Could it be possible that Arizona State has Rob Gronkowski to blame for its sputtering coaching search? Allow me to explain.
In case you missed it, New England's Gronkowski set an NFL record for most touchdown catches in a season for a tight end on Sunday with his 14th and 15th of the year ... and he still has three games to go. Click here to read more about it from FOXSports.com's A.J. Perez.
Tom Brady helps a lot, of course, but Gronk's game-changing ability was readily apparent in his two seasons at the University of Arizona. It's hardly a stretch to say he was a game changer. Maybe even a regime changer.
Gronkowski's size-and-skill set was so unusual he was practically undefendable in the Pac-10. Had he played three years instead of two, it says here that Rich Rodriguez might be coaching in Tempe. He almost certainly wouldn't be in Tucson.
Let's set the wayback machine to 2009. The Wildcats were coming off an 8-5 season and their first bo...