Southern Miss's Chip Lindsey hired as Arizona State offensive coordinator

Thursday December 10th, 2015

Southern Miss offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Chip Lindsey is Arizona State’s new offensive coordinator, according to sources.

A renown spread offense guru, Lindsey has spent the past two seasons at Southern Miss. This year, the Golden Eagles won Conference USA’s West Division with a 9–4 record, including a 7–1 mark in conference play. They rank 12th in the FBS in scoring offense (40.6 points per game) and ninth in total offense (519.8 yards per game).

Before joining Southern Miss, Lindsey worked as an offensive analyst at Auburn under Gus Malzahn in 2013. Malzahn, who served as the co-offensive coordinator, associate head coach and quarterbacks coach under Arizona State head coach Todd Graham when Graham was the head coach at Tulsa, recommended Lindsey to Graham.

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Lindsey joined Auburn after two years at Spain Park (Ala.) High, where he led the Jaguars to their first Class 6A regional championship. He coached quarterbacks at Troy in 2010 after prior stints at Lassiter (Ga.) High, Hoover (Ala.) High, Colbert Heights (Ala.) High, Florence (Ala.) High, Deshler (Ala.) High, Sparkman (Ala.) High and Springville (Ala.) High.

Lindsey succeeds Mike Norvell as Arizona State’s offensive coordinator. Norvell left to become Memphis’s head coach last week as four years running the Sun Devils’ offense.

Arizona State went 6–6 this season after winning 10 games in each of the prior two years. The Sun Devils will play West Virginia in the Cactus Bowl on Jan. 2.

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