Team preview: Arizona State
The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews the 2007 Arizona State Sun Devils, exclusively on Insider.
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A year ago in this space, we wrote: It's post time for the Sun Devils. Another middle-of-the-pack finish isn't likely to be taken lightly in Tempe. Alas for Dirk Koetter and the majority of his staff, another middle-of-the-pack most certainly wasn't taken lightly by Arizona State Vice President of Athletics Lisa Love. Before the season ended, Koetter was informed he wouldn't return in 2007. He was, however, allowed to finish the season. And on Dec. 11, more than two weeks before ASU lost to Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl, a familiar name was tabbed the 22nd head coach in program history. Make no mistake, either, Dennis Erickson, who coached Miami to a pair of national titles in 1989 and '91, wasn't brought aboard for a rebuilding effort. Immediate results are ex-pected by one and all -- alumni, administration, fans, and most of all, Erickson himself. This isn't Idaho, where Erickson coached last season after a year off and before that a two-year stint as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.
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