The Arizona Wildcats have found their offensive line coach. Like the last coach Kevin Sumlin hired, the new assistant is young and has recent NFL playing experience.
Kyle DeVan, who started in a Super Bowl for the Indianapolis Colts, will be named Arizona’s offensive line coach, the Star has learned. An official announcement is expected this weekend.
DeVan, who turns 34 on Feb. 10, has spent the past three seasons as the offensive line coach at Ball State. He was the Cardinals’ assistant head coach the past two years as well.
DeVan started 38 games at center for Oregon State, where he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 2013. He spent the following season in the same capacity at USC before serving one year as the assistant offensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints.
Despite going undrafted, DeVan played in the NFL for four seasons (2009-12). He appeared in 40 games, starting 26, including 21 for the Colts. DeVan was a first-year player for the ’09 Colts, who lost Super Bowl XLIV to the Saints.
The Colts' general manager at the time was Hall of Famer Bill Polian, the father of Dennis Polian, Arizona's associate athletic director of football. DeVan spent his final NFL season with the Tennessee Titans, where Dennis Polian worked as a scout and administrator from 2012-16.
Earlier this offseason, Sumlin named former NFL All-Pro DeMarco Murray as Arizona’s running backs coach. Murray will turn 31 on Feb. 12.
DeVan replaces Joe Gilbert, who spent one season with the Wildcats before becoming the O-line coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Arizona is expected to announce dates for spring football next week.
Contact sports reporter Michael Lev at 573-4148 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter @michaeljlev
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