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Jeff Casteel to Arizona getting closer?

The way out of West Virginia to Tucson for Jeff Casteel has been a winding road, but it appears to be close to an end.

A number of news reports have Casteel shortly -- finally -- joining Rich Rodriguez's staff at Arizona. They previously worked together at West Virginia.

The Tucson Citizen reported, "Rodriguez will announce West Virginia’s Jeff Casteel as his defensive coordinator on Wednesday afternoon, when the other three staff vacancies could also be filled."

Casteel's name was immediately part of the discussion when Rodriguez was hired in November.

It also appears that Casteel will immediately become one of the highest paid assistant coaches in the Pac-12, perhaps only trailing USC's Monte Kiffin and Washington's new defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox.