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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Tempe, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Tempe, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

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Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Tempe, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Tempe, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Tempe, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


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Detroit Red Wings win, 4-3, in shootout over Arizona Coyotes: Game thread replay

Game 20: Detroit Red Wings (10-5-4) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7-9-2)When: 8 p.m. Friday.Where: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.TV: Bally Sports Detroit.• Box score...

Game 20: Detroit Red Wings (10-5-4) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7-9-2)

When: 8 p.m. Friday.

Where: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

TV: Bally Sports Detroit.

Box score

Game notes: How long is too long for a road trip? Four games? Seven games? Nine? How about 14 — the length of the trip the Coyotes are on while waiting for work to be finished at their adoptive home, Arizona State’s Mullett Arena in Tempe, as well as for the Sun Devils to hit the road themselves. The Coyotes’ game tonight at Little Caesars Arena is stop No. 9, with games left in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton before finally returning home to hold the Bruins on Dec. 9. (We’ll also note that the Coyotes haven’t exclusively been on the road; they dipped back to the desert for a few days in between games in New York and Las Vegas.)

Surprisingly, the ’Yotes have won four of their eight games so far on the road, opening with three straight wins, then a four-game skid, and, most recently, a 4-0 win over the Hurricanes on Wednesday. Lawson Crouse, Florida’s 2015 first-rounder, picked up two goals to take the team lead at nine, and goalie Karel Veimelka stopped 36 shots to bring his GAA just under 3 and his save percentage to .916.

The Wings, meanwhile, are in Game 2 of a five-game homestand following a 3-0 shutout of the Nashville Predators on Wedneaday. Ville Husso had 26 saves to continue his stellar start to the season. Will he be in net against the Coyotes, or will the Wings turn again to Alex Nedeljkovic, who has not been stellar. Or will it be the metal-named Magnus Hellberg, claimed by the Wings off waivers from the Kraken (who claimed him from the Senators, who claimed him from the Kraken, who signed him after he spent one game last season with the Wings)?

Following Friday’s game, the Wings have the weekend off before hosting Toronto on Monday in what is supposed to be the on-ice debut of their red-and-black striped “Reverse Retro” jerseys. The Coyotes, meanwhile, continue on the road with a Sunday matinee skate with the Minnesota Wild.

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Dwell: A Work @ Home Community breaks ground in Tempe

Construction is commencing on an innovative “attainable” housing project called Dwell: A Work @ Home Community in the heart of Tempe.A kickoff ceremony was held this morning at a two-acre parcel at the intersection of 5th Street and Farmer Avenue that will be the home of a 129-unit multifamily project called Dwell: A Work @ Home Community. Dwell Tempe will provide new housing options for residents working in downtown Tempe, Arizona State University and other locations.The “attainable” housing ...

Construction is commencing on an innovative “attainable” housing project called Dwell: A Work @ Home Community in the heart of Tempe.

A kickoff ceremony was held this morning at a two-acre parcel at the intersection of 5th Street and Farmer Avenue that will be the home of a 129-unit multifamily project called Dwell: A Work @ Home Community. Dwell Tempe will provide new housing options for residents working in downtown Tempe, Arizona State University and other locations.

The “attainable” housing units — priced for people making 80 to 120 percent of average median income in the Valley — will be integrated with two existing creative office buildings and a pocket park to create a true mixed-use development. The Tempe project is the first in what is envisioned to be a series of Dwell developments in the Valley.

Dwell is a unique infill project positioned to provide attainable downtown housing where property values are at the highest in the Valley. Holualoa plans to create a new, innovative work-at-home housing project at workforce rental rates without government subsidies, with the goal to be the lowest rental rates for comparable residential.

The new multifamily project will include a number of enticing amenities in an enjoyable living and working environment, including:

• Large, landscaped pedestrian areas and a pocket park on Farmer Avenue

• Live/work oriented amenity rooms for residents, as well as “Zoom” rooms and private meeting rooms

• A fitness center and dog-friendly features

• Easy, walkable access to light rail, streetcar, restaurants and other amenities

“We are very pleased to begin construction on this innovative new community on this outstanding site adjacent to downtown Tempe,” said Stan Shafer, Chief Operating Officer of Holualoa Companies. “This is an ideal location for attainable workforce housing and we look forward to making this Dwell community a reality in Tempe, as well as expanding the concept across the Valley to increase the availability of attainable housing on a larger scale.”

“In Tempe, we recognize that development, business, housing and community are all critically linked,” said Tempe Mayor Corey Woods. “Dwell will greatly help our city by bringing much-needed workforce housing in to the heart of Downtown Tempe. These homes will allow residents to easily commute by mass transit or even walk to work and its location will encourage shopping and dining at local businesses in the area. I am thrilled to see this project come to life.”

Conceived to be a combination of flexible work space and apartments for urban professionals, Dwell is designed to address the increasing housing accessibility challenge in urban locations without sacrificing quality, while capitalizing on the emerging trend of hybrid/remote work.

Rents are kept lower by building smaller unit sizes and foregoing “resort style” amenities, and developing underutilized commercial properties to reduce land and parking costs.

The project will use the urban environment itself as an amenity. “High Walkability” scores in urban environments provide convenient access to employment, shopping, restaurants, recreation and public transportation. The design-forward units feature floor-to-ceiling glass, sliding doors and Juliette balconies. At the ground level, the buildings are positioned to engage pedestrians and create a walkable urban interface along the street frontage.

The Tempe building design blends seamlessly with the award-winning architectural design of the existing Farmer Studios creative office buildings on the site, reinforcing the pedestrian experience along both 5th Street and Farmer Avenue. Development on the site has been planned since the mid 1990s but has evolved over the course of time.

A.R. Mays Construction is the general contractor for the project, and Architekton — which is located on site — and Worksbureau are the project architects. Turner CM will provide construction management services, Sender Associates handled the entitlements and HILGARTWILSON is the civil engineer.

Tempe is set to add nearly 1.9 million square feet of office and commercial space and 962 hotel rooms within a half mile of the site. Steve Betts, Managing Director of Development for Holualoa Companies, said that “Dwell will contribute to the housing necessary to support Tempe’s growing workforce in the Downtown area where rents continue to climb out of employees’ reach”.

“Tempe is one of the fastest growing communities in the Valley, and this project will provide a critical new resource for housing to support its growth,” Betts said. “As these Dwell communities expand to have a Valleywide presence, they will be an important step forward in creating more housing options in the region.”

The 10 Best Things to do in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ is a city that offers something for everyone. Whether you are interested in history, culture, art, or just plain fun, you can find it here. In this article, we will discuss 10 of the best things to do in Phoenix. From visiting the Arizona Science Center to exploring the Desert Botanical Garden, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this city!1. Visit the Arizona Science Center. This museum is a great place for families to lea...

Phoenix, AZ is a city that offers something for everyone. Whether you are interested in history, culture, art, or just plain fun, you can find it here. In this article, we will discuss 10 of the best things to do in Phoenix. From visiting the Arizona Science Center to exploring the Desert Botanical Garden, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this city!

1. Visit the Arizona Science Center. This museum is a great place for families to learn about science and technology. There are exhibits on space, nature, and human anatomy, as well as a planetarium and an IMAX theater.

2. Take a walk through the Desert Botanical Garden. This garden is home to more than 12,000 plants from all over the world. It's a great place to learn about desert flora and fauna.

3. See a show at the Phoenix Symphony Hall. This hall hosts performances by the Phoenix Symphony, as well as other concerts and events.

4. Explore Heritage Square. This square contains several historic buildings that have been restored to their original condition. It's a great place to learn about Phoenix's history.

5. Go shopping at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. This mall is one of the largest in Arizona, and it features designer stores, upscale restaurants, and a movie theater.

6. Check out the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright was one of America's most famous architects, and several of his buildings are located in Phoenix. Some of his most famous works include the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and the Fallingwater House in Pennsylvania.

7. Take a hike in Camelback Mountain Park. This park offers some of the best hiking trails in Phoenix. It's also home to two popular recreation areas: Echo Canyon and Cholla Bay.

8. Attend a game at Chase Field. This stadium is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team. It's also one of the largest stadiums in baseball, with a capacity of 48,000 fans!

9. Go wine tasting at some of Arizona's best wineries. There are dozens of wineries located throughout the state, and many of them offer tastings and tours for visitors.

10 Visit Taliesin West. This is Wright's winter home and architectural school, and it's located in Scottsdale, AZ just north of Phoenix

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Gophers Win Friday, Lose in OT Saturday in Tempe

Tempe, AZ – For the first time in program history, the Gophers traveled to the desert to take on Arizona State in a two-game series.Unfortunately, Minnesota seemed to experience a Thanksgiving hangover.After winning a sloppy game Friday 3-2, the Gophers (10-3-1-2 Overall, 6-2-0-0 B1G) lost a wild game 6-5 in overtime to the Arizona State Sun Devils (7-5-1-2 Overall).The Gophers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first period Friday, with Jaxon Nelson and Bryce Brodzinski scoring in the openi...

Tempe, AZ – For the first time in program history, the Gophers traveled to the desert to take on Arizona State in a two-game series.

Unfortunately, Minnesota seemed to experience a Thanksgiving hangover.

After winning a sloppy game Friday 3-2, the Gophers (10-3-1-2 Overall, 6-2-0-0 B1G) lost a wild game 6-5 in overtime to the Arizona State Sun Devils (7-5-1-2 Overall).

The Gophers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first period Friday, with Jaxon Nelson and Bryce Brodzinski scoring in the opening frame. ASU struck back early in the second to pull within one at 2-1, but Logan Cooley scored the game-winning goal early in the third to put Minnesota up two at 3-1, a lacrosse-style goal just 1:49 into the third. The Sun Devils scored late in the third to make it a game, but Minnesota was able to salt the game away as time wound down.

After Friday, head coach Bob Motzko lambasted the effort, declaring that the team would be better Saturday. For the most part, they were. However, a few costly defensive miscues and uncharacteristically mediocre goaltending from Justen Close resulted in a disappointing overtime loss.

The game was a crazy one, with ASU scoring the first goal midway through the first, Minnesota striking back with two unanswered (Knies, Pitlick) towards the end of the first to go up 2-1, ASU scoring twice in 1:21 in the second to take another lead 3-2, Minnesota scoring again (Faber) to tie it 3-3, and then ASU and Minnesota (Snuggerud) trading goals 38 seconds apart to finish up the second period 4-4.

The Gophers’ John Mittelstadt scored 3:17 into the third period to put the Gophers ahead 5-4, their first lead since 6:21 of the second. At this point, it seemed like Minnesota controlled the game and would calmly milk the clock down for the sweep. ASU had other ideas. The Sun Devils’ Dylan Jackson scored with 3:09 left in the period to tie the game and send it to overtime. In the three-on-three sesson, ASU’s Robert Mastrosimone scored on a breakaway to win it for the home team.

The Gophers are on the road again next weekend, facing off against Michigan State in East Lansing. The Spartans are the biggest surprise of the season, currently sixth in the Pairwise rankings and second in the Big Ten (one point behind Minnesota). It should be another gut-check moment for this young and talented Gopher team. The Friday/Saturday series starts at 6:30 Eastern time on December 2nd.

Sun Devil Football Announces Kenny Dillingham as Head Coach

TEMPE -- Arizona State University is ushering in a new era of Sun Devil Football, naming alumnus Kenny Dillingham as the 26th head coach of the program, as announced by Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson and University President Dr. Michael Crow. The hire is pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents."We are proud to announce ...

TEMPE -- Arizona State University is ushering in a new era of Sun Devil Football, naming alumnus Kenny Dillingham as the 26th head coach of the program, as announced by Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson and University President Dr. Michael Crow. The hire is pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents.

"We are proud to announce Kenny Dillingham as our new head football coach. He brings the energy, knowledge and appreciation of our state and university that is valued by all of us," Anderson said. "His knowledge of the current college football landscape, learned by coaching across the nation, is needed and wanted at ASU. He will care at the highest level about our state, our alumni, our former players and every single group that is important to help us win. We look forward to working with him and all Sun Devils in making his staff successful and helping our program reach our goals."

"Kenny Dillingham knows what it takes to be an elite program, and he has enjoyed success each time he joined a program," added President Crow, "His offenses are dynamic, and he understands recruiting, the importance of NIL, and the need to connect with Sun Devils past and present. We are committed to athletic success, and Sun Devil Football is an important part of the success of the university. We are excited to welcome Kenny home."

A Valley native raised in Scottsdale and a 2013 graduate of Arizona State (Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies/Business and Communication), Dillingham returns home heralded as one of the bright and most innovative offensive minds in college football and one of the most promising young coordinators in the FBS. It marks the first time in Sun Devil Football's modern era that a graduate has been named the head coach.

"It is an honor and a privilege to be named the head coach at Arizona State University. This is a special place to myself and my wife who is also a graduate. I truly believe the team we will build here is one that the state of Arizona and all Sun Devils can rally behind and be proud of as it will take everyone in the valley to help this program achieve the level of success it is due. I am excited to get to work and promise no one will work harder than the staff we will put together."

Dillingham returns to Tempe after building his resume with a track record of impressive tenures at Memphis, Auburn, Florida State and most recently as the offensive coordinator at the University of Oregon. At Oregon, he is a nominee for the 2022 Broyles Award, presented annually to the top assistant coach in college football.

Dillingham was an offensive assistant for the Sun Devils in 2014 and '15 where, even then, he was regarded around the program as an offensive wunderkind that would have a long and notable career in the coaching ranks at the highest level of college football.

Dillingham has been instrumental in developing numerous dynamic and explosive offenses with a track record of success in developing elite quarterbacks. Dillingham also built a reputation as a relentless recruiter with incredible energy, detail orientation and persistence.

A coordinator making the transition to first-time head coach, Dillingham need look no further than the coaching tree that has produced him for experience, having twice worked under coaches that successfully made the same transition. Dillingham began his Division I coaching career under coordinator-turned-first-time head coach Mike Norvell at Memphis (currently at Florida State). While at Memphis, Dillingham also spent two seasons enjoying a glimpse of the meteoric rise of Dan Lanning as Lanning would go on to be the defensive coordinator for the 2021 national champion, Georgia, prior to accepting the head coaching position at Oregon, where Dillingham was one of his first hires. Both Florida State and Oregon rank in the Top-25 in the 2022 College Football Playoff rankings.

Since assuming the title of offensive coordinator for the first time in 2018 at Memphis, Dillingham's offenses have produced at the highest level across four conferences, with his offense finishing fourth in the FBS in yards per game in 2018 (523.1) and finishing the current regular season with Oregon fourth in the FBS at 507.8 yards per game. His team's scoring offenses have been highlighted with tallies of 42.9 points per game at Memphis in 2018 (7th in FBS), 33.3 points per game in the SEC at Auburn in 2019 (28th in FBS) and 39.7 yards per game after the regular season this year at Oregon (8th in the FBS).

Under Dillingham's guidance, Oregon quarterback Bo Nix heard his name in Heisman Trophy conversations across the season. The duo rekindled an electric dynamic that started when Dillingham was the offensive coordinator at Auburn in 2019, guiding Nix – the first true freshman to start at quarterback in modern Auburn history – to SEC Freshman of the Year accolades.

The pair didn't miss a step this season reunited after Nix's transfer with the senior ranking second in the nation in completion percentage (71.5), eighth in the nation in passing efficiency (167.0), 13th in passing touchdowns (27), 12th in total passing yards (3,389) and 16th in passing yards per game (282.4), third in points responsible for (254) and third in points responsible for per game (21.2). That comes while also being 11th in the FBS in rushing touchdowns (14) and eighth in total offense (324.4).

The team has allowed the fewest sacks in the FBS this season (4.0) while ranking in the Top-10 in the FBS in first downs per game (26.8), red zone touchdowns (46), plays over 10 yards (217) and total yards per play (6.94) while posting Top-25 tallies in rushing yards per game (216.3) and passing yards per game (291.4).

The 2022 Oregon offense excelled in every advanced metric this season, ranking 10th in the FBS in Expected Points Added per game (12.79), second in EPA per play (.314), first in EPA per rush (.306) and eighth in EPA per pass (.322). The team is tops in the nation in stringing together long scoring drives, averaging 4.14 points per drive when starting inside their own 20-yard line.

After two seasons as an offensive assistant at ASU (2014-15), Dillingham's career began to blossom after he followed former Sun Devil offensive coordinator Mike Norvell to the latter's first head coaching role at Memphis, serving as a graduate assistant in 2016 before being elevated to the quarterbacks and tight ends coach in 2017 and ultimately being named offensive coordinator in 2018.

In 2018, Dillingham coordinated a Memphis offense that broke program records with 7,324 yards of total offense and 3,919 rushing yards. The rushing attack was the fourth-best in the nation, averaging 279.9 yards per game, and its 48 touchdowns on the ground was the second-highest total in the country. He helped produce the first season in Memphis history with two 1,000-yard rushers, led by Doak Walker Award finalist and unanimous All-American Darrell Henderson, who ranked second in the country with 1,909 yards, 22 touchdowns and an average of 8.92 yards per carry.

The Tigers ranked fourth in the country with an average of 523.1 yards per game and 7.12 yards per play in 2018. They were also seventh nationally with 42.9 points per game. Quarterback Brady White directed the record-setting offense and passed for 3,296 yards with 25 touchdowns after transferring from Arizona State.

The 2017 team scored 45.5 points per game, the second-highest average in the country, and ranked fourth in the NCAA with 523.1 yards per game and 7.35 yards per play. With Dillingham coaching quarterbacks and tight ends, the team was sixth in the nation in passing efficiency (160.15) and its passing offense totaled 335.0 yards per game to rank seventh. Quarterback Riley Ferguson ranked third in the country with 4,257 passing yards and 38 passing touchdowns en route to earning first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors. Tight End Joey Magnifico caught 21 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns to earn second-team All-AAC honors in his first season as a starter.

The 2017 season also saw Dillingham named as the No. 2 recruiter in the American Athletic Conference by 247Sports.

In his first year at Memphis, Dillingham worked with the quarterbacks as a graduate assistant. The 2016 Tigers ranked in the top-15 nationally in scoring offense, averaging 38.8 points per game, and in passing offense at 304.4 yards per game. Ferguson passed for 3,698 yards and 32 touchdowns, breaking the program record that he would break again in 2017.

Dillingham would later join Norvell as offensive coordinator at Florida State in 2020.

Dillingham spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Florida State, adjusting his scheme to fit multiple quarterbacks in both seasons as the Seminoles dealt with injuries at the position.

In 2021, FSU's offense was among the most explosive in the nation, finishing 18th nationally in plays for 60-plus yards (6) and eighth with three touchdowns longer than 75 yards. The Seminoles were also one of the top teams in the nation in red zone scoring, converting their final 32 trips to the red zone into points, the second-longest streak in the nation during the 2021 season. Florida State scored 195 points (25 touchdowns, seven field goals) on 32 trips to the red zone in its final nine games.

Dillingham leaned on a strong running game that saw Florida State rank fourth in the ACC with 4.78 yards per rush. The Seminoles offensive line battled injuries that forced it to use the second-most starting offensive line combinations in the country (8) and still managed to produce six games with 200-or-more rushing yards.

During Dillingham's first season in Tallahassee the Seminoles averaged 199.9 rushing yards per game, the program's highest since 2016 and 20th nationally among teams that played at least nine games in 2020. Florida State averaged 5.11 yards per rush, its most in a season since 2015. Florida State topped 400 yards of total offense in five of the last seven games, including more than 500 yards of total offense twice, and produced FSU's first game with at least 250 yards rushing and passing since 2016.

Dillingham was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Auburn in 2019, when he coached freshman quarterback Bo Nix to SEC Freshman of the Year honors. Nix broke the program's freshman records for completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns while becoming the first true freshman QB to start a season opener for Auburn since 1946.

Dillingham helped the Tigers to a 9-3 record and an invitation to the Outback Bowl. The team's scoring offense ranked third in the conference and 28th nationally with an average of 33.2 points per game. In Dillingham's final game coordinating Auburn's offense, the Tigers scored 48 points in a win over No. 5 Alabama - the most points allowed by the Crimson Tide under head coach Nick Saban.

Dillingham got his start in coaching at Chaparral High School in Arizona after tearing his ACL as a senior. He began working with the junior varsity team before being elevated to the offensive coordinator role of the varsity squad at the age of 21. Dillingham coordinated the No. 1 offense in Arizona in 2013 as the Firebirds won 12 games and advanced to the Division II state championship game.

Dillingham is joined in Tempe by his wife, Briana, and son, Kent.

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