The scope of the NCAA's investigation of Arizona State continues to widen, as the school has placed two more assistant football coaches on paid administrative leave.
Wide receivers coach Prentice Gill and defensive backs coach Chris Hawkins have been placed on paid administrative leave by the university, sources told Yahoo Sports. ASU confirmed that both were placed on leave on Monday morning. The university declined further comment, saying it’s policy not to comment beyond employment status.
Hawkins and Gill join tight ends coach Adam Breneman, who was put on paid leave in late July. All three were implicated in the allegations that led to the NCAA investigation. Gill is the program’s assistant recruiting coordinator.
With camp underway, head coach Herm Edwards is faced with replacing 30% of his on-field coaching staff as questions mount about his management and oversight of the program. Arizona State enters the season returning nearly all of its starters and with grand expectations, but must scramble to replace two more position coaches during camp.
The move to suspend Hawkins and Gill isn't a surprise. They were each named in the dossier of evidence of alleged NCAA rule breaking sent to the NCAA enforcement staff and Arizona State officials.