December 10, 2006

Welcome Back Denny

After a year in the exile of Idaho, and a spectacularly ill-conceived stint as the coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Dennis Erickson was named the coach at Arizona State. Erickson won at Idaho the first time around, won at Wyoming and Washington State, then went 63-9 with two national championships at Miami. In between two lackluster tries at the NFL he took Oregon State (Oregon State!) to an 11-1 season that culminated in absolute obliteration of Notre Dame in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl.

Bottom line: Denny Erickson is one of the best college coaches around, and he'll have ASU contending for the BCS within a year or two. Life for the Pac-10 just got a lot harder.

Posted by Frinklin at December 10, 2006 12:20 AM | TrackBack
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