The latest developments from Tempe in the continuing
search for a new coach don’t have anything to do with a
No, the latest development is another statement released
on TheSundevils.com, and it has to do with rumors
surrounding the coaching search. Here’s
An extraordinary number of inaccurate news
reports, usually attributed to unnamed sources, have been
published. In some cases these sources have no knowledge
of the situation and are making guesses; in others they
may be deliberate misrepresentations by people who have or
believe they have a stake in the negotiations. We caution
all Sun Devil fans to read and listen to these reports
with a healthy amount of skepticism and to rest assured
that we are pursuing a broad, thorough and highly
professional search for a new football coach.
University president Dr. Michael Crow had released a
statement on Monday which pinpointed exactly what ASU was
looking for in a head coach.
Then on Wednesday, the proverbial house caved in during a
period of time in which it was reported that SMU’s June
Jones would be the next Sun Devil head coach. A matter of
hours later, the deal had fallen through, and chief
operating officer Steve Patterson even told a Texas
television station that Jones would not be the next head
coach at ASU.
Friday’s statement was not signed by Crow, Patterson or
athletic director Lisa Love.