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By Paul Myerberg // Jun 12, 2012
Dennis Erickson had three jobs over a four-year span: Idaho in 1986, Washington State from 1987-88 and Miami (Fla.) in 1989. He once had three jobs over a six-year span: Miami in 1994 – leaving the program under an N.C.A.A. spotlight – the Seattle Seahawks from 1995-98 and Oregon State in 1999. He returned to Idaho in 2006, led the Vandals to four wins and then left for Arizona State, his third job in the Pac-12 over the previous two decades. Mercenary? Disloyal? Like all subjective labels, it depends on where you stand. Todd Graham is on his fourth head coaching job in seven years. He’s had two one-and-done stints, at Rice in 2006 and Pittsburgh a year ago. He’s said the wrong things: “I probably should have never gone to Pittsburgh,” for example. He’s been ripped and shredded by the national press. Fine. Just know two things: one, that Graham isn’t the first head coach to hopscotch his way across the country; and two, that Arizona State couldn’t care less. And the sooner you realize that there are bigger issues plaguing college football than another head coach playing musical chairs the better.
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By Paul Myerberg // Feb 22, 2011
This guy, it seems. Or am I? There is something to be said of a team that returns such a high number of starters from last season, as do the Sun Devils, but let’s remember one thing: though a year younger than they’ll be in 2011, these Sun Devils did reach .500 last fall thanks in part to a pair of wins over F.C.S. competition. Not that the Sun Devils weren’t competitive; A.S.U. dropped close games in and out of conference play, including an early game against Wisconsin — had A.S.U. pulled that game out, in fact, perhaps the entire season could have turned out differently. So what’s to like about Arizona State in 2011? Is it time to get on the bandwagon?