Graham Statement on Norvell leaving Arizona State

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FullSizeRenderStatement From ASU Football Head Coach Todd Graham On Mike Norvell:

“I am so proud of Mike and the career he has forged for himself,” says ASU football Head Coach Todd Graham. “Mike and I have been together for nine years, since I hired him as a graduate assistant at the University of Tulsa, including the past four years here at ASU. Together, we won 34 games and will have appeared in four straight bowl games. Our University, our program and our student-athletes all have benefitted from Mike’s expertise, mentorship and coaching ability. Mike stands for all of the things that we teach in our program, which are character, toughness, discipline and integrity. The work that Mike did with quarterbacks Taylor Kelly, Mike Bercovici, Manny Wilkins, Brady White and Bryce Perkins has been phenomenal. They will be forever indebted to him for that. Also, it is a true testament to our program to have one of our coordinators become a Division I Head Coach. That is exactly the kind of success that we want for our program. Penni and I are so proud of Mike and we wish he, his wife Maria and their daughter Mila the best of everything as they embark on their new journey.”