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Arizona State adds Larry Porter to staff

Posted on: February 10, 2012 11:01 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2012 11:04 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

It didn't take long for Larry Porter to land on his feet. The former Memphis head coach was brought on board Todd Graham's staff at Arizona State, the school announced Friday.

Porter, 39, comes to Tempe after going 3-21 over two years at his alma mater. There was no announced position for him but it is expected that he will coach running backs.

This is Porter's sixth coaching stop and first at a Pac-12 school. He is well-regarded from his five-year stint at LSU, where he was known not only for his on the field coaching job but his prowess on the recruiting trail. He also held the title of assistant head coach during his time in Baton Rouge and sent multiple players to the NFL.

Porter inherits a talented group of running backs, including senior Cameron Marshall, sophomore Deantre Lewis, incoming transfer Marion Grice and five-star freshman D.J. Foster.

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Since: May 9, 2009
Posted on: February 12, 2012 8:28 pm

Arizona State adds Larry Porter to staff

I wish him good luck but he was a disaster for the University of Memphis. Not HC material. He was a good recruiter at LSU but good grief who couldnt recruit there. Memphis fans had issues with him from the getgo. He had closed practices? and would not allow his staff to talk to radio stations or the press. Not exactly trying to make nice with the alums of the UofM or Memphis proper at all. His second year he was more media and fan friendly but by then it was too late. Some guys are just better off being the bridesmaid.

Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2012 4:48 pm

Arizona State adds Larry Porter to staff

sorry coach porter, coach graham quit arizona state to take a job in hawaii!!!!!

Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 8:16 am

Arizona State adds Larry Porter to staff

I doubt it will change much, the whole system needs to be re evaluated !

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