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Dennis Erickson will return in 2011

Posted on: November 19, 2010 2:03 pm
Edited on: November 19, 2010 2:03 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Arizona State head coach Dennis Erickson has found the seat he's on to be rather hot this season, as Erickson's Sun Devils are 4-6 on the season and 2-5 in Pac-10 play. Last month Erickson received a vote of confidence from ASU AD Lisa Love, and on Friday he got an even bigger indication from Love that he'll be back on the sidelines in 2011.

Love was on 620 KTAR in Arizona on Friday, and she put any rumors of Erickson being fired to rest.

"I still support Dennis Erickson," Love said. "You bet I do. You've got to allow someone to go through the entire process. I'm impressed, by the way, with the process, the recruiting roster, the level of talent and the stable of redshirts we now are able to have. As opposed to the last two years of playing true high school freshman. It's been rewarding to watch. 

"I can tell you it's grueling to climb. It is grueling in a conference that is getting even more challenging to climb. I am absolutely confident, and Dennis Erickson has been since the day he walked in the door, that we will soon be ‘popping' relative to our competitiveness in ASU football. I have faith that we are going exactly in that direction and I have faith in Dennis to get us there."

What about the rumors that Erickson is going to be fired?

"You can put those rumors to rest."

Erickson has been at Arizona State since 2007 when the Sun Devils went 10-3 and lost to Texas in the Holiday Bowl.  Since then, however, the Sun Devils have gone 13-21 and haven't been to a bowl game since.
Comments

Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2010 11:33 pm
 

Dennis Erickson will return in 2011

The extension was contingent on him joining AA, right?

Actually, no.  He came to Arizona from Idaho.



Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2010 11:30 pm
 

Dennis Erickson will return in 2011

To Objective Party

Why?  Because! 



Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2010 11:21 pm
 

Dennis Erickson will return in 2011

Don't forget a referee, probably a Stanford tree, called a facemask that didn't happen or you wouldn't gotten the ball to sit on.  Merry Xmas.  No one was fooled by the 4 point loss, the spread was 5 and a half.  Careful what you wish for.  Remember what Erickson did for you when he was at OSU.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 9:59 pm
 

Dennis Erickson will return in 2011

Both the AD and Erickson should go with that stupid announcement...he is way over the hill...can predict every play...rather have Frank kush back than erickson....Bring in jim leavitt who built the south florida program...our program deserves better than our current AD and Coach...



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 8:23 pm
 

Dennis Erickson will return in 2011

Yet ANOTHER terrible ASU athletic director move.



Since: Aug 7, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2010 7:36 pm
 

Dennis Erickson will return in 2011

The extension was contingent on him joining AA, right?



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 7:21 pm
 

Dennis Erickson will return in 2011

As a Stanford fan, I'm thrilled.  I think we get to play ASU next year under the new alignment.  Erickson if unimaginative.  Don't be fooled by the 4 point loss to Sanford.  A Cardinal rb sat down at the 10 yard line on purpose or it would have been 11 points.  You can sit in the stands and predict every play.  Thanks for the early holiday gift.



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 5:49 pm
 

Dennis Erickson will return in 2011

Why?



Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 5:24 pm
 

Dennis Erickson will return in 2011

The Sun Devils are a good team, in fact, far better than their record would suggest.  I don't follow them enough to know how many starters they will return, but I see a bright future.  Since going to a nine game conference slate the Pac-10 has become considerably harder to navigate.  Erickson can get them on the right track again.



Since: Sep 8, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2010 5:22 pm
 

Dennis Erickson will return in 2011

I am glad Dennis Erickson is getting another year. Let's not forget he played teams like Stanford, Wisconsin, and Oregon really close and those are top ten teams.


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