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With Dennis Ericksons ouster, Arizona State is in the market for a new head coach. Theres plenty of debate over who the next ringleader will be, from offensive gurus (Kevin Sumlin) to pirate-admiring personalities (Mike Leach) to retreads (Mike Bellotti). Theres even talk of bringing a red-hot Boise State coach to Tempe. Where have we heard that before?
Yep, its the same group of prospects (only with new names) that come up in every coaching search as Lisa Love & co. looks for the next big thing.
Maybe its time to throw out the usual suspects and go in a totally new direction. If Love wants to make a true splash, she should turn to popular culture for her talent pool.
Weve assembled a list of what we think are the strongest candidates with their pros and cons.
Non-fictional coaches are disqualified (with apologies to the Titans' Herman Boone, the Bears George Halas and Notre Dames Knute Rockne and Dan Devine).
Also, for what its worth, serious spoiler alerts below.
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Arizona State has fired coach Dennis Erickson after a fourth straight season of failing to live up to expectations.
Athletic director Lisa Love made the announcement on Monday after meeting with the 64-year-old coach. Erickson will be allowed to coach the Sun Devils in their bowl game, which will be determined on Sunday.
''We are grateful for the service Dennis and his...
An Arizona State official tells The Associated Press that Dennis Erickson is out as Sun Devils coach.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity on Sunday because details of Erickson's departure have not been finalized.
Erickson will meet with athletic director Lisa Love as early as Monday and, at 64, could be allowed to retire rather than be fired. He is unlikely to...
TEMPE, Ariz. Lisa Love spoke to reporters in a small office in Arizona States media relations department Monday, an awkward setting befitting an awkward time in the athletic directors 6-year Tempe tenure.
Five years ago, I didnt think I would be facing the circumstances that were facing today, Love said a few hours after firing football coach Dennis Erickson. But I do so with...
Five players from Long Beach Poly High School gave verbal commitments over the past few months to the Arizona State Sun Devils. They each react to the news of the firing of head coach Dennis Erickson.
As the 2011 season spiraled out of control for the ASU football program, cries from fans and media to send Dennis Erickson packing after five seasons got louder and louder. Erickson's players, however, displayed full support to the very end.
The Sun Devil players were unavailable for comment after Erickson's dismissal on Monday, but a number of them took to social media...
Dennis Erickson is out as Arizona State coach, a university official said, after another season in which the results didn't meet the expectations for the Sun Devils.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- An Arizona State official tells The Associated Press that Dennis Erickson is out as Sun Devils coach.
Football Nation's Andrew Michalscheck takes a look back on Dennis Erickson's time as head coach of Arizona State.
Dennis Erickson is out as Arizona State coach, a university official told The Associated Press, after another season in which the results didn't meet the expectations for the Sun Devils.
Arizona State has fired coach Dennis Erickson after five mediocre years in the desert.
An Arizona State official tells The Associated Press that Dennis Erickson is out as Sun Devils coach. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity on Sunday because details of Erickson's departure have not been finalized. Erickson will meet with athletic director Lisa Love as early as Monday and, at 64, could be allowed to retire rather than be fired.
Devils Digest caught up with ASU’s 2012 QB pledge. T.J. Millweard, to get his reaction to the firing of Dennis Erickson and how this may affect the Fort Worth signal caller’s commitment to the Sun Devils and his plans to enroll at the school in January.
Western High's Fabian Moreau finished his senior season with over 1900 all-purpose yards and 20 tds. He recently added offers from Western Kentucky and Wake Forest. Here's a look at his complete 2012 senior highlight tape. Note the ropes of muscle in his arms. The kid has taken his quest for an Oregon scholarship very seriously:
South Bend, Indiana product Gehrig Dieter...