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  • 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 […]
  • ASU’s bowl whereabouts still up in the air

    We know one thing for certain: despite their current three-game losing streak, the Arizona State Sun Devils will play in a bowl game for the first time since 2007. And that’s about all we know. The Devils, led by their embattled head coach Dennis Erickson, have one regular season game left this Friday against California. […]
  • ASU football tries to get back on track

    Dennis Erickson called it “the most difficult loss we’ve had since I’ve been here, without a question.” So, how do the Sun Devils bounce back from that loss— blowing a ten-point fourth quarter lead by allowing two touchdowns, to rival UA? “I believe they’ll react good. I really do,” said Erickson. “They’ll come out, play […]
  • Erickson ‘living in the present’

    Another week. Another loss. Another press conference in which Dennis Erickson is faced with questions about his future as ASU head coach. “I’m living in the present right now,” he said Monday. “I’m living for this football game (against Cal) and so is my team and my staff. We’re all working to win this football […]
  • 2011 Sun Devils are the 2010 Wildcats

    As I watched this year’s installment of the Duel in the Desert I couldn’t help but think one thing: The 2011 Arizona State Sun Devils are the 2010 Arizona Wildcats. It’s almost as if the 2010 Wildcats gave the 2011 Sun Devils a script to follow, and Dennis Erickson and his team blindly followed it […]
  • Rumor: Erickson tells staff he will retire

    Those calling for Arizona State football head coach Dennis Erickson’s job may not have to wait too long. According to Ron Allen’s Twitter page, head of the elite football training academy B2G in California, Erickson told his staff Sunday morning that this is his final season on the sidelines as a coach. After being touted […]
  • Moos: ‘We lost hunger’

    Remember when Arizona State was sitting atop the Pac-12 South, cruising along with a 6-2 record? The Sun Devils, fresh off a 48-14 Homecoming victory over Colorado had been through the supposed tough part of their schedule, having already played Missouri, Illinois, USC, Utah and Oregon. Maybe, just maybe all of that preseason hype about […]
  • Wildcats take Territorial Cup back to Tucson

    TEMPE, AZ — The Arizona Wildcats, in the midst of a deeply disappointing season, found enough juice in the fourth quarter to rally and beat their arch-rival Arizona State 31-27 at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday night. Bryson Beirne, Arizona’s backup quarterback, came in for an injured Nick Foles late in the fourth quarter and […]
  • ASU can still play in Pac-12 Championship Game

    According to the Pac-12 notes (prior to the game): “Basically, Arizona State will benefit from a three-team tie, or a two-team tie with Utah.” The tie-breaker for multiple-team ties: 1. Head-to-head (best record in games among the tied teams) • ASU beat Utah but lost to UCLA. • Utah beat UCLA but lost to ASU. […]
  • Snapshot: Wildcats top Devils in ‘Duel in the Desert’

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  • Sun Devils improve, but fall short to New Mexico

    After losing in ugly fashion to Pepperdine on Tuesday night, ASU head coach Herb Sendek talked about needing to improve in a lot of different areas if his team wanted to have a chance to beat New Mexico on Friday night. There was improvement, but not enough as the Sun Devils fell to New Mexico […]
  • Vontaze Burfict, 15th-best draft prospect?

    Vontaze Burfict’s junior season at Arizona State has been much like the rest of his career: up and down and filled with what ifs. What if Burfict didn’t limp off the field every time he made a mistake? What if he wasn’t going at it with the officiating crew every game? What if he didn’t […]
  • Duel in the Desert -Breaking down the matchups

    The Duel in the Desert, the Territorial Cup, the rivalry, the game: Arizona State vs. Arizona. The 85th meeting between the schools is upon us, as the Wildcats travel north to take on the Sun Devils in Tempe. The Wildcats are basically playing for pride, as their season has gone horribly wrong. The Sun Devils […]
  • The Territorial Cup and Week 12 in the Pac-12

    Another week is upon us in the Pac-12, and hopefully it’s a week of redemption personally. I went a woeful 3-3 on conference predictions in this space last week (thanks ASU), and it’s time to bounce back. It’s another full slate of games, including two installments of natural rivalries. So let’s dive in to Week […]
  • Osweiler looks to improve on ’10 U of A game

    You probably remember Arizona State’s thrilling 30-29 double overtime win in Tucson from last December. What you probably don’t remember was the hideous first half, after which ASU led 6-0. ASU quarterback Brock Osweiler does remember. The Sun Devil quarterback, who was making just his 2nd career start, was dreadful in the first half, completing […]

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