A coaching casualty at Illinois, recently-hired New Mexico defensive coordinator Ron West has decided to pack up his bags and head a little further west.
The Albuquerque Journal reports through a UNM release that West, who joined Bob Davie‘s staff last month, has decided to take a co-defensive coordinator job at Arizona State under Todd Graham. West was the co-defensive coordinator for Tulsa in 2009 when Graham coached the Hurricanes, and would presumably share the DC duties with Paul Randolph, according to the Arizona Republic.
“Over the weekend, Ron received an offer from Arizona State and accepted it,” Davie said in the release. “I’m disappointed, but I certainly understand the business aspect of this profession. Coach West made a decision he felt was best for his family, and we wish him the best of luck in the future.”
We could make a joke about the timing of West’s job hopping, especially as it involves Graham, but that would be too easy.
Davie said he has not found a replacement for West yet.