USC hangover still affecting Arizona State
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Updated: October 27, 2005, 2:30 PM ETBy Ted Miller | Special to ESPN.com
Arizona State once looked like one of the 10 best teams in the nation. No longer. After three consecutive defeats, the Sun Devils are hardly a lock for a bowl game. Following the shocking 45-35 defeat to Stanford -- at one point they trailed 45-7 -- players are pointing fingers at poor practices and a lack of intensity, while coach Dirk Koetter got slammed in the local media for admitting that he was "at a loss" as to what the problem was. A few weeks ago, Koetter was in line for a contract extension and raise. The drumbeat for that has subsided. "We've definitely hit a lull here," Koetter said. "Anytime you get in that situation, you're searching for answers. Momentum and confidence are things that come and go with the wind it seems like."
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