Report: Arizona State offensive line coach Bob Connelly dismissed

Report: Arizona State offensive line coach Bob Connelly dismissed

Arizona State offensive line coach Bob Connelly has reportedly been let go. (Photo: Dave Seibert/The Republic)

Arizona State offensive line coach Bob Connelly has reportedly been let go. (Photo: Dave Seibert/The Republic)

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]rizona State head coach Todd Graham has let go offensive line coach Bob Connelly.

Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic confirmed the news via Twitter.

According to Haller, Sun Devil assistant Chris Thomsen is the likely replacement. Thomsen was hired by Graham for the second time in January. His title had been running backs coach.

Thomsen was originally hired by Graham in December 2011 but left ASU the following February to become offensive line coach at Texas Tech, where he spent the 2012 season.

Whether Thomsen switches to the offensive line will depend on who Graham chooses to hire. He is reportedly considering both offensive line and running back candidates.

Connelly joined Graham’s staff in Dec. 2011 after spending four seasons at UTEP. He was the Miners’ offensive Line and also held the associate head coach and co-cffensive coordinator titles.

Prior to UTEP, Connelly was at UCLA for one season (2007) after four years at Alabama.

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