Robert Anae is headed home.
The Arizona Wildcats’ offensive line coach was hired by BYU Friday to serve as the Cougars’ offensive coordinator.
“It was my privilege to be part of the Arizona program the past two years and to have coached the players I worked with in Tucson,” Anae, 54, said in a news release.
Anae served as BYU’s offensive coordinator from 2005-2010 before resigning. Months later, he was hired by former Arizona coach Mike Stoops. Anae was the only coach retained when Rich Rodriguez replaced Stoops in November 2011.
Anae is extremely well thought of in Tucson; players openly campaigned to keep Anae on staff when Rodriguez arrived. Rodriguez later credited the offensive line for being the UA’s biggest strength during an 8-5 campaign.
Read more about Anae in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.