Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/28/11
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. TONY D...
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