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  • 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 […]
  • Erickson may not be the only thing out at ASU

    It sounds like there’s going to be more than one head rolling at Arizona State on Monday. The Associated Press reported Sunday, that head coach Dennis Erickson will be removed from the program and rightfully so, considering his football team blew numerous chances to take control of the Pac-12 South and dropped four games in […]
  • There’s no defending this defense

    The Arizona State Sun Devils finished up their 2011 regular season on Friday night with a thud; a 47-38 loss to the Cal Golden Bears at Sun Devil Stadium. It was the Sun Devils fourth straight loss, and despite being bowl eligible for the first time since 2007, they’re right where they were a year […]
  • ASU defense riddled in season-ending loss to Cal

    Tempe, AZ– And the collapse is complete. The Arizona State Sun Devils, who were sitting pretty at 6-2 and in control of the Pac-12 South just 28 days ago, completed their November swoon with a 47-38 loss to California at Sun Devil Stadium on Friday night. C.J. Anderson scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with […]
  • ASU eliminated from Pac-12 title contention

    Despite losing three straight games and squandering control of the South Division, there was still something to play for on Friday night the Arizona State Sun Devils. ASU was rooting for a three-way tie in the standings between themselves, Utah and UCLA, as that was the only way for the Sun Devils to clinch the […]
  • ASU loss to Fairfield was hard to watch

    So after a long day of watching football, visiting with family and friends and gorging yourself until the button on your pants was released for relief, maybe you had some time in the evening to settle down on the couch and watch ASU’s basketball team take on Fairfield on ESPN2. If you did, chances are […]
  • Arizona State has 22 turnovers, loses to Fairfield

    On this Thanksgiving holiday the Arizona State Sun Devils were in a giving mood. In their 55-44 loss to the Fairfield Stags the Sun Devils turned the ball over 22 times. Three different guards had four turnovers; Carrick Felix, Keala King and Chris Colvin. When the Sun Devils weren’t turning the ball over they were […]
  • ASU hosts CAL on “Senior Night”

    ASU game notes list 24 seniors. One of them, Omar Bolden will not play Saturday according to head coach Dennis Erickson. “He’s pretty much made his mind up a long time ago. He’s looking towards obviously his future. I don’t blame him. He’ll be introduced. That’s as close as he’ll get [to the field].” ASU […]
  • ASU’s Robinson saving his best for last

    He’s been the one — and perhaps only — bright spot during ASU’s current three-game losing streak. “If there’s an MVP right now it would be him,” said head coach Dennis Erickson. “He just has a lot of hunger to get the football right now,” added quarterback Brock Osweiler. Both are talking about senior wide […]
  • ESPN Insider: Erickson may not be done yet

    After losses to UCLA, Washington State and Arizona, most fans agree that Dennis Erickson’s time is up at ASU. What was supposed to be ASU’s long awaited rise out of mediocrity, actually turned out to be just another typical, disappointing Sun Devil season. The team started out strong, beating ranked Missouri and USC, and a […]
  • The Finale: Week 13 in the Pac-12

    I’ve been previewing and predicting the outcomes of games in the Pac-10/Pac-12 for the last few years, and things have pretty much gone according to plan on a week-to-week basis. That hasn’t been the case this year, as evidenced by back- to-back weeks of going 3-3 on my picks. Since debuting this feature upon my […]
  • Lisa Love says expectations for ASU not out of hand

    There are some out there who think Arizona State is about where it should be. That is, a mediocre record — while disappointing — is not really unreasonable, given the team’s facilities, fan support and history. Vice President of Athletics Lisa Love disagrees. “The sight for our football program is a great platform of Rose […]
  • ASU football searching for answers

    The reasons for ASU’s three-game losing streak are clear: poor tackling, poor defending, poor offensive execution — particularly in the red zone. The reasons for why these issues have surfaced now, two months into the season, aren’t so clear. How do you explain a team going from 6-2 to 6-5 in less than a month? […]
  • Erickson says ASU has improved under his watch

    Dennis Erickson doesn’t know if he’ll be the head football coach at Arizona State next season, but he is sure of one thing: The program is in better shape now than it was five years ago when he was hired. A guest on Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo, the coach was asked about how […]
  • What’s the deal with ASU’s running game?

    Remember Cameron Marshall running through holes the size of the Grand Canyon in a 48-14 win over Colorado? In that game, Marshall paced the Sun Devils’ rushing attack with 114 yards on just 15 carries and found the end zone three times. Marshall then continued his stellar play the following week, racking up a career-high […]

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