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  • 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 […]
  • Daryn Colledge proves his worth against Rams

    Sure, Beanie Wells deserves credit for setting a franchise record with 228 yards rushing Sunday in St. Louis, but according to ProFootballFocus.com, he had some help along the way. Specifically from left guard Daryn Colledge. Colledge, who left the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers to sign with the Cardinals before the season, has had […]
  • 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 […]
  • Patrick Peterson: Great returner, struggling corner

    Patrick Peterson has made a name for himself as a punt returner, as he’s taken four kicks back for touchdowns in just 11 games as a pro. However, he was drafted fifth overall because of his cover skills, and the fact that he has yet to really show them can be a little concerning. According […]
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  • 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, […]
  • Calais Campbell making strides for Cardinals

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) and inside linebacker Stewart Bradley (52) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • 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 […]
  • Todd Heap continues to play through injuries

    After missing the past two weeks due to a hamstring injury he has been battling all season, Todd Heap was back on the field Sunday for the Cardinals 23-20 victory over the St. Louis Rams. Heap told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo he had difficulty running in the open field and turning on an […]
  • Whisenhunt trumps Peterson for rookie of the year

    This Arizona Cardinal has done it four times this season, each time over 80 yards and he currently leads the NFL with 558 total yards. The player is Patrick Peterson and the name of the game is punt returns. Peterson returned his fourth punt for a touchdown Sunday against the Rams, tying an NFL record […]