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By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

A person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Arizona State offensive coordinator Mike Norvell will be the new head football coach at Memphis.

University President Dr. M. David Rudd wrote on Twitter late Thursday afternoon that he hired a "great football coach" who would be introduced at a news conference Friday. That coach is Norvell, according to a person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the hiring hasn't been announced yet.

The 34-year-old Norvell replaces Justin Fuente, who was hired by Virginia Tech on Sunday after four years at Memphis.

Norvell has run the Sun Devils' offense for the last four years under coach Todd Graham. Norvell also worked under Graham at Pittsburgh and Tulsa.

The Commercial Appeal in Memphis first reported Norvell's hiring.

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