Mike Norvell: I literally call plays in my sleep

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Fox Sports Arizona did an interesting piece on Arizona State offensive coordinator Mike Norvell recently. In the article, Norvell admits that if you asked his wife, she'd tell you that he actually coaches in his sleep.

"There have been times where I have actually called out plays while I'm sleeping, but that isn't happening much right now because coaches don't sleep during the season." he explained.

Norvell admits to having his fair share of napkins with X's and O's occupying the empty space, but technology has changed that a bit.

"I can't stop thinking about it. I definitely have my fair share of napkin drawings, but that's the great thing about iPhones now. You've got notes, so you can always plug the ideas into notes."

Norvell notes that he entered the profession with limited coaching ties, and has worked his way up the coaching ladder by focusing on trying to become the best offensive coach in the country on a daily basis.

"I came into this business not knowing one person but I've been fortunate to get to the position I'm in today. I think that's because I've been able to work hard and focus in on each and every day as its own." 

"I'd be lying if I didn't say that one day, down the road, I'd like to be a head coach. Since I got in the business it's something I've wanted to do. But the way I'm going to get there is by focusing on Missouri or whoever this week's opponent is."