Sources: ASU nears deal with Ducks’ Dillingham

8:17 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN Arizona State is completing a deal to make Oregon offending coordinator Kenny Dillingham

the school’s next coach, sources informed ESPN on Saturday.Dillingham is a 2012 graduate of Arizona State and a native of Arizona. He’s a previous high school coach in the state and began his college profession at Arizona State as an offending assistant in 2014. Dillingham, 32, will end up being the youngest coach in the Power 5. He replaces Herm Edwards, who was fired in September after a loss to Eastern Michigan and leaves a program that went 3-9 after enormous losses in the transfer portal and remains in throes of a major NCAA investigation.Dillingham has worked as the offensive organizer at Memphis, Auburn and Florida State, working for Mike Norvell and Gus Malzahn.

He’s done his best work this year under first-year coach Dan Lanning, who originated from the protective side of the ball.The Ducks have a top-5 scoring offense and Dillingham has assisted renew the career of quarterback Bo Nix, who has been one of the best players in college football after an uneven career at Auburn.2 Related Dillingham will take control of among the most tough tasks in college football. Arizona State’s unpredictable management, pending NCAA investigation and gutted roster make Dillingham’s task one

of the highest in college football.Few rosters have been impacted more negatively by the transfer portal than ASU, which talent drain revealed as ASU lost four successive games to end the season. The looming Notice of Allegations from the NCAA has cast a shroud over the program.ASU bottomed out this year with a 38-35 loss to Arizona, which ended a five-game Arizona State losing streak.Part of the tourist attraction to ASU officials was Dillingham’s local ties, as the state of Arizona has actually started to produce leading talent.Sports Illustrated first reported Dillingham as

ASU’s top candidate.

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