ASU AD believes Todd Graham will not leave Sun Devils

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Todd Graham has moved from job-to-job in the past, but Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson doesn't expect Graham to leave ASU anytime soon.

Arizona State head coach Todd Graham has had some short stints during his college football coaching career, but Sun Devils athletic director Steve Patterson said he doesn't expect Graham to leave ASU anytime soon.

Graham spent one year as the head coach at Rice before moving to Tulsa for four years. He took the head coaching job at Pittsburgh in 2011 before bolting for Arizona State after just one season. Patterson, however, said he thinks they can build something great at ASU and doesn't expect Graham to leave anytime soon.

"I think he's a great fit for ASU in terms of style," Patterson said, via Arizona Sports. "His family likes it here, his family is involved here. I don't see him leaving. He doesn't want to leave."

In his first season with the Sun Devils, Graham led ASU to its best season since 2007. Arizona State capped the season with a blowout victory in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, ASU's first bowl victory since 2005. Patterson said he thought Graham did an excellent job in 2012, both on and off the field. While he was pleased with the production on the field, he was also happy with the connection Graham made in the community.

While Patterson doesn't expect to have to replace Graham anytime soon, the Sun Devils will have to fill a hole at running back coach after Larry Porter left for the University of Texas.

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