant at Arizona State, Jay Norvell has accepted the head coaching job at Nevada. 

Norvell interviewed for the Nevada job on Wednesday according to published reports. He is set to replace Brian Polian, who was 23-27 in four seasons at Nevada. 

FootballScoop was first to report Norvell's hiring by Nevada. 

Norvell, 53, was the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator for the Sun Devils in 2016. He took the job after spending 2015 as the wide receivers coach at Texas. Before that, Norvell was co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach at Oklahoma fro 2011-14. 

Upon landing at ASU, Norvell played a key role in ASU acquiring high-profile Division I transfers from wide receivers Ryan Newsome (Texas) and John Humphrey Jr. (Oklahoma). 

Norvell helped coach ASU freshman wide receiver N'Keal Harry to all-time school records in receptions (58) and receiving yards (659) for a freshman.

Two days before he interviewed at Nevada, Norvell was at an in-home visit for former five-star quarterback Blake Barnett when Barnett committed to ASU.


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