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  • ESPN Insider: ASU needs a dynamic coach

    The rumor mill is turning faster and faster as more names come up for the head coaching position at ASU. The vacant position is seen by many as one of the top head coaching jobs in the country. ESPN College football analyst Mark May says that Athletic Director Lisa Love needs to make a statement […]
  • Arizona State coaching job among the best available

    Arizona State isn’t the only school looking for a new football coach right now, but the opening in Tempe is one of the most attractive in the country. That’s the opinion of ESPN’s Brock Huard, who ranked ASU as the second-best job opening at the moment, behind North Carolina but ahead of Illinois, UCLA and […]
  • The search is on for ASU’s next head coach

    Arizona State has officially only been looking for a new head football coach since Monday, but it’d be naïve to think the search is only 24 hours old. Plenty of names will be brought up between now and the day a hire is made, but be clear about one thing: It is Vice President of […]
  • Dennis Erickson was never close to a contract extension

    Lisa Love didn’t want to fire Dennis Erickson, but she also had no plans to give him a contract extension. At least, not before the end of the season. “I understood the logic and I understood the excitement and the fervor, especially when you consider the momentum it creates for recruiting,” the Vice President of […]
  • Few remain from 2007 NCAA coaching hires

    Just five years ago, Dennis Erickson was hired as the new head football coach at Arizona State University amid much fanfare and praise. And 1,813 days later, the tenure came to an end after a disappointing and incredulous four-game losing streak that derailed a once-promising season. During Erickson’s tenure in Tempe, there was no delivery […]
  • Mora Jr. interested in ASU job

    Go ahead and add another name to the already long list of possibilities to replace Dennis Erickson as the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils. Longtime NFL coach Jim Mora Jr. has interest in the position. Mora joined Kevin Calabro and Jim Moore on Arizona Sports 620’s sister station in Seattle, ESPN 710, […]
  • Lisa Love says ASU is ‘primed’ to take the next step

    The Arizona State Sun Devils have lost four in a row, finishing the regular season with a 6-6 record. They’ve reached double-digit wins just once since 1996, and is now beginning a search for a new head football coach. Despite all that, Vice President of Athletics Lisa Love says the school is in a great […]
  • No timeline on hiring Erickson’s replacement

    Arizona State Vice President for University Athletics Lisa Love spoke about the new football coaching search that began when ASU fired head coach Dennis Erickson Monday. “We’re not starting from the beginning or ground zero,” Love said. “But that is just a point of being in the job and always having a prepared group of […]
  • Gerhart, Miles, Floyd garner All-Pac-12 honors

    The All-Pac-12 Conference football team for 2011 was announced on Monday and three members of the Arizona State Sun Devils were given Second Team honors. Senior center Garth Gerhart, senior safety Clint Floyd and junior return specialist Jamal Miles all landed on the Pac-12 Second Team. Gerhart started all 12 games for the Sun Devils […]
  • Vontaze Burfict hurt draft stock with play this season

    Vontaze Burfict heard all season that his play and attitude would affect his draft potential. Now that the regular season is over, he will only hear more of it as the 2012 draft gets closer. Sports Illustrated’s Tony Pauline compiled a list of defensive players whose draft stock was hurt after poor play this season, […]
  • Todd Heap says ASU’s record unacceptable

    Count former Sun Devil Todd Heap as one of the many who support the end of head coach Dennis Erickson’s tenure at Arizona State. “We expected more when he came in and we had a good year in there, but even with that year we expected more than that,” Heap told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns […]
  • ASU has no shortage of candidates to consider

    The ax fell on the Dennis Erickson coaching era in Tempe on Monday, and while Erickson and staff will concentrate on preparing his team for the [Fill in the Blank] Bowl, the rest of Sun Devil Nation (is there such a thing?) will be focused on whom the next man to coach the football team […]
  • Former ASU coach Dennis Erickson’s statement

    “I would like to thank the administration of Arizona State University for giving me the opportunity to coach and direct the football program for five years. President Crow and Lisa Love were tremendous to work with. “I also want to thank the players and my coaching staff. I am proud of what we accomplished in […]
  • It’s official: Dennis Erickson fired by ASU

    After weeks of speculation and a four-game losing streak to end the regular season, ASU head football coach Dennis Erickson has been relieved of his duties. “We are grateful for the service Dennis and his staff provided for the past five years,” said ASU Vice President for Athletics Lisa Love. “Even during the most difficult […]
  • Names surfacing for ASU coaching job

    Arizona State’s disappointing late-season collapse that has seen them drop four straight games and finish the regular season with a 6-6 record has cost Dennis Erickson his job. No surprise there and now the attention turns to who might his replacement be. Arizona Sports’ very own Paul Calvisi tweeted on Saturday the first group of […]