Graham brings 4 assistants onboard

New Arizona State coach Todd Graham has added four assistant

coaches to his staff.

The school announced Friday that Abilene Christian head coach

Chris Thomsen, UTEP co-offensive coordinator Bob Connelly,

Washington State co-defensive coordinator Chris Ball and Mike

Norvell, a member of Graham’s staffs at Tulsa and Pittsburgh, were

joining the staff.

Graham, after one season at Pitt, was hired Wednesday to replace

Dennis Erickson, who was fired after five seasons.

Thomsen took Abilene Christian to six straight playoff berths

and was 51-21 in his seven seasons there.

Norvell spent five seasons with Graham, the last as co-offensive

coordinator at Pitt. Ball also spent time at Pitt and Alabama,

while Connelly also coached the Crimson Tide and at UCLA.