Just a few additions to the Josh Henson story. The former Oklahoma State Cowboys offensive lineman and then tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator under Les Miles was made official today at Arizona State University. The only additions to our story that was released on Saturday night is that Henson is also the assistant head coach and the run game coordinator in addition to being named offensive line coach.
“Josh brings a tremendous background of winning championships at the highest levels,” Arizona State head coach Todd Graham said in the school's release on the hire. “He was the offensive coordinator at Missouri and won back-to-back SEC East Championships. He was the recruiting coordinator at LSU and was recognized as one of the nation’s top recruiters for his accomplishments there. He helped LSU win the 2008 BCS National Championship. Josh brings a wealth of knowledge of our system to our staff, in addition to being one of the finest recruiters in the country. He will blend well with Chip Lindsey and Rob Likens.”
Henson was at LSU and went there with Miles from Oklahoma State. Henson went to Missouri under Gary Pinkel and moved up through the ranks to offensive coordinator.
This past season Henson was the offensive analyst for Mike Gundy and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, and Henson has told me that he has a lot of respect for Yurcich and that they got along well.
Obviously, he had good things to say about his move to Arizona State.
“I am so happy to be at Arizona State University,” said Henson in the ASU release. “One of the things that attracted me to ASU is that Coach Graham has a track record of winning wherever he’s been. And he has a track record of developing young men. Winning is important, but being involved in their lives is also what appeals to me. I know a lot of members of the current staff and they have great things to say about the university and about the Phoenix area.”