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Arizona State football will not retain offensive coordinator Rob Likens

Arizona State's Jayden Daniels (5) runs between the Arizona defense during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

Following the Arizona State Sun Devils’ Territorial Cup win, they’re making changes to the coaching staff.

Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards told writers on a conference call Sunday morning that offensive coordinator Rob Likens would not be part of the staff moving forward.

According to The Athletic’s Doug Haller, wide receivers coach Charlie Fisher and tight ends coach Donnie Yantis will also not be brought back.

The team is expected to utilize running backs coach Shaun Aguano and offensive line coach Dave Christensen as co-offensive coordinators in ASU’s bowl game. Christensen and Aguano will still continue to coach their respective groups.

According to Sun Devil Source, Edwards told writers, “You’ve got to score points. We were in the mid 20s. You’ve got to be in the 30s. That’s college football.”

Additionally, Derek Hagan will work with wide receivers, and Kevin Mawae will work with tight ends.

Likens had been part of the Arizona State coaching staff since 2016. He was one of the remaining members of former head coach Todd Graham’s staff.

Arizona State finished 94th nationally in scoring offense this year, averaging 25.2 points per game.

Edwards said they will begin the search for a new offensive coordinator immediately.

Edwards will join 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf on Monday morning.


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