Offensive line coach Anae leaves Arizona

Offensive line coach Anae leaves Arizona

CREATED Jan. 4, 2013

Reporter- Kayla Anderson, Sports Anchor

TUCSON (AP)- Robert Anae is going back to BYU.

The Arizona Wildcats’ offensive line coach was hired by BYU today to serve as the Cougars’ offensive coordinator.

Anae served as BYU’s offensive coordinator from 2005-2010 before resigning.

He was hired by former Arizona coach Mike Stoops and ended up be 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.

The offensive line helped pave the way for one of the nation's most potent offenses. The Wildcats ranked seventh in the country with 526.15 yards per game and averaged more than 38 points per game.

Anae played at BYU from 1981-84, and served there as an assistant.

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