It’s being reported as official: Dennis Erickson has accepted the head coaching position at Arizona State. While the contract terms have not been made public–in fact, ASU has yet to confirm–the Idaho Athletic Director says that Erickson has inked a 5-year deal.
While I maintain my reservations about Erickson’s ability and desire to build a long-term successful foundation for ASU football, there are few other coaches that met the criteria Lisa Love had set in her press conference two weeks ago. He brings a winning résumé, a history of success at high levels (including two national championships), and quite a bit of head coaching experience, both in minor and major NCAA programs, as well as two stints in the NFL.
I’m going to do my best to support the team and Erickson, and I look forward to watching the Sun Devils live up to their potential in 2007 and 2008.