EL PASO, Texas — Arizona State football coach Dirk Koetter has hired Florida associate head coach/linebackers coach Bill Miller as the Sun Devils defensive coordinator, replacing the departing Brent Guy.
Both Miller and Guy will coach their final games with their current schools today. Guy, named the new head coach at Utah State earlier this month, will be with ASU as they face Purdue in the Sun Bowl.
Tonight, Miller and departing Florida head coach Ron Zook will lead the Gators against the University of Miami in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. Flordia announced that Zook would not return this season and has already hired Utah coach Urban Meyer to fill the position.
The 46-year-old Miller, who was Michigan State's defensive coordinator under
Nick Saban at Michigan State (1998-2002) before joining Zook at Florida, was
in demand as the coaching carousel continues in college and pro football.
Both North Carolina State and Notre Dame had spoken to Miller about openings at their schools, and Saban is also assembling his staff as the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
Miller was also the defensive coordinator at the University of Miami (1994-98) before joining Saban at Michigan State.
Bill Miller Coaching History:
1978 - Texas Arlington (Graduate Assistant)
1979-80 - Oklahoma State (Graduate Assistant)
1981-82 - Drake (Secondary Coach)
1983-85 - Nevada-Reno (Defensive Coordinator and Secondary Coach)
1986-88 - Minnesota (Defensive Backs Coach) 1989-94 Oklahoma State (Defensive Coordinator, linebackers and defensive backs coach)
1995-98 - Miami (Defensive Coordinator)
1999-02 - Michigan State (Defensive Coordinator)
2003-04 - Flordia (Associate head coach and linebackers coach)