ASU Football Coaching Search: Noel Mazzone Being Pushed By Sun Devils Players

The Arizona St. Sun Devils are looking for a new head coach. Can the first hiring come from within?

Noel Mazzone came in this offseason to try and help out ASU's struggling offense. And lo and behold, the offense improved. Arizona State had a proficient offense this season with Brock Osweiler working under center and solid receiving play from names like Aaron Pflugrad, Mike Willie, and Gerrell Robinson.

With Dennis Erickson out, it appears the players are rallying around their offensive coordinator as their next head coach. Chris Karpman of ASUDevils.com reports.

Arizona State junior quarterback Brock Osweiler and a number of his teammates are scheduled to meet with Vice President for Athletics Lisa Love Thursday in support of offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone for the program's head coaching vacancy according to multiple team sources.

It would make sense in terms of continuity to try and keep Mazzone around. He knows the system, he knows the players, he knows the recruits. The Devils shouldn't drop off too much as a group offensively. But the big question is can he sustain success the longer his tenure goes? We all know how the Bill Stewart experiment went at West Virginia.

To discuss ASU football, head to House of Sparky.

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