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Updated Dec 2, 2011 - 4:51 pm

Report: ASU ends pursuit of Sumlin

Tulsa head coach Bill Blankenship, left, and Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin, right, meet after an NCAA college football game in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. Houston won 48-16. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Arizona State-Kevin Sumlin story has had more abrupt plot twists than an M. Night Shmayalan flick--when he was still directing watchable movies.

The latest reports are coming out of Houston, where Mark Berman of Fox 26 TV is reporting that ASU has ended its pursuit of University of Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin to fill its vacant head coaching position.

The report has been confirmed by ASUDevils.com.

In the last twenty-four hours or so, there have been reports that ASU offered the job to Sumlin's representative. Shortly after that, reports from Texas stated that Sumlin, nor his people, had even been contacted by ASU. And earlier today, another report had Arizona State president Michael Crow, C.O.O. Steve Patterson and vice president for athletics Lisa Love headed to Houston to meet with Sumlin's camp following tomorrow's Conference USA Championship game between UH and Southern Mississippi.

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