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Dennis Erickson Reportedly Stepping Down As Arizona State Head Coach

The rumors are swirling that a change is coming. This comes after a general sentiment that a change is needed. Perhaps everyone involved will be quite happy then to hear that Dennis Erickson, the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils is reportedly out after this season.

“Sources within the program tell us that Dennis Erickson has told his staff that this will be his last season at the helm in Tempe,” says the word at Football Scoop.

While the results at Arizona State have been less than expected (coming in just over .500 for his career at ASU at 31-29), there’s no denying his overall impact. His career head coaching record in the college ranks is at 179-95-1, and that includes a national championship at Miami.

The natural question to wonder is whether he will take some time off, retire or be open to a new job. And that’s important given that a certain job at Kansas is likely to be open. The Jayhawks went for the hot up-and-coming name last time, but what might be needed is the steady veteran hand of a winning coach — the same thing that Kansas State is enjoying right now. It’s purely conjecture at this point, but it’s interesting to think about.