The Arizona State football program’s plan to keep both coordinators has been an absolute disaster.
Just two days ago, it was announced that defensive coordinator Phil Bennett would be leaving the staff. On Friday, Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman reported that offensive coordinator Billy Napier will also be heading out of town.
According to Feldman, Napier is leaving his position on the Sun Devils staff to take over as head coach of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.
Napier will be replacing Mark Hudspeth, who was fired following the 2017 season. Hudspeth has since resurfaced as associate head coach and tight ends coach at Mississippi State. He leaves Herm Edwards’ staff just one week after being named associate head coach, leaving Edwards with some major holes on his staff.
Because of his ties to the southeast region while at Clemson and Alabama, many believe Napier will be able to have great success in the Sun Belt Conference.
In fact, Feldman notes Napier extensively recruited in Louisiana while with the Crimson Tide.
Napier will be taking over a Ragin’ Cajuns squad that went 5-7 under Hudspeth in 2017.