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ASU hires Oregon OC Dillingham as head coach

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Arizona State has hired Oregon offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Kenny Dillingham as its next head coach, the program announced Sunday.

Dillingham became the Ducks' offensive coordinator this season after occupying the same role with Memphis (2018), Auburn (2019), and Florida State (2020-21).

The 32-year-old Arizona native, who becomes the youngest coach in the Power 5, graduated from Arizona State in 2012. The Sun Devils hired him as an offensive assistant in 2014 and 2015.

With Dillingham on the sideline, Oregon's offense is averaging 39.7 points per game this season. He's also helped quarterback Bo Nix, who's in his first campaign with the Ducks, post a career year with 3,388 yards and 27 touchdowns against just six interceptions. Nix also scored 14 TDs on the ground.

Arizona State began looking for a new head coach after firing Herm Edwards in September following four-plus seasons. The Sun Devils suffered a 38-35 loss to Arizona on Friday to finish their 2022 campaign with a 3-9 record, the school's first-ever nine-loss season. The team went 26-20 under Edwards, who initially joined in 2018.

The NCAA is currently investigating Arizona State for alleged recruiting violations.

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